Final Friday Events During the Free State Festival
Final Fridays partners this month with Free State Festival and the Lawrence Arts Center on June 27th, the third day of the festival. The Free State Festival is a five day event in the Lawrence Cultural District featuring film, outdoor afterdark installations, music stages, film talkback events and much more. For more information on the festival, a full schedule of events and ticket information visit: www.freestatefestival.org
LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) www.lawrenceartscenter.org Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by Gould Evans.
waggle dance exhibition by kyla strid, 2013-14 ceramics artist in residence June 27 – July 25
Reception June 27, 5-9pm
INSIGHT art talk June 30, 7pm
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.
Urban Tribal Strangers In Paradox A solo exhibition by Justin Baldwin Antecedent Gallery June 27- July 21 Reception June 27, 5-9pm
New York artist Justin Baldwin does his best work underground in the subway system. Unlike most who use their Metrocard to gain access to a city full of straphanging subjects, however, he merely uses the subway car as his studio. This exhibit is curated by Roger Shimomura.
FREE STATE FESTIVAL For a full list of free and ticketed events, look for the special pull-out section of the Lawrence Journal World on Sunday, June 22nd, or visit: www.freestatefestival.org
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
LAWRENCE HITS & PAINTED KANVAS (7 E. 8th St.)
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
PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.) www.pachamamas.com
Photographs by Camron Flanders Works can be viewed throughout the restaurant and Star Bar
Camron Flanders is a true Lawrence native, born and raised. He was a proud Lawrence High Lion, going on to graduate from KU before setting out to Florida to pursue his dream of professional golf. Back in Kansas, he’s determined to explore his home state and show the world what his “fly over state” has to offer. In Lawrence, he’s ready to photograph you and your family as no one ever has.
HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)
Another beautiful summer month at Henry's on Eighth, and the lovely Kristen Shuler will be showcasing her newest embroidery works! Stop by for a thai iced coffee, a sangria, or a simple rose-water lemonade and join us in celebration!
Bio: Kristen is a self-taught embroidery artist living in Kansas City, Missouri. By day, she works as a Medical Social Worker at a community health clinic. Through her work teaching health literacy to families living with chronic illnesses, she finds inspiration for her hand stitched anatomical designs. Kristen owns and operates Hey Paul Studios and her work has been featured as cover art on articles in The Molecularist, Radiolab, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Atlantic.
About her work: "I have observed strong emotional reactions to my work by people who have become more in touch with their bodies after dealing with an illness. My embroidery tends to draw the quirky and the fun lovers of art. The fact that the minority of consumers have the guts to hang some of my pieces on their walls makes my work unique."
Take a peek at Kristen's website : http://www.heypaulstudios.com/
WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com (above the Burger Stand)
YWAs: Young Woman Artists at Wonder Fair
On Final Friday, June 27th, the Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas will open its new exhibition YWAs: Young Woman Artists*. Exceptional artwork by 16 local woman artists under age 50 will be shown alongside the results of months of research tracking the gender gap in our creative communities. Wonder Fair curator Meredith Moore and independent feminist Art Historian Paula Rose have scoured the artist rosters and recent exhibition records of Kansas City’s and Lawrence’s most prominent galleries and institutions to determine whether female artists have more, less, or equal success in securing career-defining exhibitions amidst what some scholars have noted is a particularly masculine climate in our local art scene. This presentation of art alongside gender gap statistics is informed by the Guerrilla Girls “weenie counts” of the 1980s (primarily NY-based) and, more recently, artist Micol Hebron’s crowd-sourced Gallery Tally project (based in LA). This is the first systematic documentation of this kind in the Midwest.
Moore explains, “The goal is not to call out galleries and institutions—even ourselves—for perpetuating gender imbalance. Rather, through YWAs we hope to bring its benign neglect to the forefront of discussions about our art community, and to establish a network for the exchange of influence and support amongst women artists.” Moore continues, “it doesn't make much sense for successful artists to overwhelmingly be male; men do not disproportionately outnumber women in art programs--at KCAI, 2014 enrollment figures show that 62% of students are female. Over time, we hope to address this gender gap issue by exhibiting more women artists, more thoughtfully in our own gallery.” They extend the invitation to other galleries to do the same.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
In selecting artists to include in their accompanying exhibition, Moore sought out artists whose “talents dwarf their exposure in the local art scene,” while Rose looked for “bursts of creative energy” amongst students and recent graduates. Featured artists will 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. Select images follow, accompanied by descriptions of the work. Additional and high-resolution images available upon request.
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Meredith Moore and Paula Rose both earned Masters Degrees in Art History from the University of Kansas in 2009. Moore is the owner and director of the Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence, KS, and has worked in the collections, curatorial, and external affairs departments of the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS. Her areas of specialization are printmaking, modern and contemporary art, and the evolution of social practice throughout art history. Paula Rose teaches Women in Art at the Kansas City Art Institute, among other courses, leads tours and restores artifacts at the Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City, and is the former curator of the Plenum Gallery. Her areas of specialization include modern and contemporary art, popular culture, and feminist art and theory.
PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com
This month’s Final Friday Art Walk at Phoenix Gallery will feature artists Dave Van Hee, Dilesh Fernando, and a group show focusing on thematic life drawing by Thieves Guild. Also come in and try samples of the local organic fare from one of the premier food trucks in Lawrence, The Blissful Bite, and listen to music by Darell Lea.
From Dave Van Hee: “Dave Van Hee lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas. This well-known artist is originally from Kansas City, Mo., and he thinks frozen waffles are really pretty good. His parents were not Brazilian acrobats, contrary to popular belief. Whether masks, ceramics or wearable art, you can always depend on Dave to have the most amazing, quirky, and talked about pieces around. Dave will bring new work for this show, so be ready!
Dilesh Fernando is a ceramic artist from Lawrence, Kansas. Mathematical proportions of the Golden Mean influence the function and aesthetics in Dilesh’s art. Fluid lines through surface decoration and glazes enhance the aesthetics, as well as enrich the tactile experience. He endeavors to create vessels for people to use in everyday life and continue to enjoy over the years. For those of you who own Dilesh's work, you know that they are functional as well as beautiful. Some of the new pieces that Dilesh is working on for this show are not to be missed!
Phoenix Gallery, in coordination with Thieves Guild, also presents a group show focusing on thematic life drawing. Thieves Guild is a trio of Lawrence artists made up of Matthew Lord, Charlotte Pemberton, and Kent Smith. For nearly two years, Thieves Guild has hosted monthly thematic life drawing events on the first Monday of every month. The sessions focus on a central motif utilizing costuming, set design, and music to create unique drawing environments and inspire participants to approach life drawing differently than in a traditional academic setting. The ultimate goal of Thieves Guild is to foster a sense of community amongst local artists, celebrating the wealth of artistic talent located in Lawrence. Loyal attendees will submit sketches, finished artwork, and photographs documenting Thieves Guild events to show at Phoenix Gallery for the June Final Friday Art Walk.
Be sure to come out and see Darrell Lea, a well-known singer, guitarist, and song-writer from Lawrence, KS.
PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com Phoenix Underground presents artists Karen Matheis and Lora Jost for the June Final Friday Art Walk.
“I Feel Love” by Karen Matheis: I Feel Love is a series of figure-based paintings inspired by dancers reacting to D.J. mixed music. The idea for the paintings occurred when watching late night crowds at The Eighth Street Tap Room. The Tap Room atmosphere influenced the overall execution of the works. The cramped space gets steamy year round and the illumination is a hard light, creating shadows and blocking details. I Feel Love shows people dancing as a collective. They move together, but interaction is minimal.
“Animals” by Lora Jost Animals includes imaginative drawings and a 2-foot mosaic that feature animals. In some of her work, Jost morphs animal and human characteristics to capture experiences while in other work she is concerned with birds, frogs, and other critters endangered by habitat destruction and climate change. Jost is currently bouncing around image-ideas with composer-friend Lynn Gumert (of Hightstown, NJ) and is playfully incorporating saxophones as symbols into some of her newest work. Lora is an artist with a studio in Lawrence, Kansas. Her recent seven-foot mosaic mural, Nearly Spring, was installed on New Year’s Day at Free State Brewery in Lawrence, Kansas. She has widely exhibited theme-based bodies of work using mixed-media collage, scratchboard, and mosaic.
ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.) www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence
Opening Reception for Paul Punzo :: El Gato Please join us Friday, June 27th at the opening reception for Lawrence artist Paul Punzo. We are excited to have Paul back for Final Fridays at our new location on Mass. Street! It will be a great evening and we look forward to seeing you! Paul’s work will be up through July 24th. About the Artist… Paul Punzo is very happy to be able to be the featured artist at Essential Goods for the second time and will be bringing a variety of mediums to the show. In addition to new works of linoleum prints featuring cats, owls and sacred hearts, Paul will be showing paintings from his previous time here in Lawrence, LA and Wichita. He will have framed prints using colorful frames, smaller unframed prints plus tee shirts of his cat, Hopper! All prints are hand pressed using inks, watercolors, acrylics and spray paints to produce interesting pieces of art. Please enjoy!
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)
“How Queer!” presented by Kansas Queer Youth Network. Please join us at Ten Thousand Villages Friday June 27th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for the show “How Queer!” Several artists including Rae Fell, James Good-Decosta, Cadence Tatem, Chloe Sotomayor, Lydia, Jordan and others will present works which focus attention on issues facing LGBTQ+ youth in Kansas. Artist James Good-Decosta states “This show will feature the art of many young queer artists from Lawrence, Kansas. Much of the art will explore themes of the cultural and personal struggles of being a LBGTQ+ young person in today’s society.” The show will also raise funds so that members of the Kansas Queer Youth Network can attend the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Network National Gathering in July. Come help celebrate youth creativity and talent at the art show and fundraiser “How Queer!”
FREEDOM’S FRONTIER in the CARNEGIE BUILDING (9th and Vermont St.)
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area celebrates Final Fridays with Youth Art The fiery and contentious history of Freedom’s Frontier makes for some great art! Ever since the 1860s, the story of Freedom’s Frontier has been inspiring artists to share their perspectives through a visual medium. Art designed by students is the focus of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area Final Fridays this month, 5-9 p.m., Friday, June 27, at the historic Carnegie Building at 9th and Vermont, in Lawrence. Freedom’s Frontier is happy to not only point visitors and residents to great art that interprets regional history, but to support new artwork that focuses on shared stories. Through Interpretive Grants, Freedom’s Frontier has supported murals, story quilts, and even a mobile mural on a Lawrence city bus. Three of these projects were collaborative projects produced by students: • First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry — This mural is a creation of 85 middle school students from Royal Valley Middle School in Mayetta, KS. These students researched many aspects of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry. Based on this research, they designed and painted a mural. The project was made possible through a grant provided by Freedom’s Frontier. The mural is on display this summer at the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St., Lawrence KS. Student artists and their history teacher, Nathan McAlister will give a presentation on the mural on August 16 at the Watkins Museum. But, for Final Fridays, the mural will be on display at the Carnegie. • Lawrence’s “Rolling History” — The students at Van Go, Inc. created a rolling history lesson by partnering with the City of Lawrence to wrap a bus in a historic mural. Catch the bus on its regular night route through Lawrence. And for Final Fridays, view the mural at Van Go, 715 New Jersey, Lawrence. This project was made possible through a grant from Freedom’s Frontier. • “Still We Rise” — Students at the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy wanted to tell the story of African Americans in Lawrence during Quantrill’s Raid as part of the sesquicentennial of the raid in 2013. Students researched their stories and represented them through a textile-based medium. Students are continuing their exploration of the era’s history with more story quilts planned in the future. The quilt is a part of the collection at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St., Lawrence. It is on loan to Freedom’s Frontier for Final Fridays. Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area shares offices with the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB will cosponsor the June Final Fridays event at the Carnegie Library. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Know a budding artist? Open to high school students, these two competitions recognize young artists in the state of Kansas: • Kansans...as Talented as You Think – Sponsored by Kansas Native Sons and Daughters, www.ksnativesonsanddaughters.org • Tacha Freedom Award – Sponsored by Freedom’s Frontier, www.freedomsfrontier.org
THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)
Crumble. Climb. Marie McKenzie A graduate of the University of Kansas' Fine Art Program with an emphasis in Painting, Marie McKenzie's current works are a combination of painting and sculpture executed through the use of repurposed wood. Her sculptures central concern is in the convergence of humankind with nature. Highlighting the earth’s ever-changing surface, Marie investigates natural forms and landscapes with the effects of a global economy in mind, her work aims to be a testament to our legacy. Marie has exhibited in numerous galleries, non-proﬁt venues and ﬂash spaces in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Her creative process is centered at SeedCo. Studios, a shared artist collective and event space in Lawrence, KS. "Tactile and textural, my recent wood sculptures highlight the earth's ever-changing surface. The process of investigating and visualizing topographies, natural forms and landscapes - and then producing them in a way that celebrates their essence- is endlessly fulﬁlling. A recurring theme in my work is to peel back the layers of an environment in order to fully immerse the viewer. In this instance, I have appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity to investigate the inward and outward display of growth, separation and collision of the earth's crust. By carefully cutting patterns in layer after layer of wood, I am working alongside the growth of the grain while simultaneously referencing the natural world's formations and transformations."
LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.) *look for the green awnings www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com
Come see the Dime Bag, the Percolator's yearly collaboration with the Social Service League on Final Friday, June 27th! This one-of a-kind event features local artists of all ages and abilities in a quest to make art out of found items from our beloved neighborhood thrift store. Sales go to fund SSL & Percolator upcoming projects. Peruse the inventive, strange, primitive, refined and exquisite creations while enjoying performances by Richard Music's Rock Camp. As part of the Free State Film Festival, take in unusual projections by Percolators, including Walt Ohnesorge's Mandala series.
THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.) www.920mass.com
Open on Final Friday Evenings
EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)
"...and the living is easy..." (...SUMMER TIME...), Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom Opens June 27, 2014 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through July 22, 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 (946 Massachusetts St.) www.replaylounge.com
Early show: 6 pm DJ Boogie on the Patio: 10 pm
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
The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show 6:00-9:00pm June 27th Featuring Artwork by Zachary Ingalls Live music by Calvin Scott Refreshments provided.
Artist Biography of Zachary Ingalls:
My earliest recollections included time spent drawing buildings. Typically houses or village street scenes, I always enjoyed drawing in the architectural styles that I liked. Fueling this interest, my grandfather would take me on excursions to historic museums and villages throughout New England. Sometimes we would just walk up and down Main Street in Newtown, Connecticut, taking pictures of the houses he pointed out, and that interested me. These earlier architectural forms have stood the test of time, continuing to exist as the world changes around them, and those experiences spawned a love of architecture, specifically Colonial. Over time, historic buildings would become a significant personal and professional focus.
Over time, hand drawings gave way to computer renderings, and while I initially considered those renderings as the way to best document a given structure, my parents began commenting on their quality. Together, we realized that these renderings were, indeed, works of art that could be appreciated by more than just the person who commissioned the work. Prior passion and the feedback from my parents has now resulted in an "accidental" business. With this new venture in mind, I began doing renderings of other historic houses, commissioned works, and projects of interest. Among these was an initiative to draw several of the University of Kansas' historic buildings. Beyond structures that were important to many, were those important only to the people who owned and enjoyed them. Each building poses a new challenge. On occasion, I am fortunate to have access to original building plans. At other times, I have made my own measurements, supplemented by detailed photographs. More than "art," I see these renderings as the documentation of a structure, frozen at a specific point in time. They offer unique reference points, and allow the viewer to appreciate the building for what it is, as well as what it once was.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I have enjoyed drawing them.
AIMEE'S CAFE' & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.) www.aimeescoffeehouse.com
"Mellowed" Now-July 1, 2014
An exhibition of alternative process photography by Lawrence artist Amanda Monaghan. Featuring sunprints, image transfers and pinhole photography. All images are printed by hand using traditional darkroom techniques.
In addition to Monaghan's work, the show features a variety of artwork from local mixed media artist, Kristina Crawford.
For this month's Final Friday Art Walk, Monaghan & Crawford will be assembling a "pop-up" life-size camera obscura in front of Aimee's Coffee Shop, from 5:00-8:00pm. (The camera obscura will be open again on Sunday, June 29 from 1:00-4:00pm in honor of National Camera Day.)
This show is part of the South Mass Art Guild's monthly featured artist program. Both women are members of SMAG and hold positions as Officers of the Lawrence Art Guild.
WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org
Centron movies and the Joe’s Bakery documentary, and fresh popcorn from the Mass Street Sweet Shoppe—all part of the Free State Festival. 6-8 PM.
ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)
ECOBOUTIQUO earth friendly fashion gallery
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.) www.cidergallery.com
“Heat” a group show of Cider affiliated artists The opening reception will coincide with the Free State Festival, and will feature bands on the Cider Stage in the north courtyard from 5 until 10 pm.
“Heat” features many regional artists who have been exhibitors in and friends of the Cider Gallery from its inception in April of 2013: Stephen Johnson Stan Herd Janet Davidson Hues Clare Doveton Molly Murphy Zak Barnes Jeromy Morris Jeremy Rockwell Billy Beeson John Sebelius Tim Forcade
Free State Festival Cider Gallery Stage:
6 p.m. Drakkar Sauna, tight harmony, unique instrumentation and original lyricism 7 p.m. Olassa, country/Western/folk/pop with accordion and distinctive vocals 8 p.m. DJ G-Train, hip hop DJ 9 p.m. The Barefoot Boys, indigenous musicians Rayyan Kamal & Tim Clark will end set with a parade with Marching Away
SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.) www.seedcostudios.com
SEEDCO STUDIOS Final Fridays and Free State Festival June 27th and 28th.
Final Friday, June 27th: Open Studios 5:00-9:00pm
Resident Artists: Felt Show Foxy by Proxy Fart Lyfe We Win Barrie Arachtingi Jason Barr Edward Francisco Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Marie McKenzie Landon Merrill Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Catherine Reed Jeremy Rockwell Jessica Rold Ryan Storck Kyla Strid Naomi Welch Ben Welch Aaron Youngstrom
Free State Festival @ Seedco stage and Busker stage
Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 9:30pm–1am FREE
Members of Fresh Produce Art Collective will be projecting new collaborative works visible from surrounding streets. www.freshproduceartcollective.com - Friday, June 27, 10pm FREE Nick Hallett and Brock Monroe Building off Brion Gysin’s Dreamachine and the cut-up writing techniques introduced to William Burroughs by Gysin, the team of artist Brock Monroe and composer-musician Nick Hallett manifest an immersive installation-performance of abstracted light and electronically manipulated vocals. Its fragments of light are captured and reprojected as moving image, while Hallett delivers an interpretation of Burroughs’ cut-up writings, including selections from his noted work, “The Ticket That Exploded,” as a live soundtrack. David Linton 11pm FREE David Linton is a multiple-media artist traveling the vectors of sound, subculture and signal flow. He has been active in the downtown NYC experimental arts community for over 30 years. Originally a percussionist, David has created sound, music and something in between for many collaborative dance, theater and performance settings. There will be music @ the Cider Gallery on Friday - ::::Saturday-June 28:::: Music and Buskers (stage will be in-between Seedco and building to the south, in parking lot) 5:45 p.m. August Gilbreath, street magic 6:45 p.m. Brian Wendling, juggling, comedy, energy! 7 p.m. Oils, progressive rock 7:45 p.m. Rod Sipe, magician and fire eater 8 p.m. Approach, hip-hop Barry Anderson, VUM (band), Monta At Odds (band) 10pm FREE A series of short films and video pieces from the ongoing musical collaboration project “The Janus Restraint” will be projected with accompanying live soundtracks by the collaborating bands VUM (Los Angeles) and Monta At Odds (Kansas City).www.barryanderson.com
THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)
The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates, is held every Final Friday at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace. Lawrence Creates welcomes new artists. To apply for a Lawrence Art Party event, send a few images to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Presented by the Dinner Party Project
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE
GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)
Monthly art exhibitions and music on the patio
IWIG DAIRY LOCAL FOODS GROCERY (622 N. 2nd St.)
THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)
The Brewhaus is pleased to announce Atomic Photography will be showing artwork this Final Friday. Additionally, we are proud to be sponsoring a N.E.M.E.S.I.S Master Brewer FREE BEER contest! Come vote for your favorite!
Atomic Photography is a salon style portrait studio that specializes in retro/vintage 1940s-60s pinup portraiture, transforming the everyday girl into a glamorous WWII/50s Pinup Girl. A few times a year we dabble in highly stylized themed shoots with local burlesque troupes and other organizations. Atomic Photography was founded in the summer 2009 by Racheal Major and Jen Young. We pride ourselves with being a collaborative project combining many art forms; alt-modeling, burlesque, high fashion, multimedia, and graphic design, as well as fine art. We also photograph weddings and live events.
The Ballad of Freyja
Featuring the Foxy by Proxy Revue
"White were the moorlands And frozen, before her; Green were the moorlands And blooming, behind her. Out of her gold locks Shaking the spring flowers, Out of her garments Shaking the south wind, Around in the birches Awaking the throstles, Beautiful Freyja came." — Kingsley.