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April 27th Final Fridays

Join hundreds of artists and dozens of locations in the downtown Lawrence area on Friday, April 27th for visual arts exhibitions, performances, educational programming and activities as part of this month's Final Fridays event. This month features all of the usual participating galleries and businesses, along with two special events at South Park and First United Methodist Church, a welcoming to two new venues, and a good-bye to a long-loved gallery.

Children and student art can be seen all over the downtown area on Friday as well. The always-popular Lawrence Public Schools Art Exhibit opens at The Lawrence Arts Center, students of Bishop Seabury Academy exhibit their work at The Lawrence Public Library, and Aimee's Cafe' and Coffee Shop hosts “The First 5 Years Children's Art Show” alongside readings from Understory Arts on the theme “celebrating childhood.”

KU's Music Therapy Association will host “Music in the Park,” and open-house concert in the South Park Gazebo, while down the street, First United Methodist Church opens its doors to share the largest Chancel organ in the state of Kansas with Final Friday goers. We are also welcoming two new studios to Final Fridays: Atomic Photography and Light Lyre Films. Atomic Photography hosts its grand opening party for those over the age of 21, with a Mad Men-themed cocktail soiree and swinging 60's dj, Modrey Hepburn. Light Lyre Films opens its new studio to kids of all ages with tours and information about their art programs, while you view historical film equipment on display. And don't forget to stop in and say good-bye to Diane's Artisan Gallery, who will be “celebrating the creative spirit” after 8 years. Diane's Artisan Gallery was one of the original participants, creators and supporters of Final Fridays, and we wish them well on new adventures.

VENUES & EVENT LISTINGS

DIANE'S ARTISAN GALLERY (4 E. 7th St.) www.dianesartisangallery.com

"A Celebration of the Creative Spirit"

Diane is in the process of closing the Gallery after 8 wonderful years. She hopes to find a home for all of the wonderful pieces in the Gallery. Stop by and enjoy Diane's "thank you" for the friends and patrons of the Gallery.

VAN GO! MOBILE ARTS (showing at The Lawrence Art Party in Hobbs Taylor Lofts) www.van-go.org

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (701 Massachusetts St.) www.eldridgehotel.com

Jessica Janasz is a senior at the University of Kansas finishing up her victory lap this May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photo Media and a minor in Psychology. She is currently working as the Photo Editor at the University Daily Kansan on campus and loves photographing sports, portraits, and architecture. This year her work as been presented in an exhibit in the Art and Design building as well as the Kansas Union, along with her fellow Photo Media classmates, Austin Cira and Abby Davis, who will also be presenting their work in this month's Final Friday's display at The Eldridge Hotel.

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (707 Vermont St.) www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com

*5 until 7 pm

“Student Artwork”

Bishop Seabury Academy

Laura Torres Porter's Bishop Seabury Academy students present multi-media artwork including raku pottery; jewelry; clay sculpture; repeat, reflect or rotate motif design; pastel still lifes; charcoal self-portraits; and surreal pencil landscapes

Location: Gallery and Cases

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“When the Big Wind Blows”

Works by Kelsey Yankey

When the big wind blows, the tree must bend or get ripped out by the roots. A line from an old western, my mantra in these stark economic times. These bright large abstract oil paintings illustrate my bending to create art that is both meaningful and affordable, least I get ripped out by my roots.

Location: East Entrance

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“Very Mixed Media”

Works by Chris Sechler

i like colors and animals......i work at the hallmark production center, and they allow me to carry home lots of paper scraps to play with......and that's why i use lots of paper, recycle things and make/draw colorful animals.

Location: Lower Level

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

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

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)

The Hobbs Taylor Gallery from 5 until 9:30 pm

The Lawrence Art Party is held every Final Friday on the ground floor of the Hobbs Taylor Lofts in Lawrence Kansas,

From 5 to 9:30 pm on Final Friday April 27, 25 Lawrence and regional artists will show their work, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media art. Last month's show was AMAZING, and we hope to top it this month!

At 5:30, award winning street photographer Gary Mark Smith will throw hold a release party for his new book, "Favela da Rocinha, Brazil " with a slideshow of awesome photographs of this incredible Brazilian favela barrio by him and co-author Sarah Stern, who was just named one of the Top 10 College Women of the Year. The slideshow will continue all night. Visit http://www.rocinhathebook.com/bookpreview.html for more information on the book, and come to the Lawrence Art Party for your own autographed First Edition copy! 100% of the profits from the book will be spent on art classes in Favela da Rocinha!

At 7:00 pm, we'll have music by Sally Howard, playing Eclectic Boogaloo and Big Sky Folk. Sally, a longtime Lawrence resident, musician, and much more, lives in Washington, D.C. now - so don't miss this chance to hear her music!

As of April 16, we have the following artists signed up: Julie Blichmann, Alex Browne, Genevieve Casey, Liz Dickinson, Wesley Casey, John Clayton, Donna Dennis, Emily Eakes, Morgan Hill, Sean Minton, Jilli Nel, Tony Peterson, Sherrie A. Taylor, Jewell Willhite

LIGHTLYRE FILMS (731 New Hampshire) www.lightlyre.com

LightLyre Films is moving to 731 New Hampshire in Lawrence, Kansas. There will be a large studio, with huge green screen cyclorama, a classroom with 10 computer seats for digital animation, filmmaking, editing, and special effects classes, and a professional editing suite for clients and LightLyre's own production projects.

Take a tour and get information on Light Lyre's art programs on Final Friday, and view the historical film equipment and film-themed art on display.

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

From Lawrence With Love Photography show From Studio Ike Tuesday, April 24 Teller's restaurant 6-8pm reading at 7pm

A photography show from Studio Ike, From Lawrence With Love is an everyday celebration of Lawrence. A collection of 17 photos that were taken in the town we love, Lawrence, KS. As part of the show, there will be short story readings by Lawrence writers Kate Lorentz, Justin Runge, Iris Moulton and Dan Rolf.

Studio Ike is the one-person design studio of Jeffrey McKee.

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

Closing night:

Photographs by Rick Mitchell

Rick Mitchell is an independent artist, photographer and writer living in Lawrence, Kansas. He earned a BFA degree in Painting from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Art from Rutgers University. From 1974 to 1992, he taught photography at Rutgers University. Always interested in interdisciplinary studies, he served in the Art Department, Graduate School, and the departments of Humanities & Communication, and Journalism. While on the faculty of Rutgers he also served as the Director of the Agricultural Museum of the State of New Jersey. From 1993 to 1996, Mitchell taught History of Photography in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies of Baker University. Late in 1993 he took the position of Director of the Exhibition Program at the Lawrence Arts Center which he held until 2009. While at the Lawrence Arts Center he oversaw the development of more than 240 exhibitions. For five years he was publisher of Cottonwood, a literary review published in cooperation with the University of Kansas Department of English. He was a founder of the Arts Center's Committee on Imagination & Place (1999) and incorporated Imagination & Place, Inc. in 2009 as a freestanding not-for-profit organization that operates the Imagination & Place Press. In 2009 and 2010 he taught drawing and painting in the Art Department of the University of Kansas. Mitchell has exhibited his work since 1970 and has received grants to further his interdisciplinary work from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the New Jersey Arts Commission, the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Kansas Arts Commission, Kansas Health Foundation and the Lawrence Arts Commission.

Artist's Statement:

I work by walking with my camera and allowing myself to be stopped by things I see. It doesn’t matter where in the world I am or if I am alone or in a crowd. By now, after years of working this way, it feels like the images are opening like new blooms here and there– as constant as the twinkling of stars. My approach to photography, as an artist rather than a journalist or scientist, is to make images that are just slightly out of register with "normal" color and sometimes, as we photographers say, "out of gamut." This is something like "magical realism" which appeals to me in literature. Walks in even the most familiar neighborhoods become adventures in new perception and imagination. Now halfway through my sixty-third year, I am experiencing both a renewed and matured sense of the splendor of seeing. Common things I previously overlooked loom before me, animated and vivid. Making pictures is a way of enlivening my appreciation of the material world even in its phases of decay. How can I help but be stunned by light itself as its waves cross even the most familiar surface?

ATOMIC PHOTOGRAPHY (313 E. 8th St. Studio B)

Atomic Photography's grand opening is this final Friday! Atomic is a collaborative effort between Racheal Major, Jen young, and Jamie Haverkamp. Specializing in graphic design, pin up portraiture, and Americana photography. The photography services include retro makeovers equipped with professional hair and make up, wardrobe and prop selection, and personalized pose guidance. Now located right in the heart of east Lawrence! Atomic shares a split studio space at 8th and New York. The space is split up into several art studios ranging from ceramics, to fine art. The Atomic grand opening will be a swanky Mad Men themed soiree. The party will feature retro cocktails (21+), swinging sounds of the sixties provided by DJ Modrey Hepburn, and pin up art on display. The pin up prints feature the lovely ladies of the Lawrence based cabaret troupe The Foxy by Proxy Revue. The Gallery showing is from 6-9 pm April 27th, 313 East 8th Street Studio B.

SMILING MAD DESIGNS & INKELLO LETTERPRESS (801.5, suite 3 Massachusetts St.)

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (801 1/2 Massachusetts St.) www.theinvisiblehandgallery.com

Catherine Reinhart: A Slice of Light Opens Final Friday, April 27th, from 6 until 9 pm

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

Keeping it Weird at Wonder Fair: Homage to the “Odd Duck”

In her solo exhibition debut, Kansas City artist (and self-described “tsunami”) Teal Wilson honors the family that raised her with patience, acceptance, and funny looks.

This Final Friday, April 27th, Wonder Fair presents the debut solo exhibition of Teal Wilson, a promising Kansas City Art Institute senior and extrovert born into a family of introverts. Into the peaceful world of her parents, “my arrival to the family was like a tsunami,” Wilson writes. “I was rage rocket, hot pocket, bomb drop it.” But above all, Wilson is grateful; A Year of the Horse: Born Into a Family of Rabbits is a nostalgic tribute to the family that raised their misfit daughter with patience, acceptance, and bemused looks on their faces.

Wilson’s work ranges from pure graphite to mixed media works on paper, with colorful embroidery tattoos laid over and into precise pencil drawings. The humans and creatures inhabiting her images are at once terminally awkward and effortlessly comfortable with one another (imagine your summer family reunion, equal parts kinship and forced politeness). In attendance are family dogs, half-remembered houses, and fixed smiles that seem to have been lifted directly from the family photo album. Altogether, Wilson’s exhibition is a fond remembrance of an auspicious occasion, when a year of the horse was born into a family of rabbits.

An opening reception for the artist will be held Final Friday, April 27th, from 6-10pm. The Wonder Fair is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 12-6, and Saturday 10-7, with completely random extended hours when we happen to be there. Please visit www.wonderfair.com frequently for news, information, and to skew our Google analytics data.

FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

6:00-9:00

Mike Wallace & Traci Bunkers are at the Downtown Upstairs Studio, showing their creative stylings. Get your exercise by coming up the stairs and your reward will be a visual treat for the senses in a venue of eternal stimulation.

Traci Bunkers, mixed-media artist and published author, has a little something for everyone, ranging from mixed-media paintings, to photographs, to handmade books. She is currently working on a series that incorporates her photography with mixed-media to create richly layered pieces. She will also have both of her books "The Art Journal Workshop" and "Print & Stamp Lab" available. See her website at www.TraciBunkers.com for more information.

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

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgallery.biz

Demonstrating artist: Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown is a Lawrence artist whose repertoire includes leather and metal. Her company, J. Ellen Bags, is known for its raw and unique style of leather bags, watches and bracelets and is sold in boutiques throughout the southwest. Jenny also creates handmade jewelry crafted from the finest materials.

We will have live music by Wes Samms and food, including burnt ends, BBQ meatballs and homemade vanilla ice cream, provided by Oakley Creek Catering. Oakley Creek is a family owned and operated full service catering company located in Lecompton, KS. They have been in business for over 15 years and cater small and large events from Wichita to Kansas City.

LOST ART SPACE (845 Massachusetts St.) www.dotdotdotartspace.com

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

New Paintings by Jason Wood

Jason Wood was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. He lived for awhile in San Francisco where he developed a love for cycling and worked as a bike messenger. He originally aspired to be a writer, but a serious bicycle accident, in which he suffered a brain injury, forced him to rethink his future and find another outlet for creative self-expression. He returned to Lawrence in 2000 to be near friends and family and to focus his energies on his rehabilitation and painting. Since returning, his paintings have been featured at many local businesses and are included in many private collections, both here and in California.

From the Artist: “My approach is basically intuitive. I never start a painting with a clear mental image of what I want. I let the process take me where it will- working and reworking the surface until it is done. Sometimes this happens quickly, but may take several months, resulting in a thick and heavily textured surface. I often incorporate found objects into my work - sometimes visible on the surface, but often buried beneath many layers.”

Z's DIVINE DOWNTOWN ESPRESSO (10 E. 9th St.) www.zsdivine.com

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

"Steampunk'd" works by Doug Bell Opening Reception from 6 until 8 pm

BDC TATTOO (938 Massachusetts St.) www.bdctattoo.com

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

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) www.lawrenceartscenter.org

The Lawrence Public Schools Art Exhibit will be on display this Final Friday. Student art work, selected by the Lawrence Public School Teacher will fill the galleries.

Poetry Off the Page, an Installation by Marc Hennessey and friends

This is not your usual poetry reading. Beginning April 16, the front gallery at the Lawrence Arts Center will house an ongoing poetry installation featuring everything poetry but the book.

Community Epic Poem

Bored by Beowulf? Lost in Paradise Lost? Over The Iliad? Move over, Mahabharata-add a stanza to the ongoing epic poem installed at the Lawrence Arts Center beginning in March. The epic poem will be completed in May and published on the Lawrence Arts Center's website.

Poem Mailbox

If you love it, let it go. Drop an original or favorite poem into the Lawrence Arts Center's Poem Mailbox, and be surprised where it turns up-in a book at the library, on a wall at the Arts Center, in a restaurant menu, on the sidewalk, who knows where! Set your verse free so someone else can love it, too. Anonymous work accepted.

Speed Poetry

Exercise your poetic muscles. Knock out a poem on a manual typewriter installed in the Lawrence Arts Center lobby during month of April. Drop it in the Poem Mailbox to let it out into the world.

In the theater :

The Genesis Concert: Strength, Passion, Beauty

Lawrence Ballet Theatre and Lawrence Jazz Ensemble

April 27 & 28 | 7 p.m.

KANSAS SAMPLER (921 Massachusetts St.) www.kansassampler.com

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (946 Vermont St.)

View, learn about and listen to the Chancel Organ 5 until 7 pm

First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont, invites persons of all ages for a close view of its Chancel organ, the largest in Kansas. Come to the choir loft and stay any length of time you like between 5 and 7. Dan Abrahamson will discuss the history and components of the organ, and Ronald Krebbs will play the organ and add commentary.

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

AIMEE'S CAFE' & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.) www.aimeescoffeehouse.com First 5 Years Children Art Show The art enrichment program at First 5 Years is designed to introduce students to successful artist, allow for creative expression and exploration through various art supplies, and promote small group learning. www.firstpreslawrence.org

UnderStory Final Friday: "celebrating childhood..." the artwork at Aimee's Coffeehouse will be by kid artists and the readings will be all about kid-hood! we invite any and all (especially kids but adults, too) to join in writing a piece to share on Final Friday at 7 pm...let us know if you or your kiddo can join us!

UnderStory Arts...Healing and Transformation through Expressive Arts.

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

Exhibitions Now On View:

Cause and Commitment: A Heritage of Activism in Douglas County Second Floor Knowledge Grows: Student Experiences in the Smart Choices Garden Second Floor Watkins: The Couple, the Building, the Legacy First Floor Lobby More than a Game: Basketball and Community Spirit Third Floor, opening March 30th

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

Join the Lawrence Art Guild and 1109 Gallery for Final Friday, April 27th from 5:00pm-9:00pm for an opening reception of our always popular "Art by the Park" to coincide with the 51st Annual Art in the Park. Our featured artist is Shakura Jackson whose eclectic and thought provoking work will be featured in the small gallery. 1109 Gallery is located at 1109 Massachusetts in beautiful downtown Lawrence.

MUSIC IN THE PARK (South Park Gazebo)

Music in the Park is an annual outdoor advocacy concert run by KU's music therapy student association. It features a wide variety of student performances including voice, instrumental, and spoken-word. Student's will also be talking about their experiences with music therapy in an effort to help the community better understand the practice. Music Therapy is the evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized non-musical goals. Students will be holding a bake sale and accepting donations for the program. This is an "open-house" concert, meaning anyone can come and go freely. We hope to see you there!

Location: South Park Gazebo on Mass st. Price: Free

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March 30th, Final Friday Events

FINAL FRIDAY, MARCH 30th, 2012 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

Final Fridays are supported by The Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc. and The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission.

for information on Final Fridays contact: Molly Murphy, Coordinator molly@lawrenceartscenter.org

VENUES & EVENT LISTINGS (in order from 6th St. to 12th St. in Downtown Lawrence)

1. DIANE'S ARTISAN GALLERY (4 E. 7th St.) www.dianesartisangallery.com

"Little Boxes, New Work from Ron Hinton" New work from former Lawrence metal artist, Ron Hinton.

2. VAN GO! MOBILE ARTS (see Lawrence Art Party) www.van-go.org

3. THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (701 Massachusetts St.) www.eldridgehotel.com

4. LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (707 Vermont St.) www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com

*5 until 7 pm

Backroads, Images of Rural Kansas Photography by Kansascapes Photo Alliance www.kansascapes.com

Entrances, Media Room and Gallery

Native Kansans Brad Neff, Scott Bean and Roger Spohn have banded together to form the Kansascapes Photo Alliance. Their collective and individual goals are to capture and share the subtle beauty of Kansas through their photography. Each member has had work published in Kansas Magazine and other regional publications, and the group strives to inspire others with their images as well as to document, preserve and protect the fragile and vanishing lands.

“Eclectic Muses: Photography by Constance Whiston” Lower Level

Constance Whiston has a background in sculpture, painting, drawing and calligraphy. This continuously informs her photography. She began photographing with a “Brownie,” then proceeded to employ an instamatic, waterproof 35 MM Pentax, digital Pentax, 35 MM Canon FTB, Nikon SLR and Canon SLR.

Exhibits: Texas, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas

Influences: Everyone that expresses art, whether with brush, typewriter, clay, camera, computer, voice, feet, or simply in breathing.

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

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

6. THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)

The Hobbs Taylor Gallery from 5 until 9:30 pm

The Lawrence Art Party showcases a collection of several local and regional artists who actively show and sell their work. This gives patrons the exceptional opportunity to meet the artists themselves, which yields an added value to the art they buy. The show is a fantastic social event that offers an enriched environment to spend an evening out. The Lawrence Art Party typically includes 25-30 artists, live performances by local talents, and is attended by 500-800 guests monthly, largely dependent on the weather.

Musical Entertainment by John Lomas

Author of “River Memoir and other Stories,” David Hann , will do a book reading and signing.

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

Jonathan Metzger: Keep Busy Opens Tuesday March 27th 6-8 pm Open on Final Friday

From the artist:

Growing up in a conservative farming community within a family of boys, I have come to question my American, specifically male, experience. In creating delicate works on paper, I strive to explore male identities and the transition from boyhood to manhood. My work is about vulnerability and place, exploring the potential for these figures to discover themselves both as nurturing domestic creatures as well as untamed masculine beings. Creating community and ritualistic customs, these young men are questioning this complex world in which they live. It is my purpose to create a world where they are not judged for performing traditionally gender specific activities such as sewing, cooking, ironing.

Drawing from my own past, I seek to give these figures a context in reference to their clothes, hair, and the way they move about in the world. In showing these details, I am making a statement about the seclusion of the rural place I was raised and the aesthetic I find myself drawn to. This directly ties into my relationship with the men I grew up with and around.

It is not my intent to recreate reality, but to use abstraction to capture the essence of these men as they explore, build, and act out ritualistic activities. In doing so, I am inspired to create my own relevant vernacular to explore these characters.

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

Closing night:

New Works by Justin Marable Justin Marable was raised in Robinson, a northeastern Kansas farm town. Throughout his life, Justin has learned and wandered within the boundaries of his Midwestern homeland, observing the landscape and landmarks of the surrounding region. Printmaking, drawing, and music have become his main methods of artistic expression. Justin graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2005 with a B.F.A. in printmaking. He currently resides in the Kenwood neighborhood of Topeka with his wife and daughters. He works full time at his home as an artist, husband, and father.

9. SMILING MAD DESIGNS & INKELLO LETTERPRESS (801.5, suite 3 Massachusetts St.)

Join Margo Holland of Smiling Mad Designs and Christy Schneider of Inkello Letterpress for Final Fridays on March 30, 2012. Located above Esquina in a playful studio space, the two women create a variety of handmade items. Margo, an arts-inspired mother of three, creates colorful, eclectic jewelry, textiles and home decor objects. Christy designs and prints on an antique letterpress, making a variety of paper goods, including greeting cards, journals, bookplates, and more. She is also a mother and a children’s illustrator, who owns Yellow Pencil Studio, Inc. This month, Margo and Christy will each feature a “catch-of-the-day” special item that can be customized for individual customers. Come visit the studio and watch Margo create a one-of-a kind bracelet made especially for you using vintage African wedding beads. Or, have your initials letterpressed on a colorful paper notepad on the spot. Christy will be setting vintage metal type and printing on her press while you wait – hot off the press!

10. THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (801 1/2 Massachusetts St.) www.theinvisiblehandgallery.com

Kristin Morland: Youthful Perception Opens Final Friday March 30th 6-9pm From the Artist: I personally hand sew each sequin and bead onto the fabric using a needle and thread. My technique was adapted from the Haitian textile art form of Drapo. My work reflects a fascination with time, people, places and objects. I aim to show the beauty in driving by a seemingly endless field of wheat, the calming blue of the Caribbean, or the fleeting light of the sun setting in the city. In my work, I like to show contrast and color, or just the pure texture of a subject while recording the stillness in ordinary moments. My work is often an abstract expression of my perception of experiences of my everyday life. The subject matter develops in my memory. The work may begin through sketches on the fabric itself or, at times on paper. Utilizing the traditional method of hand sewing the sequin and bead to the fabric, felt or cotton, I allow imagination to take over. Most pieces require a minimum of 20 hours and some have required over 200. Each piece is then pinned to foam core board and framed by my husband Timothy, using pine, poplar, or oak, depending on the colors of the piece. I have been making art since I can remember, but I had always been looking for a medium that expressed the brilliance of life's experiences. While I enjoy painting and weaving, for which I have a degree, neither in their own were able to express the richness and joy I wish to instill in my art. I have been using this adapted Drapo technique for seven years now, and believe that I have found a medium that emphasizes life.

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

Cats: They’re Not Just For The Internet Anymore

Final Friday, March 30th, Wonder Fair presents CAT PEOPLE, a group exhibition featuring original art, zines, and installations by Faye Moorhouse (UK), Gemma Correll (UK), Liz Prince (Boston), and Nicole Georges (Portland OR). In their diverse narrative works, these artists take the ubiquitous and banal subject of cat fancying to unexpected, unsettling, or absurd new places. Destinations range from Correll’s comical interpretation of a doting cat lady’s altar, to Moorhouse’s haunting artist book The Cat Ladies of Czecheslovakia, a modern folk tale rendered in soft ink washes. Affordable original artworks and limited print editions from all participating artists (including a few local favorites) will be available for purchase through the Gallery.

To celebrate the unveiling of CAT PEOPLE, a reception will be held Final Friday, March 30th, from 6-10pm. During the opening event and throughout the month of April, the Wonder Fair pop-up cantina will return as a Milk Bar and YouTube cat video theater.

The Wonder Fair is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 12-6, and Saturday 10-7, with completely random extended hours when we happen to be there.

12. FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

"Paintings for Spring" Christine Mercer Kraft 6 until 9 pm www.christinemercerkraft.com

13. LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.) www.lovegardensounds.com

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

Eclectic artwork mixed with the eclectic Downtown Upstairs Studio is eye candy for the soul and promises to please. Trip the light fantastic upstairs to view the artwork by Traci Bunkers, Mike Wallace, and Uncle Andy. This venue is open late to give everyone a chance to visit. Traci Bunkers, mixed-media artist and published author, has a little something for everyone, including quirky pin-back buttons & pocket mirrors, ponytail dreadlocks, mixed-media paintings, photographs, and handmade books. She will also have both of her books “The Art Journal Workshop” and “Print & Stamp Lab” available. See her website at for more information. Mike Wallace is a Lawrence area artist who is showing again after many years. He is currently producing portraits and animal portraits in oil, as well as mixed-media pieces. For more information, contact Mike at mwdesign@sunflower.com. Andy, fondly known as Uncle Andy, is a prolific artist who specializes in squished acrylics on found objects.

15. PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgallery.biz

Demonstrating artist: Laura Ramberg

Join us on March 30 from 5-9 pm for an all bee inspired spring Final Friday. Laura Ramberg will be our demonstrating artist with her nature and bee inspired art. Food will be catered by Sugar Pie, Honey Buns and it will all be made with honey, including honey bee cookies. Richard Bean will be here with his local honey and honey products, and Wes Samms will be providing music.

Laura Ramberg has been a practicing artist working in the Lawrence area for over thirty years. Laura's art emerges organically from the rhythms of a life grounded deeply in nature. She often draws inspiration for her creations from her dreams as well as the dreams of others. She works primarily with organic materials such as stone, wood, clay, and bronze.

She considers the larger purpose of her art to be serving and creating community. To that end, Laura has had work commissioned by a number of schools, churches, businesses, and private homes. Her major local projects include the restoration of the Douglas County courthouse, the crucifix of St. John's church, and the restoration of the State Capitol building in Topeka.

She holds a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Kansas. In 2007 she was awarded the Imagination & Place Environmental Award. In addition to being a full-time practicing artist, Laura has taught art at the Douglas County Youth Services for over twelve years. She is also a beekeeper, gardener, naturalist, mother, yoga instructor, and dancer.

Don't miss this honey bee inspired spring Final Friday at Phoenix Gallery!

16. LOST ART SPACE (845 Massachusetts St.) www.dotdotdotartspace.com

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

~99 Bottles~ Jesse Gray 3.30-4.26 opening reception, Final Friday, 6 until 9 pm

This show was conceived as a counterpoint to the setting of the Bourgeois Pig, purveyor of spirits, coffee, and beverages of all kinds, as well as a chance to capture the inherent beauty and iconic symbolism of the vessels that carry the elixirs that quench our passing thirst. Glass bottles have been used in countless works because of the material's ability capture shape and light and evoke immediate associations. This series is in that vein, with the bottles playing the central role, with the elements of a simple sketch, captured in the moment, left intact. The imagery also has ties to the language of advertising that appeals, at some level, to our personal identity. Mostly, though, this show supposed to be a fun way to connect some of the dots between places, people, objects, and the art of intoxication.

Artist Bio: Jesse Gray

Originally from central Texas, I have lived in Lawrence for the past 5 years, showing art incorporating a variety of media and subjects. This work is a continuation of a theme I have worked on intermittently over the last few years, starting with jars and glasses of water, now bottles, next maybe cups of soup? I am also currently a resident artist at the Lost Art Space, a studio/gallery located in downtown Lawrence, and actively working on projects bringing art to non- traditional and public spaces.

18. Z's DIVINE DOWNTOWN ESPRESSO (10 E. 9th St.) www.zsdivine.com

19. BDC TATTOO (938 Massachusetts St.) www.bdctattoo.com

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

The Story of Chickens - A Revolution by Amber Hansen Lawrence Percolator - in the alley behind 913 Rhode Island just north of the Lawrence Arts Center

"Through this project, I made a commitment to unveil what I have found to be the abstracted and passive experience of our disengagement with the animals we consume. “The Story of Chickens'” intent is to provide an opportunity for this engagement. The average American's interaction with food is at best a passive one. By this I mean that consuming is often reduced to a purely aesthetic experience abstracted from the reality of life and death. I believe our current reliance on factory-farmed animals to be a parasitic relationship. By urging a closer relationship between the consumer and the consumed, I hope to promote a more conscientious and tangible relationship."

Amber Hansen has been involved in numerous community based projects and has experience painting murals, film-making, caring for farm animals. It is from her childhood experience, being surrounded by animals, that this project was inspired.

21. LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) www.lawrenceartscenter.org

The 2012 Lawrence Art Center Benefit Art Auction is on display & the bidding has begun.

The Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction serves as the primary funding source for the Exhibitions Program at the Lawrence Arts Center and features approximately 150 artworks generously donated by artists. This spectacular event is also made possible by corporate and private sponsors, volunteers, and hundreds of art patrons. The Exhibitions Director and Auction Committee strive to include artwork in a diversity of mediums and styles and representing a wide range of retail value.

April 14, 2012 Doors open | 5:30 pm Live auction begins | 7:30 pm Tickets | $40 in advance, $50 at the door

22. KANSAS SAMPLER (921 Massachusetts St.) www.kansassampler.com

a2z Photography will be the featured artist for Final Friday on March 30th, 2012. www.facebook.com/a2zphoto

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

Pre-party for Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 show on Final Friday, March 30th from 5 until 9 pm The Granada will host local drum group ADEKU (The African Drum Ensemble at KU) as well as the artists below. This event will be open air outside and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. (Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 doors at 8:30 pm)

"Street ILL-egal"

-Making live art in the street influenced by music to spread the love.

Granada parking lot - 1040 Mass. st. 5p.m. - 9pm

Artists: Jordan Tarrant - The art of Jordan Tarrant reflects the powers of ones self to manifest freedom, happiness, Love, and inner peace culturally and independently.

Brendan Martinez - If i become the man I want to be, I will change the world... My passions and love will spread throughout this land. My doings and grace will inspire and give hope. My presence will forever be in the name of peace and love.

Brooke Henderson- Mid-west live artist using paints, spray paint, water color, colored pencils, ink pens, drawing, forming things due to creativity, also paper mache.

Erok Johanssen--Buy me a whiskey if you really wanna find out about me.

24. AIMEE'S CAFE' & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.) www.aimeescoffeehouse.com FINAL FRIDAY MARCH: This month the UnderStory Arts crew is focusing on the topic of "Home." We chose this topic because March is a time when so many students come home and have a chance to evaluate what it really means to them. Come out and join us to talk about home. Tell a story about it, write a poem about how you feel, sing a song about what your home means to you. Tell us where, what, who, when. Join us for a theatrical exploration of "Home." We love it when our audience joins the group. UnderStory poetry is about giving the community an opportunity to spend time creating art together. Join us at "Home." Also join us for the amazing art of Wyatt Rogers. (www.aprintersmindink.com)

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

More Than a Game: Basketball and Community Spirit 6 until 8 pm

Photos and artifacts in the exhibition illustrate James Naismith's and Forrest "Phog" Allen's roles in shaping the game we know today and its influence in the community. The exhibition examines basketball as a source of community pride and a force for social change in Lawrence.

The Final Friday event will be held from 6-8 PM. Visitors are invited to view the exhibit, enjoy refreshments and live music.

26. 1109 GALLERY (1109 Massachusetts St.) www.lawrenceartguild.org

Final Friday at 1109 Gallery's "Contemporaries" show features Artist, Marty Olson in the large gallery. He has said of his work "I see each new piece as a physically and thematic blank canvas,ripe with potential and a host of challenges. Each stroke of the hand presents a new stage in the process of composing the piece. Granted, I frequently engage in serial themes, embracing an “umbrella” or “arc” for the series. Having established said theme does not mean that a cookie-cutter approach is appropriate or possible in the way my mind and heart function in that serial process. Each piece, in other words, must bring its own angle or personality to the table to enrich the series.

Last fall (2011), I chose to divorce myself from painting on canvas for the ensuing winter. I have delved into re-energizing my watercolor and drawing techniques. The results have been a rewarding reconnection with a sense of detail and sensitivity to recognizable imagery that has not been with me for decades. The responses have been most rewarding. The joy I derive from this change is palpable. The imagery in my new work is tangible, yet, I’m enjoying playing with the surface space in an abstract form."

The following artists have their artwork throughout the rest of the gallery exhibit spaces: Kathleen Anderson, Linda Baranski, Marci Blank, Susan Buchanan, Sophia Compton, Laurie Culling, Stephanie Freeman, D.W. Gates, Bar Geyer, Mary Jane Grinter, Shakura Jackson, Patricia Kahn, Ryan Moran, Anita Markley, Crystal Nederman, Liz Spencer, Sue Suhler, Jill Tichenor, Marcianna Vequist, Michelle Wade, Shanna Wagner, Constance Whiston and D. White.

Join us for this amazing show. Final Friday Hours: 5-9pm March 30th.

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February 24th Final Friday Offers Music, Exhibitions and Performance for a Night of Free Family Fun

FINAL FRIDAY February 24th, 2012 exhibitions and performances all events are from 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Hong Chun Zhang ( 张 春 红 ) HAY WIRE: Solo Exhibition January 20 – March 8 “Hay Wire” is a site specific project made for the Lawrence Arts Center. This body of new work includes one large charcoal drawing, two oil paintings and three Chinese ink paintings as well as one installation piece. The idea for this series comes from my life experiences both in urban China and rural Kansas. I mix my Chinese heritage, aesthetics, and identity with my new home in the mid-west and in middle kingdom.

Jennifer Crupi THE ARTICULATE BODY: Solo Exhibition

The artwork in this exhibition addresses the ways we communicate with each other visually, through body language. Hand crafted of aluminum or sterling silver, these interactive objects become instruments for gestural behavior. Studies show that 85% of our communication is non-verbal. With the increasing use of e-mail, Internet social networks, and text messaging, true one-on-one interpersonal communication is fading and our more honest and authentic feelings are being overlooked. All of my pieces point out various gestures or postures and their associated meanings in the hope viewers will realize the importance of how our bodies speak for us. An old proverb rightfully claims, “Actions speak louder than words”. Although our body movements may be mute to the ears, they are inevitably far more revealing than the spoken word which often disguises.

Directed Visions Works from 1st and 2nd Year Graduate Students from the School of Art at the University of Kansas February 3 - March 14 "Directed Visions" represents a rich variety of fresh talent, innovative artistic practices, and conceptual approaches from the University Of Kansas Department Of Visual Art Graduate Students. The graduate studio experience encourages authentic artistic exploration. Ideas, forms, and materials are explored as part of the student's creative process. The works in this exhibition are responses to directed investigations. The Department of Visual Arts Graduate Studio Arts program is a comprehensive three-year program that gives students the opportunity to experiment with media, materials, and diverse artistic practices that support the development of artistic excellence.

Dannon Art Project January 23 – March 3 This project will be housed on the north end of the second floor of the Arts Center. Rex Hausmann created a painting on the second floor at the Lawrence Arts Center January 23 – 27. This temporary studio will handed over to a series of artists who will create new works, each leaving their works on display. Hausmann invited artists to work in this space in different mediums to create a community response to his painting. Audiences are encouraged to visit the space.

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824-1/2 Massachusetts) *6:30-10:30

Eclectic artwork mixed with the eclectic Downtown Upstairs Studio is eye candy for the soul and promises to please. Trip the light fantastic upstairs to view the artwork by Traci Bunkers, Mike Wallace, and Uncle Andy. This venue is open late to give everyone a chance to visit.

Traci Bunkers, mixed-media artist and published author, has a little something for everyone, including quirky pin-back buttons & pocket mirrors, ponytail dreadlocks, mixed-media paintings, photographs, and handmade books. She will also have both of her books "The Art Journal Workshop" and "Print & Stamp Lab" available. See her website at http://www.TraciBunkers.com for more information.

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

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

THE LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center, look for the green awnings)

This Green Space (in process) 5-9 pm at the Percolator

Visitors are welcome to see "This Green Space" installation in process. Check out the scale model of the field and hear about how you can participate.

more info at http://thisgreenspace.wordpress.com/

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (801.5 MASSACHUSETTS, suite D) *6 until 9 pm

From the artist: Rehearsing the amorphous forms A river and a cloud My relatives I call them And think of them often They come to me in recovery rooms They come without handles or angles A true badge of the Real Indefinitely they are in the church of this-or-that The carpooled Saint and the chauffeured Prophet An experience here A nuance there Flirting the line Absorbed in the form A hardly found blur, the newest prescription Like a system of ethics Exposed to the air

Nicholas Ward received his BFA in 2007 from the University of South Dakota and his MFA in 2010 from the university of Kansas. In 2008, Nicholas was invited to study at the KID Puppet For Film Animation School in Prague CZ. There he studied under master puppet-makers and animators, many of whom worked directly under the father of Czech puppet animation, Jiri Trnka. Since 2010 Nicholas has been involved with Mid America Arts Alliances Mural Project, A six-state series of three-month community engaging residency projects designed to empower and ignite art in mid-western communities. He is also co-director, and cinematographer for the documentary film Called to Walls (currently in production). In 2011 Nicholas was an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska. He currently resides in North Lawrence. http://www.invisiblehandgallery.com/?ha_exhibit=nicholas-ward-%e2%89%a1-river-and-cloud

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9TH ST.) *6 until 9 pm

“Trash Lion” new works by Natale Collar

Natale Collar was born on the Kansas plains. Raised on gunpowder and game bird, she spent her childhood summers selling fireworks and her winters going on hunting trips with her father. This exposure to nature and culture helped shape her methods in creative expression.

She studied at the University of Kansas, getting her BFA in Sculpture with a minor in Psychology. She works mainly in metal, wood and living materials but is constantly searching for challenging and innovative mediums. She has shown in several University related exhibits but Trash Lion marks her first solo show.

About "Trash Lion"

This series explores nature, create-ure, and culture and the labored union of the aforementioned items. The works aim to expose the usefully discarded and overlooked without putting anything on a pedestal. It is as much influenced by trenching oddities as it is regular forest dwellers. While it's perhaps more about gathering acorns than getting lost in a monstrous city, both parts have relevance.

TELLER'S THIRD FLOOR GALLERY (746 MASSACHUSETTS)

Rachel Scribner ~ Settle Down Opens Tuesday, February 21st 6-8pm Runs through Monday, March 26th

From the Artist:

Once, when I was twelve, my grandma pulled out a century old braid of hair from a shoebox in her closet. It was my great-great aunt's, and it was perfectly preserved, as if had been cut from my own head. In that moment, I became obsessed with the tie that every person has to the past, through the people who lived before us, and the stories that they left behind. This deep interest in the wealth of history that lies around me, whether in the evidence of buildings, objects or memory continues to inspire me to create works of art that are tied to the past, and also compels me to explore current life experiences. As I've grown older, I have come to use art as a way to explore these themes of dimension, time, narrative, legacy and cycling of human life. I start with contour drawings from my imagination and then work back in with paint and more drawing in order to nurture the space with no specific ideas of an outcome. I like to let the acts of drawing and painting inform the space through discovery and dialogue of the mediums. The most important element of art making for me now is the allowance of discovery and intuitive response without limitations of reference, reality or logic so I can see deeper relationships between my imagery, materials and ideas.

Artist Statement: My work contains drawn and painted imagery of forms made by the earth and forms made by man. Natural forms speak of the unending cycle of life and shifting of situation and circumstances. Manmade structures echo the need for order and logic along with the very human attempt at control of our lives as we deal with life changes. Death, loss, pain, relief, and joy alter our emotional conditions similar to the effects of the elements like wind, rain, erosion, etc. The skeleton-like structures and architecture reference human life and its fragile state. Nature shifts, buries and allows growth within space even during trauma. Emotions, dreams, fears and expectations settle in the process. This work is a meditation on the shifting of life and how we move through those periods over and over, constantly adjusting and finding new ways to settle into our circumstances.

THE ELDRIDGE (701 MASSACHUSETTS)

The Eldridge presents an evening of live music with Irish trio, DORIAN'S WHEEL, featuring Kelly Bohling

In the Lobby for Final Friday, February 24th

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM *6 until 8 pm

Knowledge Grows: Student Experiences in the Smart Choices Garden with Americana Music Academy students and teachers

On Friday, February 24, the Watkins Museum will open the exhibition Knowledge Grows: Student Experiences in the Smart Choices Garden, celebrating the Liberty Memorial Central Middle School's garden project. The family-friendly event will run from 6:00-8:00 PM. Students and teachers from the Americana Music Academy will present musical selections throughout the evening. Hands-on activities and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

On view on the second floor of the Watkins Museum, Knowledge Grows features photos and recollections by students and volunteers that participated in the Central Smart Choices Garden. The exhibition explores the growth of the project and its role as an educational experience. Historic artifacts and photographs reveal how agricultural activities shaped the lives of young people in Douglas County in the past.

For more information on the exhibition, contact the Watkins Museum at 785-841-4109.

THE ART PARTY (718 NEW HAMPSHIRE)

A Final Friday staple, The Lawrence Art Party continues this month with a group show of local and regional artists as well as Van Go! Mobile Arts

WONDERFAIR (803 1/2 MASSACHUSETTS)

Chop Chop with Lee Piechocki and Matt Jacobs

Chop chop, get to work. Chop chop, make some art. For many talented artists “chop chop” is both an internal mantra and an incessant external fact. Moreover it describes the way in which art is often made, in chops: a second stolen during a commute, an inspiration set in motion at an inopportune moment captured as note to self in one’s sketchbook. Beginning Final Friday, February 24th, Wonder Fair presents Chop Chop, an exhibition of momentary pauses in modern man’s hectic schedule. The show pairs former Wonder-Fairian Lee Piechocki with Kansas City Art Institute grad Matt Jacobs. Art brothers from different art mothers, their work is united by an obvious delight in materials and pop- toned banality. As if they shopped for art imagery from the same neon-colored aisle at the dollar store, Jacobs’ sculptures juxtapose bright pool floats and rainbow-hued household cleaning supplies, while Piechocki’s imaginary interiors are filled with beach balls, kitsch dolphin posters, and stray fluorescent marks. Chop Chop promises to be a bright spot in the deep of winter-- so Chop chop, go to the Wonder Fair! Chop Chop opens Final Friday, with a special opening event from 6-10pm. During this time, the Wonder Fair will host a live printing demonstration and fundraiser for the KU Printmaking Club. Ten specially designed t-shirt and poster screenprints will be available, priced $10--$20, featuring such crowd-pleasing images as Pizza, Storm Troopers on Bikes, and (for the minimalist) bold geometric patterns. Help a printmaker, and help yourself to a hand-made tee! The Wonder Fair is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 12-6, and Saturday 10-7, with completely random extended hours when we happen to be there. Please visit www.wonderfair.com frequently for news, information, and to skew our Google analytics data.

AIMEE'S CAFE AND COFFEEHOUSE (1025 MASSACHUSETTS)

The South Mass Art Guild (SMAG) a Kansas Arts Not for Profit will be celebrating it's fourth anniversary! Join us for drinks and Hors d' oeuvers. Visual art will be for sale.

1109 GALLERY (1109 MASSACHUSETTS)

Featured Artist: Marty Olson

Final Friday, February 24th, the 1109 Gallery presents "Contemporaries" with more than 50 pieces of artwork from area artists. Our featured artist in the large gallery is Marty Olson whose pieces range from inspirations of the Southwest, personal symbolic lexicons and the spirit of the Flint Hills. Each painting and piece represent the dance of creative process as he experiences it. Our opening reception will be held on Final Friday from 7:00-9:00pm with great art, great food and libations! 1109 Gallery is located at 1109 Massachusetts in beautiful downtown Lawrence, Kansas. The show runs from February 21, 2012 - April 22, 2012. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.

PACHAMAMA'S (800 NEW HAMPSHIRE)

New Works by Justin Marable

Justin Marable was raised in Robinson, a northeastern Kansas farm town. Throughout his life, Justin has learned and wandered within the boundaries of his Midwestern homeland, observing the landscape and landmarks of the surrounding region. Printmaking, drawing, and music have become his main methods of artistic expression. Justin graduated from the University of Kansas in May 2005 with a B.F.A. in printmaking. He currently resides in the Kenwood neighborhood of Topeka with his wife and daughters. He works full time at his home as an artist, husband, and father.

TRAILRIDGE AND GRAYSTONE APARTMENTS (2512 W. 6th St.) *5:30 until 8 pm

Works by Kevin Kinkaid and live music by Kaelum Hasler

Trailridge and Graystone Apartments and Townhomes will be hosting our monthly final Friday show above our office located at 2512 W. 6th St. This Month's artist will be Graystone resident Kevin Kinkaid with live music performed by Kaelum Hasler on the cello. There will be free food and champagne 5:30-8

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY *5 until 7 pm

Backroads, Images of Rural Kansas

Photography by Kansascapes Photo Alliance

www.kansascapes.com

Entrances, Media Room and Gallery

Native Kansans Brad Neff, Scott Bean and Roger Spohn have banded together to form the Kansascapes Photo Alliance. Their collective and individual goals are to capture and share the subtle beauty of Kansas through their photography. Each member has had work published in Kansas Magazine and other regional publications, and the group strives to inspire others with their images as well as to document, preserve and protect the fragile and vanishing lands.

Eclectic Muses: Photography by Constance Whiston

Lower Level

Constance Whiston has a background in sculpture, painting, drawing and calligraphy. This continuously informs her photography. She began photographing with a “Brownie,” then proceeded to employ an instamatic, waterproof 35 MM Pentax, digital Pentax, 35 MM Canon FTB, Nikon SLR and Canon SLR.

Exhibits: Texas, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas

Influences: Everyone that expresses art, whether with brush, typewriter, clay, camera, computer, voice, feet, or simply in breathing.

DIANE'S ARTISAN GALLERY (4 E. 7TH ST.)

www.dianesartisangallery.com

"A Trunk Show of Makenna Bartel Jewelry" Come by and celebrate the return of one of our most beloved artists, Makenna Bartel. Makenna will be on hand to present her latest jewelry designs with a large selection for fans of her work to choose from.

LOST ART SPACE (845 MASSACHUSETTS)

"THE GREY AREA"- The Lost Art Space studio/gallery features a show built around the processes and environments that externally shape the inner urge to construct and create. The lines between gallery and studio become blurred as the six resident artists expand into the main gallery with individual site-specific installations focused on conceptual ideas & the interplay of layers that develop into a finished work of art. This show attempts to illuminate the grey areas between thinking and making, material and artifact, creator and creation and the underlying threads between us all.

Along with the work of studio artists Paul Flinders, Jeromy Morris, Jason Barr, Erok Johanssen, Jesse Gray, and Jeremy Rockwell, multimedia projects from New Zealand and Colorado will be displayed, as well as new microchip paintings by Yuri Zupancic, jewelry from Wayne Propst and KANVAS Co., work by Matt Ridgway, Robert Gandy and other local favorites.

Opening reception 5-9, February 24th, and runs until the end of the month. Lost Art is located at 845 Massachussetts (formerly Pennie Annie's Sweet Shoppe).

SMILING MAD DESIGNS and INKELLO PRESS (801.5 MASSACHUSETTS, suite 3)

Join Margo Holland of Smiling Mad Designs and Christy Schneider of Inkello Letterpress for Final Fridays on February 24, 2012. Located above Esquina in a playful studio space, the two women create a variety of handmade items. Margo, an arts-inspired mother of three, creates colorful, eclectic jewelry, textiles and home decor objects. Christy designs and prints on an antique letterpress, making a variety of paper goods, including greeting cards, journals, bookplates, and more. She is also a mother and a children’s illustrator, who owns Yellow Pencil Studio, Inc.

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 MASSACHUSETTS)

Join us for the Final Friday Art Walk on February 24th. Not only will there be a demonstrating artist here, but there will also be live music from Wes Samms and FREE massages from Janette and Kate of Images Salon. This is a Final Friday at Phoenix Gallery that you don't want to miss! Our demonstrating artist will be Dawn Kent of Interlace. From Dawn: “I have always searched for a creative outlet which would also inspire others. This is how Interlace was born. As a self-taught artist, my pieces began with simple stringing techniques and blossomed into the intricate pieces you see today. The design of each piece starts with selection of colorful, focus beads and unfolds as each bead is added. There is no planning of the designs, but an understanding of each component and its relation to the next. I was born and raised in the Midwest, and currently live in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to being a jewelry artist, I am the mother of two lovely daughters, and have been happily married for 15 years.”

Come in to meet Dawn and while you are here have some of Sue's birthday cake! That's right, February 24th also happens to be Sue's birthday, so we will have cake to share with you.

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 MASSACHUSETTS)

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. Open on Final Fridays.

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