Many thanks to Tallgrass Studios, Carey Graber, my husband, family, friends and BongoTini for all your support before and during the opening of Rocks in My Head (and other things of value) last Friday. After a 23 year hiatus, it was great to show recent paintings in Lawrence. The exhibit runs through February 23rd and can be viewed during regular business hours at Tallgrass Studios, 720 E. 9th Street, if you'd like to take a look.
Walk this Way!
On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5-9PM, the streets of Downtown Lawrence and the Warehouse Arts District erupt. Storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Final Fridays include activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages.
Final Fridays began in August of 2010. The Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses came together. They all saw the value of the arts in Lawrence, and that an opportunity existed to bring the arts to a wider public. The idea of a monthly free arts festival was agreed upon, and as a result Final Fridays was born. Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, therefore Lawrence has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy.