First Final Friday of 2014 on January 31st
LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) www.lawrenceartscenter.org Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by CornerBank
Matt Pryor With Ghosty, Obi 940 LIVE concert series Doors at 7, show at 8 $10 + service fee
Sometimes Matt Pryor makes very loud music with The Get Up Kids. Sometimes he makes very quiet music by himself. This special hometown event is like nothing he's ever attempted before. Backed by a rogue orchestra of horns and strings (and many other things), this one time only event is his most ambitious. "it's looking like we're going to have about 20 performers on Friday," says Pryor, "This is something that I've always wanted to do." Kansas City's own Ghosty will not only be playing their own set but also joining Pryor as part of his show. Starting the evening will be local up and comers Obi who are definitely worth coming early for. This performance is sponsored by Free State Brewing Company, Love Garden Sounds, O'Connor Company, Inc., Piller Family Foundation.
Creative Observer William S. Burroughs The Lawrence Arts Center will present an exhibition of William Burroughs’ art and collections titled “Creative Observer” from January 17 thru March 2. The exhibition will include works from many periods of his life. This multimedia experience will provide insight into Burroughs’ prolific creative energy as well as revealing his ideas on observing art and people. Included in this exhibit will be collaborative works with such artists as Brion Gysin, Robert Rauschenberg, Kurt Cobain, Keith Haring, and George Condo, among others. February 5 will mark the 100th birthday of Burroughs. There are a variety of programs that surround this exhibit. Check website for details.
Tom Moore Solo Exhibition January 31 – March 30 Tom Moore's life has been filled with both the compulsion to create and obstacles that have forced him to devise alternative ways to fulfill that urge. He always wanted to become an artist (or, possibly a superhero, as his early inspiration was cartoons and comic books). Moore trained formally at the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, where he honed his skills in painting and learned to silkscreen. In 1994, at the age of 50, Moore developed Parkinson's disease and other serious health issues, and by 2003 he was forced to give up painting. Tom is still compelled to create, and his casual sketches on the backs of envelopes and scrap paper have continued to flow. Ironically, episodes in the hospital and rehabilitation settings have offered him uninterrupted blocks of time to focus on making these sketches. This exhibition will include a large variety of drawings and sketches in the Lawrence Arts Center's Antecedent Gallery curated by Roger Shimomura.
THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire) www.thesummitlawrence.com
Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery
THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)
Drifters by the Moonlight 9 pm until midnight $2 wells on special and a $2 cover
DYNAMITE SALOON (719 Massachusetts St.)
Works by Joanne Renfro
LUCKY PAWS BAKERY & UNIQUE BARKTIQUE (4 E. 7th)
BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)
SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)
THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.) www.thebottlenecklive.com
This month’s Final Friday at The Bottleneck, Lawrence’s Rock and Roll historical music venue will feature local artists Thomas Richmond and Trenton Lee Tiemeyer. Richmond is a young artist influenced by both pop art and street art. He studied fine art printmaking at KU, where he created a 35-foot stencil mural in Hashinger Hall's on the KU campus. Richmond has also completed two additional full-scale wall murals and owns his own clothing company named Omen & Arrow. Trenton Lee Tiemeyer is a Lawrence-based poet, artist, and photographer, who finds his subjects while traveling for a living. Obsessed with all things abandoned and dilapidated, he scours the backroads of America in search of yesterday. Along with the artwork of Thomas Richmond and Trenton Lee Tiemeyer, The Bottleneck will provide appetizers. It is located in the heart of the Lawrence Cultural District at 737 New Hampshire St. (www.thebottlenecklive.com)
PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.) www.pachamamas.com
"This is a good country --much better in many respects than the Fatherland. The vine-clad hills of the old country are not so rich as the rocky hills of Wabaunsee County." --Sebastian Nehring, Feiden ancestor, Kansas pioneer.
Mark Feiden is a sixth-generation Kansan with pioneer roots in Wabaunsee and Reno counties. Originally from Wichita, Mark began exploring the back roads of Kansas as an alternative to the Turnpike while attending the University of Kansas during the early 1980’s. What began as a diversion soon became a dedication--to the sharing of "this... good country" through photography and other works. In 1997, Mark cofounded The Konza Press with the express mission of promoting the people, places and rich history of Kansas through the work of native artists and photographers.
Mark, whose images have appeared in numerous publications, has coauthored four books on Kansas. His most recent title, "The Flint Hills," combines his photographs with an essay by well-known Kansas writer, cowboy and Flint Hills historian Jim Hoy.
Mark holds two degrees from the University of Kansas where he as also taught as a Guest Lecturer. In addition to photography and publishing, Mark consults as a Graphic, Interaction and Information Designer. For the last three years, Mark has been partnered with Louis Copt in operation of the Copt/Feiden Gallery—a "pop-up" space in downtown Lawrence, Kansas.
I suppose that my images are "art" insofar as they succeed in communicating my deep and abiding affection for the plains landscape--one that is subtle yet complex, forever changing and inextricably linked to the weather. My work, however, was born and continues to be centered not so much on a desire to express, but rather to document and share.
There also exists in my work a certain genealogical motivation. The Kansas landscape, timeless in a way, is the common thread that laces together 152 years and four sides of my family. As I drive a rolling Flint Hills road or stand overlooking a hay meadow, I imagine that I am enjoying very much the same view as my grandfather and his grandfather before him. My sense of self is somehow interwoven with the landscape, and photography has provided not only the means for sharing, but also the excuse for continued exploration--both inward and outward.
HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)
Works by Carolyn Whitaker-Collins Opening: January 31st, 6-9 p.m
"Only A Mother Would Love" Ceramic Mug Series
From Carolyn: 40 Cups out of a series of 100, part conceptual exercise, part creative therapeutic outlet. High fire white stoneware and the fame favored four glazes used in various combinations, including a salt glaze, which provides some of the more spectacular surface detail.
The handles of the mugs in the series of gestural shapes, simple, emblematic. Part figurative, part abstract,championing the ugly-beautiful, the un-heroic side of visual freedom- a flower, a question mark, a clef.
I try to create deliberately rough-hewn hand-made, witty and accessible imagery as well as Utilitarian objects - a vessel one can introduce into ones' actual living space.
Tactile, playful, undermining conventional expectation, I hope you enjoy irreverent approach.
My artwork takes a critical view of womens' issues - social, political and cultural. In my work I also deconstruct the idea of self through fairy tails, specific poetry and the subconscious. My work reproduces familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered pieces.
While I use a variety of materials and processes in each work my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between all of the images they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through subject matter. The subject matter of each piece determines the materials and the layers of the work.
WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com (above the Burger Stand)
LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)
DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)
PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com
Phoenix Gallery will be featuring artists Liza MacKinnon and Suzanne Perry for this month’s Final Friday Art Walk. Traditional Irish band Dorian’s Wheel will be here, and there will be snacks and beverages at Phoenix Gallery, as well as downstairs at Essential Goods.
Liza MacKinnon, of MacKomics Studio, is a local artist working in a variety of mediums, as well as teaching at the Lawrence Arts Center and Lawrence Public Library. She has been Phoenix Gallery's January featured artist for three years in a row, launching Valentine-Making Season in Final Friday style. Liza has one splendid daughter and two crazed Boston Terriers. She will be demonstrating an audience participation activity: burnt organza (candle, pre-cut organza, and a shish-kebob skewers). She will bring a new collection of rings made with this technique, as well as other valentine-themed products.
The other well-known Lawrence artist for the evening will be Suzanne Perry. Many of you may know her by the glass block night lights throughout the Gallery. Each light is unique, and Suzanne designs each light to be functional, yet whimsical. From a beautiful lotus to regal cats, these art pieces will make your home glow with warmth. You may also have seen her Glowblock lamps on the pages of national publications including, Femail Creations, The Wireless Catalog, and After5Catalog. She will also feature new work for Valentine's Day.
Dorian's Wheel is a traditional Irish band from Lawrence, Kansas, made up of three multi-talented, professional musicians: Kelly Bohling (fiddle, vocals), Chris Bohling (bodhrán, vocals, mandolin), and Leslie Jabara (harp, vocals, bouzouki, tin whistle). The band performs driving instrumental jigs and reels, stirring ballads, and rollicking songs. The ensemble plays a collection of traditional instruments not usually heard in the typical pub band.
PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com
Phoenix Underground will feature artists Mary Brooks and Brett Allen for January’s Final Friday Art Walk.
Mary Brooks’ acrylic paintings, in which she utilizes nontraditional application methods and tools to capture the intensity of light, color, and pattern in the world around us, have been aptly described as “organic.” A native of East St. Louis, Illinois, Mary is a long-time Lawrence resident who gains her inspiration from her frequent travels exploring the American southwest, particularly the wide-open vistas of west Texas and the mountains, canyons, and rivers of northern New Mexico. When she is not painting, she works as a scholarly book indexer, a profession that requires intense focus and attention to detail. These are also the skills she applies in her imaginative and luminous paintings, which invite viewers to recast their frameworks of sight and memory.
Brett Allen is a Kansas City native and has been active in many fields of art and design for nearly 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BFA in painting. Allen’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and currently he has a sculpture in the Lawrence Downtown Sculpture Exhibition on display at 9th and Vermont. The current subject matter of his work is based on a series of personal events and relationships boiled down to a single image or symbol. Brett typically works in painting with a variety of mixed media, incorporating abstract imagery and found object materials as a base for the painting. Inspired by a certain form of repetition, he started using his symbols as stencils to recreate this repetition.
ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)
Opening Reception for Maryanna Stark Adelman | Familiar/Unexpected Artist Statement Familiar/Unexpected When asked, is that a painting or a drawing? I answer, I don’t know. It begins as a drawing, with water soluble pencils and crayons. Then, during the process of seeing and editing, water is added and in that instant, it becomes a painting. Is that a landscape? Well, yes. However, it’s also a portrait, of sorts. In the process of painting the public landscape, life interrupts and the once anonymous place markers of trees, birds, houses and other objects begin to tell a story.
Artist Biography Raised in Prairie Village, Kansas, Maryanna Stark Adelman received a BA in Theatre from Baker University before earning a BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute. After teaching high school art and theatre she returned to school and earned her MA in Printmaking and Painting from University of Missouri, Kansas City. Maryanna continues her intaglio (etching) printing through the HandPrint Press at UMKC and paints from her home studio. She has exhibited in the Kansas City area at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Late Show Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, UMKC Gallery of Art and the Thornhill Art Gallery. Currently, Maryanna teaches drawing at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and is a visiting artist for Kansas City Young Audiences. Maryanna lives with her family in Kansas City, Missouri. More of her work may be seen at maryannaadelman.com.
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)
Jessica Jagerson is a 30ish mother of two, married for 15 years, almost college graduate. As a small business owner she lives her life on the delicate edge of fast-paced and out of control. Her greatest relief from the high-energry, high-stress life she leads is the act of creation. Sometimes it’s as simple as baking a cake, but where she truly finds peace is in front of a canvas. Painting is her escape and as such the images she creates are full of color, romantic ideas, and relaxed thought. Her work often centers around the ideal; The utopian idea of an object rather than the naturally flawed object itself. The perfectly formed flower, or a day perfectly spent are often topics of her work. Nevertheless, her paintings should not be considered vapid. In fact, she lures the viewer in with her colorful and lively imagery only to puzzle them and engage their minds with carefully chosen titles that are meant to open the conversation between the viewer and the image.
THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)
jesse gray :: new blue moon
high noon. down town. old black. new lows. whip lash. wrist bones. no wiggle room . blue notes. hard times. fish scales. red nosed. hats off. go team. ain't no thing.
opening reception from 6 until 9 pm
LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.) *look for the green awnings www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com
Make More Love:
Let's get it on.
The Percolator is proud to offer Lawrencians a space to explore and expand their emotional lives through the arts. Join us for an intimate evening of variations on the theme of love. Featuring visual art and live performances from an array of Lawrence artists.
Opening Friday, January 31, 5-9 pm 6:30 Poetry performance by Karen Roberts 7:00 Love stories by Dan Ward
ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)
“The Saga Begins” Brand new Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District will be having its grand opening on Friday, January 31st from 5-9 as part of Final Fridays. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!
AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)
EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)
"Art & Love, Hand in Hand", Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom Opens January 29 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through March 1, 2014
Kathleen Anderson is a Lawrence resident who has been painting in watercolor and oil for the past 14 years. She loves color in all its brilliance and subtleties with subject matter that includes landscapes, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and animals. She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, the Greater Kansas City Art Association, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections and has been displayed in 1109 Gallery in Lawrence, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, and Images Gallery, Buttonwood Gallery, and ARTichokes Gallery in the Kansas City area. www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm Laurie Culling is a visual artist and active visual artists' advocate, living in Lawrence. Ranging in style from realistic to abstract, her art explorations feature a variety of mediums including acrylic on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, watercolor, pastels, hand-made paper collage, fabric and beads. Her artwork has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and she has received numerous awards including Lawrence's prestigious Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002). Her works are in many private, public and corporate collections. Laurie is a former Lawrence Art Guild co-president and vice-president, the co-founder of the Phoenix Gallery (1982), a founding member of the F.A.N. Club (1987) and Artist for the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center (1988). Laurie volunteered as art exhibit coordinator on behalf of the Lawrence Art Guild for the Lawrence Public Library for 20 years. She was the volunteer Assistant Director of the Lawrence Art Guild's 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence. www.laurieculling.com, www.convergenceart.com, www.lawrenceartguild.org
Dian Hauser is a mixed media artist living in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband and 14 turkeys (among other animals). She received her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2000 and has been happily making art ever since. Her artwork references stories, verbal and written, that have a metaphysical basis. Dian uses metal and wood as a ground for her collage/ drawing/ painting explorations. She has exhibited her work locally and regionally. Dian’s art hangs in corporate and private collections. Dian was the Lawrence Public Library Art Liaison until 2013 and has had the pleasure of working with many Lawrence artists. www.dianhauser.com LETA STROM BACKDOOR PHOTOS During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure. Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots. Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years. She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.
REPLAY LOUNGE (945 Massachusetts St.)
Early Show: 6 pm until 9 pm Fullbloods (KC) / My Oh My! (KC)
FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)
Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for live music all night
Photographs by Bill Snead
AIMEE'S CAFE' & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.) www.aimeescoffeehouse.com
WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org
Exhibition on Elizabeth Miller Watkins Opens with Final Friday Celebration
Elizabeth Miller Watkins’ generous giving created and supported a number of social institutions that the city still enjoys. From scholarship halls to hospitals, the museum’s new exhibit, For the Good of All: Elizabeth Miller Watkins’ Community Philanthropy explores how Mrs. Watkins charitable gifts continue to benefit and impact the community today. The exhibit opens with a Final Friday celebration on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm.
On January 21st, Elizabeth Miller Watkins would have celebrated her 153rd birthday. In honor of her contributions to the community and her birthday, the exhibit opening will be celebrated with a birthday party. The public is invited to enjoy this important community member’s birthday with cake and punch, and explore the exhibit that honors her contributions to Lawrence.
ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)
ECOBOUTIQUO earth friendly fashion gallery NOW OPEN!! 1101 1/2 massachusetts st. upstairs OPEN SATURDAYS: 10:00-6:00 and by appointment- 785.979.6929 offering: ecocouture, recycled, upcycled, handmade, art. jewelry, accessories, some vintage, some thrift, and some things unexpected.
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT
CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)
Mummies Are Sitting Ducks Opening Reception: FINAL FRIDAY. January 31st 5 - 9PM Artist Panel Discussion: February 4th, 7 - 9pm Exhibition Dates: Jan. 31 - Feb. 27th, 2014
This exhibition seeks to find veins of contemporized influence in art from the great American Beat writer William S. Burroughs. If the exhibition pays homage to WSB it is not out of imitation, or reverence but rather through an extension of consciousness and a spirit of innovation, willingness to hallucinate, to think unabashedly, and perhaps cultivate an estrangement from contemporary norms.
"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact" -William S. Burroughs
Burroughs’ words of advice become impossible to ignore, uplifting to read and devour, clanging occasionally at a decibel to loud to hear. Most artists are at the skirts, like shaman dwelling at the edge of the village, every so often one shaman comes along that can undeniable speak to every artist with telepathic clarity, Burroughs is that shaman. His influence at this point is so prophetic and wide spread that it can hardly be traced back to the source, like a dither of magic, and a spell of untethered permission.
“I see painting as an evocative magic, and there must always be a random factor in magic, one, which must be constantly changed and renewed.” -William S. Burroughs
The artists selected for this exhibition are pushing change forward, willing it with magic and images. Fifteen artists were selected for this show, coming from near and far, but leaning heavily on this region that William called home, in the end Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Burroughs, we offer not accolades and mouthy gifts but a mantel of change and a walk into the unknown.
Artists include: Tom Reed, Aaron Storck, David Ford, Archie Scott Gobber, Craig Roper, Midwest Pressed, Jaimie Warren, Linda Lighton, Peregrine Honig, Randy Regier, Angie Christensen, Philip Heying, Miki Baird, Nina Katchadourian, Robert Dale Anderson, Michael Krueger, Wayne Propst and William S. Burroughs.
SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.) www.seedcostudios.com
6 until 9 pm
Open studios by resident artists: Michaela Carmen Jessica Rold Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Marie McKenzie Landon Merrill Jeromy Morris Dana Olson Dani Ramirez Catherine Reed Jeremy Rockwell Ryan Storck David Titterington Naomi Welch Angela Wright Aaron Youngstrom Felt Show Foxy by Proxy Whatever Forever Tapes
Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 826 Pennsylvania in a monolithic brick warehouse, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of contemporary fine art. With studios on the lower level and event space in the main hall, the potential for creating and collaborating on projects at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production. At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform post-industrial space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation, collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, fashion, construction, digital media, and street art, the scope of this endeavor is far-reaching, but the flavor is distinctly home-grown. With its placement in the center of historic redevelopment, directly behind the monumental Poehler building, SeedCo Studios has the chance to act as a catalyst for creative growth, not only in Lawrence proper, but radiating outward into the surrounding regional area and beyond.
www.seedcostudios.com www.freshproduceartcollective.com whatevertapes.bandcamp.com
MARLA'S QUILTS (720 E. 9th St. #2)
Marla Jackson Quilter Textile Historian Opens Studio and Gallery in New Lawrence Arts District Get ready to take a journey into the creative mind of nationally renowned Lawrence artist Marla Jackson. Her artistic medium is not paint, acrylic, or pen and ink; not glass, stone or plaster but the vibrant and soul touching colors and textures of cloth. With one of her art creations already accepted at the Smithsonian, and many others featured in books, displayed at the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas and in private collections, quilter textile historian and creative artistic story teller Marla Jackson is a new anchor in the new Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence at 720 # 2 East 9th Street. www.marlaquilts.com
Not your typical on-the-prairie quilter, Ms. Jackson brings her African American heritage and historical creative poignancy to her quilts. Her primary goal with her work is to echo the untold stories of heroes that history has overlooked, forgotten, or hidden. But it is not until you know the raw emotion of Ms. Jackson's personal story, that you see the joy and pain of her own life intertwined with her African American culture playing out in the brilliant color and texture in her “story” quilts.
Many of her quilts will be on display, along with her amazing dolls some of which are created with rare African cloths from Ghana and Mali. Her gallery will soon become a teaching laboratory where she will begin to teach the art of creative story quilting, doll making, fabric design and printing, handbags and accessory creations. For more information and to sign up for Ms. Jackson’s future creative classes email email@example.com or call 785-371-6682
THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)
The January 31 Lawrence Art Party will feature the amazing Lawrence band, L A FAHY and the Argyle SKY, with as many as 20 artists and artisans showing their art for your enjoyment. We'll have paintings, sculpture, photography, and more!
We'll start at 5:30, with refreshments and art, Papa Kenos pizza will be delivered at 7:00, and L A FAHY and the Argyle SKY will take the stage shortly thereafter.
Come on down and have a great time!
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE
GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)
IWIG DAIRY LOCAL FOODS GROCERY (622 N. 2nd St.)
“Arts & Technologies of Early Peoples”
Willow and Redbud Stick Basketry, bone tools, brain-tanned buckskin and other aboriginal tools replicated by Marty Falkenstien. Basketry is the oldest form of art, predating pottery in our evolution as Homo Sapiens Sapiens; and it belongs to women. Tap into your own DNA and familiarize yourself with women's and men's survival tools and everyday works of art used by early peoples. Touch the deer hide transformed into suede-like buckskin, hold the elk handle and obsidian blade tool used to scrape the hair from the deer skin, marvel at the technology that weaves and twines sticks into useful baskets. These works of art are three dimensional and real. Marty Falkenstien has over 20 years experience and influence by California Indian co-workers and friends, as a cultural interpreter in the National Park Service and as Director of Education at the Marin Museum of the American Indian in California. She now manages the first local foods market in Lawrence operated by the healthiest best tasting dairy in this part of the world, Iwig Family Dairy from Tecumseh. Come honor the incredible artful skills of peoples in past times while you sample the healthiest local milks and ice cream skills of today from the Iwig Family Dairy. The store will be open until 9:00pm and features all healthy local foods from local farmers.
OTHER FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN LAWRENCE
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ART & DESIGN BLDG.
The Middle: Photo-Based Works by Artists Living in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska.
Public Reception for the Artists: Friday, January 31st 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates January 21 - February 7th University of Kansas Art and Design Building.
Some of us are from other places, some of us have lived in the middle our entire lives, some of us were born in the middle and returned because it is where we feel at home or because we found work. Many of us make pictures in the middle and many of us travel the country or the world to make compelling photographs. This eclectic exhibition features a wide variety of approaches to the medium of photography.
Jeff Rich will exhibit photographs from his recent monograph Watershed. Larry Schwarm, best known for his iconic images of the burning Konza prairie, will exhibit new work. MaryDorsey Wanless, Adam Dienst-Scott, Emma Powell and Larry Gawel will exhibit images made using alternative and experimental photographic processes. This exhibition features recent work by notable photographers from throughout the region.
Artists: Gloria Baker Feinstein - MO Daniel Coburn - KS Bryon Darby - KS Adam Dienst-Scott - NE Deanna Dikeman - MO Dana Fritz - NE Larry Gawel - NE Phillip Heying - KS Shreepad Joglekar - KS Joe Johnson - MO Luke Jordan - KS Priya Kambli - MO Adam Long - MO Emma Powell - IA Jeff Rich - IA Travis Shaffer - MO Mike Sinclair - MO Lara Shipley - KS Larry Schwarm - KS MaryDorsey Wanless - KS
ALVAMAR COUNTRY CLUB DINING ROOM (1809 Crossgate Dr.)
Works by Lu Vaccaro Reception from 5 until 9 pm