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b.a.l.m. Maps the Kemper: Lines, Dots, and the Spaces In Between

October 18, 2012

Join us for a milieu of dots, lines & spaces
spanned by luminosity!
Your participation will by vital to the event…
Fun & possibly enlightening for all ages!
ome inspirations are organic geometry,
biophosphorescence &interactive empowerment
of audience as everyday mapmakers…

Press Release: For Immediate Release

b.a.l.m. Maps the Kemper:
Lines, Dots, and the Spaces In Between
4420 Warwick Boulevard  Kansas City, MO 64111
Friday, October 26th, 2012, 7-9 pm

The lawns of the Kemper Museum will be a glow-in-the-dark
experience led by Lawrence’s artist cooperative
b.a.l.m. (beauty, art and life movement).
Activity stations will revolve around the themes of
Find your way to the Kemper Museum to help create an
open-air interactive environment!

We are always creating the map…routing and rerouting our existence with
our movements between resting points,forming beneficial connections
along the way. Streams of creativity and ways of thinking run fluidly parallel
to one another and occasionally converge to illuminate perspectives. In this
context, art makes our neural pathways visible and helps us navigate the
geography between spaces. Our grey cell matter and the dark matter of the
universe become illuminated. We are joining with artists in our network to
awaken the event guests to realize their cumulative role in creating the map
with an engaging experience with light on the lawn of the Kemper.

Maps can be defined as any network formed in nature or culture . At night it
appears as a series of basic phospho -geometric components of circles or
dots, lines & spaces between shapes.These structures, which represent
constellations, bio phosphorescent micellenia networks in the soil between
mushrooms which allow for forestation, cities viewed from space which form
a dimensional structure for life, gleaming waterways or neuro-electric currents
and pathways in our brain become conduits or established pathways that support
functional and desirable ways of life to be traveled and revisited, and can also be
solidified and altered. Memories and relationships are formed at each juncture
and while navigating the unknowns, the dark matter or spaces in between, which
causes the design of the map to be in flux.


Under the breezeway, artist Katherine Marie O’Hara’s crocheted
monofilament forms have a gift each guest is invited to take from
the suspended glow-in-the-dark elements.This lit wearable object
provides a visual map of your journey between the various stations
creating atrace of your steps and interactions and memory of
your involvement.

Sip a natural soda, kickback and listen to global and experimental
music by the Owl People, around glowing elements/sculptures by
artist Yuri Zupancic.


Luminescent  artist inside a clear sphere will interact with guests while
mapping the topographic space.

Fiber and performance artist Judah Wagner designed and produced a suit
that in various ways uses multiplecolors of light to map the body.

Event producers, and artists Shannon and Darin White constructed
a collaborative glowing spherical structures  by transforming existing
objects.Guests are encouraged to manipulate and interact with
constructions and artists around the sunken lawn , creating a changing
map piece with the moving points.


Artists, Darin and Shannon White 10′ cube frame suspended & connected colored
glow-in-the-dark strings, neon , and glow elements, creating open air sculpture

Guests interact with the environment along with artists. Glow rope is provided to
use on the lawn as a drawing tool, creating lines, forms and shapes.

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February 22, 2011

Higher: Recent Drawings by Michael Krueger

February 25, 2011
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
February 26, 2011 to March 24, 2011

Michael Kruger Sioux Falls Image
Sioux Falls
by Michael Krueger

Higher: Recent Drawings by Michael Krueger
Wonder Fair: Art Gallery, Shoppe & Studio (803 1/2 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 6-10pm (Ongoing until Apr. 24th)

From the Organizers:
The artworks for this exhibition explore a collective need to get higher, get lost, reach a higher place, and be transformed. The imagery in these drawings brings together a collection of utopian fetishes; objects and figures perched, often precariously, atop high places and craggy peaks. Through tiny glimpses of early American history and the so-called Age of Aquarius, the drawings also create warm but cautious vignettes of utopianism and escapism. Feelings of isolation, loneliness and abandonment permeate the drawings, contrasted by colorful elation and a sense of purpose through elevation.

Michael Krueger was born on January 5, 1967 in Kenosha Wisconsin. His family moved to South Dakota in 1970 and he spent his childhood years in Sioux Falls. These formative years in the West cultivated a fondness and curiosity for the history of Westward Expansion and the epic struggles that were cast on the Great Plains. In 1990 Michael earned a BFA from the University of South Dakota and in 1993 he graduated with an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. In 1995, Michael moved to Lawrence, Kansas for a teaching post at the University of Kansas. Michael’s creative research has taken him all over the globe from Asuncion, Paraguay to the United Arab Emeritus, to Scotland, England, Belgium, France and Italy. He has given over 100 lectures and workshops at venues such as Cranbrook Academy of Art, RISD, City College of New York, Edinburgh College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA. He has recently had solo shows at Sunday L.E.S., New York, NY, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, Packer/Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL, Bennington College, Bennington, VT and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Recent group exhibitions include, KRETS Gallery, Malmo, Sweden, Baer Ridgeway, SanFrancisco, CA, Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany, Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland, UK, Adam Baumgold, New York, NY and the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.

Memories, Myth, Nostalgia

February 25, 2011
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
February 26, 2011 to March 19, 2011
Works by Brandon & Jennifer Larsen

Memories, Myth, Nostalgia
The Lawrence Percolator (940 New Hampshire in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 5-8pm (Ongoing until Mar. 19th)

From the Organizers:
Bookmaking workshop with Rebecca Blocksome – Saturday, March 12, 2-4 p.m.
Multimedia workshop with Jennifer & Brandon Larsen – Saturday, March 19, 2-4 p.m.
(* $5 donation for supplies, pre-register by emailing
Closing reception – Saturday, March 19, 6-9 p.m.

Shadows of Minidoka and Other Exhibits at Lawrence Art Center

Final Fridays

In the Galleries

Shadows of Minidoka ROGER SHIMOMURA

Roger Shimomura

Current Exhibits
On exhibit thru March 1 

Fresh Start. Works in Progress.
From the organizers:

Shadows of Minidoka: ROGER SHIMOMURA (February 11th- March 12th)
The Art of Roger Shimomura and His Collection of Art and Ephemera from the Japanese Internment Camps.
PRINTerpretations: SALLY PILLER (Lower Lobby Exhibit Hall | thru March 11)
Fresh Start: WORKS IN PROGRESS (January 28 – March 11)
This exhibit is a chance for the public to get a glimpse into “what’s coming” from Kansas artists and possibly to learn about each artist’s creative process.

Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 11, 7-9pm (Ongoing until Mar. 12th)


February 25, 2011
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

by Josh Adams

The Bourgeois Pig (6 East 9th Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 6-9pm

From the Organizers:
“These paintings examine the spatial and emotional relationships between facial features and expressions of multiple stacked portraits. Each work is an amalgamation of two or more images of one person. Thoughtfully positioned, the faces dissolve into one another. Their union develops subtle disturbances of clarity and coherence, while seeming to invent one creature of new feeling.

I chose black and white to keep the focus on form and value. Furthermore, I employed a variety of mark making to stimulate the surface and draw attention to process—to yield a sense of transparency, motion and life.”

Josh Adams was born and raised in Kansas City. At an early age he showed artistic interests and was encouraged by his parents to take piano lessons. The piano lessons later turned into drum lessons, which lasted until the end of high school. Josh also found solace in drawing as a means of expression, but never fully pursued the outlet until college. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 2006 with a BFA in painting and a minor in art history.

Since graduating, Josh has exhibited his work locally in solo and group shows, toured the country playing music in various ensembles and moved to Los Angeles to seek a professional career in studio drumming-recording with Mike Andrews and Melanie Laurent. He currently lives in Lawrence where he works and makes art and music.

BiKlops Design & Studio Ike

February 25, 2011
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

• BiKlops Design & Studio Ike
Teller’s (746 Massachusetts in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 6-9pm

From the Organizers:
Teller’s will be hosting the work of BiKlops Design and Studio Ike for a design-centric Final Fridays.

Andrew Jilka: Better Living

February 25, 2011
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Rites of Passage by Andrew Jilka

• Andrew Jilka: Better Living
The Invisible Hand Gallery (801 1/2 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 6-10pm

From the Organizers:
Andrew Jilka’s “Better Living” is a show about the faults, failures, and aspirations that are pre-programmed into the notion of the American Dream.
The drawings reflect upon societal signifiers of health, spirituality, sexuality, and desire. These staples of supposed happiness are explored through
tedious repetition in drawings from the past ten months.

Signs of Life Gallery

February 25, 2011
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
February 25, 2011 to March 25, 2011

Hosta Lilies Shannon White

February Exhibition Les Femmes
Signs of Life Gallery (722 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Saturday, February 25, 5:00- 11:00pm (Ongoing until Mar. 25th)

Save The Art – Brownbacklash

February 25, 2011
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Save The Art – Brownbacklash
Quinton’s (615 Mass St. in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 4-10pm

From the organizers (QuintEssential Gallery):
“Q5Gallery” opens its doors for local artist to express their feelings about Governor Brownback’s new budget cut; abolishing the state’s arts commission, leaving Kansas to be the only state in the nation without this agency.

Q5Gallery will be showcasing work by the gallery’s founding Artists and Fresh Produce Art Collective members. Along with a local Artist response to the budget cut we aim to inform and spark up conversation in the community regarding resent changes Brownback has made and other proposals involving budget cuts to the state. Exhibiting Artists: Local Artists Brownbacklash – Exhibition curator(s): David Lowenstein, Leo Hayden, Erok Johanssen, Bobbie Powell, Rachel Herring, Dan Dishman, Matt Farley, Paul Flinders, Jim Luhning, Phil Martinez, Jeromy Morris, Charles Ray, Matt Ridgway, Bill Scoular, Brent Teufel, and Josie Wrath.

Lawrence Art Party

February 25, 2011
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

• Lawrence Art Party
Hobbs Taylor Lofts (740 New Hampshire in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 5-9pm

From the Organizers:
We’ll have 25 artists, live music, and a great time!

Among the artists is one of Kansas’ most renowned artists, and winner of the Kansas Governor’s Arts Award, Louis Copt, who will be showing new works!

New this month – a special exhibition by students from Lawrence High School, including video from Jeff Kuhr’s film/media class!

Memories, Memoirs and Musings

February 25, 2011
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
February 20, 2011 to March 20, 2011

Memories, Memoirs and Musings
1109 Gallery (1109 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Saturday, February 19, 5:30-9pm (Ongoing until Mar. 20th)

From the organizers:
Featured artists Jennifer Unekis and the writings of Phyllis Copt and company. Readings by writing group led by Phyllis Copt at 5:30pm and Reception 7-9pm

Feb 21 – Movie at 1109 Gallery: “Herb & Dorothy” Vogel. This is about a couple, with very moderate means of support, who acquired over 4000 pieces Minimalist and Conceptual Art. The Spencer Art Museum has 50 pieces from their collection.

Feb 25 – Open until 9pm for Final Friday Art Walks/Musicians, Snacks and Beverages.

Art Before Noon

Lawrence Public Library, reception and art by 13 artists, “Art Before Noon”, 707 Vermont St.

Tune in to KLWN 1320 AM the Wed. before Final Fridays at 8:50am to listen to updated information on Final Fridays Events

Lawrence Kansas Final Fridays

These are a few of the locations that we are aware of, various other
exhibitions will be taking place at other venues. Just look for the yellow
flags or via the web go to for soon to be posted
listing of many events and a map and also you can view
Final Fridays Lawrence on Facebook
or FFLawrence on Twitter.
Our website will also
to continue to have listings as well as The Rathaus
which continues put together Art Roundup for Final Fridays
and which produces The Lawrence Report
and Final Fridays Calender of Events.

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If you or an organization or business would like to donate funds, time or other resources
to further art and artists in Lawrence, KS and throughout the country please
send any correspondence to the addresses in the signature or donate by
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Lawrence Final Fridays January 28th, 2011

January 26, 2011

Lawrence, Kansas Final Fridays Events

Fresh Start: Works in Progress
January 28 – March 11.

Opening reception January 28, 5-9pm. In conjunction with Final Fridays

Lawrence Art Center
940 New Hampshire Street 5-9pm

From the organizer:

As the New Year begins with a fresh set of goals and we close the door on a year of triumphs
& troubles,artists are often challenged to carry this anticipation into their studio.  This exhibit
is a chance for the public to get a glimpse into “what’s coming” from Kansas artists and possibly
to learn about each artist’s creative process.It is also an opportunity for the artists to experience
their own unfinished works in a new/different environment. This exhibit speaks to the passion
and drive each artist has to create and will allow the viewer the opportunity to see what’s
informing the artist’s studio.

This exhibit will include works in progress, sketches, mock-ups, and resource materials. Some
of the artists will participate in the Lawrence Arts Center’s Art-in-the-Open project. These artists
will periodically work on their pieces during the run of the exhibit.

Participating Artists:

Molly Murphy, Stephen Johnson, Nicolette Ross, David Loewenstein, Karen Matheis, Louis Copt,
Angie Pickman, Jason Barr, Eric Dobbins, Jack Collins, Leslie Kay, Lisa Grossman, Jeremy Morris,
Shannon White, Darin White, Yuri Zupancic, Jennifer Jarnot, Steven Graber, Juniper Tangpuz,
Kenneth Kupfur, and Alicia Kelly

Oh Baby! (Work in Progress) ©2011 Shannon White

Jason Barrr: I CAN HAS JAIL

The Invisible Hand Gallery
801 1/2 Massachusetts Suite D 6-9pm

From the artist:

Jason Barr aka BARRR is a man of many words. These words are manifested into
pictures, paintings, & podcasts. His first solo show BARRR: I CAN HAS JAIL
reflects the insanity of a man in flux. BARRR shows the conviction & commitment
of the “busiest man in Lawrence!!!” I CAN HAS JAIL is the definitive look inside
the mind of BARRR. A manic collage of bravado, psychedelia, fatherhood, pop
culture, anxiety, religion, insecurity, sex, rock n’ roll, paranoia, hustling & ANGER!
Manic depression has never looked so good.

I CAN HAS JAIL flier image  ©2011 Jason Barrr

Just Like Heaven: New & Used Work by Jimmy Trotter
January 28 — February 19

Opening Reception: (Final) Friday, January 28. 6-10 pm

Wonderfair Gallery / Shop / Studio
803 1/2 Massachusetts St 6-10pm

From the organizer:

©2011 Jimmy Trotter

Exhibition Essay:

As children we hope for endless amounts of things that are less appealing once the
freedom to acquire them is ours. The crunching plunge through frosted corn to
find the prize is replaced by more deviant behavior and luxury wants.

James Trotter has turned the advertisement characters of his American childhood
into a language. His calligraphy of faded toys and pop iconography double as
documentation of his altars of collected collectible junk tucked in every corner of
his studio. Trotter’s psychedelic style showcases racism in commercialized
ethnicity,lascivious cartoons, and the general surrealism of what people choose to
push product.His landscapes are piled high with logos and useless fonts. Slogans
and imagery from his collection of rare funk 45s from the 1960-70’s weave in and
out of his drawings.

Seemingly unhindered by the burden of institutional political dialogue, James
Trotter’s landscapes are upsetting and delightful. His lines and layers are unhinged:
flowering with the fervor childhood sugar highs and flush with second hand desire.

Peregrine Honig 2011

Lawrence Art Party, January 2011

Hobbs Taylor Gallery
718 New Hampshire Street 6-9pm

From the organizer:

Don’t miss the January 28 Lawrence Art Party. We’ll have music by Mike Murphree,
25 AMAZING artists (see list below),and a very fun evening!

Artists showing at the Lawrence Art Party for the first time include two artists whose
work you have probably seen or heard about -Louis Copt and Marty Olson.

And we’ve got work from many other excellent established and emerging artists,
including some very talented KU students. Don’t miss this opportunity to see new
works by these wonderful artists!

Pat Aistrup, Bill Bowerman, Matt Burke’s sculpture students, John Clayton, Louis
Copt, Liz Dickinson, Dan Dishman, Grant Fitch, Barry Fitzgerald, Tim Forcade,
Tanner Hammond, Jim Luhning, Rosemary Marchetta, Baker Medlock, Manuela
Muñoz,Kaylyn Munro, Marty Olson, Chris Ortiz, George Paley, Wayne Propst,
Trae Rickford, Gary Scott, Gary Mark Smith, Addision Stonestreet, Ashley Warner
and Todd Zimmer

The Lawrence Art Party is a Final Friday Lawrence event, presented by the
Downtown Lawrence Arts District.The Lawrence Art party is produced and managed
by George Paley, Eric Kirkendall, and Whirled Art, with art space provided by the
Hobbs Taylor Lofts.

FINAL FRIDAY @ The Pig – ODD SACCADE by Andrew Huffman
The Bourgeois Pig
6 E. 9th St. 5:30-9pm

From the organizer:

©2011 Andrew Huffman

The current work involves an exploratory process reliant on the investigation
of the multiple-confrontation of line, volume, color, space,movement, proximity,
intensity,geometry, pattern, architecture, mirroring, and positive space in balance
with the negative. Although the work coincides with these many formal
relationships, it transcends these surface concepts through a meditative and
intuitive act that at times is a serendi…pitous and meandering process reliant on
investigating, inventing,experimenting, experiencing, hunting material, and
mentally proceeding into another world from the soul (consciously or
subconsciously), free from one’s physical limitation. Color implements provoke a
resonating, exploding, imploding, buzzing, humming, ambient, or distant noise.
The visual orchestrations utilize geometric patterns that induce an impending
and seemingly infinite constellation. Color married with architectural and
mechanical linework plays in a perpetually fluxing environment. Some proximity
relationships of the picture plane may induce a saccade (Ophthalmology. The
series of small,jerky movements of the eyes when changing focus from one point
to another) ; meanwhile, other areas of the picture plane provoke a seemingly airy
and tranquil atmosphere. This notion of pace fluctuation parallels with music,
as when an instrument’s articulation speeds up or slows down. It is my hope that
these subtle visual relationships perpetuate a visual playground free from the
obligation of what is known and concrete; rather these relationships ask if
meanings may come and go as they please, always shifting slightly and evolving.

Italy with Christy Veer
Photography from Italy
Justin Marable “Noco”
Paintings from his book about a little prairie dog named Noco
Heather Smith Jones
Conference Room Show

Signs of Life Gallery
722 Massachusetts Street (Upstairs) Open till 11pm

QuintEssential Art Show
January 28 — February 19

Quintessential Gallery (Q5)
Upper Level of Quinton’s
615 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, Kansas

From the organizer:

Five works of art from artists including: Trina Baker, Dan Dishman, Ben Dory, Paul
Flinders, Leo Hayden, Matt Farley, Rachel Herring, Erok Johanssen, Phil Martinez,
Bobbie Powell, Matt Ridgway and many more

Final Friday art walk: January 28, 4-10 p.m., with “Drink-n-Draw,” food,
and music; an atmosphere of collaboration and relaxation before, during, after
Final Friday gallery crawl

Celebrate People’s History! Posters of Resistance and Revolution
January 15 — February 6

Lawrence Percolator
913 Rhode Island Street
(Under the green awnings in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center)
Lawrence, Kansas
Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. and by appointment, and Final Friday hours 5-8pm

From the organizer:
Percolator Gallery Celebrate Peoples History
©2011 Images Lawrence Percolator and Authors/Artists

An exhibition of more than 50 posters from Celebrate People’s History! a new book
by the Just Seeds Artists’ Cooperative that pays tribute to revolution, racial justice,
women’s rights, queer liberation, labor struggles,and creative activism and

Final Friday book release party: January 28, 5-8 p.m.

Art From the Heart and the Robert Ault Retrospective

1109 Gallery
1109 Massachusetts 5-9pm

From the organizer:

Robert Ault received his MFA in art from Wichita State University in 1960, then
joined the staff at Menningers in Topeka where he practiced art therapy for 32
years. A talented artist, he opened Ault’s Academy of Art in 1973, and also
helped start the Art Therapy Association of America. This retrospective
features work by the art therapy pioneer.

Lawrence Kansas Final Fridays

These are a few of the locations that we are aware of, various other
exhibitions will be taking place at other venues. Just look for the yellow
flags or via the web go to for soon to be posted
listing of many events and a map and also you can view
Final Fridays Lawrence on Facebook
or FFLawrence on Twitter.
Our website will also
to continue to have listings.

The Final Friday events continue to grow as the word spreads. We hope
that this will continue to be a fun and educational way for Lawrence to
see and interact with art and artists. We also hope that Lawrence will
help sustain this event by supporting the artists, the venues and the
organizations involved.

In addition to sustaining art in Lawrence please contact your local
representative with your support of continued funding for the arts in
Kansas. Go to to read a very important
announcement about proposed loss of major funding of the arts
in Kansas. We need your help to save the Arts from the proposed

Loss of funding for the arts doesn’t just effect artists, it effects culture at
large, creative thinking and living in far reaching ways that may never be
fully understood.

balm email


balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
If you or an organization or business would like to donate funds, time or other resources
to further art and artists in Lawrence, KS and throughout the country please
send any correspondence to the addresses in the signature or donate by
clicking the link below.

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