Five stARTup Artists to be Featured on April Final Friday

This Final Friday, we’re celebrating youth art! Along with the Annual USD 497 Exhibition, opening Friday, April 26th, five artists from the Lawrence Arts Center’s stARTup cohort will hold solo show receptions at downtown galleries. Artists Quincy Grove, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Wil Myslivy, and Addie Thornsbury began working within our stARTup professional development program in the Fall of 2018 to strengthen their portfolios, create websites, improve arts-based writing skills, and discuss exhibition planning. These Final Friday shows are a culmination of participation in the nine-month program and promise to showcase their strong individual artistic voices. Join us for:

Quincy Grove, A Girl on Grandma’s Dishes

Quincy Grove is an artist and a senior at Free State High School. Quincy experiments widely with her mediums and materials and primarily works with acrylic paint, found objects, resin, silicone, and odds and ends. Her pieces often communicate an interaction between the human figure and nature in conjunction with personal struggles with mental and physical health.

Phoenix Underground

825 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Symon Knox, Curious Existence 

A colorful, but unmistakably moody, photographic self-exploration.

Edward Jones

888 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66047
5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Ruby McLendon, Consciousness in Bloom

Illustrative paintings that engage the space with heavily textured components.

Z’s on Massachusetts

914 Mass St.

Lawrence, KS 66044

5:00 PM – 7PM


Wil Myslivy, Garden of Lavender

Wil Myslivy’s Garden of Lavender works in intricate mixed media, examining queer identity through history and culture.

Lawrence Public Library

707 Vermont St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

5:00 PM -7:00 PM

Addie Thornsbury, Grasping the Uninhabited

“A yearning to understand the complexities of the human condition and identity,” Addie Thornsbury’s Grasping the Uninhabited employs the intimate experience to capture feelings of anonymity and isolation.

Lawrence Arts Center Front Gallery

940 New Hampshire

Lawrence, KS 66044

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM