Final Friday

Commentary
5:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Mechanical Sculptures In An Unusual Gallery

Lindsey Herkommer DeVries KMUW

On Commerce Street, you can find a number of art galleries, but there is one that I would even hesitate to call a “gallery.” It’s really a restoration workshop with a space for art up front.

The garage-slash-art space seems an unlikely pairing, but every time I walk into Go Away Garage, I’m impressed by either the quality of craftsmanship in the art or the quality of the presentation. Last Final Friday, I was impressed by both.

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5:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Art: It's (Black) Final Friday!

A digital piece from Dustin Parker. Courtesy Dustin Parker.

The Christmas décor in grocery stores and shopping centers gets trotted out earlier and earlier every year. Now, Christmas decorations replace the Halloween costumes and treats. This leap from skeletons to silver bells means that Thanksgiving is left to us to keep traditions with family and friends alive.

For many, part of Thanksgiving tradition is the post-turkey shopping on Black Friday. This year, I propose Black Final Friday – a local art extravaganza that the whole family can enjoy – as part and parcel to the finest of Thanksgiving traditions.

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5:00 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Art Review: But Wait, There's More

Credit Lindsey Herkommer / KMUW

April’s Final Friday was absolutely splendid. One show that really caught my attention was Randy Regier’s solo exhibition But Wait, There’s More at Diver Studio.

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5:00 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Art: Navigating Final Friday

Photo courtesy Center Gallery from the Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition
Credit Miska Draskoczy

On the last Friday of every month, local art galleries keep their doors open late for visitors.

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5:00 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Art Review: The Function Of Form

Credit Emily Brookover

This Final Friday, Go-Away Garage on South Commerce offers the show The Function of Form: New Works by Emily R. Brookover. The show is an eclectic collection of intimate drawings small enough to be doodles-- but they are so highly rendered, it would be a shame to call them that.

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10:47 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Art Review: October Final Friday

October Final Friday holds in store two incredible one-night-only shows that should not be missed. The first is at Diver’s Studio with a show titled Watch and Adsorb. That is adsorb with a “d” – a scientific word that refers to a surface-based process of molecules adhering together. This limitless process of surface tension sets the perfect tone for the work of James Porter and his collaborators, Franklin Ackerly and Texas artist Jeff Wheeler, for their Kansas debut exhibition.

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8:54 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Art Review: Fondle, Please

This Final Friday, the Wichita State University Sculpture Guild will be hosting their annual art exhibition at the Diver’s Studio on South Commerce. Playfully titled “Fondle, Please,” this show encourages visitors to not only touch the art, but it requires people to physically interact with the works in order to fully experience the show. While the show maintains a lighthearted air, the Sculpture Guild’s theme is determined to transform passive viewers into active participants.

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