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September 2017

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

September 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is internationally known for his focus on delicate social subjects through his in-your-face prints, posters, and broadsides. Formerly a computer programmer, Kennedy walked away from his life to become an artist in the lost crafts of printing and book art. He had found his called, he says, as a printer and provocateur. His letterpress poster shop currently operates out of Detroit, Michigan under the imprint “Kennedy Prints!” In 2008, Kennedy was the subject of filmmaker Laura…

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Frogman’s Print Workshop Exhibition @ Sarah’s Fabrics Gallery

September 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

For nearly four decades, Frogman’s, one of the most highly regarded and influential printmaking workshops in the world, has tirelessly promoted contemporary and experimental printmaking, inspired countless students, and fostered an impassioned print community. This exhibition is a selection of works from the Frogman’s collection, curated by Owner and Director, Jeremy Menard. Gallery Hours by Appointment  //  Susan 7852183385  //  Teressa 7852181208 upstairs from Sarah's Fabrics at 927 1/2 Massachusetts Frogman's began humbly back in 1979 when Professor Lloyd Menard…

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Final Friday Street pARTy and exhibition opening receptions

September 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

On the final Friday of each month, hundreds of people stream in and out of Lawrence’s galleries, restaurants, bars, and shops in pursuit of art and music. This month includes our annual fall street party with music, food and libations, plus fun activities for the whole family. Get warmed up for Junior Brown with Twang Daddies, Young Manchego, Sop Choppy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaEzT5MusFs With his unique voice, more unique song writing, and even more unique double necked “Guit-Steel” guitar, there has absolutely never…

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October 2017

Preservation: a collaborative print exchange

October 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - November 8, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

PRESERVATION; protecting something from loss or danger, extending life and preventing decay. Eighteen regional printmakers were selected to participate in this collaborative print exchange based on their varied and creative responses to the theme "Preservation". The full portfolio will be on display during Print Week 2017 at the Lawrence Arts Center.

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Print Week 2017

October 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Artwork by Justin Marable --- Monday // October 16 --- Ink & Drink (Lawrence Arts Center)   --- Tuesday // October 17 --- Print Demonstrations (Lawrence Arts Center) Pecha Kucha (8th Street Taproom) --- Wednesday // October 18  --- Live Printing w/ Print League KC (Lawrence Arts Center)   Pressing On: The Letterpress Film (Lawrence Arts Center)   --- Thursday // October 19 --- Printmaking Gallery Crawl Local galleries and print shops will be open to the public showing printmaking in a variety of venues and…

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IS/IS/CP Member Event: Print Fair Preview

October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get a first look and option to purchase prints on sale at the Print Week Print Fair, which will open to the public on October 21 at 10am. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while you shop for original prints from a variety of artists! Become a member at the Imagination Society, Inspiration Society, or Creative Placemaker level and join us! 2017 PRINT FAIR VENDORS: Justin Marable Michelle A. Dreher/ Two Tone Press Print Society of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Karen…

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12×12. National Juried Exhibition

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

This juried exhibition celebrates contemporary art by both established and emerging artists. Works on 12" x 12" paper include drawing, painting on paper, hand-pulled prints, photography, digital pieces displayed as prints, photographic prints.  Selected works will be hung with magnets. Kyle Batson Carrie Beall Michael Benedetti Jennifer Bennett Walker Bill Bowerman Heath Budig Anne Burton Julie Campbell Masy Chighizola John Clayton Justin Corbin Geraldine Craig Laurie Culling Dan Dakotas Michael Darough Valerie Dillon Joel Dugan Juana Estrada Mark Farris Betsy…

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Tom Bartel. Solo Exhibition

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Final Friday Reception  |  October 27  |  5-9pm The figure has been a potent symbol and charged subject since antiquity, and continues to be an appropriate vehicle to ask some of life’s most challenging questions. Bartel believes creating images of or depictions about ourselves can be attributed to a primal need to ensure survival or to simply tell important stories about what it means to be human.  His work takes cues from a "shotgun blast" of influences ranging from antiquity…

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Matt Kish. Only the Dead…

October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - December 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Matt Kish is a self-taught artist, and a librarian. He has been drawing since before he could read, and has never stopped. He has published Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page (Tin House Books, 2011) and illustrated Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, The Desert Places by Amber Sparks & Robert Kloss, and The Revelator by Robert Kloss. His art has also appeared in the magazines The Chicagoan, Salt Hill Journal, The Turnip Truck(s), and the Japanese art and literature journal Monkey. Last…

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