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May Final Friday and Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Map

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April 24th Map of Final Friday Venues

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Final Friday Map of Venues, January 30th

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January 30th Final Friday Events

Final Fridays are made possible by support from the City of Lawrence

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

Pies from the porn kitchen By Natalie Liccardello

Directed by Ric Averill

January 22, 23 24, 29, 30 31 8pm $15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

A fresh, ribald urban comedy of pie porn enacted, featuring Kansas City actress Amy Kelly, and Lawrence native, actor Chris Roady. Written by Kansas City actress Natalie Liccardello, Pies from the Porn Kitchen is jam-packed with unexpected twists and turns. Featured in LAC’s New Play Development Workshop in 2011, the full production promises more than a few laughs. Play contains nudity.

*All galleries are closed on Final Friday

BE MOVED (2 E. 7th St.)

Kansas Plein Air Paintings by Gregory Thomas 7:15pm-9pm Light refreshments will be served.

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

Open on Final Fridays

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

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

KRISTIN MORLAND (737 Connecticut St.) www.kristinmorland.com

Kansas Day Celebration

Kristin Morland will open her home studio and be showing her most recent work including the Kansas State Flag in honor of Kansas Day.

Bio: Kristin Morland is an artist whose primary work is handsewn sequins and beads. But, beyond the medium, Morland's work centers on light and color to tell a story, to connect patterns of behavior, or reflect on nature, sound and experience.

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

Pachamamas Artists, a Farewell Show Curator, Molly Murphy, has selected a group of local artists who have exhibited or been a large part of Pachamamas over the years. This show will also feature the work of Pachamamas dear friend and employee, Gabe Todd Van Boven, who recently lost his battle with cancer at the age of 36.

Participating artists:

Gabriel Todd Van Boven Clare Doveton Wayne Propst Louis Copt Zak Barnes Billy Beeson Tim Forcade Betsy Forcade Marty Olson Sue Ashline Jeromy Morris Jeremy Rockwell Brian Goodman Lorraine Hilleary Marie McKenzie Molly Murphy

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

|| Just A Taste || An exhibition showcasing eclectic styles of the creative minds in Lawrence, KS

Participating Artists: Geoffrey Benzing Andrew Burkitt Grace Chin Ann Dean Alycia Futrelle Bar Geyer Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Leslie Kay Kelly Kearns Alicia Kelly Christian Kennedy Mitch Meseke Jeromy Morris Solace Naeymi Yoonmi Nam

|| To cure your winter blue, Henry's is delighted to have Chelsi Reed from Mass Relaxation giving sample massages during the Final Friday opening! ||

More about Mass Relaxation: Your relaxation destination! Providing therapeutic massage for the masses for the past ten years! My goal is for you to feel restored with an expanded knowledge about your personal health. Located in the wonderful historic House building at 729 ½ Mass St. suite 210. Online scheduling and additional information available at massrelaxation.com

GRIFFITH PAYMENTS + HARBORTOUCH (801 ½ Massachusetts St, Suite 2) www.griffithpayments.com www.harbortouchworld.com

Robert Lambert NYC Artist “I work every day all day, this is my passion. The statement I make you will see on the wall.”

Robert Lambert has been painting since nineteen ninety when he left the world of fine art photography to devote himself full time to his calling. During the last fifteen years he followed his desire to seek out new expressions by working in New York, Paris and Amsterdam. He preferred collectors who bought his work without having it explained. His work currently resides in many significant international collections. In this manner, he has fully supported himself and his pursuit of new expressions. In two thousand and three after a prolonged period in Paris, a new series of oils, constructions and encaustics mixed media, evolved. Lambert returned to New York City where he moved into his studio at the Chelsea Hotel. He continues working on oils and mixed media paintings

"There is nothing that focuses you better than feeling isolated and being a stranger."

Robert has been featured in numerous magazine publications including Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, and Art Price.

A limited edition of Robert’s Fine Art Digital Prints will be available for sale.

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

January 30 through March 22, Wonder Fair celebrates the Fine Art of Illustration with "In Between," a new series of original drawings by KU professor and industry veteran Barry Fitzgerald.

"In Between," texture and tone form a soft background to a series of vivid black ink drawings: lines curvaceous and sharp, vividly suggesting parables grown from the artist's imagination...but left tantalizingly open to our interpretation.

Before In Between:

Students of our history will recall that Wonder Fair was built with the visual language of Illustration as its cornerstone, under the guidance of 2008 KU Illustration graduate and Wonder Founder Eric Dobbins.

Seven years later, Wonder Fair still champions all forms of art that are accessible but still demonstrate creative and conceptual rigor; promotes artists who possess a certain refreshing optimism that Art and Capital could fairly coexist (but who cannily recognize that they often do not).

And so, it is with great excitement that we exhibit "In Between", a return, of sorts, to our earliest roots.

About the Artist:

Barry Fitzgerald is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, artist and visual communicator who loves the challenge of making images that engage intellectually, emotionally, and aesthetically. He enjoys problem solving and collaborating with others, and is available for commissions.

After a previous career as a graphic designer in Washington, DC, Fitzgerald earned an MFA in illustration at SUNY Buffalo where he studied under Hall of Fame illustrator Alan E. Cober. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Detroit New to work as a staff artist, where he was able to combine his love of graphic design, illustration, and visual communication. Currently, Fitzgerald is a Professor of Illustration at the University of Kansas. He has been teaching illustration, drawing, painting, and conceptual problem solving since 1993.

Barry has received over 100 national and international awards for his work, including American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators of NY, Society of Illustrators of LA, 3X3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, and Print Magazine. He has also been included in ‘200 Best Illustrators Worldwide’ published by Lürzer’s Archive.

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com The theme for Phoenix Gallery’s January Final Friday Art Walk is "It's Sweet to be Local.” Phoenix Gallery is partnering with Raven Book Store, Mass St. Sweet Shop, and Z's Divine Espresso to make this a great evening. The Raven will bring great books and other wonderful items to help celebrate the season. Mass St. Sweet Shop and Z's Divine Espresso will have Valentine treats, coffee, and other tasty samples to enjoy.

We are highlighting nine local artists this month with several of them creating pieces for the Valentine season. Phoenix Gallery is proud have Liza MacKinnon, Bob Gent, Rachael Sudlow, Jody Thurman, Kerry Thonen, Zee Galliano, Kim Brook, and Dirty Saylor Soap here for the evening.

To round out a great night, Tyler Gregory will be here to perform music in his amazing signature style. For all of you who know his music, you know it will be a special night!

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

For January’s Final Friday Art Walk, we will feature artists Lisa Doffing and Elizabeth Rowley.

The images expressed in Lisa Doffing’s paintings emerge naturally from the process. She begins by turning up the music, moving to the rhythm, and applies alternating layers to several canvases at once. As the random and rhythmic marks are made, slowly but surely, sometimes over the course of several months, the beginnings of images catch her eye, and she builds on them. The process lends itself to the concept of experiencing complete freedom from expectations while listening to the layers and the process itself. The goals to experience the fluid nature of life, emotion, elements of the natural world—like water, notes, rhythm, beauty, freedom, love, and expression itself—are always fully met. The goal is relaxation and freedom from want. The goal of the paintings is to liberate the mind of the viewer as well on some level.

The landscape for Elizabeth Rowley is both focus and conduit for emotional expression. Working from small to large formats and from realism to abstraction, she creates spaces that are as much about "feeling" the landscape as they are about seeing it. Her landscapes are a collaboration between real landscape and her own emotional response to that landscape. She looks into the natural world, its outer surface and its inner light, its violence and its calm.

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

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Lorel Ranney Hoffmann In 2014, a dear friend had to euthanize her horse. As she described what that entailed, my heart broke for her. I decided I needed to do something to help ease her pain, but what? Though I had not painted in years, I bought a canvas and got to work. Studying the images of this sweet and gentle animal, my painting process became like a meditation on him, on all the work he did, on what her meant to her. When I presented her the portrait of her beloved horse, Buddy, we were both very moved. Art can say what words can’t.
I earned my degree in visual art education at the University of Kansas, in 1995, and my master’s degree in liberal arts from Baker University in 2006. I have been fortunate to teach art in a public school setting for 18 years. While I enjoyed any opportunity to be creative, often my own art making was postponed by the demands of my teaching and family. However, since painting Buddy, my art has become more of a priority. I continue to paint with acrylics in a realistic illustrative style, often favoring bold colorful images. I am inspired by a wide variety of subject matter, from still life, to animal portraits, to landscapes. My art doesn’t have one specific message to communicate. I simply enjoy creating colorful, honest images for their own beautiful sake.

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

Selected works by SeedCo Studios resident artists and Fresh Produce Art Collective

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

Life in the Urban Jungle -Erok Johannsen-

Erok Johanssen is a Mixed Media artist working from SeedCo Studios. His work combines the color and energy of graffiti and street art with the more representational imagery produced through photography.

Multiple mediums mix to engage photo, paint, and print.

SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE (905 Rhode Island St.)

"Social Service League Open House Friday, January 30th 4:00-8:00pm

The Social Service League is proud to announce its long-awaited grand opening. The League has finally returned to its home at 905 Rhode Island. The League’s employees, board members and volunteers are proud to unveil a newly renovated building, complete with a donation sorting area, a changing room, a kid’s play area and a boutique, not to mention heating, lights and hot water. Please join us for food, drinks, music and celebration. Everyone is welcome."

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

The Love Show: Our annual themed exhibition relating to all matters of the heart! The Percolator is proud to offer Lawrencians a space to explore and expand their emotional lives through the arts. Join us for an intimate display of artworks based of variations on the theme of love. Opening reception is January Final Friday, show runs through February 22.

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.) www.replaylounge.com

10 pm Late Show: CS Luxem / No Cave / Redder Moon (KC)

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

“Yonder” Photography by Doug Stremel

Drop by Five Bar & Tables for the opening reception of Doug Stremel’s Photography Show. The event is part of the February Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence.

The show titled “Yonder” features Doug’s recent work from the Kansas Flint HIlls, Ireland, and Iceland.

Framed large prints and a collection of smaller prints will be for sale. Hope to see you and your friends there.

www.dougstremel.com

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.)

WILD WEST FILM FLIX is television program hosted by Mike Anderson that showcases some of the best works from local filmmakers over the last few years. These films had to have been made in 48 hours and with specific criteria. Jan 30th at THE GRANADA THEATER, this is a FREE SCREENING for All Ages. Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7pm. Episode runtimes are 22 minutes each with breaks. Come out, buy a drink, and watch an episode or two with us. Come and go as you please. Future episodes are also set to air on Lawrence Television Network and WOW Channel 6 in Lawrence.

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

South Mass Art Guild's 5th Annual Droppers Ball All Member Art Show

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

Lawrence Inside Out is a community photography project focusing on Lawrence residents and their connection to creating and supporting the arts. Using black and white portraits, local artist Rachael Perry invites Lawrencians of all ages to share their stories in celebration of our creative community. Participants' images will be printed large-scale, popping up in April throughout Lawrence, including the Percolator! With four hundred portraits and counting, Lawrence Inside Out is gearing up for one more month of portrait sessions. If you would like to join the project, here are three opportunities during the month of January. Portrait sessions are also set up on an individual basis at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace.

Lawrence Inside Out is part of the global Inside Out Project, a participatory art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art.

6 until 8 pm at the Watkins Museum of History

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

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

Group Show Featuring Regional Artists We are pleased to present the works of Sally Piller, Jeromy Morris, Wayne Probst, Jeremy Rockwell, John Sebelius, Molly Murphy, Yoonmi Nam, Kyla Strid, Marie McKenzie, Eric Conrad, Cheryl Toh, Janice Nabors Raiteri and Lee Chapman.

Beverages will be served.

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.) www.seedcostudios.com

SeedCo Studios Final Fridays Open Studios and Resident Group Exhibition January 30th 6-9pm, 720 E 9th street #7.

Come enjoy food and drinks at SeedCo Studios! 18 Artist studios and a fresh resident group show in the front gallery!

Featuring resident artists: Felt Show Barrie Arachtingi Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen
Kate Larson Brittany Long Brandon Mateer Landon Merrill Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Janice Raiteri Catherine Reed Jeremy Rockwell Jessica Rold Elizabeth Rowley Ryan Storck Kyla Strid Aaron Youngstrom Dana Wiseman Whatever Forever Tapes

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ SEEDCO STUDIOS Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #7 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating 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 the 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, music and recording, 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, 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.

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

Lawrence Creates Final Friday Art Party with Cindy Novelo Friday, January 31, 2015 5:30-9:00 PM

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd Street)

The Brewhaus, located at 624 N 2nd St in Lawrence, will be presenting the works of Seanna Hunter Ben between the hours of 6-9PM on Friday, 30 January 2015. Statement: Ya’ateeh Shi ei Seanna Hunter Ben Yinishye. Naanashtezhi Taachiinii nishli , Nakaii Dinee bashinishchiin. Tohstonii ei dashinalii do Todichiinii ei dashicheii. Akoteego Dine asdzaan nishli. Hello everyone my name is Seanna Hunter Ben. I am the Red Running Into Water clan born for the Wondering People clan. My maternal Grandmother’s clan is Big Water clan and my paternal Grandfather’s clan is Big Water. In that way I am a Navajo Woman. Born in Chinle, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation, Seanna Hunter Ben graduated from the University of Kansas with her Bachelors of Fine Arts. Through the abstract spray paint poster work she creates an environment that is influenced by graffiti gestural marks and a feel of the environment of her reservation. She created environments that feed to the general notion of growing up on a reservation and finding a sense of beauty still evolving out of such an environment and harsh reality through art, culture and a traditional upbringing. She works with a very colorful saturated palate of spray paint, paint and art pens to create the environment. Her work has been exhibited at the scholarship shows for the University of Kansas. She currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Last Final Friday of 2014

FINAL FRIDAY, December 26th, 2014

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

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

Please note that this is the last month Final Fridays is supported by the Lawrence Arts Center and Downtown Lawrence Inc. Beginning in 2015, Final Fridays will transfer to the City of Lawrence under the direction of Christina McClelland, Director of Arts and Culture, who will be the press, coordination, artist and information contact for Final Fridays. (cmcclelland@lawrenceks.org)

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

The Lawrence Arts Center will be closed on Final Fridays for the winter break, and will reopen on January 3rd. Happy holidays!

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

The Artwork of Jay Hines

Artist, Jay Hines, celebrates his 90th year with an exhibition of works spanning many years. Work can be seen throughout the restaurant and Star Bar.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Liza Mackinnon

Liza MacKinnon of MacKomics Studio presents a mixed body of work for the December 26th, 2014 Final Friday show at Ten Thousand Villages at 835 Massachusetts Street. This collection includes handmade books, copperplate etchings, image transfer and collage mixed-media pieces as well new wood canvas paintings. In addition to fine arts, Liza is an art educator who teaches arts and crafts and literature-based programs to all ages at the Lawrence Public Library and the Lawrence Arts Center.

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

MARY MCGIVERN

"I like to paint lowbrow portraits. Grumpy people and fat cats are primarily what catch my eye, but other inspirations sneak their way into my paintings as well. Above all, I'm drawn to the absurd in life, and I think that my work speaks to that."

MINSKY’S PIZZA (934 Massachusetts St.)

www.minskys.com/lawrence

This month we will be featuring our permanent pieces by Kansas City artists Lisa Lala and Irina Stroganova as well as paintings by local artist Colby Earleywine.

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

SEEDCO STUDIOS:: FINAL FRIDAYS

Seedco Studios, in association with the Fresh Produce Art Collective presents SQUARED, an exhibition of recent works by residents of Seedco and featured guest artists. Equality, the new normal, averages, volume, density; inside and outide the box, hidden and multiplied, the four winds, square pegs, all share the same symmetry. In a world where the complexities of multiverses and interwebs overload the sensory threshholds, the shape of the square offers a rare slice of simplicity. The show opens this Final Friday December 26.

Seedco Studios will also be hosting selected artist's studios open to the public. As well as the main gallery, the space is a combines work spaces with music rehearsal spaces to act an organically assembled incubator for creative arts. Seedco is located at 720 Delaware St. in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence.

:::Featuring resident artists:::

Barrie Arachtingi Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson Brittany Long Brandon Mateer Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Catherine Reed Jeremy Rockwell Jessica Rold

Elizabeth Rowley Ryan Storck Kyla Strid Dana Wiseman Aaron Youngstrom Felt Show Whatever Forever

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ SEEDCO STUDIOS Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #2 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating 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 the 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, music and recording, 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, 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.

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

The Lawrence Creates Makerspace is throwing a Chautauqua on Final Friday! In addition to great art, we'll have music, poetry, and much more. Come on by for a great, family-friendly time.

We'll end the show with an amazing piece of poetry, "Welcome to KU" by Topher Enneking. The KU Alumni Association calls his performance " an inspirational message of growth, inclusion and tradition that mirrors his own personal journey through KU and beyond."

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

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

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

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Black Friday on Final Friday

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

Bizarre Bazzar (LAC Galleries Closed)

Bizarre Bazzar is an annual art fair featuring dozens of booths with a wide range of art. There will also be live public performances.

5pm: Mark Roberts-Extended Bass Soloist 6pm: Megan Hurt and friends 7pm: Sugarfoot Detour – Folk Rock 8pm: Raghsidad Belly Dancers

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

Open on Final Fridays

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

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

737 CONNECTICUT STREET 737 Connecticut Street invites Final Friday goers to visit Kristin Morland's home studio. This month's show features the work of Heather Smith Jones, Emily Markoulatos, Raelean Finch, and Kristin Morland. Offerings include fine art, letterpress cards, prints, jewelry and fine knitwear. We will open our doors at 5 pm. Kristin Morland is an artist whose primary work is in hand sewn sequins and beads. But, beyond the medium, Morland’s work centers on light and color to tell a story, to connect patterns of behavior, or reflect on nature, sound, and experience. In her work, Kristin reflects a fascination with time, people, places, and objects. Her aim is to show the beauty in everyday experiences, and seemingly ordinary moments. Making use of contrast and color, as well as form and texture, Morland condenses emotion and experience to interface her language.www.kristinmorland.com Morland’s work has been shown in local, and midwest galleries. Kristin regularly participates in juried competitions, benefit auctions, Final Fridays and Artwalk. Morland received her BFA from the University of Kansas, where she studied painting and weaving. Kristin and her husband Timothy decided to move back to Lawrence after they were married to raise their family. Morland’s home studio is open to the public by appointment, and Lawrence Final Friday events. Heather Smith Jones is an artist working in painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking. She is the author of Water Paper Paint, Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media, published in 2011. Her work is represented by galleries in the Midwest and on the East coast, is part of the Sprint Corporation and Emprise Financial Corporation public collections, and many private collections around the world. For the past eleven years she has been an instructor in the Arts-Based Preschool at The Lawrence Arts Center and has taught children of all ages, students on the college level, and adult workshops. She earned an MFA from The University of Kansas in 2001, and a BFA in Painting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 1996. Smith Jones grew up in the mountains of Tennessee and on the South Carolina coast, and currently lives in Lawrence with her husband and their four cats. www.heathersmithjones.com Emily Markoulatos combines acrylic paints with a wood burning technique to create images inspired by the Kansas landscape and people. Her more abstract canvases layer colors and texture that evoke the viewers' imagination.

Raelean Finch of No-Law Knits hand knits a variety of wooly garments and accessories using luxurious fibers such as wool, alpaca, merino and organic cotton. She knits for babies, toddlers, kids and adults.

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

The Artwork of Jay Hines Artist, Jay Hines, celebrates his 90th year with an exhibition of works spanning many years. Work can be seen throughout the restaurant and Star Bar.

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

Henry's Coffee Shop + Bar is excited this November Final Fridays to present:

“....and then, I'll be the Moon..” Works by Charlotte 'Larson' Pemberton

Opening: November 28th, 6-9 pm

Statement :

Charlotte 'Larson' Pemberton primarily creates images using printmaking processes or various mixed media techniques. “....and then, I'll be the Moon..” features images of the majestic moon and associations with cycles.

Charlotte is a Kansas native and resides in Lawrence. She is an active member of the Lawrence arts community- co-founding the Thieves Guild Art Collective, a trio of illustrators who produce monthly life drawing events, as well as involvement with Wonder Fair. Charolette is currently earning a Visual Communications Illustration degree at the University of Kansas.

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

Instead of our white cube gallery this holiday season, at Wonder Fair you’ll find a glittering ice cavern filled with framed art prints (and other tiny treasures), hung salon-style around a centerpiece of cut paper stalactites. This year’s special “Prints on Ice” gallery installation is inspired by and designed in homage to the opening of the Downtown Lawrence ice rink, located adjacent to our friends at the Lawrence Public Library.

Installation begins November 25 and continues into early December, remaining on view through January 2015.

A note on the permanence and seasonal swelling of ice caves:

All year we specialize in cleverly-designed functional art and original prints, and carry a carefully curated selection of affordable handmade goods. This special season, however, Wonder Fair hosts an expanded group of local, national, and international artists, and a greater variety of their thoughtfully handmade prints, jewelry, home goods, stationery, and unique art objects.

Wishing you a happy hometown holiday season,

Meredith, Paul, Grace, Charlotte, and all of your friends at Wonder Fair

and, a special note of gratitude to designers Sam Jones (sivioco) and csillaghullo, for their open-source vector and background images that we've used in our header image. Note our attempt to put a copyright watermark thanking them in the corner of the image, and Facebook's terrible image quality making it illegible.

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com For the November Final Friday Art Walk we will feature the artists of Illuminated Glass, a collaboration of three wonderful local glass artists: Ben Kappen, Brad Chun, and Courtney Skeeba. Elizabeth Rowley will display her paintings in the Vermont St. entrance and throughout the gallery. Ben Kappen spent three years studying illustration at the University of Kansas before leaving to pursue a career in glass. In 2000 he began to learn how to furnace-work soft glass with Darren Davis at Rainbow Fired Glass in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Using what he had learned there with soft glass, he bought a small torch and began to 'lampwork' glass in early 2003. During this time Ben also began building his own equipment in order to open a soft glass studio in Lecompton, Kansas. Over a six month period he hand built an array of annealing ovens and reheating equipment, along with a 250 pound capacity hot-glass furnace. The furnace was first fired in June of 2004 and marked the grand opening of Illuminated Glass. Brad Chun attended the Kansas City Art Institute in 1992, and was first introduced to art glass while visiting Eugene, Oregon in 1993. There he met Bob Snodgrass, a key figure in the modern lampworking studio movement that developed throughout the early 90's. Brad moved to Eugene in 1996 to apprentice at the Snodgrass School of Glass. He developed his skills under Bob's watchful eye, exploring the new glass world. With only a few colors available at the time, experimentation and discovery was a daily occurrence. Brad moved back to Lawrence, Kansas in 1998 where he was introduced to furnace worked soft glass at Free State Glass. Courtney Skeeba studied glassblowing in 1992 at the Cleveland Institute of Art. There she developed her skills under Brent Lee Young before returning to Kansas. In 1996, Courtney attended the University of Kansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing and Design. During this time, she kept her glass skills sharp while working at Free State Glass in Lawrence, Kansas. From 1993-2002, Courtney worked under Dick Rector and Jim Slough, helping to create the fine glass art Free State was known for. Lawrence artist Elizabeth Rowley is drawn to capturing the essence of the landscape surrounding her with thick applications of oil paint with her palette knife. She is driven by her pure reverence for nature. Her new plein-air paintings pay homage to the Kansas landscape where she sits in the prairie and open-sky where she is inspired to paint.

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

Phoenix Underground welcomes Justin Marable and his exhibition “Skyward Shifts” for the November Final Friday Art Walk Justin was raised in Robinson, a northeastern Kansas farm town. Throughout his life, he has learned and wandered within the boundaries of his Midwestern homeland, observing the social and physical landscape of the surrounding region. He finds inspiration in geography and history of the Midwest. Social and environmental issues drive much of his work as well as influences from family, nature, and everyday life. Justin graduated from the University of Kansas in 2005 with a B.F.A. in printmaking and currently resides in Topeka with his wife and daughters. He works full time at his home as an artist, husband, and father. In Kansas he has settled, grown his roots, and created a life grounded in art, family, and community. From Justin: “The longer I learn and grow within the Midwest, the more I realize slight shifts across the landscape. Within my “Ingrained” body of work, I bring attention to a deeper and more ethereal view of Kansas landscape. I utilize various types of lumber that contain both rich and subtle wood grain. Various woods such as hickory, oak, spalted maple, spalted sycamore, and ash were used to create most of these pieces. The imagery originally comes from photographs of my wanderings across the Midwest. These scenes are common observations ingrained mentally within my memory and physically within the properties of wood. Through this work, I present a depth of beauty to be discovered by those seeking and seeing more of Kansas than meets the eye. My overall hope is to provide an ongoing stream of original art that flows from roots of urban and rural Kansas to the surrounding local and global community.”

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

Please join us Friday, November 29th at the opening reception for artist Kelsey Deviney for the November Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence!

Kelsey Michele Deviney was raised in the country outside of Winchester, Kansas. Kelsey was raised on five acres of land along with her three younger siblings. She is currently a senior at the University of Kansas completing her BFA in Visual Art and Minor in Art History. She creates artwork from multiple mediums, varying from 2-D and 3-D. Her favorites include life drawing, metal work, and photography. Because of her upbringing out on the farm, surrounded by pasture and timber; all of her work has a constant theme of her relationship with nature and her view on society. Kelsey will graduate this December 14, 2014 and plans to stay in Lawrence to find a job in the arts. Kelsey has added to her resume in the past year by interning with Van Go of Lawrence, KS. Van Go is a well-known grant funded art program that reaches out to at-risk children in the community. The program is focused around job training for high school students while providing social work assistance. In February 2014, Kelsey began a new job through Kansas Work Study at Essential Goods on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. She was very excited to have a position in the arts that allowed her to interact with artists but also customers who support buying local artwork. For her final semester at KU, Kelsey has been interning with the Lawrence Arts Centers Art-Based Preschool program. This program gives 3-4 year old children the chance to explore many different types of art from painting, theatre, and music. This internship has been excellent for Kelsey, as it applies directly to her future plans. In the next five years Kelsey plans to move to a farm outside of Wichita, KS and start organic farming with her boyfriend, Ryan. She also plans to run an art-based daycare from the farm teaching kids the importance of health, fitness, and creativity. Kelsey plans to continue her personal art on the side while sharing with others the joy that art can bring. Kelsey’s work will be up through December 2014.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Angela Lowe

Angela Lowe has had an “artist’s eye” from childhood capturing candid expressions of people and compositions of natural beauty. “Growing up in colorful Colorado, natural beauty was on full array throughout the seasons,” Angela states. Her curious creative perspective persisted and earned her a Bachelor of Arts degree. “My life’s calling has been manifested in various ministry settings, yet I have always been able to express myself in a creative way using my art education background. My passion for creativity is expressed in my gardening, home interior designs, crafts and photography. It is my therapy especially after a long day or night at LMH where I am the Coordinator of Spiritual Care / Staff Chaplain.” Her photography exhibit will feature some of her favorite prints, cards and bookmarks. “It has an international theme reflecting candid photos from recent pilgrimages to Myanmar and Bolivia. Expressions of warmth and love are conveyed in any language,” Angela passionately states. Her work is reasonably priced because she wants others to have the opportunity to enjoy some of her “favorite things” from across the street, throughout our nation and around the world. Angela is on the Board of Directors for Ten Thousand Villages, Lawrence and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her work will be donated to Ten Thousand Villages, Lawrence. Angela will be sharing the exhibit space with a promising photographer, Marie Boncella, a tenth grader at Lawrence Free State High School.

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

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

Rachel Adelia Forrest Lost and Found The landscape is a surreal entity, and we only know as much as we sense. My paintings are about exploration and discovery. As I explore nature, I have close to no desire to paint what is easily found. While a beautiful Kansas sunset seen from my back porch is extremely provoking (and I will often photograph it with my cell phone), what inspires me are sights that are more difficult to find, or something that I did not purposefully look for. As an example, Perry Lake I is a composition that I found off the beaten path. After a drive out of Lawrence and through the dirt roads that surround Perry Lake, I happened upon a small lagoon. It was quite isolated, and I travelled on foot along the rocky beach. My intuition took me to this spot; it is often what I choose to follow. The movement of the water against the rocks, with a distant strip of land was very striking to me. In nature, I find themes of life and death, tranquility, harmony, and memory. Many difficulties arise in the physical journeying process, but suffering for my work has been rewarding to date. Rachel grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated in May 2014 from the University of Kansas with a BFA in painting, a BFA in Art History, and a minor in French. She also studied at the Marchutz School of Art in Aix-en-Provence, France. Rachel regularly exhibits her work locally and currently has work at the Buttonwood Art Space and the 2016 Main Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. She has exhibited at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, several spaces in Oklahoma City, and has a painting in the Heritage Museum at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska.

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

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

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.) www.replaylounge.com

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

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

Kolor & Collage, an exhibition of works by Kristina Crawford at Aimees Cafe and Coffeehouse 1025 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS

Stop by Aimee's for coffee and make a small collage with artist Kristina Crawford Friday, November 29 6 pm- 9 pm

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

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

FOOD TRUCK PARKING LOT (810 Pennsylvania St.)

Food trucks will be open from 5 until 9 pm behind Cider Gallery *wine and beer available inside the Cider Gallery

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

Cider Holiday Group Show Final Friday opening, Black Friday!

Please join us this Final Friday, November 28th for a group show that will take place during the holiday celebrations! In this show, we are honored to exhibit many Lawrence local artists. All works will be moderately priced—a work by Jeremy Rockwell or Yoonmi Nam could be your own! Conversely, an intricate piece by Alicia Kelly would be an brilliant gift in time for the holiday season! There will be many other artists as well. All in all, we will be showcasing works by:

Eliza Bullock Lee Chapman Eric Conrad Alicia Kelly Marie McKenzie Jeromy Morris Molly Murphy Yoonmi Nam Sally Piller Wayne Propst Jeremy Rockwell John Sebelius Kyla Strid

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.) www.seedcostudios.com

SeedCo Studios OPEN studios from 6 until 9 pm

Featuring resident artists: Barrie Arachtingi Jason Barr Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Marie McKenzie Landon Merrill Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Catherine Reed Jeremy Rockwell Jessica Rold Ryan Storck Kyla Strid Dave Van Hee Dana Wiseman Aaron Youngstrom Felt Show Whatever Forever

SEEDCO STUDIOS- Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #2 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating 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, music and recording, 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, 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.

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

Lawrence Creates November Final Friday Art Party with Darrell Lea Friday, November 28, 2014 5:30-9:00pm

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd Street)

Beth Ann Pine Beth has been creating original art since she could hold a crayon. Her previous paintings, done in acrylic on canvas, celebrate the female form. She focused heavily on editing her work, eliminating lines and shadows. She explores 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.

Her current work features watercolors that serve to express feminine energy. Her work has been driven by creating flowing lines and color but done in a specific amount of time. Deadline driven, her watercolors are an exploration of what one can accomplish in a small amount of time, day-by-day. Once the allotted time is up, the work is considered complete.

Please, join Beth at The Brewhaus this Final Friday, November 28, 2014. (You may find Black Friday wonderfulness as well! Keep an eye out on FaceBook!)

The Brewhaus is North Lawrence’s own coffee-shop located at 624 N 2nd Street, Lawrence, Kansas, next to Iwig’s Dairy. Her work will then be displayed through-out the month of December and perhaps into January.

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Halloween Night Final Friday Events

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

This Halloween Final Friday will feature a variety of art exhibitions that you don’t want to miss. Over 60 artists from around North America have their work on display. Our bar will feature a spooky cocktail just for Halloween visitors and from 7-9pm DJ Proof will be spinning records.

Souvenir’s From The Future. A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics. Curated by Ben Ahlvers This group exhibition explores juxtapositions whether they be visual or conceptual as well as the connections that can be formed in the context of a group exhibition. The works included in this exhibit looks to the future in order to acknowledge the past. They make connections and blur definitions of ceramic materials, processes. The exhibit delectably and mysteriously explores tensions between nature and the synthetic, the hand and the machine, history and the future. This exhibit brings together nearly 40 artists working in North America, each working with ceramic material and processes.

Solo Show by Russell Wrankle. Russell is an artist and a teacher currently living in Southern Utah. His ceramic sculptures play on his personal narrative, utilizing a variety of animal figures. Wrankle says that, like Aesop’s Fables, the animal is an apt vehicle to express human truths.

The Tea Project Aaron Hughes, Amber Ginsburg Artist Aaron Hughes began the Tea Project as a response to his military deployment to Iraq and Kuwait in 2003 and his return trip in 2009 as a peace delegate to the First International Labor Conference in Erbil, Iraq. As an artist, teacher, and activist, he works to create projects and scenarios in which diverse groups of people can collectively and personally address difficult topics and create meaning out of trauma. Amber Ginsburg is an artist, editor, writer and lecturer at the University of Chicago. Together with collaborators, Amber creates site-generated projects and social sculpture that insert historical scenarios into present day situations. Her work is strongly influenced by her background in craft and ceramics. This installation will continue to evolve through November 8.

Paper|Plate. a Ceramics Exhibition. Curated by Kyla Strid This exhibit features a variety of plates and drawings. The contributing artists are from across the United States.

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

Open on Final Fridays

THE CARNEGIE BUILDING (9th and Vermont)

The Carnegie Building will be dressed up for Halloween, and so will the historic reenactors who will be joining Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area staff, and the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council at 9th and Vermont, in Lawrence. Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council will have displays. Coloring sheets, and candy for trick or treaters. Other refreshments will also be served. (785) 856-5300. For more information about events and historic sites in the 41 counties – 29 in Kansas, 12 in Missouri – that comprise the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, visit our Web site at www.freedomsfrontier.org.

LAWRENCE HITS & PAINTED KANVAS (7 E. 8th St.)

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

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

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

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

Clint Ricketts

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. Clint’s work has also been seen nationally and internationally in the publication New American Paintings and in galleries including the International Print Center of New York, OK Mountain of Austin, Texas, the Coyne Gallery of The University of Syracuse and Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.

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

| Hometown Glory | Photography by Nicholas Maher |

Opening: Final Fridays, October 31st, 6-9 pm

Nestled in comfy corners of Lawrence- visual art is busting at the seams. Henry's is proud to welcome and host 'Hometown Glory' , photography by Nicholas Maher, this October Final Friday!

Stop by this Halloweeny Final Fridays to grab a chat with Nicholas about his work, come sip on a chai latte or an apple cider from the good lookin' guys upstairs.

| Hometown Glory | Photography by Nicholas Maher |

Nicholas Maher is a student artist based out of Lawrence Ks. He has been studying photography intensively for the past two years. Nicholas grew up in Lawrence and the majority of his photographs are taken locally. He enjoys shooting in the wild and when not in class he can be found on the banks of the Kaw River chasing sunrises and eagles. Most of Nicholas's inspiration comes from Lawrence's strange organic vibe. Nicholas is just getting started as an Artist/Photographer this will be his first show.

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

Halloween night, Kansas City artists Dustin Williams and Jon Linn unveil their third installment of the ongoing Ghost Town series. Each October at Wonder Fair, nondescript hallways and dusty back rooms are inexplicably transformed into suspiciously spooky new businesses. In the wake of 2012's Cemetery Cinema, the haunted video rental store, and 2013's Dead End Diner (see our grave reviews on Yelp), comes a new installation and a new business/membership card to add to your wallet.

http://frankandsteininc.net/

Please note that our official opening hours will begin at 7pm and end at 11pm to allow downtown tick-or-treating families to dissipate, and allow guests maximum access to our haunted installation in the Halloween evening hours. (Kids welcome, but Wonder Fair will not participate in handing out sidewalk candy; families must brave the stairs to receive their tricks and treats at Wonder Fair.)

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

Join Phoenix Gallery for October’s Final Friday Art Walk for a special evening featuring ceramic mugs and cups from local artists. Now is the time to start thinking of warm drinks for cooler weather, so this will be a chance to see these great pieces featured for the evening. From small espresso cups to large mugs, we will show you a variety of the work that our local artists create. To add to the evening, we will have the pieces you choose at 10% off and we will include a coupon to take the mug to TCBY and have it filled with free coffee! Enjoy local art and warm up as well! TCBY will also be here at the gallery with food and drink to try. Check out our Phoenix Underground gallery featuring local artists Ardys Ramberg and Stephanie Freeman. This exhibition will be shown throughout the month of November.

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

Phoenix Underground will feature artists Ardys Ramberg and Stephanie Freeman for October’s Final Friday Art Walk.

Stephanie Freeman has been painting on and off for forty years. Most recently, she began painting steadily as a means of restructuring her life and healing her grief after losing her sister to cancer. Even though it was very painful to work during this period of mourning, she began painting regularly, embracing the personal artistic growth that occurred. At first she worked with oil paint, producing large, brightly colored abstract works. Gradually, she began experimenting with burning raw canvas. Initially Stephanie was terrified of the fire, but she learned to embrace its restorative properties. She loved the idea of nearly destroying something and, through creativity, resurrecting it. Her current body of work is inspired by the forms brought about by the controlled burning of canvas fragments, which are often incorporated as collage elements in the finished works. She has been reinventing herself since her sister's death. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, these paintings are part of her rebirth.

Rusty metal pitted by time, weather, and soil--that is what Ardys Ramberg’s show is about. Oiled, to stop the aging process, the textures formed speak to her heart. Ardys’ mentor, George Kaull, disdained the old metal she choose to work with, and he was right. It's brittle and difficult to weld smoothly, but oh so exciting to look at if you are of her ilk. "Odysseus Spots Circe" is a piece Ardys intended to make years ago. She is so glad it has come into existence. It gave her another chance to visit with Jon Blumb, too! The enclosure in the middle of the room will knock your socks off if you get to see it after several inches of gently fallen snow. Clouds, flying birds, and trees viewed through its "roof" seem ever more magical as you sip tea inside it with a friend. And how delightful it is to construct such things! Ardys sang a song inside it to send it on its way to a new home.

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

Please join us at the opening reception for Kansas City artist Bryan Fyffe on October 31st from 5 to 9 pm. We could not think of a better artist to have for Final Fridays Art Walk on Halloween! Bryan illustrates for Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion. He will have a never seen before new haunted house piece of work for the opening reception. We hope to see you this Halloween at Essential Goods!

About The Artist Bryan Fyffe grew up with an interest in ghost stories, Star Wars action figures, Godzilla and pretty much anything with the flavor “blue raspberry”. He creates art on a wide variety of subjects, some of his favorites being zombies, Halloween and food. Some of Bryan's regular freelance clients are Walt Disney and Penguin Books. His digital collage work features many textures and layers.

Bryan lives with his wife and two children in Kansas City. You can check out more of his work at www.bryanfyffe.com.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Sophia Compton: Silk artist Much of my work is about natural elements combined with collage, a synthesis of color and texture which is a way of adding beauty and excitement to art, and therefore, to life. Creating silk collage is also a way of making sense of a complex and uncertain world. My work has evolved as a form of expressive mosaics to textile pieces, a combination of still life and symbolic elements of life. Using different materials and the placement of the materials together to create a unique effect is always magical and fascinating process. A self-taught textile artist, it is silk painting that makes my heart sing. Although I have worked in a variety of media in the S.F. Bay area the past 30 years, my focus is wearable art. I was a weaver for many years, and at one time, raised sheep to shear for wool I spun before weaving. A few years ago I transferred my love of watercolor to silk, which is the only fabric that lends itself to watercolor effects. I recently have started quilting silk. A fairly new Lawrencian, I have been a member of the Lawrence Art Guild for three years, during which time I have been a participant in the Guild shows, and have also shown my work through Lawrence Creates, the Library, the Merc, Phoenix, and several other Lawrence businesses. I teach workshops on silk-painting and other fiber arts through Makerspace and other venues in Lawrence.

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

Closed for Halloween. Back next month!

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

At Dusk and Dawn :: New Works on the Kansas Landscape by Molly Murphy

From the Artist: This series of landscapes borders on the abstract, focused on the light and dew in the air during the Kansas autumn months. I grew up on the outskirts of Lawrence, between Baldwin and Vinland, KS amidst rolling fields, small creeks and large swaths of trees outlining the landscape. I still spend a great deal of time outside of Lawrence exploring these areas, and still find newness in the landscape that is so familiar to me. I attempt to capture the moments driving by or walking through these areas of light dripping through shadows, hazy mists engulfing the sightline, fields of fire and never ending skies that break from grey to full brilliance. Often the land itself has such surreal depth, I feel I’m squinting or even sleeping inside it.

About the Artist: Molly Murphy lives in Lawrence, KS with studios in the Kansas City Crossroads and Lawrence, KS. She currently serves as co-curator of Cider Gallery Fine Arts with her studio partner, Clare Doveton, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the Lawrence Arts Center and Coordinator of Final Fridays for the City of Lawrence.

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

Closed for Halloween

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

Mitch Meseke Mitch Meseke is a freelance artist and recent resident of Lawrence, KS. Mitch will be featuring both his illustrations and collage work from October 31st through November at the Roost, all of which can be found among many other things on his website: www.mitchmeseke.com

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

No Final Friday opening this month. Back next month.

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.) www.replaylounge.com

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

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

Open every Final Friday

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

4:30-8:00 Families are invited to visit the Watkins for trick or treating, and go on a short scavenger hunt for prizes.

Our exhibit opening that night is titled La Catrina Speaks: Political Discourse and Dia de los Muertos. Artifacts on loan from the Spencer Museum of Art are used to show how the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead gives voice to political, cultural and social concerns. Artifacts drawn from the museum’s collection illustrate how residents have expressed their political views. By exploring how citizens in the past expressed their concerns, La Catrina Speaks encourages Lawrencians to voice their beliefs on today’s important issues.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

FOOD TRUCK PARKING LOT (810 Pennsylvania St.)

Join us on Halloween night for openings and special events in the Warehouse Arts District from 5 until 9 pm.

We will also feature two fantastic food trucks throughout the evening, located just behind Cider Gallery Fine Arts and the Poehler Lofts:

Torched Goodness & The Purple Carrot

*Wine and beer available inside Cider Gallery Fine Arts

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

JACK COLLINS AND CHERYL TOH

Please join us on Halloween night, Friday, October 31st for our Final Friday reception for Jack Collins and Cheryl Toh. In this two-person show, connections are made both with the artists’ processes and visual results of their work. While Jack Collins assembled this series of paintings with wood, screws, and glue, Cheryl Toh assembled her work with a sewing machine, allowing the lines of thread to generate shapes. The resulting images from both artists are striking yet subtle nuances of color. Cheryl Toh is a mixed media artist working primarily in drawing and painting. Her work depicts an ongoing observation of the varying levels of communication within macro & micro communities. Toh’s work then moves forward within a set of parameters - distilling, interpreting and transforming the observations she has accumulated through the use of organic symbology. Originally from Connecticut, Toh received a Bachelor of Arts from Elms College in Massachusetts with additional training at Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC; Gage Academy and Pratt Fine Art Center both in Seattle, WA. She was awarded residencies at Escape to Create in Seaside FL and with the Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project, KCMO; she was also ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient. Toh regularly shows throughout the U.S. and her work is found in public, corporate and private collections.

Kansas City artist Jack Collins is a mixed media painter. He works with the idea that wood planes on the canvas and negative space around these objects are in the process of entering and exiting the two dimensional plane of the composition. Collins works with the interactions of positive and negative space, or figure and ground, creating an illusionistic space. For the last year and a half, Collins has incorporated wood into his paintings, which offers him new challenges in his progression from using paper. Collins received an MFA in painting from the University of Kansas in 1990, and has been exhibiting in Lawrence and Kansas City for several years. He is the recipient of two grants from the Kansas Arts Commission, as well as the Faculty Growth and Enrichment Grant from Baker University.

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.) www.seedcostudios.com

SeedCo Studios OPEN studios from 6 until 9 pm

Featuring resident artists: Barrie Arachtingi Jason Barr Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Marie McKenzie Landon Merrill Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Catherine Reed Jeremy Rockwell Jessica Rold Ryan Storck Kyla Strid Dave Van Hee Dana Wiseman Aaron Youngstrom Felt Show Whatever Forever

SEEDCO STUDIOS- Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #2 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating 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, music and recording, 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, 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.

CULINARIA (512 E 9th St.)

Food and Drink by Culinaria Food and Wine, Art by Sophia Coen

Culinaria Food and Wine is back for October Final Friday!! We'll be open October 31st, in a pop-up restaurant/art gallery capacity. Join us for dinner, great local art, and to see our beautiful event space.

FOOD: Roasted Pork and Red Chile Tacos or Sweet Potato and Tomatillo Tacos SNACKS: Various Halloween Treats DRINKS: Pear Vodka Cocktails, Free State/Boulevard or Domestic Beers, Water & Soda ART: Featuring the debut photography exhibit of, Sophia Coen. Photos will be up throughout November, and can be purchased at Final Friday October 31st, Wine Club on November 19th (with reservation), or by appointment most Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2-4 pm. Sophia Coen is a Lawrence, KS photographer whose show for Final Fridays, titled “Just a Pose,” is a collection of portraits that play with texture, color, light and setting to paint an overall picture of beauty and disconnect. Her focus on juxtaposition and her still-life approach allows her subjects to become elevated to editorial status, but not without a sometimes quiet, sometimes bold resistance. We're located in the parking lot at the NW corner of 9th and New Jersey.

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

October Final Friday Lawrence Creates Art Party with Alonzo Beardshear

Be sure to join us on Halloween evening for Barbecue Dinner by Mitch Pearson, Costume Party, Art, Music and more! Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E 9th St, Lawrence KS, 5:30-9:00PM

Rachael Perry is taking portraits for the Lawrence Inside Out project.

Lawrence Creates Members displaying this month:

Nick Schmiedeler, Metal Sculptor Rodolfo Parisi, Videographer Lesa Weller, Fine Art Garrett Tufte, Poet and Creator Extraordinaire Dave DeHetre, Painter and more.

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

New Works by Margaret Rose

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Final Friday Map of Venues, September 26th

Final Friday Map of Venues

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Final Friday, September 26th, Events

FINAL FRIDAY, September 26th, 2014 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

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

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

Paper|Plate A ceramics and drawing group exhibition Curated by Kyla Strid September 26 – November 8 This exhibition features a plate and drawing from over 30 artists from various parts of the United States. The artists included in this exhibition represent some of the best and brightest ceramic artists today.

Russell Wrankle New Work September 26 – November 8 Sculptor Russell Wrankle from Toquerville Utah will be exhibiting his newest works. His current series is a personal narrative that utilizes familiar animal figures. Russell’s work has been shown in galleries around the United States. He is currently Assistant Professor at Southern Utah University.

Art Beat Cottonwood’s retirement and enrichment services annual art show & sale September 26, 5-9. September 27, 10-noon. This exhibit features artworks made by Lawrence’s Cottonwood retirees. The Lawrence Arts Center and Cottonwood Inc. have partnered for many years with classes and exhibits. This annual show is a must see!

David Vertačnik Local Flavor, Selected work 1979-2014 August 29 – October 4 For over 3 decades David Vertacnik has been creating art. His mixed media sculptures can be found in public and private collections around the globe.

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

Final Friday Reception: Works by Teresa Treanor

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

SPRINGHILL SUITES (1 Riverfront Plaza)

LAWRENCE HITS & PAINTED KANVAS (7 E. 8th St.)

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

September 26thth Final Friday Artist Bio: Connita Fitzpatrick is a self-described creative individual. Most of her education was as a graphic designer.

Her work consists of multimedia and cross-media visuals. Her passion is to create visuals, no matter what the materials are.

She likes to do everything from painting with acrylics to building rolling carts. Her project focus is on the environment, the community, and education.

When she is not painting, she freelances forwww.sheamediaco.com and other design groups, translating web content from English to Spanish (vise-versa), and being an aunt to her two year-old niece. Her blog can be found at: 22tutus.wordpress.com

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

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

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

el dopa presents double take

an insight on reflection and abstract views.

rebecca dreyfus photographer and videographer

http://rebeccadreyfus.me/

matthew j asbury figurative painter

live preformance by jake crawford

doors at 4 over at 9

free to get in.

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

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

Clint Ricketts

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. Clint’s work has also been seen nationally and internationally in the publication New American Paintings and in galleries including the International Print Center of New York, OK Mountain of Austin, Texas, the Coyne Gallery of The University of Syracuse and Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.

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

<<. Rhythmic Flow. >> Works by Lisa Doffing

Statement from the Artist: The images that are expressed in my paintings emerge naturally from the process. I begin by turning up the music, moving to the rhythm, and apply alternating layers to several canvases at once. As the random and rhythmic marks are made, slowly but surely, sometimes over the course of several months, the beginnings of images will catch my eye, and I build on them. The process lends itself to the concept of experiencing complete freedom from expectations while listening to the layers and the process itself. The goals to experience the fluid nature of life, emotion, elements of the natural world-- like water, notes, rhythm, beauty, freedom, love, and expression itself-- are always fully met. The goal is relaxation and freedom from want. The goal of the paintings is to liberate the mind of the viewer as well on some level.

I have been blind in my right eye from birth and am legally blind in my good eye, which is correctable; and I have studied the neuro-plasticity of the brain and how other senses become stronger as result. That is why I emphasize my love of music, movement, tactile sensation (because most of it is finger painting), and intuition especially. The images emerge like magic, and I am always thrilled to be able to discover more and more “hidden” images and messages as the light changes through the day and night as it plays on the paintings-- or as each viewer sees something new. Painting has changed my life, and my only hope is to share the love of color, discovery, and the natural world with others.

Artist Bio: I grew up in Wichita. I have degrees in Human Development and Family Life and English from KU and KSU. I began my lifelong commitment to the arts through piano, flute, and voice lessons and competitions. In college, I worked in the KU Arts Department for many years, and began drawing and painting with my roommates and friends who were studying Fine Arts. I began to take a few drawing and art classes in my early twenties as a result of their encouragement. I do not have formal training in art, yet I have had years of exposure through my work with KU Art and Design, friends, and close associations over the years. I enjoy singing, painting, and photographing natural settings. Aside from visual arts and music, I love to write. I have been working on stories about my travels across the U.S. and Europe, and I have been encouraged to submit my writing for publication by a well renowned author. I continue to write stories for children --for picture books--and submit them for publication. I would love to both write and illustrate picture books.

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

Harry and the Potters & À la Poupée and the Chine-Collés (cd release show) LIVE On the Wonder Fair Secret Patio September 26, 7:00-9:00pm

This Final Friday, visit Wonder Fair’s newly renovated secret outdoor patio for two free shows by local Lawrence theme/art bands: Harry and the Potters, singing about the trials and tribulations of growing up a wizard orphan world-savior, and À la Poupée and the Chine-Collés, singing the sorrows of a life spent pulling prints. Fans of books, or just the printed word, rejoice!

7:00pm-- Harry and the Potters 8:00pm-- À la Poupée and the Chine-Collés

Meanwhile, In the Wonder Fair Gallery:

Daria Tessler: World Without Us. September 26 through October 26, 2014 (Open Daily)

Longtime Wonder Fair favorite Daria Tessler will be our featured artist in the gallery September 26-October 26, displaying original watercolors that expand upon her super-saturated, hyper-strange screen-printed universe. Tessler’s work illustrates her whimsical answer to one of humankind’s most vain and vulnerable questions: what will become of the “World Without Us,” when humans no longer roam and excessively zone the earth? In Tessler’s view, an ecosystem of abandoned plastics and unchecked natural growth will become the fantastical infrastructure of a wondrous new society.

An illustrator, prolific printmaker, and voracious consumer of sci-fi/fantasy books and science podcasts, Tessler is always finding new ways to press against the elastic boundary that divides creatures of pure fantasy from those that are stranger than fiction. We invite you to join us this October to enjoy a rare opportunity to see Tessler’s original watercolors, which often serve as the inspiration for her more widely-known and highly affordable screenprints.

About the Artist: Born in Finland and raised in Los Angeles, Daria Tessler currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she draws and screenprints characters of all shapes and sizes who adventure through jumbled, mysterious worlds.

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

Phoenix Gallery welcomes artists Sophia Compton, Rhoda Powers, and Cindy Oliver this month. We will have desserts and breads from Wheatfields Bakery and samples of teas from exotic beverage lounge, Mana Bar. Darrell Lea will provide music.

Rhoda Powers lives and creates in Parkville, MO and has been a full time mixed media artist in the metropolitan Kansas City area over the past several years. Always looking for ways to differentiate herself, you will find much of her work highly textured and dimensional. Working with clients to bring their ideas into reality is one of her favorite things to do, and Rhoda often has the opportunity to collaborate with other talented artists in the area to create the perfect piece.

As a Lawrence textile artist, it is painting that makes Sophia Compton’s heart sing. Although she has worked in a variety of media in the S. F. Bay area the past 30 years, her focus is wearable art. A few years ago she transferred her love of watercolor to silk, which is the only fabric that lends itself to watercolor effects. There is something about taking a piece of white cloth and filling it with color! Some of her pieces can be hung like 2-D art, but silks that one can wear gives her more opportunities to see them continually being enjoyed by people.

Cindy Oliver is a mixed-media artist in Lawrence, Kansas. Following a jewelry class that introduced her to wire for beading, she discovered its potential as a 3-dimensional line for drawing/sculpting and connecting objects. She is intrigued with found objects and their innate mystery, and connects these with wire to create art that sparks the imagination of the viewers. Her whimsical style and expressiveness is inspired by nature and human nature, and is also a way to meditatively work out ideas and issues in daily life.

Be sure to come out and see Darrell Lea, a well-known singer, guitarist, and song-writer from Lawrence, KS.

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com Phoenix Underground is excited to have Becky Drager here for this month’s Final Friday Art Walk. Topeka artist Becky Drager graduated from Colorado State University with a BFA degree majoring in graphic design. In 2011, after 20 years of working in the graphics field, Becky returned to her home state of Kansas and began painting full time. From Becky: “Preparing for my first solo show, Prairie Structures: Natural and Man-made, has been an exciting journey of capturing the beauty of our Kansas prairie and the structures that mostly go unnoticed as we live our daily lives. Inspired by my Topeka Building series where I did paintings of historic buildings and landmarks, I decided I wanted to take this successful idea and expand on it to include hidden gems that can be found throughout our urban and rural backyards. This new endeavor took me down miles and miles of Kansas’ country roads as I looked for those quaint historic main streets, stone buildings, modern and old windmills, grain elevators, cows and more. These paintings are meant to inspire the viewer to see the ordinary and what we take for granted in a new way by bringing them into the foreground of our lives. Using super-saturated colors and a modern graphic look, I make the native limestone, brick, metal or animals pop with energizing life by injecting the painting with inspirational color that enhances the beauty of the object whether it is natural or man-made. My hope is that these works of art excite the viewer to explore and see our country roots and fall in love with the urban and rural beauty of our historic downtowns, silos, roads, and natural ecosystem because these Prairie Structures are what make us truly Kansans.”

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

Final Fridays at Essential Goods | Jeannette Bryant

Please join us Friday, September 26th at the opening reception for artist Jeannette Bryant of Another Girl for Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence! We are excited to welcome her back for another Final Friday at Essential Goods. Her work will be up through the month of October.

About The Artist Jeannette Ewbank-Bryant of Another Girl is a life-long Kansan. Born and raised in Hutchinson, Jeannette fell in love with Lawrence while attending the University of Kansas. After living three years in Holton while teaching at the high school, she returned to Lawrence and taught English and Journalism at Eudora High for 29 years. She retired in 2010 has been enjoying making jewelry and prints when she isn't napping.

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 stationery.

One of Jeannette's favorite pastimes is photoshopping animal heads onto human bodies (because she can!). Her work is often described as whimsical, funny, or just plain bizarre. Your call.

Jeannette is a participant in the annual Bizarre Bazaar; her work has also been featured at Stitch On in Lawrence, Junque Drawer Boutique in Olathe, and the Brandywine River Antiques Market in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She has had her work at Essential Goods for over two years.

Jeannette lives in Lawrence with her husband Joe. Her daughter Chelsea also lives in Lawrence and is her best critic and biggest fan.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Ramon Valdez Ramon Valdez paints with every color he can find, whether it’s in nature or not, from portraits to pages torn from imaginary children’s books, hoping to elevate the medium past the preconceived notions of what people think watercolor is. His images try to express that watercolor is not a quiet and muted thing, but a vibrant and loud medium that screams to be noticed. His work has been exhibited in galleries locally and nationally. Growing up in Garden City, Kansas, Ramon uses the influences of a small-town upbringing, story-telling, and music to infuse his paintings with life. The artist currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas. His work can be previewed at fwordsart.see.me and www.fwordsart.tumblr.com

FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

Wendy Kim-Luellen and Melissa Parsons share a philosophy that fabrics used everyday should be beautiful and a little luxury makes everything better. They partnered to form Made to Wear Accessories, specializing in one-of-a-kind items that convey this philosophy. Wendy makes scarves and cowls using a combination of machine and hand knitting techniques. Melissa makes handwoven and dyed scarves. Their collection uses Merino wool, cashmere, silk, alpaca, mohair, and rayon chenille in classic designs that have to be worn to be appreciated. Whether you are looking for a warm layer to wear in a chilly office, an accent for a special-occasion outfit, or the final touch for a man's dress coat, you'll find it here.

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

SeedCo Studios Group Show SeedCo Studios is a group workspace currently based in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence, Kansas, founded and run by members of the Fresh Produce Art Collective. Aiming to provide a space to create and collaborate through a multitude of platforms, primarily visual, sonic, and performance-based art forms. Although the styles range from contemporary mixed media to pop surrealism, 'outsider' and neo-classical realism, the unifying factor among the visual work represented is the depth to which each individual has committed to their own personal vision. Somehow, within this diversity, threads of similarity seem to weave through the pieces when collected and shown together. A sense of rhythm and intention apart from any singular expression emerges, like companion plants interacting, co-creating harmony within the garden, making the whole, as they say, greater than the sum of its parts.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.) Photography by Ann Dean

"I take photos because I have to. It gives me a chance to savor the fleeing moments in life that we all take for granted'

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

Percolator Little Library Dedication

We've erected our own monument devoted to literacy and information sharing. Join us this Final Friday to dedicate the Percolator's Little Library and bring a book to add to the collection. Everyone who brings us a book will be entered to win lovely prizes supplied by our friends at the Raven Bookstore, Liberty Hall and Aimee's Coffee House. The Print Show is up in the gallery and music on the patio will be provided by the very talented Dale Cordes of The King Devilles!

CORE:FORM PILATES STUDIO (512 E. 9th St.) "Emotional Resonance: Black and White Photography" by Marciana Vequist

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

Open on Final Friday Evenings

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

"Harvest Art", Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom September 26, 2014, Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through October 28, 2014.

Kathleen Anderson is a Lawrence resident who has been painting in watercolor and oil for the past 14 years. She loves color in all its brilliance and subtleties with subject matter that includes landscapes, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and animals. She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, the Greater Kansas City Art Association, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections and has been displayed in 1109 Gallery in Lawrence, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, and Images Gallery, Buttonwood Gallery, and ARTichokes Gallery in the Kansas City area. www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm

Laurie Culling is a visual artist and active visual artists' advocate, living in Lawrence. Ranging in style from realistic to abstract, her art explorations feature a variety of mediums including acrylic on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, watercolor, pastels, hand-made paper collage, fabric and beads. Her artwork has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and she has received numerous awards including Lawrence's prestigious Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002). Her works are in many private, public and corporate collections. Laurie is a former Lawrence Art Guild co-president and vice-president, the co-founder of the Phoenix Gallery (1982), a founding member of the F.A.N. Club (1987) and Artist for the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center (1988). Laurie volunteered as art exhibit coordinator on behalf of the Lawrence Art Guild for the Lawrence Public Library for 20 years. She was the volunteer Assistant Director of the Lawrence Art Guild's 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence. www.laurieculling.com, www.convergenceart.com, www.lawrenceartguild.org

Dian Hauser is a mixed media artist living in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband and 14 turkeys (among other animals). She received her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2000 and has been happily making art ever since. Her artwork references stories, verbal and written, that have a metaphysical basis. Dian uses metal and wood as a ground for her collage/ drawing/ painting explorations. She has exhibited her work locally and regionally. Dian’s art hangs in corporate and private collections. Dian was the Lawrence Public Library Art Liaison until 2013 and has had the pleasure of working with many Lawrence artists. www.dianhauser.com

LETA STROM BACKDOOR PHOTOS During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure. Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots. Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years. She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.) www.replaylounge.com

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

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

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

Open every Final Friday

GRANADA THEATER (1020 Massachusetts St.)

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

Watkins Museum Celebrates KU’s Homecoming

On Friday, September 26th, join the Watkins Museum in celebrating the University of Kansas’ Homecoming. The public is invited to the museum from 6-8 PM during the KU Homecoming Parade and monthly Final Friday art walk. Stop by and enjoy photos of Homecoming celebrations from throughout KU’s history, gathered from the KU Archives. Pick up free buttons, refreshments, and caramel popcorn from The Mass Street Sweet Shoppe to complete the Homecoming experience!

For more information on this and other upcoming events at the Watkins Museum, visit the museum website at www.watkinsmuseum.org or call 785-841-4109. The Watkins Museum is located at 1047 Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

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

Frauke Klatt: Journey

The Cider Gallery is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the partnership of the sister cities, Lawrence and Eutin, Germany, with an international exhibition “Frauke Klatt: Journey” This past July, three representatives from Lawrence visited an exhibition of Klatt’s work in Germany and were inspired to bring the artist to Lawrence to connect the two cities and educate Lawrence about this striking port city. Klatt’s textural pieces capture her sensations of life on the Baltic Sea and often her love of sailing. In her solo exhibition, Frauke Klatt will show several of her large acrylic paintings that express her passion of sailing the sensations she feels on the Baltic Sea. The motifs Klatt uses are often reduced to outlines of sailboats, against the light glittering water and a bleak gray sky. She experiments with the relationship between sky and water, or sky and ground, often merging the two elements in a cubist manner. Klatt has had solo exhibitions in Dubai, London, Denia, Spain, Switzerland and Malta near the Mediterranean Sea. Her paintings have been shown in several museums and maritime galleries in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Spain.

Bio and Statement: Frauke Klatt was born in Luebeck, Germany and educated at the Katharineum in Luebeck. She furthered her education at the University of Hamburg until 1980. Frauke has been an enthusiastic sailor for the last forty years, and has always been devoted to her own art as well as making art with her three sons.

Frauke Klatt has managed to integrate the impressions left by sailing and living near the water in her paintings. The representations lie nestled between abstraction and realism. Despite the fact that she has often reduced the theme of sailing to the simple triangular form of a boat’s sail, her pictures are astonishingly explicit and complex.

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.) www.seedcostudios.com

Join us in celebrating our Final Fridays debut at our new location! Open Studios from 6-9, 720 E 9th street #2.

Music by DJ BARR and Whatever Forever.

Featuring resident artists: Barrie Arachtingi Jason Barr Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Marie McKenzie Landon Merrill Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Catherine Reed Jeremy Rockwell Jessica Rold Ryan Storck Kyla Strid Dana Wiseman Aaron Youngstrom Felt Show Foxy by Proxy Whatever Forever

CULINARIA (512 E 9th St.)

Food and Drink by Culinaria Food and Wine, Art by Emily Parker & Leslie Kuluva

Culinaria Food and Wine is typically a catering company, but in addition to our monthly Wine Club, we're now opening our doors on Final Fridays in a Pop-Up Restaurant/Art Gallery capacity. Join us for dinner, great local art, and to see our beautiful event space. We'll be selling Chili – meat & veggie, Cornbread w/ Honey Butter, Clementine Vodka Cocktails, Free State/Boulevard or Domestic Beers, Water & Soda, and we're featuring the art of local ladies Emily Parker and Leslie Kuluva. Their collaborative showing will be up throughout October and can be purchased at Final Friday September 26th, Wine Club on October 15th (with reservation), or by appointment. Emily Parker is a local artist who paints all manner of lively, fun & unique figures and subject matter. Using bold colors and loose brushstrokes her pieces draw in the viewer and evoke a smile every time. Leslie Kuluva is well known in town as the originator of the Lawrence F*cking Kansas goods. She uses screen print to produce nostalgia driven designs and commissioned posters that are both graphically appealing and wildly creative. We asked the girls to collaborate for our Final Fridays September and we think it's gonna be great! We're located in the parking lot at the NW corner of 9th and New Jersey. Tell your friends, and we hope to see you there!

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

The September Final Friday Lawrence Art Party features music by The Heebie Jeebies, art, refreshments, and much more.

To celebrate our new Solar Awning, the first in Lawrence, The Lawrence Creates Makerspace and Good Energy Solutions are hosting a very exciting art installation, Art Under the Awning, by abstract Light Wizard Creator Andy Ward Smith. You will have to see it to believe it!

Come enjoy our new visiting artists, displays by Lawrence Creates Makerspace members, food, refreshments, and much more!

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

SCHAUMBURG PHOTOGRAPHY (500 Locust St.) www.schaumburgphotography.com

Dolled Up Emmalee Schaumburg will be showing a collection of prints from her new line of photography, Dolled Up, during her Grand Opening reception on Friday, September 26th. The featured collection for the evening will include whimsical Snow White inspired images. Pinups and boudoir images will be sprinkled throughout the show. Please stop by for a glass of wine or craft beer and browse the collection in her new studio located at 500 Locust Street in North Lawrence.

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg is a Lawrence-based portrait photographer and pinup artist. Her photography studio resides in the historic Lindley Building at the corner of 5th and Locust Street. Emmalee's love for photography began in the dark room. Watching images and stories unfold in a pool of chemicals fascinated her, and she's been addicted to the art of photographic storytelling ever since. Her latest passion is Cosplay photography, which brings fantasy characters to life creating original works of performance art with elaborate costumes and fanciful style. Specific types of Cosplay photography she enjoys is Steampunk and Fairytale.

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

IWIG DAIRY LOCAL FOODS GROCERY (622 N. 2nd St.)

“Play in the Mud”

Join us in welcoming to our community, artist and potter, Belinda Baker of Bare Tree Studios. Belinda has always loved artistic endeavors and began at an early age with drawing and oil painting. Forever eager to try new things, she has also worked in stained glass, jewelry, sculpture and various other mediums through the years. Yet her love of pottery has never waned and she continues to enjoy creating new things. She has studied pottery through various college courses, private studio classes, and trips to see and be inspired by local pottery both nearby and abroad, and of course many hours of practice in her studio. Though she loves to make decorative pieces for art's sake, her current focus is primarily in wheel thrown and hand-built functional art often with a nod to the nature around us. Come enjoy her clay creations while visiting the Iwig Dairy Local Foods Market in North Lawrence. Iwig Family Dairy makes the best milk and ice cream in town, so come indulge. Kids will have a chance to play with clay and create their own piece of art and they get a free ice cream cone! Adults can sample Iwig Dairy products and other yummy local foods sold in the market. Everyone is invited to hear music in the lovely garden behind the store featuring a gorgeous waterfall and a fire ring. The performer will be confirmed on our Facebook. The store will be open until 9:00 pm, featuring the best dairy products available and other healthy foods from local farmers and producers.

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

FINAL FRIDAY AT KU

WOODRUFF AUDITORIUM AT THE KANSAS UNION Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation 7:30 pm: meet and greet with FMS faculty, staff, alum and grad students 8 pm: movie followed by a conversation with Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala In 1982, eleven-year-old Chris Strompolos asked twelve-year-old Eric Zala a question: “Would you like to help me do a remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark? I’m playing Indiana Jones.”

It took seven years but they actually did it— A shot-for-shot, fully costumed recreation of Steven Spielberg’s $20 million blockbuster made in the back yards and basements of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Now considered a cult classic, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION epitomizes the perseverance and creative spirit behind fan filmmaking. As of 2014, Chris and Eric have shared this adventure in over 100 cinemas, universities, and film workshops around the world.

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