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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

MARK FEIDEN

"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.

ARTIST STATEMENT

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

Coffeeshop:

"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.

Bar:

"Evoke"

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.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

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 marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net 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

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“Final” Final Friday of 2013, December 27th

FINAL FRIDAY, December 27th, 2013 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

Final Fridays began in August of 2010 through the cooperation of the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses, all of whom saw the value of the arts in our city and an opportunity to bring them to a wider public through this monthly free arts festival. Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, and has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy. On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5 until 9 pm, the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt, storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages are all within walking distance of each other.

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

The Lawrence Arts Center will be closed for the holiday break on Final Friday. Please visit us in January!

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

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

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

The Bottleneck, Lawrence’s Rock and Roll historical music venue is excited to join local artists, art collectives and local businesses for the Final Fridays Art Walk. Final Fridays take place in downtown Lawrence on the last Friday of each month from 6 to 9pm.

This month, The Bottleneck will feature the artwork of illustrator, Josh Finley. Josh was raised on a farm in Harvey County, KS, where he discovered a passion for drawing at an early age and has been self-employed as an illustrator and musician since the age of 18. On display Josh will feature a series of art in concert posters and his gallery series, “Jungle Tech” and “Cartoon Westerns.”

Along with the artwork of Josh Finley, The Bottleneck will be providing appetizers and live music. The Bottleneck 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

Works by Kelly Kearns and Molly Murphy Kelly Kearns is an artist, a rock collector, and an aspiring herbalist. She received her BFA in printmaking from KU in 2009, and still lives in Lawrence. She explores nature in her artwork with color, shape and detail, always thinking of the macro vs. micro tricks the great outdoors can play on you.

Molly Murphy is a painter working out of her studio in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Missouri. Her work investigates memory in many facets, from the forgotten to the manipulated, from the intuitive to the documented. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Lawrence, Kansas City, Dallas, Portland, Des Moines, Tulsa, Los Angeles and Amsterdam. She has created special projects on memory for exhibitions at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, BNIM Architects in the historic Power & Light Building in Kansas City, and for The Escape to Create Fellowship in Seaside, Florida where Murphy was the 2012 Visual-Artist-In-Residence. She is currently serving her second term on the Board of Directors of the Lawrence Arts Center and coordinates the Final Friday Art Walks in Lawrence, Kansas.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence's Final Fridays. Refreshments provided.

HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

'Staring at a Brick Wall' Collection of works by Alycia Futrelle

Staring at a Brick Wall

This exhibit is a collective body of work I have created over the past year while sitting at my table in front of a large wall made of raw brick. When creative "presque vu" would hit, I would often find myself staring intently at the wall as if the textures and colors would give me the inspiration I was looking for. Like a word caught on the tip of the tongue, these pieces are my attempt to find the right answer to the creative questions I have been asking myself throughout this past year. Inspired by both National Geographic photographs and naturally found objects I have personally collected, these pieces demonstrate my various experiments in form, material, and matter.

Bio: Alycia Futrelle, a Kansas native, earned her BA in Art History from the University of Kansas in 2010. With no formal training, most of her experience comes from personal projects and experimenting with various media in her spare time. Her past works include mixed media, collage, and photography as well as hand drawn and water colored images which explore organic and geometric forms.

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

Holiday Market open on Final Friday

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

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

For this month’s Final Friday Art Walk, Phoenix Gallery is teaming up with Essential Goods for a special night of teapots and tea. Stop by to see a display of teapots handmade by our wonderful artists. Both functional and decorative, these pots are made to be used and enjoyed. Then head downstairs for a lovely cup of blended tea (also sold at Essential Goods) while having some cake. It will be an evening to unwind between holidays! Phoenix Gallery will also show the ceramic work of Carl Brothers. He is also the featured artist in Phoenix Underground. Come and meet this multi-talented Kansas artist. Leon Ault’s photography will be in the New Hampshire St. entrance. The local band Lost and Found with be here to provide music.

Carl Brothers has taught art in high school for 36 years. During that time he took classes in pottery and painting. He has now moved back to his hometown of Cherryvale, KS and is teaching there. Carl has exhibited his pottery in art shows around the Midwest and has had his work at Phoenix Gallery for many years. As he nears retirement, he thinks more in the terms of painting.

Leon Ault is a native Kansan and nature lover; he is a cinematographer and documentary film maker. While that career has given him the opportunity to travel to places that people traveling for pleasure seldom get to experience, he always loves returning to Kansas.

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

For December’s Final Friday Art Walk at Phoenix Underground we will feature artists Maria Martin and Carl Brothers.

Maria Martin’s mixed media paintings create journeys through the use of textured surface layers and the colors so important to her work. She draws her inspiration from her travels and her childhood working alongside her artist father in his home studio, her private art school. Through abstract expressionism the viewer is drawn into the work—feeling the air, seeing the imagery, and sensing the emotion as each painting becomes their own story. Maria studied art in Philadelphia and at The University of Kansas in Lawrence, where she now resides.

Carl Brothers has taught art in high school for 36 years. During that time he took classes in pottery and painting. He has now moved back to his hometown of Cherryvale, KS and is teaching there. Carl has exhibited his pottery in art shows around the Midwest and has had his work at Phoenix Gallery for many years. As he nears retirement, he thinks more in the terms of painting.

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

Final Fridays at Essential Goods Opening Reception for Jeff Weinberg | Visions & Wired Friday, December 27th | 5 to 9 pm 825 Massachusetts Street 785.856.0430 facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence Please join us Friday, December 27th at the opening reception for Lawrence artist Jeff Weinberg. We will be showing a new series of Jeff’s paintings titled “Visions & Wired”. It will be a fantastic evening and we look forward to seeing you there! In the paintings of Jeff Weinberg one can find visions of his native Kansas, or works inspired by travel around the world or masterpieces of literature and music. His work is found in galleries in the United States and in Asia, in one museum and in private collections. Artist Statement “My work is experiential, and each painting is personal and drawn from nature , literature or music. Rather than canvas, I prefer to paint on raw silk or muslin mixing sand, marble paste and in some works powdered gold or an occasional semi-precious stone.”

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Erok Johanssen

Erok Johanssen is a Visual Artist from Lawrence, Kansas. He currently works as a resident artist at Lost Art Space. Erok got his start in the streets as a graffiti artist. Graffiti opened him up to a variety of creative outlets. Mixed-media, Photography, and Graphic Design are the areas Erok is currently producing the majority of his work in. He is a member of the long standing Fresh Produce Art Collective. As a member of FPAC, Erok plans to continue exploring new and exciting methods for creating visual chaos in a harmonious way. And drink some whiskey in the process.

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

SNIPEHUNT Using cryptozoology as an allegory for legendary individuals, animals and the act of story-telling, this exibition will be a celebration of cryptids, whose existence is often passed down through oral tradition, stories that are embellished, can't be authenticated, or are just too weird to be believed (or denied).

For this exhibition, the artists have collected numerous reports of legendary beasts, enigmatic people and strange happenings from writers and community contributors. These stories are the source material for original pieces of art showcased in the SNIPE HUNT exhibition.

About the artists: Kent Smith is an illustrator, designer and all-around artist extraordinaire. A graduate of the University of Kansas with a BFA in illustration and design, Kent gets to spend his time making pictures—something he celebrates daily. Made from many mediums, Kent’s artwork is chock-full of humor and personality. He is always up for a new challenge. Kent loves robots, ninjas, super-heroes, monkeys, ray-guns and romance.

Matthew Lord graduated with a BFA in illustration from the University of Kansas and is a commercial illustrator/designer and fine artist. Matt’s artwork tilts toward the absurd, with a healthy dose of pop culture critique. He strives to tell a well-constructed story with his artwork, using the panel as his delivery device. Matt’s influences are drawn from a youth saturated with comic books and toy commercials—he still holds out hope to someday get the G.I. Joe Aircraft Carrier.

REPLAY LOUNGE (945 Massachusetts St.)

Benjamin Cartel (NY) / Chris Tolle (The Belles) / Heidi Gluck 6 pm

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

6-8 p.m. Free. Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition Celebration Central: Parades on Massachusetts Street - See more at: www.watkinsmuseum.org

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.)

Cider Gallery Fine Art is excited to present a group exhibition for the December Final Fridays reception. The gallery will feature works from a selection of Cider Gallery artists, including works from artists Nina Irwin, Clare Doveton, Tim Forcade, Stan Herd, Jeremy Rockwell, John Sebelius, and Hunt Slonem. Cider Gallery is located at 810 Pennsylvania in the Lawrence Warehouse Arts District, and the reception will take place on Friday, December 27 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The Cider Gallery Bar will also be offering a special selection of beer and wine. For more information, contact art@cidergallery.com or visit cidergallery.com.

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

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 Jeremy Rockwell Ryan Storck David Titterington 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 marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

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

The Lawrence Art Party will not be hosting a Final Friday event for December, but will return in January

The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates and the Lawrence Art Guild, is held 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

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.) Animals in Space/Nature small works by Lance LeClair

December 27th, Final Friday Map of Venues

December 27th, Final Friday Map of Venues by Molly Murphy

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Final Friday on Black Friday in the Lawrence Cultural District

FINAL FRIDAY ON BLACK FRIDAY! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS.

Final Fridays began in August of 2010 through the cooperation of the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses, all of whom saw the value of the arts in our city and an opportunity to bring them to a wider public through this monthly free arts festival. Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, and has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy. On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5 until 9 pm, the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt, storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages are all within walking distance of each other.

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

2013 Bizarre Bazaar The One Show you NEVER want to miss! Over 100+ Artist at the Lawrence Art Center Join us for unique art at Bizarre Bazaar on Friday 5-9pm and Saturday 9-5pm. Bizarre Bazaar is held annually on Thanksgiving weekend. It is located at the Lawrence Art Center at 940 New Hampshire. Come and enjoy all the Bizarre artwork!

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

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

DYNAMITE SALOON (719 Massachusetts St.)

Beth is a self-taught artist. In her paintings, she focused on editing her work, eliminating lines and shadows. She explored what could be removed from her work, while still allowing the painting to communicate to the viewer. The idea is that by editing ourselves, we allow the most important things to come to the foreground both in art and in life.

Currently, her philosophy for creating art is to experience the work in a state of bliss. It is a continued attempt to experience the Act of Creation as a joyful experience.

LUCKY PAWS BAKERY & UNIQUE BARKTIQUE (4 E. 7th)

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

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

Works by Kelly Kearns Kelly Kearns is an artist, a rock collector, and an aspiring herbalist. She received her BFA in printmaking from KU in 2009, and still lives in Lawrence. She explores nature in her artwork with color, shape and detail, always thinking of the macro vs. micro tricks the great outdoors can play on you.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence's Final Fridays. Refreshments provided.

HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

---------"Dans les Feuilles"----------- Experimental Photography by Ryan Shelton

Ryan Shelton is known for her experimental darkroom photography. In her works at Henry's she explores digital photography with the use of natural light and color of the autumn season.

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

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

Traci Bunkers and Uncle Andy's Holiday Art Sale

Trip the light fantastic upstairs into a magical space that is just as interesting as what the artists are showing. Traci Bunkers and Uncle Andy have come together to wow you with their visual magical mystery treats with a wide range of art and inexpensive gifts for your holiday shopping. Eye candy à go-go makes it definitely worth the trip upstairs.

Traci Bunkers, of Bonkers Handmade Originals, is mixed-media/fiber artist and author. She has a little something for everyone from stocking stuffers to fine art. Her offerings include mixed-media paintings, photographs, handmade books, hand-dyed yarn & spinning fiber, hand-knit scarves, cards, quirky pin-back buttons, pocket mirrors, and ponytail dreadlocks. See her website at www.TraciBunkers.com for more information about her and her work. Her online shop is www.TraciBunkers.com/shop.

Uncle Andy, is a prolific artist who specializes in squished acrylics on found objects. At his affordable prices, you can get something for everyone.

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

November’s Final Friday at Phoenix gallery will feature artists Bob Gent and Jake Oxnard. We will have live music by Darrell Lea and holiday treats by Natalie.

Bob Gent, a local glass artist, has long had the goal of becoming a designer craftsman, as it allows him to explore ideas independently, with few constraints on his aesthetics. His style employs tightly controlled, bright colors, simple shapes, and a playful design sense. Much of his work is enhanced by the decorations which start out as long rods of color (or canes) that he makes from imported glass. He begins by choosing a background color and reactive decorations. This reaction between background and embellishment sets up a conversation that can be evocative of anything from a love sonnet to a heated political argument.

John “Jake” Oxnard was born in Versailles, KY and grew up in downtown Lexington, KY . “Jake” found relief and purpose with art classes in junior high and high school. In December 2009 he graduated with a B.F.A. from the University of Kentucky. In 2011 his daughter Penelope was born, and that fall his wife Jaimie and he relocated to Lawrence, KS where Jake started working towards a M.F.A in Sculpture at the University of Kansas. “Jake” is constantly challenging himself to expand his experiences with the many processes of making sculpture. He is passionate about teaching sculpture as a graduate teaching assistant at the University. Currently, he working in his final year and planning his thesis show for spring 2014.

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

Ellen Sweeney and David Titterington will be the featured artists at Phoenix Underground for November’s Final Friday Art Walk.

Ellen Sweeney was born and raised in rural Kansas. After college, she worked as a teacher and later as a lawyer. Despite a life-long passion for drawing, she had not painted until she was a young adult. She is now able to pursue this passion as a full time vocation. Over the last 25 years, she has learned from great teachers in Kansas City including Robert Vaughn, Charles Stegner, and Phil Starke, as well as many artist friends. She works in her studio in Roeland Park, Kansas. Despite marketing advice to the contrary, Ellen is not able to limit her work to a few subjects. Her interest ranges from construction sites to still life paintings. She especially likes the excitement and chaos of cityscapes.

David Titterington was born and raised in Kansas City. He received his BFA in Japanese and painting from KU and traveled to India to study meditation at the Dalai Lama’s monastery in 2005. Titterington then moved to Shikoku, Japan and lived there for five years teaching English and exhibiting artwork. He received his MFA from KU in 2013 and currently lives and works in Lawrence. His painting process is traditional: many layers of semi-transparent oil paint begin with loose and rhythmic brush strokes. He never knows exactly what the finished image will look like when he begins. Unforeseen problems require creative solutions, and new forms emerge from the destruction of old ones. David’s understanding of the picture evolves through formal development and intuition as he slowly “pulls” the image into focus.

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

Please join us Friday, November 29th at the opening reception for Lawrence artist Tami Clark’s show “Forgotten Treasures”. It will be a fantastic evening and we hope to see you!

:: Artist Bio :: Tami Clark is an assemblage and encaustic artist who learned her art through observation and inspiration.The title of her show “Forgotten Treasures” describes the joy she gets when finding rusty treasures that can tell a story when added to plaster and the encaustic medium (beeswax, pigment, tree resin) that she loves. Tami has lived in Lawrence for 20 years, earned a Bachelors Degree at the KU School of Social Welfare and is a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. She named her studio Life Adventure Studio because life, like art, is an adventure.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Specimens works by Alycia Futrelle

Bio: Alycia Futrelle, a Kansas native, earned her BA in Art History from the University of Kansas in 2010. With no formal training, most of her experience comes from personal projects and experimenting with various media in her spare time. Her past works include mixed media, collage, and photography as well as hand drawn and water colored images which explore organic and geometric forms.

Artist Statement:

Specimens is a study of natural textures, forms, and materials based on objects from my personal collection. The use of detailed line and stippled technique was inspired by antique etchings printed in flora and fauna guides, field note sketches, and natural history studies. I believe collecting is a habit we all posses. Whether it's a trait inherited from our hunter and gatherer ancestors, a way to fill a void, or a desire to feed a personal pleasure, we are all collectors of something.

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

SNIPEHUNT Using cryptozoology as an allegory for legendary individuals, animals and the act of story-telling, this exibition will be a celebration of cryptids, whose existence is often passed down through oral tradition, stories that are embellished, can't be authenticated, or are just too weird to be believed (or denied).

For this exhibition, the artists have collected numerous reports of legendary beasts, enigmatic people and strange happenings from writers and community contributors. These stories are the source material for original pieces of art showcased in the SNIPE HUNT exhibition.

Opening Reception: Fri. Nov. 29 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Lawrence Percolator--Meet the artists and read the accounts submitted by our intrepid team of talented storytellers as we kick off the beginning of SNIPE HUNT. All ages welcome Cryptid Making Workshop: Sat. Dec. 14, 12:00 to 3:00 pm, Lawrence Percolator--A workshop brought to you by SNIPE HUNT. We will be creating whimsical creatures using printmaking techniques. All ages welcome. Winter Solstice: Sat. Dec. 21, 7:00pm, Lawrence Percolator--Celebrate the first day of winter and join us as we read from selected stories of strange encounters submitted by the community as part of the SNIPE HUNT exhibition. About the artists: Kent Smith is an illustrator, designer and all-around artist extraordinaire. A graduate of the University of Kansas with a BFA in illustration and design, Kent gets to spend his time making pictures—something he celebrates daily. Made from many mediums, Kent’s artwork is chock-full of humor and personality. He is always up for a new challenge. Kent loves robots, ninjas, super-heroes, monkeys, ray-guns and romance.

Matthew Lord graduated with a BFA in illustration from the University of Kansas and is a commercial illustrator/designer and fine artist. Matt’s artwork tilts toward the absurd, with a healthy dose of pop culture critique. He strives to tell a well-constructed story with his artwork, using the panel as his delivery device. Matt’s influences are drawn from a youth saturated with comic books and toy commercials—he still holds out hope to someday get the G.I. Joe Aircraft Carrier.

AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg fell in love with photography when she discovered her parents’ 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. After years of photographing various subjects she opened up a photography studio in North Lawrence.

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

"Holiday Happening", Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Linda Baranski, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom Opens November 29 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through December, 2013

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

Linda Baranski is a mosaic artist, painter and printmaker living in Northeast Kansas. She creates mosaics using Italian vitreous glass tile (smalti), stained glass and found objects. Her paintings, monoprints and mosaics range from Realism to Abstract Expressionism and use oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. After studying mosaic restoration in Ravenna, Italy, the direction of her mosaic work took on an iconic quality. In 2002 Linda co-founded the Library Friends of Art at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library to support the library's Sabatini Gallery. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, Kansas for many years. Linda received Lawrence’s prestigious 2009 Phoenix Award as Arts Administrator. She served as president of the Lawrence Art Guild for three and a half years, and four years as Gallery Director of the 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence. www.lawrenceartguild.org

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.)

Live Music

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.) www.thegranada.com

Live Music

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

ROCKIN PARROT (1027 Massachusetts St.)

Rockin’ Parrot moved into 1027 Massachusetts St. on Aug 10th. We are a perky, eclectic, and upscale consignment boutique with a mix of clothing and antiques that will appeal to people of all ages and pocketbooks. We have pocketbooks for sale too by the way. We are also hosting artists for the Final Friday Artwalks.

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

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.)

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.) www.invisiblehandgallery.com

Kristen Ferrell ~ Grinding axes down to a nub. Open Final Friday November 29th 5-9pm *** this show will be moved to the front lobby of the Lawrence Arts Center on Monday December 2nd.

On a personal note, I am retiring from the gallery business, this will be my last show. Thank you all so much for everything, your help has been immeasurable over the last few years.

About the artist:

Artist Kristen Ferrell explores emotions through inventive false narratives in her exhibition Grinding Axes Down to a Nub. Ferrell creates small-scale paintings and drawings, often featuring humanoid and animal like characters and symbols, to illustrate sentiments such as self-betrayal and guilt. The artist tempers the thematic brutality of her art with careful consideration for color and form, resulting in fanciful and beautiful images.

Ferrell’s works often visually express the dichotomy of who we are versus who we wish to be in our relationships with others. The artist relates the feelings that can develop within close interpersonal relationships and daily interactions through macabre and whimsical scenes.

Through her art, Ferrell illustrates “the begrudging sacrifices, the false faces we present to each other, the way we turn against what we know is right — all the little ways we fail ourselves in order to be with other people.“

The artist’s narratives are driven by the use of symbolism throughout her body of work. Representative of reoccurring themes, these symbols tie together paintings and drawings, implying through repetition an ongoing storyline and accessible moral. Elements such as hands or birds carry with them layered meanings deeply personal to the artist and open to interpretation by the viewer. Ferrell encourages the viewer to invent their own stories and to reference the elements within the work to develop a personal understanding of her art.

Drawing on art history and aesthetically inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, Ferrell has developed a propensity for the manipulation of visual cues to transform the grotesque into the beautiful. In addition to Bosch like metamorphoses, Ferrell also channels Otto Dix and his honest portrayal of the human conditions and evocative use of color. Grinding Axes Down to a Nub will open at the Invisible Hand Gallery November 29 and will be moved to the Lawrence Arts Center the following Monday.

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

SEEDCO STUDIOS Final Friday, November 29th BLACK FRIDAY Holiday Art Market and Open Studios: 4:00-9:00pm

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 Jeremy Rockwell Ryan Storck David Titterington 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 marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

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

Final Friday Lawrence Art Party - September 27 Lawrence Creates Makerspace 512 E. 9th Street, Lawrence KS Sponsored by Lawrence Creates and the Lawrence Art Guild

The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates and the Lawrence Art Guild, 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

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.) Animals in Space/Nature small works by Lance LeClair

SCHAUMBURG PHOTOGRAPHY/BOMSHELL PINUP PHOTOGRAPHY (613 N. 2nd St.) www.schaumburgphotography.com

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August 30th Marks Third Year of Final Fridays

FINAL FRIDAY,August 30th, 2013 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

3rd Anniversary of Final Fridays Exhibits & Performing Arts Final Fridays are made possible by support from the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., and The City Of Lawrence

Final Fridays began in August of 2010 through the cooperation of the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses, all of whom saw the value of the arts in our city and an opportunity to bring them to a wider public through this monthly free arts festival. Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, and has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy. On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5 until 9 pm, the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt, storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages are all within walking distance of each other. Join us in our third year of Final Fridays on August 30th with a whole new line-up of exhibits and performances.

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

Teresa Dunn, Ben Duke & Robert Mccann “Unnatural Selection” This three person exhibit come to Lawrence from Lansing Michigan. Whether developed from drawing, collage, photos, or observation, their work shares a ‘more-is-more’ aesthetic, hard-won images and a revelation of the craft of painting through vigorous multi-figure storytelling. The worlds created by each artist also share a vision in which tension keeps everything bound dramatically together; or wound too tightly, things fall apart. Teresa Dunn, Ben Duke and Robert McCann are all Assistant Professors of Art at Michigan State University who actively exhibit their art around the country & internationally.

Clinton Ricketts “Nice Paintings” Solo Exhibition Clinton Ricketts has created several new paintings that explore mark making and color. Ricketts has been researching artists such as Phillip Guston and Gerhard Richter, and the new paintings show their influence. Clint Ricketts is a printmaker, painter, and teacher currently living in Lawrence, Kansas. He received his MFA from the University of Kansas in 2010 and has taught design and printmaking courses at Emporia State, Washburn University and Missouri Western State University. Clint’s art has been exhibited locally at galleries including The Wonder Fair, The H and R Block Art Space, The Kansas City Art Institute, and The Invisible Hand Gallery and as a participant in the Kansas City Collection.

Alicia Kelly “Consider the Light” Solo Exhibition. Beginning August 19 artist Alicia Kelly will be in residence at the Lawrence Arts Center. Alicia will be creating a paper-cut installation over the next several weeks. Using a variety of materials and processes she will fill the room with elegant patterns, images, and three dimensional forms. Her unique process will be documented using time-lapse technology. The screening will be held September 13 at 7pm. Throughout her time here, visitors are encouraged to interact with the artist and attend the September 13 reception. Alicia will be working in the gallery during Final Friday. Alicia Kelly was born and raised among the red dirt and wildflowers of northeastern Oklahoma. The country landscape and fauna of the midwest left a deep impression on Kelly that continues to inspire her artwork. Since receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking in 2010 from the University of Kansas. She has exhibited her work in Kansas, Oregon, and Seoul South Korea. Her current studio practice is centered in Lawrence, KS where she works in the shared collective/ event space, Seed Co.

Jason Klinknet Chicken Bone Choppers - Solo Exhibition Antecedent Gallery Jason’s exhibition will feature his mysterious sculptures created with bone, teeth, and found objects. This exhibit is the newest incarnation in the Antecedent Gallery curated by Wayne Propst & Roger Shimomura.

Photos by students from the class Downtown Documentary on exhibit in the lower lobby.

Photography by Isabel Carttar A student exhibit displaying work produced during private session instruction with Ann Dean in the photography studio

Mother%$!#Hood A Musical Journey from A to Xanax 7:30pm $25 reserved seating Rachael, Angie, Marcia and friends are back for a fully-staged, four-night run of fun. Mother%$!#Hood follows three very different moms as they sing and dance their way through the world’s second-oldest profession. From their pregnancy tests to the empty nests, you’ll laugh your %$!# off! Mother%$!#Hood follows three very different moms as they sing and dance their way through the world’s second-oldest profession, from pregnancy tests to empty nests. With each of the 20 musical comedy sketches, Rachael, Angie and Marcia highlight iconic moments in parenting, proving that motherhood is a journey best enjoyed with friends.

US BANK PAVILION (9th and Massachusetts St.) Free live performances on the pavilion sponsored by US Bank and Cromwell Solar Final Friday, August 30th Performance: Tyler Gregory 6 until 8:30 pm

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

6-9pm kc artist mike savage paintings and Kim Criner jewelry

619 MASSACHUSETTS PLAINS GALLERY

F.D. Brown is a self taught artist from Lawrence, Kansas who began his professional painting career in 1997.

He paints southwestern, Native American, western art and recently began a series called “High Contrast” that brings to life iconic images.

Mr. Brown is inspired by the rustic lifestyles of the cowboy, the proud heritage of the Native American and the beautiful colors of the southwest and now, the images of cinema and sport in dramatic color.

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

New Works by Jeff Weinberg

From the artist:

My painting is grounded in personal experience. Because all of our experiences are unique so are the paintings, some of which may be on antique silk or muslin, or contain marble paste or sand. Some are visually reflective and (like experiences) change in the light, or in the position by which they are viewed. My work has been sold by galleries in the United States and in Asia, and may be found in one museum and in private collections in the United States and abroad. The paintings at Pachamama’s are new works and have never been publicly exhibited. -Jeff Weinberg

KRISTIN MORLAND STUDIO (737 Connecticut St.)

Artist in residence, Kristin Morland is opening her home, 737 Connecticut, this month showing current works from her recent flag series.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence's Final Fridays. Refreshments provided.

HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

August Final Fridays Opening: 6 – 9 pm

Mixed media artwork on wood by Jasmine McCaffrey

Jasmine McCaffrey is a collector, creator and curator specializing in mixed media design. 
Combining her love for nature and nostalgia she captures portraits and spaces in natural light. With a knack for upcycling and repurposing she constructs artwork, wearables and sculptural floral forms. Available for interior staging and display styling needs, she is intuitive toward attuning your space to your Qi.

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

Print Week Presents: Tugboat Printshop Showcase On view daily August 30 – September 24 Artist’s Reception/Opening August 30, 6:00-10:00 pm

Artists Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth are TUGBOAT PRINTSHOP, a creative partnership producing hand-carved woodcut prints from their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania studio. Wonder Fair has long liked the cut of Tugboat’s jib, admiring from afar their dedication to masterful craftsmanship, and their unreserved enthusiasm for their craft. In this rare gallery exhibition of Tugboat’s work, recent prints will be on view alongside a selection of their originary hand-carved wood blocks—artifacts of the printmaking process oft unseen by the public, but of central importance to understanding an artist’s path to a finished image.

Wonder Fair’s nicely priced and resource-rich Tugboat Printshop Showcase is presented in coordination with Print Week, a celebration of printed arts taking place around Lawrence September 16-22, 2013. Print Week events will lead you to the Lawrence Art Center, Wonder Fair, the KU campus and beyond, but always sharing a common purpose with our friends at Tugboat Printshop: “to foster greater public appreciation for the arts, cultivate greater interest in owning original art, and stir up newfound interest for traditionally printed works on paper.”

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LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

"Biggie Smalls," a SeedCo Studios resident group show this month for Final Fridays and tunes provided by KC's Shy Boys and Empty Spaces.

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS STUDIO (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

Take the stairs up to a visual world of altered reality peppered with fleeting glimpses of earthly groundedness. What starts out as hope soon becomes corroded into a cacophony of lust and essential unreality of the moment, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the chance of a new order. For one night only, step into the wormhole for a viewing of artwork by Traci Bunkers and her Silent Partners. "As subtle forms become frozen through diligent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with an epitaph for the possibilities of our lovely world," whispered Bunkers, sweetly into the wind. Traci Bunkers, of Bonkers Handmade Originals, is a mixed-media artist, photographer and author. See her website at www.TraciBunkers.com for more information about her and her work.

The Silent Partners will be showing an array of squished acrylics on found objects, oil paintings, collage, and only the Shadow knows what else.

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

For Final Friday this month, 5-9 p.m., we will be featuring local artists Brian Horsch, Marilyn Horsch, and Shala Stevenson. Music will be provided by DJ Zippy and we will have some wonderful desserts for you from TCBY of Lawrence. Come meet the artists and sample the food and music.

Brian J. Horsch has been creating hand built and thrown ceramic sculpture since 2008. He tends to focus on human and animal forms both real and unreal. He has a special affinity for farmers, ranchers, and indigenous Kansas critters. Many of his pieces are functional with human or animal accents. His studio is in Lawrence, Kansas and he lives close to nature near Stull, Kansas.

Shala Stevenson’s natural play with perspective and sense of humor bring intimacy and immediacy to the images she explores through photography and quirky multi-media collage. Mixing quotes and phrases with found objects and historic photos, she pens lettering to let new truths shine from everyday imagery. Shala’s inspirational photos of the everyday Lawrence, Kansas area resonate with the influence of her late brother, Alan.

Marilyn Horsch views the world through a brightly colored lens. She has painted in oil since 2003 and has painted many iconic Kansas venues and landmarks. Lately, she has been inspired by the amazing images of the cosmos captured by the Hubbell telescope. Having grown up in rural southwestern Kansas, the night sky always served as a source of wonderment for her and is highlighted in many of her works.

DJ Zippy is one of Lawrence's most renowned men of mystery. While rumor has it he was born during the Kennedy administration, we have no facts to prove it. All we do know is that he is a purveyor of the finest swinging tunes from the 1920's, 30's, 40's, and 50's.

TCBY of Lawrence moved into their location in November 2012 at 845 Massachusetts St. They will be here with desserts for you to try.

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

Phoenix Gallery is happy to announce a new Final Friday venue, Phoenix Underground, a fine arts venue that will open with two well-known artists: Allan Chow and Michael McCaffrey. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Allan Chow’s creative journey began when he moved to the States as a teenager. Inspired by his Malaysian and American culture, Allan’s natural instincts as a painter are manifested through his exuberant colors, bold paint strokes and irresistible textures that set him apart from his peers and make his paintings some of the most preferred and collected in the country today. Allan has established a national following with his sophisticated style and obvious passion for painting. Allan’s electrifying still lives are far from being still. Heavily layered with paint, his spontaneous and expressive paint strokes bring his subject matter to life with energy, emotion and three dimensional attributes. His methodology with this body of work is improvisational painting. Using a palette knife, Allan applies thick impasto in brilliant colors found only in dreams. Michael McCaffrey was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. He received his BFA from the University of Kansas and his MFA at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Michael currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he works at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. From Michael: “I am a romantic who balances traditional painting practice with more investigational ones as I enjoy testing the limits of my materials. I have a strong sense of nostalgia and wonder for the memories, places, objects and people that make up my life as they evoke inspiration within me. Recently, loss has propelled me to investigate the places, items and people that are closest to me. This menagerie of loved ones represents a personal history as well as a present significance; part of a complicated interweaving that has formed me and continues to inform me. I want so desperately to salvage these vestiges of my life that I commit them, as a kind of preservation, to paint. The paint is applied thickly allowing its physicality to mimic the immensity of history; meanwhile the color is symbolic as well as representational of my subjects.”

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

Opening Reception for Emily Emerson | Grand Opening at 825 Massachusetts Friday, August 30th, 5 to 9 pm 825 Massachusetts Street 785.856.0430 facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

Please join us for the opening reception for Lawrence artist Emily Emerson and our Grand Opening at our new location, 825 Massachusetts Street! We have a lot to celebrate and would love for you to join us! We will have live music by DJ On.It (Sean Foust).

Artist Bio Emily is an aspiring illustrator who was born and raised in Lawrence. As a child who was always drawing, she soon learned that animals make beautiful subjects, full of life. In her work, you will find whimsical, colorful depictions of nature. The artists that have had the most profound impact on Emily’s work are those that write and illustrate storybooks. She loves to see how an illustrator tells a narrative through lines and colors. Emily dreams of providing future inspiration by illustrating children’s books and telling stories with her own images.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

A Found Lineage, works by Kate Larson Ten Thousand Villages, 835 Massachusetts St. Closing Reception - 30 August 2013, 5-9pm; refreshments provided

Kate has been working as a resident artist at Seed Co Studios since September of 2012. She studied art at Bethel College in North Newton, KS, and graduated in 2008 with an emphasis in oil painting. Using a variety of tools and media including palette knives, glass and metal edges, wax, and brushes, her most recent work often focuses on the process itself. Every moment, layer, frustration, and risk is an important step that must be trusted. By creating a multilayered surface of broken lines, serene washes, and brushwork, she is acting on a discipline to create a sense of order and reconciliation to a seemingly chaotic composition. The action of letting go can create a very human and beautiful tension, and this cycle of angst, decision, and peace is something that she seeks with every painting. Kate is continuously energized by exploring new media and collaborating with other artists, which powerfully influences her own work. Surrounding themes include nature, urban environments, architecture, and history.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Night Waters Small Works on Paper by Molly Murphy

Molly Murphy continues her abstract water series with “Night Waters,” a set of smaller works on paper. The works in this series follow her current two-person exhibition with abstract landscape artist, Clare Doveton, at Landmark Bank Gallery.
Murphy lives in Lawrence, Kansas and works out of a studio in the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City. Her work most often deals with memory in its many facets, from the personal to the biological. She has created series for Baker University and BNIM on the topic, and was the 2012 Artist-in-Residence in Seaside, Florida where she worked on a series based on the neuroscience of memory and learning as it relates to the abstract work of art. Her current works hinge on the contemplative, focusing on bodies of water and memories of night.

Murphy also serves as the Coordinator for Final Fridays in Lawrence, KS, serves on the Board of Directors at the Lawrence Arts Center and coordinates art shows and performances for several local businesses.

DO'S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

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

Final Friday Exhibit Opening: “Modern Views of Quantrill’s Raid” 6-8 p.m. Free. Exhibits at the Watkins Museum and at the Lawrence Percolator, located in the alley behind 913 Rhode Island.

Local artists share their thoughts about the raid that changed Lawrence forever, and its impact on the town’s character. Presented in collaboration with the Watkins Museum.

Featuring music by The Silos and Maria Anthony and a performance by librarian Linda Clay and her fellow musicians.

FAMILY PROMISE DAY HOUSE (905 Tennessee St.)

Family Promise of Lawrence is excited to invite several local artists and musicians to perform at the Day House at 905 Tennessee for their first Final Fridays event on August 30, 5:30-9:30pm. Come enjoy live music, photography and paintings, and check out the home that has been a refuge for so many homeless families over the last several years. Refreshments will be served.

AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)

Portraiture

Emmalee Schaumburg of Schaumburg Photography and Bombshell Pin-up Photography will be showing her work at Au Marché this month for the Final Friday Art Walk. Visit Au Marché and buy 3 Christopher Elbow Chocolates to get 1 Free ($1.75 value) from 5pm to 8pm.

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg fell in love with photography when she discovered her parents’ 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. After years of photographing various subjects she opened up a photography studio in North Lawrence. Today, her favorite subjects include, newborns, children, high school seniors and pin-ups.

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

"Essence of Summer", Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Linda Baranski, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser Opens July 26 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.

Show runs through September 24, 2013 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. Linda Baranski is a mosaic artist, painter and printmaker living in Northeast Kansas. She creates mosaics using Italian vitreous glass tile (smalti), stained glass and found objects. Her paintings, monoprints and mosaics range from Realism to Abstract Expressionism and use oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. After studying mosaic restoration in Ravenna, Italy, the direction of her mosaic work took on an iconic quality. In 2002 Linda co-founded the Library Friends of Art at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library to support the library's Sabatini Gallery. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, Kansas for many years. Linda received Lawrence’s prestigious 2009 Phoenix Award as Arts Administrator. She served as president of the Lawrence Art Guild for three and a half years and for four years as Gallery Director of the 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence.

Laurie Culling is a visual artist and an 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.

JACKPOT (943 Massachusetts St.)

Photography by Tom Soetaert

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.) www.thegranada.com

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

Art Exhibitions and Entertainment every month on Final Fridays

ROCKIN PARROT (1027 Massachusetts St.)

Photos by Dianna of Madilily Photography will be on display at Rockin Parrot on Mass located at 1027 Mass street. This is a newly opened consignment boutique that will be showcasing local artists on the Final Fridays Art Walk. Stop by and say hello.

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

Modern Views of Quantrill's Raid

Presented in collaboration with the Lawrence Percolator (located in the alley behind 913 Rhode Island)

Local artists share their thoughts about the raid that changed Lawrence forever, and its impact on the town's character.

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

313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)

Back in October!

OUTDOOR CONCERT (South Parking Lot at Poehler Lofts)

The Harrisonics 8 pm (following Jim Krsnich indoor performance at the Cider Gallery)

Join The Harrisonics for a free outdoor concert south of the gardens at 8th and Pennsylvania in the Warehouse Arts District on Final Friday!

INDOOR CONCERT at the CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)

6 until 8 pm

Jim Krsnich & JC Deleon

CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)

The August Final Fridays reception at Cider Gallery Fine Art will feature their most recent acquisition, a 1977 screenprint by pop artist and cultural icon Andy Warhol. Alongside Warhol, Cider Gallery will also be featuring the work of artists Tim Forcade and Majo.

Born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics. Warhol died on February 22, 1987, in New York City. For more information about the piece or to set up a private viewing appointment, please contact: art@cidergallery.com

Tim Forcade, Lawrence, Kansas, has cultivated a higher understanding of light and form during the course of his 40 years of experience admiring, manipulating, and capturing it. These large-scale photographic works were created without a preconceived outcome in mind. The process, like jazz improvisation, allows the infinite variability of reflection and refraction to coalesce into striking, unprecedented compositions.

Majo, Barranquilla, Colombia, draws inspiration from both the beauty and chaos of her country, relying on her work to do the storytelling. Layered within each piece are personal experiences with surviving pre-Columbian tribes, their weaving, pottery, and "orfebreia" (precious metal work). New works pay homage to Carnaval de Barranquilla. For Majo, the paintings are a discovery of the best in nature and humanity, and the most important layer is the reaction of the viewer, which Majo refers to as "the last brushstroke."

For more information, contact: art@cidergallery.com or visit cidergallery.com

Cider Gallery Fine Art hours: 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Friday and by appointment or chance.

POEHLER LOFTS

Come see the newest addition to the Warehouse Arts District. K.T. Walsh was commissioned to create and paint a mural at the north entrance of the Poehler building located at 619 E. 8th Street. The mural is about the German Poehler family, the ex-slave settlements and the Mexican immigrant railroad workers. Please join the artist at the mural site during this Final Friday.

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (846 Pennsylvania St.) www.invisiblehandgallery.com

The Invisible Hand Gallery will be temporarily closed this month, in preparation for its move down the block to its new location in the Cider Gallery. Look for The Invisible Hand at the September Final Fridays.

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

Open Studios: 5:00-9:00pm Music: 9:00-?

Open Studios by resident artists: Michaela Carmen Jessica Dietrich Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Marie McKenzie Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Jeremy Rockwell Ryan Storck Angela Wright Aaron Youngstrom Felt Show Foxy by Proxy Whatever Forever Tapes

:::Music Performance curated by Whatever Forever::: OILS/ HAUNT ANANTA/ FORRESTER Sponsored by KJHK

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SEEDCO STUDIOS 826 Pennsylvania Lawrence, Kansas

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.KJHK.org www.freshproduceartcollective.com whatevertapes.bandcamp.com

THROUGH A GLASS PRODUCTIONS (720 E. 9th St. #1)

Starlight Screenings is a Final Fridays event where a collection of short films, created by local filmmakers, are screened outdoors, free for the public.

This month we are screening "Comin' In Hot", Written and Directed by the Burghart Brothers.

"Comin' In Hot", is an ongoing series about a renegade teenager, Leon T. Rex and his sidekick Shotgun, a talking car from the past. Together they are on the run from the sinister CEO of Flare Industries, Jonathan Flare.

The first episode features their encounter with Mr. Coffee, a hired assassin that will stop at nothing to kill Leon and retrieve Shotgun for Flair Industries. Run-time 15min.

The recently completed second episode features an experimental space gorilla returns to earth to seek revenge against the Flare Corporation that sent him to space years ago. Run-time 30min.

Following the screening will be a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Screening begins at sundown around 8:30pm with a repeat screening at 9:30pm. Through A Glass Productions 720 east 9th Street #1

Stop on by for a sneak peak, or bring a chair and enjoy the entire show.

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 marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

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

This month's Lawrence Art Party will have have it all - beautiful art, amazing classical music, poetry, refreshments, and a special event for KU students hosted by internationally acclaimed creativity expert and KU Distinguished Professor Barbara Alane Kerr. Dr. Kerr's work was recently featured in Scientific American magazine, and this month, she was given the Torrance award for her creativity research.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

SCHAUMBURG PHOTOGRAPHY/WHOBALOO (613 N. 2nd St.) www.schaumburgphotography.com www.whobaloo.com

Carnival Night

Come one; come all to the greatest show on earth! Schaumburg Photography & Whobaloo present Carnival Night! Carnival-inspired photography and art will be on display at the studio. Adults and kids will be entertained with fire spinning, balloon art and carnival games! Adult beverages and cold press coffee by Alchemy Coffee will be served.

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg fell in love with photography when she discovered her parents’ 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. After years of photographing various subjects she opened up a photography studio in North Lawrence. Today, her favorite subjects include, babies, high school seniors and pin-ups.

About Whobaloo: Whobaloo is the experience of homemade cards through technology. We give you the opportunity to start from scratch and build a card that you are proud to give to family and friends.

Your cards should get a "that's amazing" when people receive it so we've partnered with independent artists to provide art elements to use for any type of greeting or invitation that you want to send. So, find your perfect art element, add the perfect message and send a card or invitation that really means something.

At Whobaloo we believe that you were designed to create.

FINAL FRIDAYS IN WEST LAWRENCE

PRIVATE RESIDENCE OF MIKE McCAFFREY (1017 Rogers Pl.)

Local artist, Michael McCaffrey, will be exhibiting paintings in this private residence studio on the West Side. McCaffrey has his Masters of Art from Indiana.

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Final Friday Events, July 26th

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

Monika Laskowska. 2012-13 Artist-in-Residence Give & Take: A participatory display of objects that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give specific names to. This exhibition will feature new ceramic work created during Laskowska’s residency. Many of the pieces reflect on relationships formed during the past year in Kansas. In addition, visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to create works with clay in the gallery. This exhibit marks the exit of Laskowska as her yearlong residency is ending. Come see the exhibit & help send her off. Jack Collins New Work Kansas artist Jack Collins is currently displaying vibrant new paintings in the large gallery of the Lawrence Arts Center.  Collins addresses the challenge of making illusionistic space that can only exist on canvas.  This exhibit is 10 years in the making and is a must see.

Michael Krueger Canned Heat Michael Krueger’s exhibition of recent drawings of little note – watercolor, pencil, string, cut paper and glue – make up most of the diminutive works for Canned Heat.  Krueger is currently Associate Professor of Art at the University of Kansas.  He also exhibits his work internationally.  

Downtown Documentary

Zia Kelly, Julia Randolph, and Isabel Carttar with instructor Ann Dean

Photos by students from the class Downtown Documentary on exhibit in the lower lobby.

Photography by Isabel Carttar A student exhibit displaying work produced during private session instruction with Ann Dean in the photography studio.

Hairspray . Summer Youth Theater performance. This Tony award winning musical brings to life the world of early musical television shows with showstoppers ranging from 60s-style dance music to “downtown” rhythm and blues. Set in Baltimore at the dawn of civil rights movement, Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of American society in the 60s. Show time: 7:30pm Tickets: $7.50 student, $10.00 adult

VAN GO! MOBILE ARTS (715 New Jersey St.) BENCHMARK EVENT The Van Go building will have it's Benchmark event at 5 and be open through the evening for people to view the 21 new art benches.

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

Friday June 26th. 6:30-8:30pm Justin Kogl photography Jamie Rovenstine. Paintings And jewelry by Jessica Beeson

ESSENTIAL GOODS (15 E. 7th)

15 E. 7th Street | The Palladian Building | Downtown Lawrence located above Java Break, next to Astrokitty Comics and Blue Dot Salon

Opening Reception for JEANNETTE BRYANT :: ANOTHER GIRL Friday July 26 | 5 to 9 PM

Please join us for the opening reception for artist Jeannette Bryant for Final Fridays downtown on July 26th. Essential Goods will be participating with their next door neighbor Blue Dot Salon this month, and we will have live music by DJ On.It(Sean Foust).

:: Artist Bio ::

Our artist of of the month, Jeannette Ewbank-Bryant, is a life-long Kansan. She was born and raised in Hutchinson but while attending the University of Kansas fell completely in love with Lawrence. After teaching in Holton for three years, she returned to Lawrence and taught high school English and Journalism at Eudora High, retiring in 2010 following a three plus decade career in education.

While imparting knowledge to her students, Jeannette was also picking up serious computer skills of her own; upon retiring, she began honing those skills and using them in newly creative ways. Utilizing ephemera, decorative papers, glue, found items, glitter, googley eyes and various crafting tools, she began fashioning pins for family and friends. Her unique and witty work was discovered by others and she was encouraged to create items for retail sale.

Much of Jeannette's artwork is designed on the computer and then enhanced and transferred to mat board or wood. Her creations include jewelry, plaques, ornaments, and collages (She also designs party and wedding invitations, birth announcements, and stationary).

Aided by her apparently limitless imagination, one of Jeannette's favorite pastimes is photoshopping animal heads onto human bodies (because she can!). And why not? One might describe her work as whimsical or bizarre --your call.

Jeannette is a popular participant in Lawrence's annual Bizarre Bazaar; her work is also featured at Stitch On in Lawrence, Junque Drawer Boutique in Olathe, and Brandywine River Antiques Market in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Jeannette lives in Lawrence with her husband Joe and is very proud of her daughter Chelsea who is currently completing her internship in mortuary science.

619 MASSACHUSETTS PLAINS GALLERY

F.D. Brown is a self taught artist from Lawrence, Kansas who began his professional painting career in 1997.

He paints southwestern, Native American, western art and recently began a series called “High Contrast” that brings to life iconic images.

Mr. Brown is inspired by the rustic lifestyles of the cowboy, the proud heritage of the Native American and the beautiful colors of the southwest and now, the images of cinema and sport in dramatic color.

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

Works by Jilli Nel

My concept of art is that it should be unhindered expressions of the soul, allowing the viewer to explore and identify without prompting. From a very early age, living in Scotland and England and later in South Africa, I have felt the need to explore form, either abstract or eclectic and interpret what I feel, more than what I see, on canvas. Commissions allowed me to explore the forms of African fauna and flora, with emphasis on the Big Five; lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and the rhino. Despite the work being extremely satisfying, I felt myself drawn back to allowing my art to flow, unhindered by the restraints of form. My art stems from a need to explore my inner self and to translate my emotions, thoughts and experiences into visual abstracts, not mimicking nature, structure or architecture. It is the emotion behind a sight or a sound which lives on in our subconscious. This is my groundswell, my inspiration.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence's Final Fridays. Refreshments provided.

WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com

Second Annual Wonder Fair Print Invitational On view July 26 – August 26, 2012; opening reception July 26, 6-10pm at Wonder Fair Gallery 803 ½ Massachusetts St. (above the Burger Stand) Lawrence, KS 66044 Ph. (785) 856-3247 HOURS: M-F 12-6 | Sat. 10-7 | Sun 11-5

Hot off the press! This August, the Wonder Fair Gallery will feature work by twenty-three hot-blooded, inky-finger’d, muscly-armed American Printmakers in our second annual Print Invitational. Curated with solemn gravity by Mr. Michael Krueger (gentleman, scholar, and head of the KU department of printmaking), the Print Invitational is a manifestation of Wonder Fair's foundational purpose--to establish Lawrence as a preeminent center for creative print culture in the United States.

Exhibiting artists:

Diana Behl | Allison Bianco | Preston Bradley | Aaron S. Coleman | Jenny Harp | Logan Hill | Rachelle Hill | Tzvi Izaksonas | Rachel James | Phil Jasen | Jim Lee | Emmy Lingscheit | Ashton Ludden | Amanda Maciuba | Justin Marable | Adrienne Miller | Adam Palmer | Nathan Pietrykowski | Sally F. Piller | Ricky Ruiz | Angela Sprunger | Brooke Vertin

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

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

We have another great line-up for you for Final Friday, so join us for art, food, and music. Artists Phil Stivers, Amanda Goth, Angie Pickman, and Justin Bergin will be here. We will have food for you to try from Chutney's Indian Diner, and music will be provided by Lost and Found. Phil Stivers creates his art in northern San Diego County, California. He has worked with wood for over 20 years and is a graduate of the woodworking program at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. Phil’s degrees in woodworking include both cabinet and furniture making. His career with wood began with a custom woodworking and cabinetmaking business in 1994. After a brief pause in shop time in 2008, Phil began turning “in earnest” following a new passion in wood. His work has progressed to amazing and continues to wow viewers and patrons alike. Growing up in rural North Central Kansas, Amanda Goth’s attraction to the texture and movement of the migrating monarch, prairie grass, and falling leaves has held strong as her greatest inspiration. With many years of experience in dance as well as art, Amanda has channeled her rhythms through many forms of tactile media: pen and ink, textile, costuming, and sculpture. In both art and dance her approach is process based, taking each moment, filling it with intention, and discovering the rhythm. Angie Pickman was born in Atchison, Kansas, and currently lives and works as a full-time cut paper artist in Lawrence, Kansas, often operating under the moniker, ‘Rural Pearl.’ Angie began cutting paper in 2003 after seeing “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”—a cut paper stop-motion/silhouette animation from 1926 by Lotte Reiniger. Angie had always wanted to be “an artist”—she knew from a very young age that it was her life’s calling—but it took her a long time to figure out in which medium this would manifest itself. Justin Bergin was born in Lawrence, KS and received his BFA from the University of Kansas in 2012 in sculpture. His paintings exist as personal tableaux and biographical portraiture, the facts intentionally obscured to the point of abstract design. They exist as memento mori, reminders of a past that is always disappearing into unreliable memory, and a future that promises to descend into that same hole of misremembering. Lost and Found originates from the outskirts of Lawrence, near Perry, Kansas. They began playing together in high school for fun in the fall of 2011 with only a few ukuleles and a guitar and later began writing their own music more seriously as well as doing some home recording. Members include Annie Mehl, Bridger Falkenstien, and Addison Jones. Chutney's Indian Diner in downtown Lawrence will be at Phoenix Gallery serving samples of tandoori chicken bites and spinach pakoras.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Finding the Light, Finding the Way/ and other landscape studies by Caroline Handwork Born in Indiana, relocated to Florida, and now a resident of Kansas Caroline finds inspiration in the landscapes of wherever she is. She has been working with oils and watercolors for 17 years and has studied painting at the University of Kansas. Caroline is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, Oil Painters of America, and American Women Artists. Her paintings hang in private and in corporate collections. Her ‘October Leaves’ series was recently featured in the 34th Annual Mini-Works Exhibition at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Alabama.
Caroline’s work focuses on the natural environment, landscapes, and botanical studies. Currently she is exploring the connection between humans and nature via her paintings. ‘Finding the Light, Finding the Way’ deals with the ideas of light and discovery in the natural world and in our lives. The contrasts of light and dark are purposeful in these painting. The compositions and brush work are subtly engaging as she invites the viewer to become a part of the landscapes.

Stephanie A. Barrows musician, singer-songwriter, composer "Stephanie Ann Barrows is a poet, musician and singer-songwriter with over thirty years combined experience in the creative arts. As a longtime meditator and student of mind-and-body practices, she infuses her artistry with a desire to illuminate, uplift and inspire others to tap into their deepest selves in service. Ongoing writing projects include: Elementals (poetry collection), Dreaming in the Forest (narrative poetry and spoken word collection), Soulsongs (compilation of traditional mantras with original hymns, affirmations and mantras for soloists and small ensembles), and an untitled collection of short stories and essays.

Instrumental music projects for 2014 include: a collection of fifty short flute pieces for flute(s) and small ensembles, some of which will accompany recorded selections from Elementals and Dreaming in the Forest. Finally, Stephanie hopes to publish some of her illustrated songs and narrative poems in a children's collection (CD + book).

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Photographs by Trina Baker opening reception Final Friday 6 until 9 pm

DO'S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

Kaylyn Munro Drawings, Prints and Oil Paintings

Final Fridays Reception: 6 until 8 pm

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

July 26, 5-9 pm 6:00 performances by Richard's Rock Band groups 7:30 performance by Danny Pound, Brad Allen, and Matt Mozier Come celebrate the grand Percolation that continues to bubble up in Lawrence and help us keep brewing. Donate to the Perc and receive prints by Lawrence artists, exclusive Percolator t-shirts, delicious baked goods, and more!

On display for Final Friday: What's This About Color? Hand-dyed fabrics through August 11

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

"Essence of Summer", Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Linda Baranski, Laurie Culling Opens July 26 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.

Show runs through August, 2013 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. Linda Baranski is a mosaic artist, painter and printmaker living in Northeast Kansas. She creates mosaics using Italian vitreous glass tile (smalti), stained glass and found objects. Her paintings, monoprints and mosaics range from Realism to Abstract Expressionism and use oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. After studying mosaic restoration in Ravenna, Italy, the direction of her mosaic work took on an iconic quality. In 2002 Linda co-founded the Library Friends of Art at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library to support the library's Sabatini Gallery. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, Kansas for many years. Linda received Lawrence’s prestigious 2009 Phoenix Award as Arts Administrator. She served as president of the Lawrence Art Guild for three and a half years and for four years as Gallery Director of the 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence.

Laurie Culling is a visual artist and an 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.

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.) www.thegranada.com

THE ALLSTARS TOUR WITH EVERY TIME I DIE Doors at 2:00 pm

Supporting Bands: Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Volumes, Capture the Crown, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, For All Those Sleeping, Dayshell & Ice Nine Kills

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

Art Exhibitions and Entertainment every month on Final Fridays

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org

QR1863 Preview Party at the Watkins Museum

The Watkins Museum of History invites the public to a special preview of #QR1863, the Quantrill’s Raid community Twitter project. The museum will be open and celebrating the project during Final Friday, July 26 from 6-8 PM. Attendees will learn how to participate in—or simply how to follow along—the “live-tweeted” event scheduled for the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Wednesday, August 21. Visit the Watkins during Final Friday for live music and refreshments, and meet some of the re-enactors who are helping make the Twitter project come alive.

Bringing together local actors, historical re-enactors and community members, the community Twitter project will have participants adopting the personas of those involved in the raid and tweeting as though the events were happening in real time. Anyone can follow along through the hashtag #QR1863 or through a Twitter feed on the 1863Lawrence.com website.

Just one of the many events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the raid, the community Twitter project began in June and will run throughout August. The bulk of the action will occur in the early morning hours of Aug. 21, the day 150 years earlier that William Quantrill and 400 of his men rode into Lawrence, murdering and burning as they went.

By sharing the story with the wide and diverse audience that makes up Twitter, the goal of the project is to pique interest in Lawrence’s history and to create a narrative that can be used in educational settings…and also to see #QR1863 trending worldwide by the end of day on August 21.

The community project is a collaboration among Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Watkins Community Museum, the Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence Arts Center, 1863 Commemorate Lawrence and the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information on the Final Friday event, contact the Watkins Museum of History at 785-841-4109. To learn more about #QR1863, visit www.1863lawrence.com.

HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

opening reception from 6 until 9 pm Beneath the Surface Marie McKenzie On any given day we might walk by a manhole once, twice or perhaps too many times to count. Ubiquitous as a sewar is, we hardly give any consideration to the existence of another realm beneath our feet. While we continue on our paths and go through the motions of our day-to-day lives, we sometimes forget to simply look up or down. This series of work is about uncovering the forgotten and unnoticed world around us. Through repurposing found wood by sanding down and then polishing the suface with multiple layers of paint, I work to destroy and then to rebuild. I manipulate the surface to in order to push the subject matter into a new direction, raising issues about the impact humans have beneath the surface. My tactile environment aims to present a quality of uncertainty mixed with opportunity, hopefully exciting the viewer into pulling the lever and revealing another world; a creative passageway that they can explore and get lost within. Biography: Marie McKenzie, who recieved her BFA in painting from the University of Kansas, is a mutlidisciplinary artist living and working in Lawrence, Kansas. Her sculptures contravene the viewer’s perception of the real and the imaginary. Her hybrid style of painting and sculpture impels onlookers to inspect the artist’s work further. Contact the artist at mariemckenzie27@gmail.com and visit her website www.mariemckenzie.com to see her works of art.

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.)

Tim Forcade and Majo, Final Friday, Reception, July 26, 2013

Cider Gallery Fine Art is proud to announce a reception for the work of artists Tim Forcade and Majo, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm on July 26, 2013, at 810 Pennsylvania Street.

Tim Forcade, Lawrence, Kansas, has cultivated a higher understanding of light and form during the course of his 40 years of experience admiring, manipulating and capturing it. These large-scale photographic works were created without a preconceived outcome in mind. The process, like jazz improvisation, allows the infinite variability of reflection and refraction to coalesce into striking, unprecedented compositions. Majo, Barranquilla, Colombia, draws inspiration from both the beauty and chaos of her country, relying on her work to do the storytelling. Layered within each piece are personal experiences with surviving pre-Columbian tribes, their weaving, pottery, and "orfebreria" (precious metal work). New works pay homage to Carnaval de Barranquilla. For Majo, the paintings are a discovery of the best in nature and humanity, and the most important layer is the reaction of the viewer, which Majo refers to as "the last brushstroke." Both of these artists are featured in collections throughout the world.

Also at Cider Gallery on Final Friday:

Chef TK Peterson and co-owner Philip Wilson will be giving Lawrence a preview of what's to come at Merchants Pub & Plate Friday, July 26th, at the Cider Gallery. Featuring items off their new menu, the duo will be sampling their take on fresh, local food to all who join them.

Contact art@cidergallery.com or visit cidergallery.comfor more information. Gallery hours 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Friday and by appointment or chance.

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (846 Pennsylvania St.) www.invisiblehandgallery.com

Beth Kleene Ξ Artifice Destiny Opens Final Friday July 26th 5-9pm The Invisible Hand Gallery 846 Pennsylvania Street www.invisiblehandgallery.com

The surreal paintings of Elizabeth Kleene are dedicated to the exploration of magic, constructed information, simulations, and the perception of the world through the human mind. With these concepts in mind, Kleene presents a new exhibition of paintings, Artifice Destiny, at The Invisible Hand Gallery.

Kleene’s paintings challenge the viewer’s visual understanding and defy that which can be observed in the world around us. She develops impressive textural landscapes layered with optical illusions, creating unreal realities in her works.

Kleene began her career as a representational artist. As she developed her approach to painting, Kleene became increasingly interested in the introduction of unrecognizable elements into recognizable images. The artist compares her process to the archaic practice of alchemy or wizardry, and is excited by the almost spontaneous creation of something that was not previously there.

To create her paintings, Kleene layers oil, acrylic and even spray paint, leading to the sculptural depth of her work and obscuring that which may have once been decipherable to the viewer. In addition to the physical depth Kleene creates in her paintings, the artist cultivates visual complexity by referencing digital culture and the reflective surface of mirrors, as well as inserting objects such as trinkets throughout her paintings. She often deletes and alters the visual information given by her painting, layering not only the material within her work, but the concepts as well.

“Much of my work involves perception and how we create meaning,” Kleene says. Through texture and color, I can form relationships and talk about ideas using one element to say something about the other.

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

:::FINAL FRIDAYS:::OPEN STUDIOS:::AFTER HOURS- E100 / Brother Gruesome (OKC)

Final Friday, July 26th Open Studios: 6:00-9:00pm Music: 9:00-?

Open Studios by resident artists: Michaela Carmen Jessica Dietrich Paul Flinders Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Marie McKenzie Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Jeremy Rockwell Angela Wright Foxy by Proxy Whatever Forever Tapes

:::Music Performance::: "E100 Live," a film by Luke Bender. -a live show filmed and edited by Luke Bender will be projected on the front of the Seedco Studios building from 9pm to 10pm. It will be free to the public. It will be followed by a live show in the Seedco Studios basement with E100 from Lawrence and Brother Gruesome from Oklahoma City at 10:15. The live show will have a $3 cover charge


SEEDCO STUDIOS 826 Pennsylvania Lawrence, Kansas

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

THROUGH A GLASS PRODUCTIONS (720 E. 9th St. #1)

Wild West Film Fest

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 marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

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

Lawrence Creates, the Center for Innovation, is now open! In partnership with the Lawrence Art Guild, we are moving the Final Friday Lawrence Art Party to our new location, at 9th and New Jersey, in the Warehouse Arts District!

Mark your calendar for a Final Friday Lawrence Art Party, with 20+ artists, ice-cold refreshments, food, music by The Silos, and much more! Singer-songwriter Tasha Haas built The Silos as an alt country-folk ensemble, emphasizing melody, vocal harmony, and a story-song style. Her side-kicks provide vocals/flute/harmonica (Debbie Goldberg), electric guitar/vocals (Iain Ellis), and percussion (Mick Palmer). The mission of the Lawrence Creates Makerspace is to empower community residents to learn new skills, develop products and businesses, create art, and build their future. Lawrence Creates leverages the amazing creativity of Lawrence and Douglas County to help ourselves and our neighbors achieve our dreams and improve our lives.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

SCHAUMBURG PHOTOGRAPHY/WHOBALOO (613 N. 2nd St.)

Steampunk & Robots 7/26/13, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Please join us for a night of Steampunk & Robots featuring Schaumburg Photography & Whobaloo artist Amy Corn Friday, July 26th from 5pm - 9pm at 613 N. 2nd Street in North Lawrence. Grab a cup of Au Marché coffee, a little dessert and enjoy the evening! It's guaranteed to be a fantastic night full of fantasy!

www.schaumburgphotography.com www.whobaloo.com

About the Artist, Amy Corn: Some kids dream of being astronauts or pro athletes when they grow up, but Amy Corn aspired to more than space suits and signing bonuses. Amy started selling her art at a very young age by using her red wagon to go to the neighbors. Her first grade teacher created a certificate that crowned her "Amy the Artist" and her destiny was set. Many years and many finger paintings later, she is known for her whimsical sketches of robots, swashbucklers and otherworldly creatures—some of the favorites are featured at Whobaloo.com. "With my art I like to tell a story, imagining the character as I create. There’s an inner dialogue that goes along with the robots, creatures, and little people I love to draw and paint. Who are they? What kind of food do they eat? What kind of voice do they have? Are they nice? Are they mischievous? For me, the most important part of making art is telling a story.

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg owns Schaumburg Photography, a charming portrait studio in North Lawrence. She first fell in love with photography when she discovered her mother’s 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. Although she has become well known in Lawrence as “the children’s photographer”, she enjoys photographing other subjects such as newborns, high school seniors and families. Recently she has pursued her passion for Steampunk, a sub-genre of science fiction where the Victorian era and Industrial Revolution meet and spiral into a whimsical futuristic fantasy. She has pulled together vintage props and hand painted ray guns to create beautiful images that tempt the imagination.

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June 28th Final Friday Events for the Whole Family

FINAL FRIDAY, June 28th, 2013 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 CornerBank

Jack Collins New work. Jack will display vibrant new paintings in the Large Gallery. The paintings in this exhibit represent a further exploration of an idea he began pursuing ten years ago- the idea that painted areas and objects on the canvas are in process of both forming or dissolving, entering or exiting the two dimensional plane of the painting.

Monika Laskowska. 2012-13 Artist in Residence Give & Take This exhibition will feature new ceramic work created during Laskowska’s residency. Many of the pieces reflect on relationships formed during the past year in Kansas. In addition, visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to create works with clay in the gallery.

String Theory 13. Facilitated by Margaret Rose and Diana Dunkley, String Theory 13 is a collaborative installation that invites diverse and community-wide participation in the creation, engagement and experience of this artwork. String Theory 13 is created by over 70 local artists and community groups and will be installed in the front-window gallery of the Lawrence Arts Center. Participants have created ‘strings’ using the broad theme of String Theory to inspire creation and collaboration

“Strings and Things – Guesswork!” will be performed by Ric Averill at the closing reception for String Theory 13 at 7 pm. This is an audience participation performance with prizes going to the winning guessers! Ric will play several musical instruments, and the person who guesses closest to the number of strings played during the performance will receive 2 complimentary tickets to their choice of Sweeney Todd or A Kansas Nutcracker. If someone guesses the EXACT number of strings played, they will receive the above 2 tickets PLUS one free class registration (weekly classes or workshops in adult or art education at the Lawrence Arts Center – semester long dance program excluded).. A book by Sandy Craig McKenzie, “Trysting Hero,” is also available for purchase. See brochure for details. The Quilt Makers Gift, from the book by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail De Marcken choreographed by Paige Comparato, Cynthia Crews and Shannon Picket performances at 2 pm & 7 pm. Tickets $5 An extraordinary tale of a humble quilt maker who teaches a selfish king about the value of generosity retold through dance. A heartwarming journey about how giving can change the heart. A School of Dance youth performance for dancers in kindergarten through high school.

Ice Cream Social from 5-7pm or whenever the ice cream from Sylas & Maddies runs out. $5 will get you a handmade ceramic bowl and a serving of your choice of sweet cream, Rock Chocolate Jayhawk, or Golddust. A big thank you to Sylas & Maddies and all the ceramic bowl makers and helpers!

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com

Visit the Lawrence Public Library in its new temporary location at 7th and New Hampshire!

BE MOVED STUDIO (2 E. 7th )

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

ESSENTIAL GOODS (15 E. 7th)

15 E. 7th Street | The Palladian Building | Downtown Lawrence located above Java Break, next to Astrokitty Comics and Blue Dot Salon

Opening Receptions for KELLY KEARNS :: WISHBONES LARISSA WILSON :: BUTTERNUTSQUASH Friday June 28 | 5 to 9 PM

Please join us Friday, June 28th for Final Fridays at Essential Goods for the opening receptions for Kelly Kearns and Larissa Wilson. We will have live music by DJ On.It (Sean Foust).

Artist Bios

KELLY KEARNS Kelly Kearns is an artist with an emphasis in printmaking, an aspiring herbalist, a rock collector and lover of nature. She got her BFA in printmaking from KU in 2009, and she lives in Lawrence. She explores nature in her artwork with color, shape and detail, always thinking of the macro vs. micro tricks the great outdoors can play on you.

LARISSA WILSON Larissa Wilson has been creating under the name Butternutsquash for the past 6 years. Designed around the principle "Use what you have", Butternutsquash is mixed media collages and jewelry made from recycled materials, vintage nostalgia, and Midwestern love in Larissa's Lawrence, Kansas home. She is a frequent contributor to LOLA and exhibits at many local and regional art fairs.

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (9th and New Jersey)

Lawrence Creates, the Center for Innovation, is now open! In partnership with the Lawrence Art Guild, we are moving the Final Friday Lawrence Art Party to our new location, at 9th and New Jersey, in the Warehouse Arts District!

619 MASSACHUSETTS PLAINS GALLERY

Closed for June Final Friday, Opening during July Final Friday

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

Works by Jen Unekis

About Jen:

Jen Unekis was born in Los Angeles, California in 1964. She lived in a classic Southern California home with a pool, play house, citrus trees and a built in trampoline in the back yard. At the age of 4 her father decided to return to his roots in Kansas and she moved to a 100 year-old farm house that had sat vacant for 5 years and had been a wonderful home to the local wildlife.  Since the farm was in extreme need of repair, for the next 10 years of her life her home was a constantly changing environment. Horse hair plaster & lathe walls, exposed stairs and half finished projects were the style of decorating in her new home. And plastic sheeting became a favorite material for just about everything, including doors, windows, and walls to keep out the drafts. Even tablecloths were made out of it. Life had changed from one of comfort to that of a struggling farm family. But the lack of life's creature comforts is probably what sparked Jen's creative spirit. Her world was 40 acres of land to explore, full of odd objects to cherish. A graveyard of old farm machinery was one of her favorite spots. After leaving the farm and moving to many locations (and attending three different high schools in three years) she landed back in Kansas, moved to Lawrence and enrolled in KU. After studying Art and Design with an emphasis in ceramics she began creating primarily works in clay. That changed to multi-media work in 1988. Today she lives in a little yellow bungalow near the river with her daughter Adeline and husband David, where she has a business that provides decorative interior painting and faux finishes along with an art studio. Her recent work has become a study of color and texture working primarily in venetian plaster and acrylic paints. Jen's work has won placement awards in the Kansas Visions show, the LOYO show and the Lawrence Art Guild's Art in the Park. Actually, only this much is truly known: the uglier the dog, the more Jennifer likes it. The rest is mere conjecture, but that won't stop it from being printed. Also, by an amazing coincidence, she was born on her birthday. She is considered very talented by her husband, who knows what's good for him.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence's Final Fridays. Refreshments provided.

WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com

HOTT SHEETS II: HOTTER SHEETS! At Wonder Fair Gallery 803 ½ Massachusetts St. (above the Burger Stand) Lawrence, KS 66044 Ph. (785) 856-3247 HOURS: M-F 12-6 | Sat. 10-7 | Sun 11-5

This Final Friday, Wonder Fair brings back an old favorite from our early years, Hott Sheets II: Hotter Sheets! Part group drawing exhibition, part economics experiment, and part art market critique, Hott Sheets features fifty new works of art on paper prepared by artists from Lawrence and beyond. Of equal import in the exhibition are the confounding yellow worksheets displayed prominently alongside each work. Their purpose? In advance of the exhibition, each artist’s “Hott Sheet” was subjected to a rigorous and absurd price-determination process—a process that attempts to replicate, then subvert and implicate the dubious motivations that determine value in the highest reaches of International Fine Art Market. The resulting “value assessment methodology form” allows viewers to ponder both the physical work and its objective value side-by-side; and perhaps to consider whether they agree with the result. A cool show and a hot topic, Hott Sheets will be warming our gallery through July 21st.

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

Art! Music!

FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

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

This month for Final Friday we will feature local artists Toni Brou and Bob Gent, and Marie McKenzie, also of Lawrence, will be in the Vermont St. entrance. The Phoenix Gallery is offering a very special treat for this Final Friday. We will have food by T.K. Peterson, the chef/owner of the new restaurant opening in the Tellers location, and there will be music by Lost and Found. Toni Brou ("Brew") settled in Lawrence after completing a BFA in Design and Illustration at KU. She adopted the mantra, "the sun always rises" and began crafting her beautiful, whimsical folk art sun assemblages. Her mixed media suns are broadcast regularly on CBS Sunday Morning. Toni's incorporation of found objects in her work (hubcaps are a favorite) is a nod to her late father who so fostered her creative pursuits. There is a story and a positive message behind every piece of art she produces, and she has dedicated certain motifs to benefit particular non-profit agencies. After earning his BFA in Graphic Design and spending many years working for other artists, Bob Gent designed and built his own studio. His style employs tightly controlled, bright colors, simple shapes, and a playful design sense. His work reaches completion in being a part of people’s lives, taking that conversation into their living spaces and bringing aesthetic pleasure from the utilization of everyday objects. Marie McKenzie is a graduate of the KU Fine Arts program. Her range of work encompasses painting, sculpture, and design. The artist’s sculptures contravene the viewer’s perception of the real and the imaginary. Her hybrid style of painting and sculpture pushes the material aspect into further inspection. We have a special treat for you: we will have food to sample from T.K. Peterson, chef/owner of the new restaurant set to open soon in the former Tellers location. This will be a chance to get a preview of the offerings from this well-known chef and be first to try samples of the new menu. Lost and Found originates from the outskirts of Lawrence, near Perry, Kansas. They began playing together in high school for fun in the fall of 2011, just with a few ukuleles and a guitar and later began writing their own music more seriously and doing some home recording.“All we've ever wanted to do is play music and be heard because that's what makes it fun.” Members include Annie Mehl, Bridger Falkenstien, and Addison Jones.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Art Quilts by Marge Banks My original designs are based upon Seminole patchwork strips. However, they are assembled in non-traditional ways with non-traditional batik fabrics. My painting background has prompted me to "paint with fabric" to make both wall hangings and table pieces. They vary in size between 12" squares to 4' x 6'.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Ink Drawings by Mitch Meseke opening reception Final Friday 6 until 9 pm

Mitch Meseke is a freelance artist, recently relocated to Lawrence from Berkeley, California. Mitch received his Bachelor of Arts in Denver, Colorado and then lived for six years in New York, working in a wine shop and for several design firms including Transistor Studios, Eyeball NYC, Life Long Friendship Society and the Daily. He spent a year in Berkeley doing freelance artwork. His exhibitions include The Pyramid Gallery in Williamsburg, The Wheelbarrow Gallery in Denver and Fokl in Kansas City.

More of Mitch's work can be viewed at www.mitchmeseke.com

THE SUMMIT (901 New Hampshire St.)

Point B Dance and the AIM Dance Company

The AIM Dance Company, resident contemporary dance company of Point B Dance in Lawrence, KS, blends the excitement of commercial dance with the essence of concert dance to create entertaining and thought-provoking performances. At Final Fridays, the AIM Dance Company will perform several mini-shows featuring pieces from past as well as upcoming shows. A 10 minute excerpt in hip hop, jazz and contemporary dance will be performed on the half hours during Final Fridays beginning at 6:00pm, 6:30pm and again at 7:00pm. The company members will be on hand to answer questions concerning Point B Dance as well as the AIM Dance Company.

DO'S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

openings on Final Fridays from 6 until 8 pm Gallery curated by local painter, Marty Olson

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

Closing Reception for “Nesting”

What does it mean to live in a nest, a home or interior? Where is the nest, the best air conditioned place on a hot summer day? Is it your pile of pillows around a TV, or a mythological place? Is it empty?

Come to Percolator and see how Lawrence artists have answered these questions. This show is a collaboration between the Percolator, Tenants to Homeowners, and Eastside Village Lawrence.

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

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.

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.) www.thegranada.com

Yeasayer pre-party in the parking lot to the south of the Granada

Bands and Live Painting

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

Art Exhibitions and Entertainment every month on Final Fridays

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org

Patriotism and Politics with the Watkins Museum and the Dole Institute on Final Friday

The paraphernalia created for political campaigns is at the center of a new temporary exhibit at the Watkins Museum, opening during the June Final Friday gallery walk. “Democracy on Display: 100 Years of Political Advertising” shares some of the Watkins’ collection of political buttons, yard signs and clothes that were created to support campaigns in and around Douglas County. Campaigns for politicians ranging from William McKinley to Alf Landon to Kathleen Sebelius created some of the items being displayed at the Watkins Museum.

The exhibit will be celebrated with a grand opening on Friday, June 28 from 6-8 PM. Staff from the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics will lead a special activity for visitors, and discuss Senator Dole’s contributions to politics in Kansas.

For more information on the Final Friday event, contact the Watkins Museum at 785-841-4109, or visit the museum online at watkinsmuseum.org. The Watkins Museum is located at 1047 Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence.

HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

Final Fridays Opening: June 28th, 6-9pm Pocket Trade Party: Tuesday, July 23rd, 7 pm, at Henry's Upstairs, welcome to the public, come meet the artists, or just enjoy a cocktail!!

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As summer approaches there is a buzz of creativity and collaboration in the air.

For the Month of July, Henry's Coffee Shop will showcase twenty-five local artists that have been asked to create, one- 5" x 5" piece of artwork or smaller -thus- pocket sized. No theme, no holding back, just a demonstration of what each artist does best. At the end of July, the artists will gather at Henry's Upstairs and a spontaneous trade will take place allowing each artist to walk a way with a new piece of the show. Supporting each other as Lawrence continues to grow in its arts culture, is a key factor in keeping collaboration, conversation, and comraderie alive.

Artists Include: Jason Barr, Andrew Burkitt, Michaela Carmen, Benedict Demmer, Franklin Fantini, Alycia Futrelle, Jesse Gray, Andrew Jilka, Erok Johanssen, Leslie Kay, Kelly Kearns, Alicia Kelly, Michael Krueger, Kate Larson, Adam Lott, Aaron Marable, Jasmine Mccaffrey, Marie Mckenzie, Jeromy Morris, Yoonmi Nam, Solace Naeymi, Clinton Ricketts, Jeremy Rockwell, Jessica Rold, and Samantha Wardy.

KRISTIN MORLAND OPEN STUDIO (737 Connecticut St.)

At 737 Connecticut Street artist Kristin Morland shares a new collection of work inspired by her own experience in here in Lawrence Kansas,USA. Using the American flag as a jumping off point, Kristin unravels the stars and bars, to communicate something new. Drawing on themes of local pride, observed social perceptions, and abstracted reveries within a rectangle. It's a belated flag day celebration!

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

901 PENN GALLERY (9th and Pennsylvania St.)

Retta H. Backus Lauretta Hendricks Backus Jennifer Doors Dilesh Fernando Marilyn Horsch Kim Brook

313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th) This Final Friday, 313 Studios will feature paintings by Melissa Spurlock Firminger and short films by Nick Kral in the courtyard followed by a bonfire where John Hachmeister and Marshall Maude will give a short presentation highlighting their recent adventures and work in China.

WATERSHED 28 June 2013, 8PM Start 313 East 8th Street, Studio C Lawrence, Kansas 66049

Join Melissa Spurlock as she opens her studio for the first time to present “WATERSHED”, her most recent work. Melissa will be giving away one painting during the event, with details to be announced via Melissa Spurlock Studios Facebook page on 6/26 at 3pm. Twenty five percent of profits from this event will go to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Center to benefit cancer patient’s immediate needs (financial assistance for copays, rides to and from the hospital for treatment, meals, etc.). 313 Studios will be providing a bonfire, outdoor films and presentations, and there will be Free State Beer, while it lasts!

Melissa’s paintings are a bold and evocative, and her current work depicts color and form in an emotional state of pattern, revolution and evolution. Movement and counter-movement provide tension as she captures instances from minute shifts to pure awakenings. Melissa's work all presents with a quality of uncertainty and a weightlessness, echoing universal truths of change, while retaining a distinct sense of optimism and hope that transformation bestows.

Melissa Spurlock’s abstract paintings are created with intense layers of color, textured form and gestural compositions. She studied painting and design at the University of Kansas right before the dot com boom. Seduced by the blossoming world of technology, Melissa ultimately graduated with a B.S. in Business from Baker University and pursued a career in IT. She dabbled in design to satisfy her creative side, but painting always remained her true love. Along with bold color, Melissa’s design vocabulary informs her painting style, creating a unique, contemporary aesthetic.

Born in Billings, Montana, she has lived everywhere from Los Angeles, California to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas.

CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)

Cider Gallery Fine Art is pleased to host a Final Fridays Reception for the work of artists Jeremy Rockwell and Mark Westervelt, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm on June 28th, 2013, at 810 Pennsylvania Street.

Jeremy Rockwell is self taught and draws inspiration from both the figurative and abstract. His work completes a conversation between classical technique and modern technology. By manipulating cast off computer parts and construction materials, Rockwell's work finds a dynamic agreement between elements otherwise at odds.

Mark Westervelt's choice of medium is also inventive. Using byproducts like paint chips and acrylic paint "skins," he recognizes random beauty, forming would-be trash into abstract figures on paper and wood panel. The result alludes to the underlying currents of knowing, spontaneity and intuition.

For more information, contact art@cidergallery.com or visit cidergallery.com Cider Gallery Fine Art hours: 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Friday and by appointment or chance.

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (846 Pennsylvania St.) www.invisiblehandgallery.com

Amjad Faur ~ Future Ruins Opens Final Friday June 28th 5-9pm The invisible Hand Gallery 846 Pennsylvania www.invisiblehandgallery.com

From his very first roll of film, Olympia, Wash., photographer Amjad Faur has been interested in ideas of distorted perception. Through years of exploring the technical limitations of his medium, shooting to large format film without the use of post processing or digital editing, Faur has developed his artform to create images that challenge the idea of the photograph as an empirical record of reality.

It’s this visual mastery that will be on display when Faur presents a selection of his photographs in a new exhibition, Future Ruins, at The Invisible Hand Gallery.

Future Ruins brings together photographs from multiple bodies of work, shot over the course of the last few years. While the images stand on their own visually, their conceptual and thematic richness makes for a multi-faceted view into the artist’s primary interests. Faur uses his artwork as way to explore his relationship to European art, his relationship to photography and his relationship to the Middle East.

Visually, Faur takes cues from European art history, particularly the Mannerist and Early Renaissance periods, where he sees a common thread to his own work.

“There’s a mechanical limitation to photography that I’m most interested in,” Faur says. “And this is important when I think about something like the struggles with the development of perception for someone like Giotto, who was an Early Renaissance painter. Single point perspective had not been developed for European painters at that time.”

Also intrinsic to Faur’s creative voice is his use of 8-by-10 inch black and white film. The nuanced range of grayscale the film achieves allows him to reduce the amount of information given by the photograph, which degrades its use as documentation. The film’s subtle variation also aids in obscuring boundaries between objects.

“It’s about creating a closeness, binding objects and spaces together through this incredibly delicate tonal relationship between grays,” Faur says.

This is a particularly useful tool when taking into account Faur’s primary subject matter: the modern history of the Middle East, and the way it is visually interpreted in other cultures. Faur, whose father is from the Jordan Valley, uses these ideas of perspective, manipulation and gray area to make observations on the state of the Middle East after World War I. “You have artificial space,” Faur says. “You have artificial borders and artificial boundaries, and those things can be moved around at the will of various wills and various powers.”

Future Ruins opens at The Invisible Hand Gallery on June 28. (Sean Rosner)

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

:::::SEEDCO STUDIOS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY::::: JUNE 28th FINAL FRIDAYS OPEN STUDIOS: 6:00-9:00PM MUSIC: 9:30PM-?

Open Studios by Resident Artists:

Michaela Carmen Jessica Dietrich Paul Flinders Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Jeromy Morris Jeremy Rockwell Dani Ramirez Angela Wright Foxy by Proxy Red Light Photography Whatever Forever Tapes

(Drinks and snacks will be available for donation.)

:::::Music Performance::::: LOVERS (PORTLAND, OR) BLOODBIRDS (KANSAS CITY, MO) GRENADINA (LAWRENCE FUCKING KANSAS)

Starting at 9:00 we'll be asking for a $5-10 DOOR DONATION TO HELP W/ GAS $

This is gonna be one of those insanely special moments. One of those live shows in a warehouse w/ dancing into the night w/ everyone grinning from ear to ear about their collective elation. I promise. You may fall in love.

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Loud and proud, Portland, OR based Lovers is a band of emotional intensity and complexity. Their new album Dark Light begins with singer Carolyn Berk’s confession, “every time the music starts, I can feel my aching, shaking heart,” and from there, Lovers embark on a spiritual journey of inspired three-part harmonies, deep introspection, and next-wave humor.

Since 2001 songwriter Carolyn Berk has established her unique voice as Lovers with four acclaimed, haunted and heart-broken previous albums. Lovers (celebrated lyricist Berk, synth-programmer and performance artist Kerby Ferris, and sequencer and percussionist Emily Kingan) craft an intimate portrait of female friendship, sexuality, and evolution as an infinite process.

Says Berk about Lovers presently: “We are like sisters. We are sisters.”

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 marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

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Kick off the summer with Final Fridays!

FINAL FRIDAY, May 31st , 2013 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 CornerBank

Art Tougeau, Art Car Parade Street Party. 5 to 9pm

It’s time once again for the annual Art Tougeau Art Car Parade festivities. Join the kick off festivities Friday, May 31 5-9pm on the 900 block of New Hampshire St. New Hampshire Street will be closed to car traffic between the 900 and 1000 blocks from 2PM until 10PM for the event. Parking access will still be available in the parking garage.

Several art cars and crazy rides will be on display. We’ll also have skateboarding demonstrations.

Children will have the opportunity to race cars dipped in paint down a ramp, and paint, decorate and bling-up fifty cardboard cars. Lawrence’s Chalk Board Cadillac will be there too! All are encouraged to participate in the Art Tougeau parade June 1st.

And if that’s not enough Biemers BBQ, Free State Brewing Company, Sylas and Maddy's Ice Cream will all be here for the street party.

Last but not least, a stellar line-up of live music on the street. The Hips Olassa Kansas City Bear Fighters

IN THE GALLERIES: NEWEST WORKS BY Lawrence Arts Center 2012-13 printmaking artist-in-residence PATRICK VINCENT will be on display through June 22. Created during his yearlong residency, carvings and books in the exhibition are the result of a project specific to his residency with the Arts Center.

Facilitated by MARGARET ROSE and DIANA DUNKLEY, STRING THEORY 13 is a collaborative installation that invites diverse and community-wide participation in the creation, engagement and experience of this artwork. At the Final Fridays reception Steven Ramberg will perform at 6:30 pm. Between 7 and 8 pm Paul Veerkamp will demonstrate his interactive String Theory 13 contribution, "Ballmaton." Paul will perform several brief, 1-2 minute demonstrations over the course of an hour that will appeal to all age groups.

CARLTON BRADFORD is exhibiting his newest sculptures this spring. Bradford's work is compelled by recognizable imagery (musical instruments, tools, furniture, & other objects). Carlton Bradford is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the 3D and Extended Media Division in the School of Art at the University of Arizona.

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com

Visit the Lawrence Public Library in its new temporary location at 7th and New Hampshire!

BE MOVED STUDIO (2 E. 7th )

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

Blue Dot salon presents: Jaime Hubert-Rovenstine color inspired abstract paintings http://www.jaimerovenstine.com/ Justin Kogl. Life affected photography

Friday May 31st- The Blue dot salon Palladium building 15 E. 7th. St 6:30-8:30pm

ESSENTIAL GOODS (15 E. 7th)

next to Astrokitty Comics and Blue Dot Salon Opening Reception for Matt Woodard :: Original Works :: 5 to 9 pm

Please join us for the opening reception for Matt Woodard on Friday, May 31st from 5 to 9 pm for Final Fridays in Downtown Lawrence. Essential Goods will be participating with their next door neighbor, Blue Dot Salon, for Final Fridays this month and will have live music by DJ on.it (Sean Foust).

Matt is a local artist who was born, raised, lives and works in Lawrence. His art has been in hiding for some time, finally begging and pleading its way out of the cellar and onto the open wall spaces of Essential Goods. The bold lines and bright colors will grab your attention and the images run a full range of human emotion. They are mental snapshots from daily life now committed to canvas. The works for the show will all be originals. Thankfully, the old will be accompanied by new works and they won’t break the bank. They are reasonably priced to allow and encourage those who normally can’t afford the larger works to take one home with them... hopefully spreading the good word and these unique pieces around the area for more to see and enjoy. Out with the old/in with the new.

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)

We'll enjoy a special spoken word performance by the amazing ChrisTopher Enneking from 5:30 to 6:30. His subject - Lawrence, Kansas and why it's such a special place. Do not miss this chance to hear Topher perform. This will be a special evening in Lawrence!!!

At 6:30, we'll bring in fabulous hot pizza by Papa Kenos Pizzeria, with ice cold refreshments from the Free State Brewery, and open our art gallery, with wonderful painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed media art.

At 7:30, the incomparable John Lomas and his Amazing Music Machine will take the stage to amaze and delight you! John is one of the most talented, creative, and versatile musicians in Lawrence.

This month's artists include the following sculptors, painters, photographers, and other talented creators!

Mary Brooks Genevieve Casey Wes Casey John Clayton Dave DeHetre Jill English ChrisTopher Enneking Leo Hayden Jan Fellers Rose Kopf Kevin Mimms Ursula Minor George Paley Wyatt Rogers Corey Sievers Madonna Sophia Shala Stevenson Jen Unekis Lesa Weller Tammy Meade West

Plus, we'll have a display hosted by the Myelin Project, with several works of art to be sold at a benefit auction on Saturday, June 1.

TELLER'S RESTAURANT UPSTAIRS (746 Massachusetts St.) www.tellerslawrence.com

Alycia Christine Futrelle: SURROGATES Opens Tuesday, May 28th 6-8 Tellers third floor art space 746 Massachusetts st.

Surrogates is a series of experimental drawings inspired by both natural and unnatural elements. These drawings are substituted into National Geographic magazine photographs collected from early 1960’s to late 1980’s issues. Within the photograph, the surrogate form creates an unexpected and unusual relationship with the photograph’s subject matter, allowing the viewer to develop a conversation between the two separate images. Alycia Futrelle, a Kansas Native, graduated from the University of Kansas in 2010 with a degree in Art History and currently lives in Lawrence. Her body of work is produced and inspired by a variety of media and styles including ink, paint, photography, found object, photojournalism, graphic design, collage, and doodles. Her interest in nature, simplicity, and form are often reflected in her work. When beginning a piece or series, a particular direction or end goal is never fully established. This casual approach allows for more freedom and range of experimentation in each project.

619 MASSACHUSETTS PLAINS GALLERY

F.D. Brown is a self taught artist from Lawrence, Kansas who began his professional painting career in 1997.

He paints southwestern, Native American, western art and recently began a series called “High Contrast” that brings to life iconic images.

Mr. Brown is inspired by the rustic lifestyles of the cowboy, the proud heritage of the Native American and the beautiful colors of the southwest and now, the images of cinema and sport in dramatic color.

PLAINS GALLERY 935 Iowa Suite B-1 (by appointment only) Lawrence, KS 66044 785-766-9355

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

Works by Lori Hanson, Meighan Davisson, and Matthew Obrakta Lori Hanson, age 27, is a painter and art advocate, living and working in Lawrence, KS. She graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Kansas (KU) in 2009. Beginning at the age of 12, Lori was initially trained to draw and paint as a photorealist during her private studies through the school of Lee Hammond (an Overland Park based artist and mentor). Lori's training extended throughout high school, until she began attending the Fine Arts program at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) between 2003-2007. Her photorealistic style of painting was constantly challenged during critique and private lesson interventions. Between her studies at UCM, and her studies at KU, Lori eventually learned to break free of traditional photorealism and expand her palette of skills and content to a level that deters from conventional shapes and colors. Her style of acrylic painting now exceeds beyond what the camera can capture. Lori's painterly style stems from the fact that she has broken free of photorealism and converted to the extreme approaches of abstraction. Criticized for being an artist who "can only paint what the camera can see," Lori has taken certain measures to free her work from the boundaries of perfectionism. Rather than taking sole control of the painting process, and striving to create an exact replica of a certain vision, Lori has removed her egotistical mindset from her work by accepting her new role as a medium between music and painting. Much of her work is created on stage with musicians and friends who "feed" the paintings with their unique sounds and musical vibrations. Lori does not step on stage with a preconceived notion of ideas for her work. She feels that as a medium, she will gather the information she needs as the music plays. Her palette of color follows suit to the rhythm and flow of the music. The cohesiveness of her body of work is not particularly seen within the surface, shapes, or colors. Rather, the connection can be found within the process of converting music into a painting. Sound has created this work. Not pictures.


Phoetry is a collaboration of typewritten poetry and alternative photography by Meighan Davisson (Poet) and Matthew Obrakta (Photographer). Every handmade piece is unique and one of a kind.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence's Final Fridays. Refreshments provided.

WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com

Josh Winkler: The Best of All Possible Worlds

This May, Wonder Fair is proud to present the winner of the 2012 Wonder Fair Print Invitational, Josh Winkler. Winkler currently lives in northwest Indiana where he is building a stone cabin and creating new works on paper. Dedicated to the art of living efficiently alongside nature, Winkler's prints and drawings "satirize human excess, western empowerment of the American landscape, historical contradictions, and masculine impulses". In his solo Wonder Fair exhibition, The Best of All Possible Worlds, Winkler examines the ways in which meaningless adjectives like 'the best,' 'the most,' and 'the only' catalyze mass pilgrimages to nature’s hot spots.

About the Artist: After receiving an MFA from the University of Minnesota, Josh coordinated exhibitions and ran the Artist Cooperative at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis while teaching printmaking classes at the University of Minnesota. Josh’s prints can be found in collections including the Yale University Gallery of Art, the Hennepin County Public Library Special Collections, and the Northern Arizona University Art Museum.

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

Art! Music! My Birthday! New work by Liberty Mae Hollis. Come celebrate Lawrence friends!

FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

Monthly window installations and art shows, along with a wide selection of artisan shoes

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (825 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

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

This month for final Friday we are featuring artists Dave Van Hee and Elle Binder of Elle Silverworks. Rena Detrixhe will be in the New Hampshire St. entrance. Jennifer’s Maude & Mary Cookie Café will be here with food, and DJ Zippy will be providing music. From Dave Van Hee: “Dave Van Hee lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas. He comes from Kansas City, Mo. He thinks frozen waffles are really pretty good. The drought is making studio drainage much easier. We got natural gas forced air heating in the studio last year. Thank you for being involved in the consumption of my work. My supply of perfectly malleable aluminum litho plates is getting low. I sure could use some nice used flat files, but they take up so much space. Is there anything as good as a good pear? My parents were not Brazilian acrobats. Should that be Brazilian? Have you tried Mi-Del ginger snaps? As always, I feel compelled to remind you that my work is a whole lot better than it looks. Again, I want to THANK YOU for being involved in the process of taking my work off my hands.” Elle Binder creates unexpected turquoise, pearls, coral, and other stones together or paired with bubbles made of silver. Who doesn't love bubbles? All are set in funky handmade settings for rings, necklaces, and earrings that really stand out. These unique pieces are for a unique you. Your jewelry should be art; it doesn't have to match your outfit, and it can also speak to you through pieces designed with words and quotes. These pieces are feelings, hopes, and experiences that you can wear. Elle believes that words are one of the most powerful forces in the world—amazingly crafted clutches of words that can summarize a feeling, an experience, even a life—and they are made even more powerful and amazing when they can be shared. Her work is her way of celebrating and sharing these words while incorporating her love of shiny things. These words speak with wisdom, inspiration, silliness, memories, experiences, and much more with a voice you can wear every day. 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 studying at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, 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, as a way of understanding self and environment, has become a recurring theme in her practice. Detrixhe is expected to receive her BFA in Expanded Media and in Art History from KU 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. Detrixhe currently lives and works in Lawrence, KS Jennifer, of Jennifer's Maude & Mary Cookie Café, creates artisan specialty cookies using local, organic ingredients, sprouted grains and also offers gluten free and vegan varieties. Please come by to enjoy a Dark Chocolate Almond with Smoked Sea Salt Cookie and many other tasty creations on Final Friday. The name of her business was inspired by the women in her family who came before her. Maude is her great-great grandmother who was a writer and poet. Mary is her mother. Mary is an inspiring business woman who has worked for Douglas County Bank for 40 years and her integrity and honesty is exceptional.

LOST ART SPACE (825 Massachusetts St.) www.lostartspace.com

Listless wandering eyes accumulate: a swarm of gazes, sideways glances, rough patches, square dances, and escape hatches. The lazy eyes graze the floor, calculating the movements of shoes, while white walls go unnoticed, blank stares, apostrophes, parenthesis. As points of view fill the head room the dots connect, tight knots unwind, the eyes adjust and re-focus, attune themselves to subtle frequencies. Suddenly, the more you look, the more you see, amorphous substances, concrete blocks, dreams as real and deadly as vinyl siding. The aperture's ellipses, folded neatly into the pocket of your blue blazer, disappears into the sheer multitude. The veils become too numerous, it becomes less easy to locate things such as your hand among the vast array of other equally interesting objects; it becomes easier to shift the blame. The wild piles, the whack stacks, the tough crowds, the easy listening elevator to the moon, all gathered together to make the fake imperceptible within the reality, like a mask that reveals, rather than conceals your identity, every thing in its own way true.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Art Quilts by Marge Banks My original designs are based upon Seminole patchwork strips. However, they are assembled in non-traditional ways with non-traditional batik fabrics. My painting background has prompted me to "paint with fabric" to make both wall hangings and table pieces. They vary in size between 12" squares to 4' x 6'.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Surreal Fields A series of stencil-based wilderness works by Matt Kuhlman

As with many things, our idea of the wilderness is skewed by non-contact. We catch small glimpses of the wilderness all the time – we see it all the time in our parks, out in our yards, in the vast fields stretched out along the highway and in the thickets of trees lining the creeks and rivers. We see pictures of wildlife and landscapes in books, magazines and newspapers, and we see footage of it in the movies and on TV. We take in a huge amount of information about the natural world and its creatures while rarely, if ever, coming face to face with true untamed wilderness. All this second-hand information contributes toward creating an over-idealized image in our minds, and as a result most of our ideas about the wilderness probably share much more in common with a Disney movie than the real thing.

This series of paintings is about embracing that over-idealized image. It’s not important how “real” our understanding of the wilderness is, and more often than not our idea of what something is like is far better than the reality anyway. I chose to make these paintings as spray paint stencils because the sharp, graphic lines and bright, saturated colors push the subject in a direction that hopefully excites the viewer into creating an even more unrealistic wilderness; one that they wish existed so they could explore, and even get lost in

Biography Matt Kuhlman is an artist and journalist from Lawrence, Kansas. He received a BFA from the University of Kansas in 2008, and a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 2011. His artwork has appeared in dozens of exhibits since 2002, and he has also contributed to several arts publications. Most recently he has contributed as a writer and podcast producer to the Boston-based arts website Big Red & Shiny. Currently living in Chicago, he has also lived in Milwaukee, Albuquerque, New York City, the north shore of Massachusetts, and rural Kentucky. matt82kuhlman@gmail.com www.mattkuhlman.com @mattkuhlman

THE SUMMIT (901 New Hampshire St.)

Maggie Stubbs, a Summit member a future graduate of The University of Kansas

Maggie will be doing a live acrylic painting then displaying and selling different works

bio: My name is Maggie Stubbs and I am graduating this year from KU with a degree in Elementary Education and a certification in Arts Engagement. I have been painting and drawing for my entire life, and I am passionate about keeping the arts in schools and using them as a tool in the regular curriculum. I enjoy creating bright, colorful paintings with a lot of movement. My paintings represent positive emotions and have a unique style.

DO'S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

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

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

Local Artwork Exhibition

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.) www.thegranada.com

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

Art Exhibitions and Entertainment every month on Final Fridays

TREANOR ARCHITECTS (1040 Vermont St.)

Open House and Ribbon Cutting for our New Offices

5 until 8 pm Ribbon Cutting at 5:15 pm

Employees of Treanor Architects will display artwork, and information and materials will be available on some of Treanor's projects.

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org

Local Crime and Punishment the Focus of New Exhibit at the Watkins Museum

Crime and punishment have long been serious matters in Lawrence. The new exhibit “Occasional Mayhem” at the Watkins Museum, will open to the public on Friday, May 31, as part of the monthly Final Fridays celebration. The public is invited to view the exhibition and enjoy a reception and live musical entertainment from 6-8 PM.

The exhibit examines ideas of what is criminal, and how crimes should be handled as society determines what is “right” and “wrong.” The exhibit looks at how crime—and punishments for those crimes—in Douglas County and the United States have changed from the time of Lawrence’s founding to the present day. Artifacts from the museum’s collection and loans from the Lawrence Police department are featured. The exhibit was developed and produced by a team of four graduate students in the Museum Studies Program at the University of Kansas.

For more information on the Final Friday event, contact the Watkins Museum at 785-841-4109, or visit the museum online at watkinsmuseum.org. The Watkins Museum is located at 1047 Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

LOCAL COLOR: 313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)

Grace Peterson’s Local Color will be previewing all of the amazing cars that were made at its May 26th Wire Car Workshop. Come see these wonderful little cars made by kids and adults to be driven by their creators in the Art TougeauParade. Local Color is located at 313 Studios, 313 East 8thSt. (On the corner of 8th and NY) in Lawrence’s Cultural District. Drinks and appetizers provided.

CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)

Geo Sipp: Graphite Works on Paper and Grained Glass

Sipp's work is intuitive and stunning, drawing from the codification of meaning and emotion by the media. He seeks to reevaluate the visual narrative to which we have become conditioned. Widely published images and archetypes are deconstructed to become a more accessible "visual vocabulary" for historical record.

Geo Sipp is an Associate Professor at Missouri Western State University where he teaches Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Illustration. His paintings and prints are in the permanent collections of the Coca-Cola Corporation, the Los Angeles Times, Sony Music, The Sharjah Museum of Art, and the Vero Beach Museum of Art, among others.

The week following the opening, Cider Gallery Fine Art is pleased to also announce an artist talk and reception for Geo Sipp, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on June 6, 2013.

For more information about the event contact clare@cidergallery.com or visit cidergallery.com

Gallery hours: 1-5pm Tuesday through Friday and by appointment or chance.

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (846 Pennsylvania St.) www.invisiblehandgallery.com

Dana Nichole Peters Ξ Hibernaculum Opens Final Friday, May 31st 6-9pm The Invisible Hand Gallery 846 Pennsylvania st www.invisiblehandgallery.com

About the artist:

The boundaries between body and landscape will blur when Lawrence native Dana Peters returns to present a new exhibition of works, Hibernaculum, at The Invisible Hand Gallery. Peters, who recently received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Georgia, is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily with cut paper to create costumes, installations, sculptures and two-dimensional pieces. Like much of the work Peters has created over the past 6 years, the two-dimensional, cut paper pieces that comprise Hibernaculum explore the internal and external spaces of the body, combining physiological and geographical elements to make forms that can seem at once elemental and incredibly elaborate. Throughout, Peters’ use of soft, nuanced color gives her work a fantastical air that adds mystery and depth. “The patterns and textures I create often hint at corporeal matter like hair, fluid, and tissue,” Peters says. “My palette of florescent pastels transforms these bodily substances into dreamlike objects that ignore the reality of the body in preference of a cleaner, idealized perception of its inner workings.” The exhibition’s centerpiece is a site-specific sculpture, which Peters will build into the gallery’s skylight. Hibernaculum opens at The Invisible Gallery on May 31.

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

:::SEEDCO STUDIOS::: Open Studios 6:00-9:00pm After Hours 9:00-Midnight

Music 9:00pm: :::PSYCHIC HEAT::: :::GUY FOX::: :::KARMA VISION:::

Resident Artists: Kanzas Anthony Michaela Carmen Daniel Coonfield Jessica Dietrich Paul Flinders Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Jeromy Morris Jeremy Rockwell Angela Wright

Foxy By Proxy Red Light Photography Whatever Forever Tapes

About SeedCo Studios: 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/lalaboratory 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 http://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 marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

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April 26th Final Friday

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

April’s Final Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center will feature a huge line-up of activities, and art for all ages. The annual USD 497 Public Schools show will be on display. This show features works selected by Lawrence public school art teachers from children in K-12 classes. The USD 497 show reception is from 5-7pm.

We will also have artists working in the arts center studios. They will give demonstrations and create art from 5-7pm. The public is encouraged to visit the studios throughout the building.

Also not to be missed is the Free State Film Festival. Here is the lineup for final Friday: (see www.freestatefilmfest.com for details) 5:00 PM Meet the Artists Reception 6:00 PM The New Public / Hip Hop Academy (film) 8:00 PM This is Martin Bonner / Emergency Contact (film) 10:00 PM On Screen Offspring

Music Video & Experimental Film Showcase Demolition Derby photographs by Ann Dean, Self Portraits by Tony Ontiveros and panels from the graphic novel, The Dream Thief by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood.

Beginning at 7pm Olassa will perform out in front of the arts center. This performance is in conjunction with National Poetry Month. Throughout the month of April the Arts Center has featured “Poetry off the Page” by Mark Hennessy. There are poems and art throughout the building in unexpected places

This is your last chance to witness Wayne Propst’s exhibit “Art Supplies. Raw Materials of Art”. A sort of retrospective that incorporates items collected over many years, the art that has issued from Propst’s wide ranging collection is assembled as a spring board for social, political, and cultural commentary. Collection “documents” will be vigorously annotated to encourage future gallery presenters to explain the nature of their collections.

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com

Visit the Lawrence Public Library in its new temporary location at 7th and New Hampshire!

BE MOVED STUDIO (2 E. 7th ) Budding open from 7-9 at Be Moved Studio, 2 E. 7th Street. Anne Bruce, Joha Bisone and Jenny Cook will have pieces inspired by nature on display. The Sun My Heart (Rachael Perry and Michael Bradley) will perform starting at 7:30.

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

Blue Dot salon presents: Erika Kjorlie Geery. Free interpretive trees David Seibel. Kansas bird photographs Gil Bavel Expressive photos Along with Be. studios and Natural botanicals, With special guest Dj On.it. (Sean Foust)

ESSENTIAL GOODS (15 E. 7th)

next to Astrokitty Comics and Blue Dot Salon Opening Reception for Paul Punzo :: Linoleum Block Prints :: 5 to 9 pm Paul Punzo has been doing linoleum block printing for over three years. He continues to grow with the idea of simple foreground followed by layers of background to create colorful and interesting pieces. All prints are hand pressed using inks, acrylics, spray paints and water colors to add depth. Paul has shown at the Social Service League, The Percolator, SeedCo. Studios, Happy Shirt Co. and Wonderfair. He looks forward to his first solo show at Essential Goods. Essential Goods will be participating with next door neighbor The Blue Dot Salon for Final Fridays this month

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)

We've got wonderful music and art lined up for this coming Final Friday, the amazing duo of Marianne Carter and Darrell Lea!

A great group of painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed media artists will display their art, and performance artist Madam Go Go will tell your future!

To keep your body as well as your mind nourished and happy, we'll have delicious pizza from Papa Kenos Pizzeria, and refreshments from the Free State Brewery!

Donations for food and drink will benefit the Lawrence Art Guild and Lawrence Community Workshop. Our very talented artists are:

Julie Blichmann Rexy Bodean Genevieve Casey Wes Casey John Clayton Dave DeHetrre LeAnne Doljac and Jenny Allen Jan Fellers DW Gates Bill Kutilek Brad Levy Angie Logan Robin Loomas Robert Lundbom Kevin Mimms Ursula Minor George Paley Kassidee Quaranta Daniel Ramirez Nick Schmiedeler Madonna Sophia Sherrie Taylor Jen Unekis Lesa Weller Thomas Pecore Weso

Plus, The Lawrence Art Guild and Van Go will each have special exhibits!

TELLER'S RESTAURANT UPSTAIRS (746 Massachusetts St.) www.tellerslawrence.com

Giselle Ghadyani: Interupture Opens Tuesday, April 23rd 6-8pm Tellers art space

My current work is inspired by human anatomy, by exploring the bodies interior construction, and how research on disease effects ones mental health, as well as exterior appearance, I have created a series of drawings which reflect unrest and fear of the unknown. The inside of the body is natural, although to see it is unnatural. These drawings invoke a conversation between mind and body. The examination of the bodies ability to self destruct as well as self heal captures a feeling of uncertainty or, the feeling of being trapped from the inside.

Artist Bio: Giselle Ghadyani was born in Overland Park, Kansas. She currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas. She has always had strong interest in the sciences, specifically biology. Ghadyani’s art work consistently introduces elements of anatomy and physiology. Her ability to combine scientific research with delicate drawings emphasizes her cross discipline understanding and interests. In 2012 she received her BFA in Painting at the University of Kansas. Ghadyani has been included in group exhibitions including the University of Kansas Scholarship Show at the Art & Design building and LibArt at Watson Library, in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as a solo exhibition Secreatures at Henry’s Coffee Shop/Bar.

PRIVATE STUDIO OF TONY PETERSON (724 Rhode Island)

I use my camera as a tool to capture the subtle beauty of everyday things often missed, and the world around me as I see it. I’m particularly drawn to the play of light, color, texture, and unexpected connections.

My work doesn't fit neatly into any particular category. I went on a trip with a friend and when she looked at my photographs she asked, "Were we in the same place?" My perspective and what I saw were completely different from her own experience. That’s when I realized that I do have an Uncommon Vision of the Common World.

“Peterson covers a wide range of subjects with his work, but the nature of structures and the structures of nature are common threads . . . He focuses not so much on the objects themselves, but on focal points and resonant visual elements, so that each is as much a study in shape and symbol as a record of the thing being photographed.” - Steve Brisendine, ArtKC365, June 26, 2011

Peterson is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism. After more than 30 years working in human services and the nonprofit world he is currently pursuing his original passions of art and photography.

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

"Roadscapes: A Trip from Here to There." This art show at Pachamamas features artist Karen Matheis and her latest works on paper.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence's Final Fridays. Refreshments provided.

WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com KRISTEN MARTINCIC: SURFACE TENSION

Emerging artist Kristen Martincic is a serene and powerful force rising to the forefront of the contemporary print world. Martincic's signature work layers soft washes of inky monotype with delicate line drawing atop translucent Japanese paper. In the Skin Suits series, the paper is shaped to recall modest bathing suits of the 1950s. Dry and crisp and thin as onion skins, the evocative Skin Suits are balanced by Martincic's water series. In these, shallow cerulean swimming pools are mounted on deep-sided panels, with improbable ladders wrapping around their edges. Her work, the artist explains, "explores the connection between the body and water. I use bathing suits and environments associated with water to reveal the fine line between public and private, intimacy and exposure, skin and clothing." A timely show for a long-lingering winter, Martincic's Surface Tension will remain on view through May 26th. Meet the artist, and perhaps learn a few of her printmaking tricks, at our Final Friday opening. A new original, affordable print edition will accompany the exhibition.

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

Art and Music

FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

Kathryn Summers, a lifelong artist, studied art at Emporia State and has worked in a variety of mediums over the years. Currently, she enjoys painting the constantly changing form and color she finds in nature, predominately florals. Kathryn will be showcasing her artwork this Final Friday at Foxtrot, 823 Mass., 6-9 pm. Her work is also displayed at SouthWind Art Gallery in Topeka and in other businesses across Topeka and Lawrence. www.summerscolors.com

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (825 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

Eclectic artwork mixed with the otherworldly Downtown Upstairs Studio is eye candy for the soul that promises to please. Trip the light fantastic upstairs into a magical space that is just as interesting as what the artists are showing. Traci Bunkers, Uncle Andy and Mike Wallace have come together again to wow you with their visual magical mystery treats. Eye candy à go-go makes it definitely worth the trip upstairs.

Traci Bunkers, of Bonkers Handmade Originals, is a mixed-media artist, photographer and author. She has a little something for everyone, including mixed-media paintings, photographs, quirky pin-back buttons, and other handmade gift items. She will also have both of her books The Art Journal Workshop and Print & Stamp Lab available. See her website at www.TraciBunkers.com for more information about her and her work. Her online shop is www.TraciBunkers.com/shop.

Andy, fondly known as Uncle Andy, is a prolific artist who specializes in squished acrylics on found objects.

Mike Wallace is a Lawrence area artist who is showing again after many years. He is currently producing portraits and animal portraits in oil, as well as mixed-media pieces. For more information, contact Mike at mwdesign@sunflower.com.

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

Final Friday this month at Phoenix Gallery will feature two artists, James Noury and Selena Cochran. We will have live music by Michael Paull, and TCBY will be here with Mrs. Fields Nibbler cookies and coffee, as well as coupons for their store. Join us on April 26th, 5-9 p.m. Born in 1984 in Olathe, Kansas, James Noury came to Lawrence in 2007 to attend KU, seeking a degree in Sociology. During his time there, he furthered his exploration in the ceramic arts and found mentors in David Vertacnik and Marshall Maude. Since James’ graduation, he has continued to work in the Lawrence area as an independent artist, and his work has been shown locally as well as nationally. The focus of James’ work is on the creation of functional vessels that are inspired by the breakdown of human interactions and are created with the hope of guiding the viewer to achieve a working relationship with living social objects. It is this interaction that drives James to create new work. Each piece is treated with the assertion that it is individualistic in its creation, giving little consideration to the continuity of the work and focusing on the personality of each piece. Selena Cochran was born and raised in Leawood, Kansas. She began her college career at KU in 2010 where she discovered metalsmithing and immediately fell in love with it. Most of her design inspiration comes from ancient jewelry, primarily from the Egyptian and Aztec times. Geometric patterns and shapes have been, since the beginning, the basis for each piece of her unique jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is made with a variety of metals including, sterling silver, gold-filled, nu gold and brass. Selena currently lives in Lawrence and works at Phoenix Gallery where her work is displayed. Michael Paull is a multi-instrumentalist and composer and has lived and performed in the Lawrence area for 20 years. He has had his music played on television, radio, and in live concert, most notably in 2010, by the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, in an event featuring music by Kansas composers. His next show will be at the Lawrence Arts Center on May 1st, and will include a full band, showcasing his songwriting and unique instrumental works. He is pleased to come be a part of Phoenix Gallery's series.

LOST ART SPACE (825 Massachusetts St.) www.lostartspace.com

birds are calling, fish are jumping, blood is flowing, hearts are thumping, leaves are budding, rivers flooding, waiting for the hail and the tornado siren's wail, wind is blowing, grass is growing, seeds are sowing, ever knowing, thorns and blossoms, poisonous mushrooms, mating opossums, rooster's coxcombs, mud so thick it sticks to your guts, earthworms and old barns full of writhing snakes, storm is rising, up through the roots, clouds are gathering, the smell of decay, senses surging elements converging memories emerging, if they were gone no one knows where, lost in the moment, they don't even care sprung is in the air

The Fresh Produce Art Collective and resident artists of Seedco Studios, in association with The Phoenix Gallery, present an exhibition of new works at the Lost Art Sp_ce, located at 825 Massachusetts St. The SPRUNG show will open on Final Friday, April 26, with regular gallery hours 12-6 Thursday-Sunday.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Art Quilts by Marge Banks My original designs are based upon Seminole patchwork strips. However, they are assembled in non-traditional ways with non-traditional batik fabrics. My painting background has prompted me to "paint with fabric" to make both wall hangings and table pieces. They vary in size between 12" squares to 4' x 6'.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Impressions of the Midwest photographs by Joshua Holland

Although originally from New York City, the photographs of Joshua Holland present the viewer with a unique vision of the Midwest, born from his 20+ years living in Minnesota and Kansas, as well as extensive travel throughout the "flyover" states. Having a BFA from Cornell University, with a concentration in painting and sculpture, Joshua's interest in High Dynamic Range photography began a few years ago. His subject matter often includes the unnoticed and forgotten corners of the world around us.

THE SUMMIT (901 New Hampshire St.)

Point B Dance and the AIM Dance Company 6 until 8:30 pm

The AIM Dance Company, resident contemporary dance company of Point B Dance in Lawrence, KS, blends the excitement of commercial dance with the essence of concert dance to create entertaining and thought-provoking performances. At Final Fridays, the AIM Dance Company will perform excerpts of its upcoming performance, the Point B Dance Carnival, to be held at the Lawrence Arts Center on May 3rd and May 4th. A 10 minute excerpt in hip hop, jazz and contemporary dance will be performed on the half hours during Final Fridays beginning at 6:00pm with our last excerpt beginning at 8:30pm. The company members will be on hand to answer questions concerning Point B Dance as well as the AIM Dance Company.

DO'S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

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

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

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.

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.) www.thegranada.com

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

Aimee's will have works from the children at First five Years Preschool

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org

On Friday April 26th, the Watkins Museum will host an Earth Day-themed Final Friday event coinciding with the closing of the exhibit Kansas Riverkings: Life on the Kaw. The exhibit pays tribute to local residents who made their livings fishing the Kansas River, and is guest curated by a descendent of a Lawrence “River King.” Final Friday visitors to the Watkins will explore the many connections between Lawrence and the Kansas River and how Lawrencians use and appreciate water in their daily lives. The museum will be open extended hours from 6-8 PM.

Special guests to the Watkins evening will include the Spencer Museum of Art and the Friends of the Kaw. Staff from the Spencer will share an activity and information on the new installation “Conversation XIV: Water,” exploring contemporary artists’ perspectives on water, including the visual dynamics between the Kaw and the Yangtze River in China. The Friends of the Kaw will present information on water safety and floating on the Kaw.

For more information on the Final Friday event, contact the Watkins Museum at 785-841-4109, or visit the museum online at watkinsmuseum.org. For details on the Spencer Museum exhibit, visit spencerart.ku.edu/exhibitions/water.shtml. To learn more about the Friends of the Kaw, visit kansasriver.org.

1109 GALLERY (1109 Massachusetts St.) www.lawrenceartguild.org

The 1109 Gallery will feature a Lawrence Art Guild All Members Show called Art by the Park to coincide with the Art Guild's Annual Art in the Park show on Sunday, May 5. Stop by and see what our members' work and enjoy live musical performance by singer, songwriter and composer Stephanie Ann Barrows. Also don't miss the work of Leo Hayden, the winning artist in our mARTch MADNESS tournament and juried show.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)

CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)

Cider Gallery, Event Space, Entrepreneur Office Hub, Gateway to the new Lawrence, Kansas, Warehouse Arts District- Opening Friday, April 26th

The inauguration of a new era of creative arts is coming to Lawrence, Kansas, debuting during Final Fridays on April 26 from 5:00p-9:00p.
The press and public are invited to the grand opening of the historically preserved and beautifully repurposed 1890's Cider Building -- the creative heart of the newly designated Warehouse Arts District at 810 Pennsylvania in East Lawrence. The venerable building has been renovated to house the Cider Gallery which includes an extraordinary art venue, upstairs offices for rent in a creative “Entrepreneur Office Hub;” and a most memorable event space, boasting 9,000+ square feet of indoor and outdoor urban architecture perfect for hosting any occasion. The April 26th celebration will include music, guided tours and refreshments.

Kansas City and Lawrence Developer Tony Krsnich, Kansas City Architect Don Rosemann, Kansas Contractor Dan Meyer from Rau Construction, Attorney Mike Hodges, all KU Alums-- and Gallery owner Kim Weinberger are partners in the Cider Gallery.

With the addition to the new Warehouse Arts District, Lawrence has the opportunity to become a national creative arts destination, attracting artists, designers, sculptors, web and graphic designers, students, writers, and music, video and film makers into the heart of America surrounded by one of the top college towns in the country.

Gallery Background

The Cider Gallery is the new sister gallery of the prestigious Weinberger Fine Art Gallery located in the Crossroads District of Kansas City. Gallery owner Kim Weinberger and her associates are bringing their magic artistic representation to Lawrence, Kansas. They will be featuring their nationally recognized emerging and museum quality artists, including international artist Hunt Slonem; abstract artist Brady Legler; abstract and muralist Majo; 2013 ArtsKC Council award featured artist Mark Westervelt; Geo Sipp, award winning illustrator; Kansan and international crop artist and painter Stan Herd; digital painting performance artists Paul & Kate Lindholm featured at Chicago Art Institute; and Lawrence artists abstract landscape painter Clare Doveton; artist film maker John Sebelius; and Stephen Johnson, who has been featured in the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

The opening group exhibition is displayed in a new, $2 million dollar historically preserved 4,000 square foot gallery which is appointed with the original 1890’s stone and brick walls, soaring wood beams and bountiful windows. The gorgeous gallery gives a clean, rustic accent to the featured contemporary artists curated by Kim Weinberger and Mara Summers.

Event Space Background

Like no other venue for miles, The Cider Gallery includes an indoor and outdoor catered-only event space for weddings & cocktail receptions, graduation parties, corporate events and gallery showings offering just the right balance of contemporary elegance and alluring historic ambiance. The Cider Gallery holds up to 250 seated guests complete with a stage, bar and catering kitchen. The outside patio, an on-going build, will include a performance stage and soon to be fire and water sculpture features. Call to reserve space. 785-766-4570

Office Space Background

The second floor “Entrepreneur Office Hub”, with its original stone and brick and new hardwood floors, are beautifully renovated into sixteen single offices, additional cubicles and office memberships complete with internet, copy machines and state-of-the-art conference room – all designed with artists, film makers and creative business executives in mind. The Cider Gallery is dedicated to attracting and renting to a diverse group of professional entrepreneurs who will contribute to the spirit of the Warehouse Arts District. Limited office space is available. 785-766-4570

“The Gateway” Project Background

Welcoming visitors into the District will be the artist inspired outdoor event space and “Gateway” – a grand entrance to the warehouse arts district positioned next to the Cider Gallery. The “Gateway”, designed by Kansan artist Stan Herd, will feature a striking mosaic floor design incorporating historic bricks, an iconic emblem of the City of Lawrence. The Fresh Produce Art Collective, a group of local artists located in the Arts District Seedco building will be installing and designing parts of the “Gateway”. Patrons of the arts are being offered a chance to have their names and/or businesses engraved into the custom-made bricks through several sponsorship options.

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (846 Pennsylvania St.) www.invisiblehandgallery.com

Troy Moth: Witness Opens Final Friday, April 26th 5-9pm Runs through May 25th

Troy plans on doing a workshop at my gallery and a portrait day at the gallery during the week after Final Friday. He will also do an artist talk at the Lawrence Arts center. Dates and times of these events are forthcoming.

Troy Moth spent the bulk of his 20s as a highly successful commercial photographer, doing fashion shoots for Vogue, GQ, Rolling Stone and other major publications. But two years ago, Moth became acutely aware that he was not headed down the path he wished to travel. “On my last trip to India working for a major magazine,” Moth says, “I was on set and realized that I was in the spot that so many shooters dream of, but that it wasn't my dream, at least not anymore.”

Raised in remote Canadian wilderness with an overflowing appreciation for the natural world, Moth decided to return to his roots. He left fashion photography behind and set to work renovating an old cabin by hand. With an oceanside location on Vancouver Island, along Canada’s western coast, the cabin and the land surrounding it have become home and sanctuary for Moth. Last year, he began the arduous task of transforming a dilapidated barn into a photo studio, which is now near enough to completion that he shot the entirety of his new exhibition there. For Moth, it’s a dream to be able to create his art in an environment that resonates with what truly inspires him: raw nature.

“It's the backbone, if not the clear subject, to everything I shoot,” Moth says. “For this project, when I would get stumped on something, I would step out of the studio and go for a walk in the woods or walk down to the ocean to think.” Moth’s new exhibition, Witness, is a response to the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, which would transport oil from the tar sands in Alberta to the west coast and traverse some of the most pristine natural areas in the country. The product is a set of 10 photographs that portrays a mystical confrontation between nature’s purity and the insidious global oil industry. Shot in complete darkness save for camera flash, with muted colors and an ever-present murk, the photos present an unsettling battle between good and evil that may not turn out the way we all hope.

Troy Will be showing this series as well as selected images from his nature work at The Invisible Hand. Witness opens at the Invisible Hand Gallery on April 26.

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

:::SEEDCO STUDIOS::: Open Studios 6-9pm / After Hours 9-12pm

Music: Curated by Whatever Forever Tapes

Open Studios by resident artists: Daniel Coonfield Paul Flinders Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Jeromy Morris Jeremy Rockwell Angela Wright

Foxy By Proxy Red Light Photography Whatever Forever Tapes

About SeedCo Studios: 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/lalaboratory 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

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 marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

FINAL FRIDAYS IN NORTH LAWRENCE (AFTER-PARTY ART SHOWS)

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd)

FRANK'S NORTH STAR TAVERN (508 Locust) FF after-party 8 pm until 2 am

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Final Friday Events for March 29th Begin at 5, Before the KU/Michigan Game

FINAL FRIDAY, March 29th, 2013 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 CornerBank

The Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction Exhibition

The Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction Exhibition has over 150 original works of art that have been generously donated by artists. A variety of mediums, styles and prices are represented. The exhibition is on display in three of the arts center’s gallery spaces.

The annual Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction will be held April 13, 2013. Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the auction makes it possible for us to fund our exhibitions program now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by Art Talks, films, and more.

Approximately 150 pieces generously donated by artists will be on exhibit in our galleries for 4 weeks leading up to our April 13, 2013 event. Visitors to the Exhibition can begin bidding March 15. All bids must start at 50% of retail value. Patrons may purchase pieces before the Auction for buy-out bids of 200% of retail value. In 2012, auction sales averaged over 100% of retail prices.

The Lawrence Art Auction is one of the largest fundraisers of its kind in our area and is supported by many individuals and businesses. 2013 major sponsors include Stevens and Brand, Callahan Creek, Allen Press, Printing Solutions and Evan Williams Catering. Over 500 people attend on auction night, and hundreds more view the exhibition. The goal of the auction is to have the financial support to provide dynamic and engaging exhibitions throughout the year.

The 2013 Lawrence Art Auction will take a new approach this year by featuring four artists. Kent Michael Smith, Lisa Lala, Archie Scott Gobber, and Ben Ahlvers are four artists who exhibit nationally and have bright careers as artists ahead of them. We hope you will join us in our support of the Arts Center exhibitions program.

Amalgamated Printers Association Print Exchange

An exhibition of prints from the Amalgamated Printers Association will be on display in the lower lobby. This sampling of prints is part of the APA monthly print exchange, and displays works produced by letterpress artists who are members of the association. Special thanks to Neil Salkind and Tim O’Brien.

On Final Friday March 29, the Lawrence Tango Dancers will be dancing in the lobby of the Lawrence Arts Center. The format will be as a social dance (or 'milonga'), so will be more casual than a tango 'performance'. The public is welcome to come and dance with us, and while there will not be an organized lesson for beginners, if anyone is interested in learning Argentine tango, we will be happy to get them started on an individual basis. More info: http://lawrencetango.org/

Join the Lawrence Arts Center on Final Friday, March 29th at 7 pm for the .78 HARLEM SHAKE Where: main lobby at the Lawrence Arts Center Who: you and your peeps Attire: get your funk on and show off your arty self

Antecedent Gallery (2nd Floor between the metals studio and ceramics studio) Wayne Propst performance: Chopstick Murders

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com

Visit the Lawrence Public Library in its new temporary location at 7th and New Hampshire!

NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH (619 Vermont St.)

In keeping with this month's Final Friday being on Good Friday, March 29, The Amazing Grace Club at 619 Vermont St. will present a Praise and Worship Concert by the New Life In Christ band and singers at 7 p.m. Free refreshments will be served and work from local artists will be displayed. There is no admission charge.

LUCKY PAWS BAKERY & UNIQUE BARKtique (4 E. 7th St.)

My name is Jenny Severo and I am Artist from Northern California. Painting is my passion, and I’m so excited to be sharing some of my pet portraits with Lucky Paws Bakery.

My main source of inspiration comes from comic books. I love bold, colorful illustrations and that style comes through in my art.

Critter creations like the image shown here is my specialty. I feel that our four-legged friends are love in the purest form, and that we as humans could learn so much from them. My doggy/alien theme is a play on our pets being so out-of-this-world amazing, perhaps they were sent from some distant planet to be our companions, to teach us, and to bring us joy. :)

In addition to the ready-made portraits I will have available for sale at Lucky Paws, I also love creating custom portraits. A heartfelt thank you to Raven for welcoming me and my art to Lawrence!

SIGNS OF LIFE (722 Massachusetts St.) www.signsoflifegallery.com

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.

KRISTIN MORLAND'S 737 CONNECTICUT STUDIO

737 Connecticut Street March: Featuring new work from resident artist Kristin Morland Kristin's latest work is a mix of sequins, drawing, and painting. Kristin and her husband Timothy will be opening their home studio for the March Final Fridays. Lawrence artist Kristin Morland studied both painting and weaving at the University of Kansas, jumping back and forth between two mediums that couldn’t on their own completely satisfy her creatively. It wasn’t until Morland started her first post-graduate job at the Saint Louis Art Museum that she discovered an art form that suited her: Drapo. A Haitian textile technique that involves hand sewing sequins onto fabric to form shimmering, collage-like imagery, Drapo provided elements that spoke to both sides of Morland’s brain. For the past 14 years, Morland's primary medium utilizes hand sewn sequins.

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)

We'll start the evening with an interactive walkthrough of our plans for the Lawrence Community Workshop, and ask for your ideas for our program and facility. We expect to begin operations on April 1 in a wonderful big building! To participate in this, please arrive at 5.

Five KU student artists, led by Damia Smith, will perform live, and engage with four stainless steel, wool, leather, and silicone sculptural pieces.

Classical pianist Ariana Krasniqi will play works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy, Shostakovich, and other composers. Ariana is an amazing pianist, you do not want to miss the opportunity to hear her live.

22 amazing local and regional painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed media artists will display their wonderful art!

David Allen’s KU Design Thesis class will display their very creative works in progress, and solicit your ideas and suggestions.

The Lawrence Art Guild will have a special exhibit, featuring award winning artist and KU professor Hobart Jackson.

We'll have awesome refreshments from the Free State Brewery, and hot tasty pizza from Papa Kenos Pizzeria. Refreshment and pizza donations will help fund this event, the Lawrence Art Guild, and the Lawrence Community Workshop, so please come hungry!

This month’s Lawrence Art Party artists are Julie Blichmann, Michael Bohoskey, Wes Casey, John Clayton, Dave DeHetre, Sandra Griffin, Raegan Koepsel, Sarah Kunen, Bill Kutilek, Brad Levy, Angie Logan, Robbin Loomas, Bob Lynn, Kevin Mimms, Andrea Moskow, Jilli Nel, Boloebi Charles Okah, Kassidee Quaranta, Wyatt Rogers, Sondy Sloan, Jennifer Unekis, and Thomas Pecore Weso.

TELLER'S RESTAURANT UPSTAIRS (746 Massachusetts St.) www.tellerslawrence.com

Party Capers by Becky Harpstrite

Party Capers has already been enjoyed by all types of people and is guaranteed to be several evenings of hilarious fun. You're welcome.

Becky Harpstrite studied graphic design at the Art Institute of Colorado before majoring in Art History at The University of Kansas. She is currently the creative director for Hilary’s Eat Well.

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

Kansas Light and Land Photographs by Michael Strickland

(open all night on Final Friday)

Born in Liberal, Kansas, Michael is a born and raised Kansan. He grew up in the farmlands of western Kansan, appreciating the subtle beauties no one else seemed to see. Michael grew up a musician and a scientist, always striving for perfection. This led him to pursue his passions and attend Interlochen Summer Arts Camp during the summer of 2008 where he met lifelong friends and grew to truly love the arts. Interlochen accepted him into the Arts Academy, a boarding school, where he attended his final year of high school. It was here that Michael fine-tuned his artistic vision and work ethic under some of the most phenomenal arts instructors in the world. As a jazz saxophonist, Michael was drawn to New York City, where he was accepted into one of the nation’s foremost jazz conservatories to further pursue jazz. During his time in New York, Michael decided to take his life in another direction and return home to Kansas and study Aerospace Engineering.

It was not long after moving back to Kansas, when a friend convinced him to buy a digital SLR. He began experimenting with different types of photography, eventually setting his sights on the nature that was so dear to him. During the late winter of 2012, Michael had the opportunity to travel to the American Southwest and experience the American landscape at its finest. It was here that his passion for photography grew exponentially. Michael’s vision has since honed into capturing the landscapes of America. His passion to capture the light and beauty of the United States comes from his heritage in the heartland and his memory of western Kansas light as a child.

Michael’s aim is to always capture photographs that raise emotional connections with their viewers. Each photograph is a story waiting to be told.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence's Final Fridays. Refreshments provided.

WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com

SECRET SOCIETY, curated by the Secret Order of the Black Diamond

The shadowy Secret Order of the Black Diamond emerges from obscurity this Final Friday to celebrate the Wonder Fair Gallery's fifth anniversary, and our reputation as one of Lawrence's best-kept secrets. Instead of a gallery of objects to be passively viewed, however, the Black Diamonds will curate a series of experiences—adventures on which you will embark throughout the Lawrence community. Your month-long journey begins with a special one night only event, March 29th, when the Black Diamonds will offer clues and instruction in how you should seek their 6 mysteries. For indeed, there is art to be seen and art to be obtained from our Secret Society—but it will not be found within the walls of Wonder Fair... Unable to attend the opening, or eager to find out more? Visit our Black Diamond Kickstarter page (link: http://kck.st/WGcYVd) to watch a short orientation video, and to find out how you can help support this project; Wonder Fair's most ambitious and inclusive public art happening to date. With a secret handshake and our sincerest thanks for five great years in Lawrence, Wonder Fair and the SOBD

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

Art and Music

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

Our demonstrating artists this month will be Britta McKee of Tobias Designs and Kelly Aaron. Natalie will be bringing spring themed tasty sweets, we will have hot jasmine and honey tea, and there will be live acoustic music by Stanley Unruh.

Britta McKee graduated from the University of Kansas with a BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry. She strives to create jewelry pieces for all ages that are clean, organic, and inspired by natural elements. Britta loves to be outside hitting the trails and searching for junk that can be turned into beauty and tries to infuse that into her work. She incorporates textures and vibrant colors into jewelry that is comfortable and unique. Britta lives in Topeka and has her work at the Phoenix Gallery. Come by the gallery to meet Britta and see the new pieces that she has created for this art walk.

Kelly Aaron became interested in mosaics about seven years ago after meeting another artist who created art from broken dishes. After taking a class from this artist, Kelly realized mosaic was the medium for her—this is medium with no rules and endless possibilities. This, coupled with Kelly's love of antiques, resulted in the creation of truly one-of-a-kind pieces incorporating broken dishes, buttons, beads, vintage jewelry, old tins, figurines, and anything else she could get her hands on. As her work has evolved, Kelly has explored 3D mosaic work and pushes the limits of 2D work by cutting out her own shapes. She enjoys collaborating with clients to create custom pieces of art for their homes or as gifts for friends and loved ones. Kelly's tongue-in-cheek style adds another unique element to her work, rarely serious and always fun. Kelly resides in Prairie Village with her husband, writer Jason Aaron, and her sons, Brendan and Dashiell.

Stanley Unruh is a Mechanical Engineer and part time professor at the University of Kansas. Many of his songs are obscure covers that most people have never heard. He has written a couple and also plays a few more well-known covers, such as Beatles and Neil Young. Stanley has no band, it is just him and his Martin D35 guitar.

LOST ART SPACE (825 Massachusetts St.) www.lostartspace.com

Still Life

Life is still life is still life is still life; any way look at it you lose. The random placement of certain objects deciding your fate-the idea seems absurd, completely counter-intuitive to free will, and yet they seem to take on such significance in the right context. How can a glass of water, a feather, a box of matches and a couple of pieces of fruit take on such foreboding soulfulness? Like nourishment for the afterlife, mundane accoutrements are transformed into artifacts of ritual- oracles describing hidden sources of power. We exist among landscapes of these objects_ they outnumber us and on some level control us, telepathically, to objectify them and join them in admiration of inanimate beauty. The illusion somehow surpasses reality, like a charismatic leader, or a radioactive fog that allows us to forget, if only for a little while, that the shape of the future is still unseen, and the ways of the past are lost.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Waves in Black: Oil Paintings by Tristan Telander

6 until 9 pm From the artist:

The ocean is at least 764 miles from Lawrence, Kansas. This enormous body of water rhythmically pulsates our planet as a cavernous mixture of beauty and horror that very few dare to explore past the coral reefs. The ocean is essential to all life on earth, influencing our weather and our climate. Many see the ocean front as a holiday spot. A place to sunbath next to aquamarine tones oscillating in infinite detail and repetition. The waves within waves may be hypnotizing to the visitor and unobtrusively provide a meditative environment thus enabling the feeling of complete relaxation. Even if you have not been to the ocean yourself, you have seen the pictures. Yes, the one where a couple is holding hands across a white sandy beach staring off into bright blue water. This image is why vacationers spend so much of their time at the seaside. But imagine a world where industrialization has polluted our oceans to the extent that it is void of all its glorious blue color. A world where the oceans are now black with oil. Would we visit the oceans then? Waves in Black is a meditation as well as lamentation on our human impact on the ocean. Waves in Black I was created the day of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Frustrated by the oily water images from the Macondo Blowout, I siphoned feelings of urgency and doom into this body of work. Swimming in the sea is one my favorite activities because it brings me perspective by dwarfing and consuming my body into its tides. Perhaps, these images will provide a bit of escape and meditation for you too.

DO'S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

Jane and Barbara Brackman. (sisters) Works on paper. 6-8 pm at Do's Deluxe.

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

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.) www.thegranada.com

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

The South Mass Art Guild is proud to sponsor works by students from Liberty Memorial Central Middle School. Hors d’ oeuvres will be served from 5 to 9 pm

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org

The Watkins Community Museum will exhibit a selection of works by local photographer Abe Eitzen. The exhibit will open with a reception from 6-8 PM on Friday, March 29 during the monthly Final Friday.

Eitzen, a resident of Lawrence, focuses on scenes in rural Kansas. The show at the Watkins will feature images of barns and antique cars and tractors. Eitzen’s nomadic treks across Kansas take him to corners of the state otherwise overlooked by highway travelers.

For more information on Final Fridays at the Watkins Museum, visit the Watkins website at www.watkinsmuseum.org, or call 785-841-4109.

1109 GALLERY (1109 Massachusetts St.) www.lawrenceartguild.org

Join the Lawrence Art Guild and 1109 Gallery for "The Human Condition" a wonderful exhibit and sale with over 30 area artists with Featured Artist, Hobart Jackson in the large gallery. We will have a Final Friday reception March 29, 2013 held at 1109 Gallery, 1109 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS from 5pm-9pm. Refreshments provided by Lawrence Art Guild members. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. The Gallery features a full line of unique gifts for Valentine's Day.

The Lawrence Art Guild is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity created to promote art awareness in Lawrence and surrounding areas. We support the creative growth of its members and area artists. The Art Guild is a volunteer organization and all funds received from gallery sales and shows are given back to the arts community.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (846 Pennsylvania St.) www.invisiblehandgallery.com

Andy Byers: Servants

Final Friday opening/film debut march 29th 5-9pm *Artist talk at the LAC Monday march 25th 7pm

Andy Byers, a sculptor and production designer who has worked with film iconoclasts such as Isabella Rossellini, Guy Madden, John Cameron Mitchell and James Franco, presents “Servants,” a multi-part art experience in collaboration with Lawrence rock band Hospital Ships.

Beginning with a fundraising performance by the band on March 22, the week will continue with a lecture by Byers on March 25 at the Lawrence Arts Center and a screening of the “Servants” music video directed by Byers followed by an exhibition of production elements on March 29 at the Invisible Hand Gallery.

“Servants” encompasses both the short film and its unique sculptural props, costumes and set elements. Drawing on inspiration from artists like Mike Kelley and Andy Warhol, along with Viking lore and collected images of Native American, African and South American rituals and attire, Byers’ pieces will be featured in the gallery space for viewers to examine after they see them come to life in the film.

The materials are humble — “the cheaper the better,” Byers says. “Basically if you can cut it with an X-acto knife and glue it together with a glue gun, I love it.” This frugality extends to everything Byers touches — except for paper, the versatile medium shaped and fastened into the exaggerated, dreamlike creations that spring from Byers’ mind. “Paper must be flawless when it comes to me,” he says. “It’s my equivalent to fine oil paints and horsehair brushes, I guess.”

What paper does allow is sudden inspiration to be folded, bent, torn and trimmed into existence and then joined with the movement and energy of live music and physical performance. “I wouldn’t do any of this if there wasn’t room for spontaneity,” Byers claims. “No matter what [is] happening, whatever the situation, it’s about the moment and being present in that moment.”

Spontaneity belies a thoughtful production, planned and crafted with the full capabilities available in Lawrence. “I made it as big as I possibly could,” Byers says. “We used every light that was hung on the grid. I wanted it to feel like a Hollywood game show.”

An instant of artistic unity is what Byers seeks with each creative act “I create everything I make just for that moment — everyone crowded around the camera monitor, looking and inspecting, making sure everything felt right; dancers moving elegantly; lights beautifully illuminating the set. Nothing brings me greater pleasure. It’s there I call myself an artist. Gathering people together to make something really beautiful happen.”

The remarkable balance that Byers, the participants and the band strike is of something simultaneous familiar and frightening — the uncanny married to comfort. Still, Byers promises that, though the end result may be surreal and discomforting, a core of joy will be easy to access. “If it’s scary,” he says, “there’s something in it that will lift you out of that dark place.”

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

6:00-11:00pm

:::Open Studios / After Hours:::

Resident Artists: Daniel Coonfield Paul Flinders Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Jeromy Morris Molly Murphy Jeremy Rockwell Angela Wright

Foxy By Proxy Red Light Photography Whatever Forever Tapes Music by: 1,000,000 Light Years- Solo Electronic Music Project of Patrick Hangauer. Disseminating Rainbow Crystals of Sonic Light. Come celebrate the newly released EP "Your Spaceship Awaits You, My Love"

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/lalaboratory 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.

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 marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

FINAL FRIDAYS IN NORTH LAWRENCE (AFTER-PARTY ART SHOWS)

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd)

FRANK'S NORTH STAR TAVERN (508 Locust) FF after-party 8 pm until 2 am

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