July 25th Final Friday Events

FINAL FRIDAY, July 25th, 2014 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

Final Fridays are made possible by support from the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., and The City of Lawrence

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) www.lawrenceartscenter.org Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by Gould Evans.

betsy timmer. hitting home

Over the last couple of years, births, deaths, shifting relationships, and changing responsibilities have made me keenly aware of passing time. In response, I find myself questioning my priorities, my roles, my relationships, and my motivations. What truly matters to me? What has real and lasting value? What am I working toward? I emerge from my usual blur of daily routines and to-do lists both in alarm and in awe of the precious and fleeting nature of even my most mundane moments. Again and again, I find myself considering and evaluating how I, and those around me, use this most finite resource – time.

chris wolf edmonds + pam sullivan tall grass. deep water.

July 11 – August 23

Edmonds and Sullivan share a love of nature and creative visual poetry through color, texture, fabric, stitching, paint, and print. This exhibition features the newest fiber works from both artists and a variety of techniques and mediums.

jan gaumnitz. horse sense July 5 thru August 16

Jan Gaumnitz’s newest work comprises her passions for photography and horses. The exhibit is located on the main floor atrium on both north & south ends.

kyla strid. waggle dance 2013-14 ceramics artist in residence

June 27 – July 25

buzz cup line up

Borrowed from the bees and inspired by daily experiences in a life of travel, Strid’s work features the places, people, plants, books, conversations, foods, or insects encountered in her changing environments. Translating quiet moments and backyard treasures into the forms and surfaces of pots, her work parallels the waggle dance of bees, translating and communicating sources found along a wandering path of life.

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire) www.thesummitlawrence.com

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

HOBBS (700 Massachusetts St.)

Featured Artist: John Geery

A cascade of vivid, retro-radioactive non-stop modern art excitement!

John Geery was born in Stull, Kansas and has been a resident of Lawrence for 25 years. He received a BFA in painting from the University of Kansas and has been creating his unique brand of artwork for 30 years. His work has been featured nationwide.

Artist website: http://www.johngeery.com


Painting on the Street! Watch one of our talented artists create spontaneous art in front of Lawrence Hits’ office (lawrencehits.com, thevoiceoflawrence.com and lawrencetv.tv), located at 7 East 8th Street, just east of 8th & Mass Streets!

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

Signs of Life Gallery is located at 722 Massachusetts St. in the heart of historic Lawrence, Kansas. We feature work by dozens of artists to suit a variety of tastes. Many are local, but we also represent artists of national and even international reputation. Our beautiful gallery overlooks picturesque downtown Lawrence and we are convinced you will find it a satisfying place to experience art and cultivate your own creativity. Come in and let us help you find artwork that is a perfect fit for your life and space.

THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.) www.thebottlenecklive.com

El Dopa Versus Naomi Welch & Landon Merrill

Naomi Welch A resident tattooer at Ichiban Tattoo Studio, (1912 Massachusetts St.) Naomi Welch calls Lawrence, KS home, for now. An internationally shown artist, she owes her strong desire to pursue personal truth on a universal scale to her time at Willem de Kooning Art Academy (Rotterdam, Netherlands). Mediums utilized are as diverse as her interests and style. Current works however, feature predominately ink and watercolor.

Landon Merill Landon Merrill is a graphic designer and artist currently living in Lawrence, Kansas. Drawing influences from surrealists, printmakers, comic illustrators, tattoos, and graffiti, Landon has crafted a unique style consisting of organic line work, intensely detailed illustrations, and condensed compositions. Visit The Bottleneck for Final Friday, July 25th to see more of his work.

SANDBAR SUBS & PEOPLE’S BANK (745 New Hampshire St.)

Sandbar Subs and Peoples Bank will be hosting a Final Fridays on July 25th at the 745 New Hampshire Street location. On exhibit will be artwork from Holly Green. Holly Green is a Lawrence native, acrylic on canvas artist. Exhibits will be seascapes, mountains and lake scenes inspired by the Gulf of Mexico to Ecuador. Her artwork is hanging in private collections. Please stop by and enjoy wonderful Sandbar Subs appetizers provided by Peoples Bank from 5 to 9pm! Hope to see you there!

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.) www.pachamamas.com



Known for his large Kansas-based figurative paintings, dubbed "surregionalism," as well as his plein air works, Zak Barnes brings a special blend of influences and imagery from different periods. Barnes painted with the late Robert Sudlow for many years.

"My strongest influences are my immediate environment, life experience, and the way my mind interprets this information. I live and work alternatively within remote and more cosmopolitan settings. In this way I am able to explore a wide range of physical and emotional experience. I find fulfillment in the rhythm of my days out in the open, loading and unloading the truck with equipment, paints and dogs, setting up, and working with the elements. There is physical as well as mental work in the process - it becomes a meditation and a practice." BILLY BEESON

Billy Beeson was raised in Lawrence, KS. Skateboarding and art took up all of his free time from a young age. After high school he packed up and headed to NYC where he attended art school, showing his work at several galleries during his time in the city. At the age of 25 he returned to Lawrence. While he's experimented with sculpting, woodwork and mixed media, his true passion is in painting. His work can best be described as process driven experimental.

Growing up I lived to paint. It's all I thought about when I wasn't skateboarding. Moving to New York and studying art was a dream come true. My experiences there helped me hone my skills and taught me to trust myself with my canvas. Upon returning to Kansas, fatherhood and family life took a front seat and for nearly 10 years art became an occasional hobby. That changed in 2012 when I was diagnosed with a rare neurologic disorder that causes stroke-like episodes. Faced with reinventing myself, I began painting again. The collective perspectives of getting older and facing mortality opened new doors into my own creativity. Rather than insisting that I find 'my' style, I'm open and willing to explore various mediums, take risks with colors and forms and challenge myself to embrace my pieces as they progress.


"Had to Do It" || New Works by Addison Stonestreet ||

Opening: July 25th, 6-9 pm.

From the Artist: The work I create is about embracing my Tourette's syndrome. I view my Tourette's as an advantage not a disability. It's a unique quality that I bring to my art, my thinking and how I express myself. It's all I've ever known. It is who I am. It's not treated with medication and it's not treated as a disability. I don't use at as an excuse. It's something I deal with everyday. Every new day brings a new path in life. Much like cyclic weather changes, my Tourette's syndrome can be characterized by moving or recurring cycles. I incorporate weather patterns to express a feeling of chaos or harmony that evokes some kind of emotion. Air is equilibrium. Air represents movement. It can be light and breezy as the breath of spring or carry the power of gale force winds. Even the atmosphere needs rest, so in creating art, I seek ways to give my tics temporary respite from my never-ending movement of Tourette's. The intentions that drive my work are to be seen as thoughts that are the manifestations of what we experience. The idea of multidirectional movements are the result of freedom. Can’t freedom evolve into the notion of creativity? With creativity comes limitless possibilities. To limit the creative is to limit the progress of civilization and progressive action. The ideas and influences that inform my work come from the fringe culture lifestyle I live. Because i am a skateboarder I am influenced by pop culture, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, and individualism that comes with the sport. It's a melting pot of style, taste, and behavior. My process is to trust my instincts as I develop the piece. Combined with a chaotic layering process consisting of drips and intentional mistakes. While incorporating my tics into my work. Whether that be representational symbolism or physical mark making. In my work I use mediums that blends the unique style of street art, traditional, and contemporary materials.

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com (above the Burger Stand)

Young Woman Authors | A YWAs: Young Woman Artists Special Event Exhibition runs June 27–August 24, 2014 Final Friday YWAs readings, July 25, 7:00-9:00pm

Final Friday July 25th, Wonder Fair’s ongoing YWAs: Young Woman Artists exhibition will be the backdrop for a special evening event highlighting the talents of another group of talented YWAs: Young Woman Authors.

In preparing for YWAs, Wonder Fair curators observed and measured the gap that persists between the perception of equality in the art world, and its statistical reality: men, it turned out, were twice as likely to be represented locally in galleries as women. A familiar gap exists in the world of literature, where women's literary organization VIDA has for four years tracked the gender distribution of magazine bylines, finding that stories by male authors appear in leading publications at an alarmingly high rate compared to stories by “the rarer sex.” In 2014, after three years of sustained attention and criticism of this gender trend, the numbers have begun to balance out in progressive magazines like The Paris Review.

To acknowledge and applaud these strides in supporting the cause of female creatives, Wonder Fair has invited local woman authors to present readings of their work at our July Final Friday event. Readers include (but aren’t limited to) Amber Brejcha-Fraley, author of From Kansas, Not Dorothy, and Megan Kaminski, KU Assistant Professor of Poetry and author of Desiring Map. Readings will take place intermittently between 7pm and 9pm in the Gallery, while our visually-rich exhibition YWAs: Young Woman Artists will be open and on view Final Friday from Noon to 10pm.

Artists in the ongoing YWAs exhibition include Shenequa Brooks, Grace D. Chin, Mariah Gillespie, Alison Moyna Greene, Rachel Gregor, Shelby Keierleber, Alicia Kelly, Kristin Morland, Yoonmi Nam, Daiana Oneto, Danielle Peters, Jaime Rovenstine, Jessica Simorte, Kasey Stertz, Katie Weatherly, and Anna Youngyeun. YWAs was curated by Meredith Moore, of Wonder Fair, and Paula Rose, of the Kansas City Art Institute.

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Phoenix Gallery will feature artists Zee Galliano and Jay Alexander. We have music by Cucharada, and Richard Bean will be here with his honey and honey products. We will also have honey themed food as well as beverages from Z’s Divine Espresso.

Zee Galliano, a local artist, has always been drawn to texture, pattern, and geometric shapes. Inspiration for her newest work is drawn from the most beautiful place she has ever seen—Zion National Park. Her love affair with metal began in 2005. Her pieces are all hand-fabricated out of mixed metals using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, riveting, soldering, and forging. Sometimes she begins with a specific idea in mind, but most often, design "happens" when playing around with raw materials (silver, copper, gold) in the form of sheet, wire, and tubing.

Jay Alexander has been working on three-dimensional materials since he was very young, starting with alabaster and wood then continuing with limestone and marble. In the last few years, he has experimented with other minerals and semiprecious stones. Jay explores human and natural elements around him, searching for beauty and the unusual in everything. A smooth finish that invites touch and a second look characterizes his work.

Founded in December of 2011, Cucharada had bound a trio of artists together looking to bring Tango music and its various subtypes to the area. They ventured to pursue the canon that is synonymous with Argentina in hopes of being true to the aesthetic while carving out their own interpretations. Some of it is time tested material, while other selections are culled from more recent “Nuevo-Tango.”

In the spring of 1971, a young man decided to pursue the notion of maintaining a beehive. That same inquisitive spirit manifests itself in the practice of beekeeping at Blossom Trail bee ranch. Honey production has made, and continues to make, Richard Bean’s reputation. His diverse expansion within the craft includes queen rearing and pollen collecting. Much like any knowledgeable student would have a rewarding hobby, his own is a bee keeping curriculum called BEES4US that he created. Join Richard at the July Final Friday Art Walk to witness what Mother Nature has allowed our honeybees to exploit in 2014.

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com Phoenix Underground will feature artists Tom Mersmann and Walt Hull for July’s Final Friday Art Walk.

Tom Mersmann is a painter of landscapes and, also, of intricate scenes of human and other natural life in northeast Kansas. A life-long Kansan, Mersmann studied drawing and painting at the University of Kansas. He was a large machine mechanic at ICL Corporation, and while working there was commissioned by the company to paint two pieces. One of these pieces is a wall-sized mural of the Kansas (Kaw) River located in the site's conference room. Mersmann is retired and now paints full-time. His work was selected for the Douglas County Courthouse Exhibition in 2014. He has also shown his work at the Lawrence Arts Center, Hays Art Center, Deines Cultural Center, and other locations in northeast Kansas.

Walt Hull became involved with blacksmithing in the early eighties, roughly in the middle of a 20 year stint as a steel fabricator, and in 1994 was able to go full time as a blacksmith specializing in architectural work. Architectural work, it turns out, does not exhaust the aesthetic possibilities of the medium, and he began doing sculpture as well. From Walt: “It doesn't matter where an idea comes from. It may be that I see something in nature which, for some reason, fascinates me, and I start visualizing shapes and movements in iron which seem to me to capture the cause of that fascination (e.g., "Dead Tree"). It may be that I see something happening in a piece I'm working on that seems to me to mean something, and I play with it until I find out what it is ( "(Un)folding"). Maybe it is a word or phrase that seems to need visual expression ("Pick/put"). What I always like to see is a little whimsy, a little ambiguity (as opposed to vagueness), a clean line, a finished look. I have no grand statement; I'm more into interesting questions.”

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.) www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

Please join us Friday, July 25th at the opening reception for artist Beth King for July Final Friday Art Walk. It will be a great evening and we hope to see you! Beth's work will be up through August 28th.

ARTIST STATEMENT My artist statement is a simple on: I love people. Yes, I will not deny for a second that they are difficult, sometimes needlessly mean, and often irrational, but the simple fact of the matter is they're interesting. With all their flaws, they're wonderful and engaging. The way people interact and influence each other has always been something I could not learn enough about, ever since I was a kid and drove my parents crazy with the non stop questions of “what's your favorite__?”. All of my work is influenced by the expressiveness of the world around me and how I cope with it. Most of the work displayed here is my own, but I have included many collaborations because I think sharing the artistic experience with others is what ultimately makes us better, and an artist can always get better.

ARTIST BIO I'm Beth King. I am a 2D and ceramic artist who loves working with anything that can get my hands dirty. I graduated from Emporia State University with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in art history. While I do not hold a job in art full-time, I have illustrated children's books for Humanity Reads, a non-profit literacy group, and I hope to one day break into the exciting world of education. Art is how I navigate through the world and process emotions. Feelings and interpersonal relationships fascinate me, and I love to try my best to capture the expressive nature of the people and creatures around me and in my head. Color only adds to that. The symbolism and meaning you can achieve with colors is amazing and can make people understand without words, which is nice because I've never been great with those.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Tami Clark Mixed Media Artist Lawrence, KS

Tami Clark is a self-taught artist that began researching and exploring art mediums in 1995 and has built an arsenal of techniques that she now uses in her assemblage and mixed media art. She is a full-time Director of Youth Ministries and teaches seminars on mixed media with the focus of empowering students. Her inspiration comes from watching students of all ages discover that their natural talents fit perfectly in the world of mixed media.



JESSICA WISNESKI, Works in Graphite

Largely self-taught, Jess began drawing portraits two years ago when a friend commissioned her for album artwork. She became obsessed with capturing light on skin and fabric, and began learning portraiture by creating studies of her favorite musicians. These works encompass the last two years of her exploration in graphite.

LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.) *look for the green awnings www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

Dime Bag Show, closing reception

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.) www.920mass.com

Open on Final Friday Evenings

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

"Summer in the City", Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom Opens July 25, 2014 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through September 23, 2014. There will be NO August Final Friday reception at Extra Virgin. You are invited to stop by the store any time during business hours for a cool break during the summer. We look forward to seeing you at our September Final Friday reception.

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 (946 Massachusetts St.) www.replaylounge.com

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm: Paper Buffalo / Westerners

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm: High Magic (AR) / Heidi Lynn Gluck

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for live music all night

GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.) www.thegreenhouseculture.com

6:00-9:00pm July 25th Featuring Artwork by Kevin Spykerman

Live Jazz Music by Lester Estelle, Lynn Elliott and friends Refreshments provided. Kevin Spykerman paints vivid wilderness images, specifically capturing the rugged beauty of Northern Minnesota shorelines, with the hope that the images he creates will help viewers escape the complications of contemporary life in order to rediscover the sense of wonder found only by surrounding yourself with primitive, unbroken nature.

Spykerman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and went on to study printmaking and painting at the University of New Mexico. The artist currently resides in Lenexa, Kansas with his wife and two sons.

You can preview his work at www.kevinspykerman.com

AIMEE'S CAFE' & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.) www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

Open every Final Friday

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org

Help support student history project at Watkins Museum during July Final Friday

In 2010, students from Royal Valley Middle School began a project that combined Kansas history, fine art and the state legislature. Today, four years later, their project needs your help to regain the attention of legislators in Topeka. The First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry was the first Union regiment of black soldiers to be organized during the Civil War. When the Kansas Legislature put out a call for submissions of artwork to be permanently displayed in the state Capitol, Royal Valley teacher Nathan McAlister and his students researched, designed and created a mural commemorating the First Kansas Colored to present to their local representatives. Though lots of hard work was put into the project and many letters were sent, the students have not yet been given the opportunity to share their project with committee members. The statehouse project has stalled, but students are determined to share the story of the First Kansas Colored with Kansans across the state and students of the Civil War across the country. The mural, on display at the Watkins Museum, will be featured during Final Friday on July 25, from 6-8 PM. The public is invited to view the mural and sign a letter supporting its mission.

        For more information on this and other upcoming events at the Watkins Museum, visit the museum website at www.watkinsmuseum.org or call 785-841-4109.


Passages, new work by Rena Detrixhe

Over the past year, many hands have helped transform the 147 year-old church located at the corner of 12th and Connecticut into a unique home to lease. In order to celebrate the completion of the renovation, an open house and art exhibition will be held on Final Friday, July 25th at the church. Local artist Rena Detrixhe has created a site-specific installation entitled Passages inspired by the space, its history and its future as a home.

Youngest of three children, Rena Detrixhe was born and raised in western Kansas where she spent her childhood exploring the world surrounding her family's limestone home outside of Russell. Currently living and working in Lawrence, KS, she creates drawings sculptures, and installations combining found materials with repetitive processes. Her work is strongly influenced by the act of gathering, collecting, and observing. Working in and with nature has become a recurring theme in her practice. Detrixhe received her BFA in Expanded Media with honors and distinction from the University of Kansas in 2013. She has received numerous fine art scholarships and awards including a scholarship to attend the prestigious art school at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea.


CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.) www.cidergallery.com

LACES: An exhibition of work by Lawrence Arts Center Educational Staff

Featuring the artwork of over 45 staff and faculty of the Lawrence Arts Center. A multiplicity of work that includes ceramics, drawing and painting, handmade books, jewelry, photos, prints, sculpture, and film & digital media. The impressive collection embodies the diversity of experience, perspective and aesthetics present in the faculty and staff at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Reception July 25th from 5 until 9 pm Show runs through August 26th

Cider Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 pm or by appointment: art@cidergallery.com

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.) www.seedcostudios.com

Look for us next month at our new location in the Warehouse Arts District!

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)

This month's Final Friday Lawrence Art Party features music by the Lawrence band The Argyle Sky, grilled sausages from Fritz’s in KC, sculpture, paintings, and more! Artists include Donna Dennis, Kobie Kobler, Ursula Barnes Minor, Nick Schmiedeler,, Morgan Seaman, Susan Peters Ashley, Frank Shopen, Garret Tufte, and Valerie Ford. The Final Friday Lawrence Art Party is held at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace at 9th and New Jersey from 5:30-9:30.

The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates, is held every Final Friday at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace at 512 E. 9th Street (9th and NJ), Lawrence KS. We welcome new artists. To apply for a Lawrence Art Party event, simply email a few images of the work you would like to show to lawrenceksart@gmail.com.

For information on our modest fees, set up times, and much more, check out the Lawrence Art Party Artist Information Guide.

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. 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!

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions




Bio: Charley Forsyth is a seventh grade teacher at West Middle School in Lawrence. He has recently started creating handmade linocut prints from his home. He has no formal art training, apart from doodling during meetings. He was born and raised in Kansas, and much of his art draws inspiration from this and his other interests. This is his first art show. Some of his work is also available at Wonder Fair on Massachusetts Street. For more information, feel free to email him at seeforceart@gmail.com or find him on Instagram: @seeforce.


Join us next month for a new Final Friday exhibition

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

The Brewhaus coffee shop is pleased to welcome Mary Braun as its featured artist for August 2014. Please join us on Final Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm to meet the artist and celebrate her work.

Mary has been studying painting formally since 2011 and she received her BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri in 2014. She has exhibited her work at several locations, including several solo exhibits: Wallace Engineering First Friday's Art Exhibit in Kansas City (2014) Alley of the Altars: Street Installation, Crossroads District, Kansas City, MO (2012) Go to Bed Hungry: Installation, courtyard of the Blue River Community College, Independence, MO (2010) Mary Braun: B-Vogue Salon, Independence, MO (2007) The Brewhaus coffee shop located at 624 N 2nd Street, Lawrence is delighted to be able to share her work here in Lawrence, Kansas.

Artist Statement I find it necessary to turn the ideas of landscape inside-out, a bit, and perhaps upside down. My reasons are ethical, practical and experiential, and all of that feeds into my studio practice and into the work. I continue to build a body of work in watercolor, oil paint, collage, graphite, charcoal and India ink. These landscapes are sometimes anchored by thick organic forms are accented with calligraphic and lyrical line and color, and sometimes, they find a way to narrate the generous, the bright or dark, and the organic.


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