Art Walk set to fill Baldwin Friday
Baldwin City's June Art Walk features art and music on the street, in local businesses and in the Art Affair gallery. This month's Art Walk takes place Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in downtown Baldwin City (High Street and Eighth Street).
The Baldwin Community Arts Council will present a sidewalk exhibit on the southwest side of High Street, between Seventh & Eighth. Included in the June show will be works in a wide variety of styles and media, including photography, watercolor, prismacolor, pastels, mixed media, stained glass, jewelry and ceramics with
works by local and regional artists including Christy Carlisle, Ginny Cobb, Diane McAtee, Kim Hubbell, Robbie Lamoreux, Krista McClenahan, Chainy Folsom, Linda Everett and Caroline Tanner. The Baldwin City Signal, 703 High Street, will exhibit the award-winning watercolors of Rosemary Murphy. The artists will be on hand
to answer questions or discuss their work.
In addition, the Arts Council has invited members of the Lawrence Art Guild to show work on the west side of Eighth Street between High & Grove. Participating LAG artists include Celia Smith, Iveth Jalinsky and Kathleen Anderson. This is the first year guest artists from other cities have been invited to exhibit in the sidewalk show. Guest invitations will be extended for future Art Walks.
Area artists are welcome to show and should call Sandy Cardens at (785) 594-4261 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) for requirements, should they wish to participate.
The Art Affair, 622 High Street, Baker University's student-run gallery, will hold an artist's reception opening a show featuring non-traditional student sculpture and paintings. The artists, including Baker University Professor of Art Jack Collins, are Lawrence residents, some of whom have worked together for over 20 years and have studied sculpture, including bronze casting, under the tutelage of well-known sculptor Eldon Tefft. Many have studied art formally while others are primarily self-taught. This eclectic show will include many of their sculptures as well as paintings in a wide variety of media.
Discoveries (a not so common market), 719 8th St., will be open to show its unique collection of handmade jewelry as well as a broad selection of other arts and crafts produced by numerous artists around the country. Espress Yourself, a new coffee shop on High Street, will showcase original works in oil by Topeka artist, Terry Schartz and music by young, harpist, Patricia A. Dillard. Solomons Antique Gallery, 713 High St., will also be open during the evening.
The Arts Council will sponsor live music by Baldwin artist and musician, Matt Kirby featuring music on the mountain dulcimer. Carriage rides will also be provided by Jay Madl.
There is no charge to attend any of the exhibits and the public is
invited to this celebration of art and artists. The Art Walk is now in its sixth season, having been established in 1996. The 2001 Art Walk season currently runs from May through September on the third Friday of each month. For additional information, please send e-mail inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.