Weekly roundup of the best art shows and art related events in and around the Lawrence/Kansas City area.
Click the link below for our calendar events March 25, 2011 through April 1, 2011. Lawrence Final Fridays is this week, so make sure you check out all of the great art that will be up. This intrepid reporter will be checking out all of the new art throughout the rest of the month due to the KU basketball game going on smack in the middle of the opening of these Lawrence art shows. Also, the folks at Q5 will be doing their monthly show at Henry’s this week, and I am pleased to be a small part of the show courtesy of Adam Dorssom and his Backgammon Showcase. If he still will take my pieces!
From the Organizers:
The March 25 Lawrence Art Party is going international this month! We’ll have Flamenco fusion guitar and dance, and dozens of amazing artists!
Music and dance will be by Ole Music and Dance of Spain. In addition to the flamenco dances such sevillana and bulerias, you will also hear Latin inspired rumba and tangos, as well as selections by guitarist Jarrod Stephenson in his own flamenco fusion style!
We have AMAZING,WONDERFUL ARTISTS, INCLUDING TWO KU GROUP SHOWS!!!!!!!!!!
KU GROUP SHOWS
Sculptor Matt Burke’s students as many as 30, will be showing wood boxes and drawings. I saw some of the wood works under development, and they are going to be fascinating!
Textile Design Students from KU – Six members of the KU Textile Club will show their work! The artists are Krista Mustain, Jennifer Hunt, Ren Doshier, Sarah Sullivan, Lauren Tweedie and Neil Goss.
Bill Bowerman, creator of unique and striking scan art.
Louis Copt has beautiful paintings and photographs in collections throughout the US. He is known worldwide for his prairie fire paintings, and has been showing new, innovative work at the Lawrence Art Party. Don’t miss a chance to see what Louis can do! http://www.louiscopt.com/original_art/prairie_fire/prairie_fire.php
Dan Dishman. Dan is a painter and photographer. His oil paintings are a ‘must see’ for art lovers. His facebook page is at
Tony Frentrop. Tony loves working with wood, and it show – he will show furniture, sculpture, and more. Don’t miss his work!
Christoper Ford, creator of the “Urban Stump”, one-of-a-kind tables
John Hachmeister, KU sculpture professor and thermite wizard, will be accompanied by an 8 foot monkey! Check out some of his work at http://tinyurl.com/johnhachmeister
Emily Johnson. Emily’s mixed media pieces are very personal, lyrical, and touching.
Laura Jost. Laura makes wonderful tile art. You’ll think they are paintings. Check them out! http://www.lorajost.org/
Baker Medlock. The Robot Man, Baker also creates wonderful metal insects. Everything he makes is from scrap. Check out the wonderful robots he has for sale now, in the window of the Hobbs Taylor Gallery! One of them is 7 feet tall! http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=149657781730480&aid=57603
Kaylyn Munro will be showing new works. Her still life paintings are amazing. I will send pictures next week. In the meantime, visit her blog at kaylynmunro.blogspot.com
Daryl Nickel will be showing his hand-made furniture, including a new piece…all curves!
George Paley George will show his new Jamaican Mask series. Under development for two years, with his first American showing at the Lawrence Art Party!!!! Pictures will be posted soon!
Frank Shopen. This will be Frank’s first Lawrence Art Party. I can’t wait to see his sculptures! https://sites.google.com/site/shopendesigns/
Celia Smith, Lawrence painter, will be showing at the Lawrence Art Party for the first time. I can’t wait to see paintings! For a preview, check out http://www.lawrenceartscenter.com/Artists/Celia_Smith/001.html
Gary Mark Smith, international street photographer. Gary just posted a great portfolio of photos from New Orleans. http://www.streetphoto.com/NewOrleans.htm
Garret Tufte, author and artist, will unveil a few of his pieces. Garret blends science, technology, and art in a very intriguing way!!!
New artists are always welcome at the Lawrence Art Party. If you are interested in showing your work and having a great time, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “artist request” (without the quote marks). You will receive an immediate response with more details.
Check out the two sets of photos from the February 25 party, by Kyle Rogers and Wes McCauley, at the Whirled Art Facebook site http://tinyurl.com/whirledart.
From the Organizers:
Cardboard Construction Workshops March 26 & 27 1 -5pm
Parade and Opening Reception Friday, April 1st at 6pm
Eric Farnsworth will be leading the workshops where you can participate in building creatures that will be apart of the parade and opening reception. Juniper Tangpuz will be showing his amazing works in the gallery.