More than 50 artists are signed up the annual ArtWalk.
From J-W staff reports
Lawrence ArtWalk '98 features at least a dozen first-time participants, according to organizer and Lawrence artist John Wysocki.
More than 50 visual artists and artisans will take part in the self-guided tour of artists' studios and galleries, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
"It's a great way for artists to showcase their work, meet the public and sell their work," Wysocki said. "I think it's great that more artists every year elect to do this."
Some artists will also offer demonstrations of their art and serve refreshments. In addition, Wysocki said, a number of artists will donate 10 percent or more of their sales to the art program at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, which serves youths ages 6 to 18.
Wysocki said he didn't know the total number of people who attended last year's ArtWalk, but said some studios reported up to 150 visitors.
Here are the artists participating in this year's event:
- Clark Fulton, 2343 Westchester, 843-6120. Abstract and landscape watercolors.
- Linda Kelly/Louis Copt, 3213 Riverview, 843-8020. Kelly: watercolors and custom clay tiles. Copt: watercolor and acrylic landscapes of rural Kansas.
- Jewell Willhite, 2903 Schwarz, 843-2063. Acrylic paintings of Kansas and the American West.
- Roy's Gallery & Framing, 1410 Kasold Dr., 842-1554. Original artwork by local and regional artists; custom framing; art and frame restoration; and portrait painting. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday only.
- Barbara Jarvis, 2504 Westdale, 832-9413. Works on paper, including fish prints, mixed acrylic, pastel, collage and lithographs.
- Jeff Ridgway/Tyson Schroeder, 1116 Highland Dr., 749-7664. Ridgway: mixed media, drawings and paintings. Schroeder: oils and watercolors of expressionist technique and surrealist imagery. Graphic imagery not necessarily suitable for everyone.
- Mario Alberto Espinoza/Will Orvedal/Rick Stein/Abhay Upadhyaya, Kaw Specialties, 7 E. Seventh, 842-2986. Espinoza: unique furnishings with modern aesthetic and balanced proportion. Orvedal: furniture that, through the harmonious use of wood in forms pleasing to
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the eye and hand, enhances the daily life of the user. Stein: furniture built out of solid woods that is influenced by Shaker and Mission furniture and James Krenov, one of woodworking's living legends. Upadhyaya: furniture with custom contemporary designs or reproductions and adaptations of Queen Anne to Shaker styles.
- Southwest and More, 727 Mass., Lawrence, 843-0141. American Indian jewelry and fine art, Mexican imports and Western style. Artists demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
- The Lawrence Arts Center, Raymond Eastwood Gallery, 200 W. Ninth, Lawrence, 843-2787. "Printers and Their Devils: Books by Artists," with guest curator Linda Samson Talleur, Kansas University Art and Design Department. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
- Phoenix Gallery, 919 Mass., Lawrence, 843-0080. Functional and decorative pottery, art glass, jewelry, textiles, stained glass, fine woodworking, paintings and prints. Artist demonstrations, including a glass blower, jewelry maker and potter. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
- Free State Glass Gallery, 1021 1/4 Mass., 840-0900. Blown glass.
- Lawrence Art Guild-Riverfront Gallery/Laurie Culling/Ann Martin/Mary McLees, Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets, Suite 206, 843-5044. Riverfront Gallery: original art by guild members and other local artists. Culling: handmade paper and mixed-media collages. Martin: still life and landscape watercolors. McLees: watercolor. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
- David Clark, Redfield's Stained Glass Studio, 2050 E. 1550 Rd., 843-4039 (studio), 842-4102 (home). Stained glass, with demonstrations of glass cutting and glass beveling techniques.
- 500 Locust Gallery, 500 Locust, 832-9867. Life drawing and figurative art in oils, acrylics and watercolors by numerous artists. Reception, poetry reading and live music from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Dale Martin, 630 Elm, 843-3659. Female-friendly cartoons and drawings. See how a comic is made from script to finished book.
- Jane Beatrice Wegscheider, 307 E. Eighth, 841-3379. Mixed media.
- Karen Jacks, 913 R.I., 842-5885. Assemblages, featuring funky clocks.
- Free State Glass studio, 307 E. Ninth., 843-4527. Blown glass. Glass-blowing demonstrations start at 1 p.m.
- David Loewenstein, artWork Studio, 411 E. Ninth, 749-1023. Paintings and mosaics.
- Diana Dunkley/Dan Hermreck/Margaret Rose/Cathy Tisdale, Studio 3D, 1019 Del., 842-2858. Live music, sculpture garden, ongoing temporal performance and installation work. Taped audio artwork tours. Dunkley: abstract and allegorical metallic images and watercolor nudes. Hermreck: ceramics, mixed media and architecturally inspired contemporary sculptural forms. Rose: paintings and mixed-media (found-object) assemblages. Tisdale: ceramic sculptural forms and fountains.
- Constance Ehrlich/Ardis Comfort/Henri J. Doner-Hedrick/John Wysocki, 1136 Tenn., 749-7318 (Ehrlich); 691-6045 (Doner-Hedrick). Ehrlich: still-life paintings and drawings, hand-beaded jewelry boxes and Christmas ornaments. Doner-Hedrick: pastel/oils and mixed media. Comfort: oils and bronzes. Wysocki: photographs, including Polaroid image and emulsion transfers and manipulated Polaroid Time-Zero photographs.
- Charlotte Adamson, 1729 Barker, 841-8433. Textiles and masks.
- Bob Gent, 1801 Barker, 843-1590. Glassworks. Glass-blowing demonstrations.
- Lora Jost, The Illustration Mine, 1926 Barker, 832-9860. Mixed-media collage and scratchboard.
- Brian Harrison, 1804 Miller Dr., 749-5987. Rusted, recycled metal sculptures.
- Dave Van Hee, 1511 E. 1584 Rd., 749-7344. Mixed media.
- Jennifer Rinehart Unekis/Barry Fitzgerald, 2133 Ohio, 865-5483. Unekis: mixed-media assemblages in clay and glass. Fitzgerald: acrylics and paintings.
- John Sabraw/Jeffrey Ritz, 711 W. 23rd, 842-8822, inside Herb's Studio at Malls Shopping Center. Sabraw: realistic oil paintings and art objects. Ritz: acrylic paintings.
- Celia Smith, 907 W. 27th Ter., 843-8417. Acrylic paintings, ink and acrylic drawings, prints and cards.
- Jonathan Wilke, 2116 Vt., 838-9432. Ceramics, handmade tiles and pottery.
- Ann Hamil/Shanna Wagner/Karla Nathan, 305 W. 23rd, 843-9413. Stained glass and painting demonstrations. Hamil: digital-image jewelry and photography and stained glass. Wagner: stained glass, mosaic stepping-stones and furniture. Nathan: watercolors, prints and jewelry.