Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July Final Friday at the Percolator


No Way – A collection of works by Steven Petrie

Steven Petrie, native to Lawrence, has been practicing painting for two years. Last year he sold out a show at Z’s coffee shop. “No Way” is Petrie’s premier show in a dedicated art-space.
Abstraction, and a keen understanding of completion characterize Petrie’s paintings, drawings, collage, and mixed media. Patrons who visit this show can expect to see a cacophony of color, texture, and style channeled into each piece. The title, “No Way”, is perhaps his favorite expression.

Petrie works from North Lawrence and spends much time at locally-owned coffee shops, the Merc., and downtown.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR RECEIVES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT GRANT AWARD FROM KANSAS CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRIES COMMISSION


Lawrence Percolator Artspace is pleased to announce that it has received a $3950.00 grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. This award, along with matching funds, will support the Percolator Micro Park and Enhancement Project.

The Percolator plays host to monthly exhibitions and other arts programming that include drawing groups, drama readings, music showcases, youth outreach, celebrations and art-related workshops. In addition, our space provides many in East Lawrence and the greater community with a safe place to pause, reflect and relax.

The main goal of the grant project is to redesign our outdoor area to include an outdoor community gathering space, cosmetic building improvements, new signage and gallery upgrades. Specific features include raised garden beds, an outdoor performance area, mosaic designs for our little lending library and an iconic building sign. The funding from this grant will create a green, pedestrian-friendly space for community members, while at the same time broadening the reach of our mission.

Throughout the next several months the Percolator will be raising funds to support this grant project, community members interested contributing financially or volunteering to help with the project can get involved by emailing us at lawrencepercolator@gmail.com. Look for ongoing updates about the project at lcava.com or at facebook.com/lawrence.percolator.


ABOUT THE KCAIC
The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is focused on the creative industries sector of  the Kansas Economy. The Commission is dedicated to measuring, promoting, supporting and expanding the creative industries to grow the state's economy and create creative industry-related jobs. The KCAIC awards grants through a competitive application and review process.

The STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PROGRAM recognizes the important role individual artists and creative organizations play in building and sustaining cultural and economic vibrancy in Kansas. By funding a variety of professional and organizational development opportunities that impact cultural programming, these grants support initiatives that use the arts to enhance community vitality, revitalize neighborhoods, generate local business, create and preserve job opportunities and impact tourism.









ABOUT THE LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR
The Lawrence Percolator is a gallery and community space dedicated to bringing new art and cultural events to audiences in Lawrence and Douglas County. The name the Percolator is a metaphor to bring to mind an intensive environment of lively activity or excitement. It conjures images of bubbling energy, of springboards catapulting new ideas, and of a sweet beehive of innovation.  

The Percolator Art Space is located behind the house at 913 Rhode Island with additional access from the alley. Funding for the Percolator comes from individual donations, 20% commission on art sales and grant writing.

The Percolator operates with an elected board comprised of volunteer community members and operates in a collective fashion to develop new exhibitions and to partner with outside artists and organizations. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

June Final Friday: Nevermind the Weather

 
Please join us to welcome visiting artist Jason Kenning at the opening of "Nevermind the Weather", this Friday, June 26 from 5-9 pm.
 
 
How does being more connected digitally translate into our physical lives? Does it benefit or harm the environment? How do seemingly insurmountable issues like climate change affect our decisions as individuals and society as a whole? Does technology alienate us, or redefine who we are and what we become?

“Nevermind the Weather” is an exhibition of paintings and sculpture that illustrate the ecology of our digital lives. This series takes inspiration from the way our culture consumes technology just as the environment is consumed by it.
 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November Final Friday! Sneak preview of In the Key of Sunshine!


Join us as we honor the Sun during the coming of the darker days of the year with Songs and Artwork about the Sun.  The show features local artists of all ages and is based on the EVER-LIVING AND LOVING SUN!

The official opening with music by the Ukulele Orchestra is on December 7th.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Print Show this Final Friday

Hey everybody!  Come celebrate our fantastic PRINT SHOW this Final Friday, August 29 from 5-9 pm.  Featuring music by local musicians and a warm welcome by printmaker/curator Paul Punzo.  See you there!


"Ascension" by Ashley Jane Laird

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Print Show Opens Friday, August 22


The Print Show features over thirty artists and over fifty prints from all over Lawrence and across the country.  Stop by Friday, August 22, 6-9 pm for an opening party.These printmakers united delight the eye and incite the imagination.  Don't miss this flight of fancy!

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