May – Final Friday

Final Friday Is Almost Here!

CityArts is hosting the opening of three new exhibits from 5-8 p.m. on Final Friday, May 29 that celebrate the work of artists in the Wichita area.

Admission is free to CityArts’ exhibition galleries that are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Friday,
and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead in Old Town Square. The shows opening on Final Friday will be on exhibit through June 20.

For more information about the shows or to purchase artwork,
please contact CityArts at 316-350-3245 or


Main Gallery: “Dance or Die,” Works by Sonny Laracuente
The pieces included in “Dance or Die” reflect Sonny Laracuente’s admittedly grim fascination with war and injustice, the dark side of human nature, the uplifting love of music that has buoyed his spirit his entire life and the one thing that ties them all together – perseverance.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., to a Puerto Rican father and Irish/Scottish/German mother, Laracuente grew up surrounded by music and art and, by the time he had reached his late teens, had filled hundreds of flipbooks with animated sequences mimicking the obscure Anime programs he would watch during early weekday morning hours. Laracuente is an accomplished musician, attended the School of Art and Design in Manhattan, N.Y., and graduated from Newman University in Wichita. He currently lives in Wichita.

CityArts Boardroom Gallery and Balcony Gallery: “Wooden Vessels,” Works by Chad Gorges
Woodturning is a form of woodworking that is used to create wooden objects on a lathe, a machine tool that rotates pieces on its axis to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, drilling, etc. It’s an art-making method that has expanded Chad Gorges’ imagination and removed any limits to what he can create.

In certain pieces, such as segmented vessels, Gorges has complete control over size and shape. Pieces formed straight from the tree, however, tend to have a mind of their own, constantly changing shape and size as he goes along. In these cases, Gorges feels his task is to simply uncover the shape that already lies within the wood. Gorges is a cabinet and furniture maker who lives in Andale.
Main Hall Gallery:
Photography by the Wichita State University Aperture Club, featuring works by Thien Doan, Phil Anderson, Dale Small, Travis Leivian, Kelsy Gossett, Dwight Corrin, James Mitchell, Tyler Longfellow and Bruce Ward.


New Works by Kansas Artists
Wood turnings by Jonathan Farney, Paintings by Cally Krallman, Stone Carvings by Don Lind, and Paintings by Joseph Loganbill

Please join us for
May 29, 2015
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please visit our new website,

About Us
ARTWORKS is located in Piccadilly Square, Central & Rock Road, Wichita, KS
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
316-682-1481 or


Final Friday at the Sunflower Plaza
417 E. Gilbert
Wichita, KS 67211
Contact: Cristi A. McCaffrey-Jackson at 316-519-3103

Opening: Friday, May 29
7:00-9:00 pm.

“Things from the Heart”
If you like bright colors and simplicity, then this is your art. Come in for some refreshments and other home décor.


Delano BBQ
710 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67203

Final Friday, May 29th
Hours: 4:30-8:30 p.m.

By: Wilfried Fathi

Wilfried Fathi is a fine arts instructor at Butler Community College and WSU. As a college art instructor, Fathi regularly gets to experiment with different media, styles and techniques, many of which will be on display Friday. The art piece featured on the Final Friday posters, for example, is a multi-layered work titled “Rostam” (32in X 24in) crafted in acrylic, gouache, charcoal, soft pastel, and his own gesso of table and Kosher salt on canvas. This piece features a layer of careful stencil work in both positive and negative imagery, a frieze of charcoal and depicts tributes being delivered to Persopolis. Other pieces are acrylic on hardboard, scratchboard, and various papers. Out of his large and diverse collection, available to view online at, Fathi said he plans to select at least eight pieces for display.

10% of the restaurants proceeds between 3-9pm will go to Parkinson’s Association of the Plains. Final Friday shows at Delano BBQ are always family friendly. We also bring out the S’mores Bar on Final Fridays.
Twitter: @delanoBBQco
Facebook: delanoBBQ
Contact: Michelle Suddeth


“I. AM”
A Show by artist, Dennis Foye. Meet the artist Final Friday, May 29th, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. His work will be on display through June 20th.

Mead Street Gallery
121 N. Mead Street
Wichita, KS 67202


HUE Gallery
430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Wichita, KS 67202

Featured Artists: Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Wiese

Final Friday, May 29 – 6:00pm-10:00pm
Reception Date will run from 5/29-6/20
Regular Business Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: Noon-5:00
*Also showing works by our newest artist, Sharon Sieben, along with all of our represented artists.

Contact: Sean Christopher Ward
Phone: 316-518-0044


“Oil on Canvas”

Featuring Artists: Charles Leonard and Greg Walker
Final Friday, May 29 – 6:00PM
Exhibit will run through June 23

R Coffee House
1144 N. Bitting Ave.
Wichita, KS 67203

For further information contact:
Lou Ann Robertson


“Sculptures & Paintings – Art Exhibit”

511 E. Douglas Ave.
(Formerly 3D Studio)

Featured Artists:
Greg Johnson
Greg Walker
Charles Leonard
and Local Musicians

Final Friday, May 29: 5:30
Saturday, May 30: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

The exhibit will run from May 29, 2015 through June 23, 2015 by appointment


JA Social on Final Friday at Adecco

230 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS 67202
Final Friday, May 29th
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Phone: 316-267-3737

Artist: Tim Martin – Photographer
Subject: Photography of Light, Water, Objects
Style: Contemporary


Jury Eye Care
926 E. Douglas Ave,
Wichita, KS 67202

“Painting for Big Boys”
Featured Artist: Michael Granite
Friday, May 29th, 6:30-9:30 PM

Michael Granite
Email: Phone: 316-250-6961


Happy May from Gallery XII!


May 29th we are so excited for the opening of


Featuring sculptures by
Opening reception will take place
Final Friday May 29th, 5:30pm-10:00pm
Regular Business hours are Mon-Sat 10am-4pm


Our ever popular small works invitational will be coming up again at the end of July and we want to make sure you have it on your calendars.
The opening will take place JULY 31st.
Time to start thinking about your next square piece for the show!
Look for an entry form and prospectus in your email in the next 2 weeks.

Hope to see you soon at Gallery XII!

Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202


The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce, Wichita, KS 67202

“Earth Elements”
Works by Pam Sullivan & Chris Wolf Edmonds
May 15 through June 26, at the Fiber Studio, 418 Commerce, Wichita, KS

Chris Wolf Edmonds and Pam Sullivan — two Kansas artists share their love of nature and create visual poetry using color, texture, fabric, stitch, paint, and print.
Opening Artist Reception: Friday, May 15, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Final Friday Gallery Crawl, May 29, 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Exhibition Closing, Final Friday, June 26

Pam Sullivan is a native Kansan with a fine art degree from the University of Kansas. After graduating, she lived along the Atlantic and Pacific oceans for many years. She is once again landlocked, but still draws inspiration from the sea. Pam lives in Lawrence, KS where she maintains a studio practice.

Pam is a visual artist who uses sheer textiles, paint and stitch to create abstract work based on water patterns, textures and light. She explains her work this way, “My work centers around the sea and the light where life is lived by the currents and planned by the tides. Using translucent fabrics that are colored and layered to add depth, I create mystery, moods and patterns to showcase my story about special places.”

Chris Wolf Edmonds grew up in Wichita and graduated from Wichita Southeast and the University of Kansas. Her quilts are diverse in design and technique and have been exhibited widely. Edmonds writes, “I live at the eastern edge of the Kansas Flint Hills. The majestic sweep of sky and grasslands is a kaleidoscopic palette swaying to the cadence of the seasons. It provides the rhythm of my existence and the stimulus for my art. I strive to perceive the patterns of Nature’s evanescent images and to preserve them in paint and print and text.”

In addition to her hand painted and printed fabrics, she uses a camera, computer and pigment based ink jet printer to produce images on cotton fabric as well as enlarged details from nature printed on aluminum.
Gallery hours: Open by Appointment, week days & week-ends or by chance

For more information or appointment:
Contact: Marilyn Grisham
Phone: 316-303-1996 Email:


Charles Baughman: Live at IFG
Final Friday, May 29th: 7-10 p.m.

Integrated Facilities Group is planning to participate in Final Friday beginning May 29th, 2015. The event is entitled: Charles Baughman: Live at IFG and will occur from 7pm to 10pm that day with light fare, wine and music by Jim Keefer and Associate. The event is complimentary to the general public!

IFG is located at 125 S. Washington, Wichita, KS 67202, just south of Ribbit Computers at the corner of Douglas and Washington.



416 S. Commerce, Suite 102
Wichita, KS 67201
Contact: Lisa Rundstrom, WSU Shift Space Gallery Director
Office Phone: (316) 978-7706 Cell Phone: (316)618-0951

Reception: Friday, May 8-Final Friday, May 29

Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

“Open and Closed BFA Graduate Exhibition”
Wichita State University’s Shift Space, a student gallery located downtown in the Commerce Street Art District, opens a new BFA exhibition Friday May 8th. “Open and Closed” showcases work from our BFA Graduates in the areas of Drawing & Painting, with a closing reception on Friday, May 29th from 6 – 10pm.