Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Karen's Top Five Final Friday Picks for March

Looking at Art In Lawrence

March 30 is another Final Friday in Lawrence.  The weather should be nice and there are many great venues to see artwork.
Look for my paintings at The Lawrence Arts Center and The Percololator.
Here are my top five picks for Friday.

1. Lawrence Arts Center Auction
940 New Hampshire

Photos from the Art Auction reception for Artists earlier this month

The Lawrence Arts Center has their show up for their annual Art Auction.  The show is up now until April 14, which is the night of the auction.  There are 150 artists exhibiting, and the featured artists is Hong Chun Zhang. Look for TJ Tangpuz's interactive sculpture (pictured above).
Here is the Arts Center Website for more information on the auction:http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org/Auction/2012/index.html

2. Amber Hansen,The Story of Chickens: A Revolution at the  Percolator
Located in the alley between 9th Street and the Lawrence Arts Center.  Look for the green awnings.

This is the big show that everyone is talking about.  Here is what the postcard says about the show:
This is an exhibition showcasing the project thesis, its original intent, dialogue surrounding the project and subsequent project modifications. Also included will be an exhibition of local artwork reflecting our relationship to animals and the food we eat.

There will also be a closing reception to this show.  More about the closing reception in upcoming weeks.
The show closes April 22.

3. Wonderfair: Cat People
803 1/2 Massachusetts Street ( Upstairs)

Here is what the Final Friday blog says about Cat People:
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.

4. Teller's Jonathon Metzger: Keep Busy
746 Massachusetts Street (third floor)
Jonathon is a second year graduate student in printmaking at the University of Kansas.  He works in a variety of printmaking media including intaglio.
Here is a part of his description of the show:
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.

5. Kristin Moreland: Invisible Hand
801 1/2 Massachusetts ( Upstairs from the Casbah)

Kristin works with sequins and beads to create her beautiful and unusual work.  Check out her website for more information on her work.
I love the pic she put on her Facebook invite:

At next month's final friday, we look forward to Atomic Photography's show and open house for their new studio in East Lawrence. 

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