2013 August First Friday Artwalk Features

Washburn University Art Department (1746 SW Durow Dr.) will feature work created during the Summer Science and Art Camp 2013. 5-8p.

Grace Cathedral Cloister Gallery (701 SW 8th Ave) will feature images of Kansas children seeking adoption by loving families. It is a collaborative effort by the Kansas Professional Photographer’s Association and the State adoption agency. Corey Lada of the Kansas Children’s Service League will be on hand to discuss the project. Refreshments will be served. 5:30-8:30p.

The Eclective (900 N. Kansas Ave.) will feature Dianne Gates and her “Inspired Creations.” Dianne creates jewelry and pottery. Lawrence singer/songwriter Ardys Ramberg will be performing outside and beer tasting is available from Lawrence’s Free State Brewery. There will also be Nancy Marston’s face painting and Anna Barnes has home-baked bread for sale. 9a-9p.

Legacy Community Arts Center (1315 SW 6th Street, Suite D) will be showing works by students and staff. The guest artist will be Katie Moore, international photographer, who will be bringing new photographs for display. Katie is a Topeka native who is now located in New York City. 5:30-8:30p.

TWO DAYS Monthly Market (829 N. Kansas, Topeka, KS) proudly opens their new location at 829 N. Kansas. It’s a great building, and we have brought all our dealers plus added some more in our larger, all on one floor space!! Donkey Show will be playing on Friday evening! They will be hopping with music, wine, and bargains galore!!!! Join us! 9a-9p Friday and 9a-3p Saturday.

Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library – 1515 SW 10th Ave.) will feature Material Conversations: Art Quilts by the members of edge, a group whose members include many members of the former Kansas Art Quilters. A juried competition, this exhibit presents the most contemporary and innovative works in art quilting. Juried by Bruce McIntosh, guest curated by Sharon Bass. 5:30-8:30p.

Kansas Avenue Market (628 S. Kansas Ave.) will have arts, crafts, Goddess Dresses and photography from Dan Mauer. There will be burritos and tamales for sale and free treats to snack on from local vendors!! Plus wine tastings and Anjetinis fir tasting! Come check out the newest local retail market!! 5-8:30p.

Yeldarb Gallery (909 N. Kansas) welcomes Pastense back to perform  a variety of new and old bluegrass plus some old time country favorites. Also check out the deconstructed T-Shirts from DeAnna Designs, pottery from Batperch Studio and acrylic paintings and prints in the Scarlet Window. Drop by for music and refreshments and enjoy fine art from your favorite artists. View a complete list at www.YeldarbGallery.com. 5:30-8:30p.

The Collective Art Gallery (3121 SW Huntoon) will be showing new work by Nancy D. Jones in an exhibit called “Peripheral Perspectives.” These images are based on what is caught out of the corner of her eye as she passes through the countryside. 5:30-8:30p.

Prairie Meadow Greenhouse (7321 SE 45th Street) features artist Cindy Daniels. Cindy, also known as “Claymama” loves to work in metal, found objects, fibers, clay, acrylic and watercolor. She currently teaches at Washburn Rural High School and at Claymama’s Art Studio in Lecompton. Take a drive to the country and enjoy the art, a walk in the herb gardens and listen to the band “Backroads” from 6-8 pm. Refreshments provided. 4:30-8:30p.

The Toy Store (5300 SW 21st St.) will be featuring over 70 pieces of kid’s art all day…but no wine and hor d’oeuvres here! We will be serving cookies, milk and juice! They are glad to join the growing list of participants in the artwalk and hope to get kids used to attending this type of event and appreciating the arts! 5:30-7:30p.

Mulvane Art Museum (1700 SW Jewell St.) displays Tools in Motion: Works from the Hechinger Collection as well as The Face and the Mask. Tools in Motion is a light hearted exhibition of artwork inspired by tools and hardware. The Face and the Mask is a family friendly exhibition, and is an expression of cultural rituals, adornment, disguise, playful and joyful celebrations, and dark and frightening human emotions. 5-7p.

SouthWind Gallery (3074 SW 29th St.) features a new show entitled Color With an Attitude. Prepare to be stirred by the intense colors in the new works by artists Cally Krallman, Don Tiller, Zak Barnes and Elizabeth Rowley. Krallman debuts her new pallet-knife style. Kansas landscapes are depicted in vivid color. This art exhibit is all about attitude. Come in to see paintings with “pow.” 6-9p.

4 Girls’ Garage (837 N. Kansas Ave.) is celebrating the season with vibrant color & ideas for your home & garden. Don’t miss their new sign courtesy of Art in Iron! They will be featuring work by Anna Walker, a fiber artist. Anna says, “I use colored wools, silk, & other fibers to create paintings, bags & jewelry & love how the fibers act like watercolors, blending & reaching out.” 9a-9p.

The Merchant & Black Door Gallery (913 S Kansas Ave) Will be having a “soft showing” of erotic art. A Salvador Dali Print. A Sudlow Nude. 6 Mike Henry pieces. One Night Stand II will be the following night at the Black Door Gallery above The Merchant. Beer. Wine. Snacks. 5-8p.

Topeka Metro (820 SE Quincy Street) will be turned into an art gallery for the evening to showcase the creative talents of Topeka area high schools art students on bus bench backs which will be placed on benches around the schools. Area summer campers will exhibit mural art which will be placed inside and outside the Metro buses. Topeka Metro is celebrating 40 years of service and will be serving birthday cake! To celebrate this event, TMTA will also be running a shuttle route for the artwalk – so be sure to get on the bus!!  5:30-8:30p.

Topeka Art Guild Gallery (5331 SW 22nd Pl. – Fairlawn Plaza) will open a new exhibit “No Boundaries”, subject is artist’s choice. The featured artist of August is Jane Gibler. Her exhibit includes a variety of media. Drama and complex design are an integral part of her artistic expressions. Jane was an art major and has participated in her art form for at least 40 years. In addition, we have many well known local artists in a beautiful spacious gallery. Come join us for food and drink. We have many well known local artists in a beautiful spacious gallery. 5-8p

Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den (837 1/2 N. Kansas Ave) will feature guest artist Ian Andrew Young, who paints with bright colors and lots of details. His art displays in a variety of galleries Kansas City where he studied art under the guidance of his father, fine art master Michael Young. As well, Judd Mason and Mark Banks return to share their creative musical talents. Other artists featured are Stephanie Cavanaugh, Poca Field, Sue Edgerton, Jennifer Bohlander, Ryan Cavanaugh & Alexander Lancaster. 10a-9p.

NexLynx (123 SW 6th Ave. Ste 100) will feature the photography of Charles Benton focusing on plant life, flowers, and landscapes. He always looks for the beautiful, the striking, and the unusual in nature, but looks even more for the “story” picture and pictures that leave unanswered questions. This is the case with photos in this show from his recent trip to France and Italy. 5-8p.

Edward Jones (3100 SW Huntoon, Ste 101) will feature various works of oil and colored pencil pieces by local artist, Gweneth McClain. Refreshments will be served. Please stop in and check them out. 5:30-8:30p.

Swinnen & Associates (921 SW Topeka Blvd) will feature work from Cally Krallman, Garret Larson, Debra Clemente, Barbara Watermen Peters as well as metal work by Marni Schleuning and jewelry from Grace Jewelry and Design! 5:30-8:30p.

Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th Ave) will be offering open studio time from 6:30-7:30 for beginners to drop in and make something cool out of fused glass. Customers are also welcome to browse the shop, while enjoying appetizers and wine. 10a-8p.

Downtown Topeka Ramada Hotel and Convention Center (420 SE 6th Ave) will feature artwork by Poca Field, a studio artist at Two Wolves Studio and Artist Den. Poca Came from South Korea where she loved to write poetry. When English became her language, painting became her mode of artistic expression. Her works are very poetic. She emphasizes the aesthetic of visual art. Please stop by for some free drinks and appetizers! 5-9p.

SoHo Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon) will feature A Week of Creating Inspired by Our Creator: Mosaic’s Imago Dei 2013 Art Show. Imago Dei is an annual art workshop hosted by the Mosaic Youth Group at Lion & Lamb Church for middle school and high school age students citywide. As the young artists explored the theme of Creation, Fall, Redemption and Restoration; expression was given in art forms using collage, stop-motion animation, and recycled art. You must see the heart of the young artist in this exhibit. 5:30-8:30p.

Warehouse 414 (414 SE 2nd St): For children with mental illness, art provides a voice when words won’t come. See amazing Works of Heart created by 17 amazing young artists aged 3-18 at Family Service & Guidance Center’s First Friday Artwalk . This is a sneak preview of pieces that will be up for bid at FSGC’s 7th annual Works of Heart Auction, Friday, Aug. 23, at the Ramada. Call 232-7902 for more information. 5:30-7:30p.

BOHO MOJO (728 S. Kansas) will be featuring photographer Ginny Luttrell. We met Jenny last month during the Downtown Topeka Advertising Cooperative Association’s photo contest and are anxious to see more of her work. And, we are thrilled to be able to offer our FFAW guests and adult beverage. We will have white and red sangria! 5-8p.

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