2016 Q3 - ON THE COVER
IN THIS ISSUE
PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Third Quarter 2016

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.. IN LAWRENCE

story by JULIE DUNLAP
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

“International superstar” isn’t usually the kind of phrase one expects to be followed by the phrase “from Lawrence, Kansas,” but for artists like Stan Herd, known around the globe for his earthworks, multimedia art composed of organic matter such as vegetation, rocks, soil and water, and nurtured on the ground, the two terms are inseparable.

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Third Quarter 2016

ARTS & CULTURE, A CIVIC CATALYST

story by PORTER ARNIELL, Director of Arts & Culture
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Art and aesthetics have been integral to humanity since the dawn of time. From tribal cave paintings to Egyptian pyramids to the prodigious artwork of the Italian Renaissance and beyond, the arts have been part of civic infrastructure throughout history, highlighting the civic and cultural identity of innumerable civilizations.

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Third Quarter 2016

ATTRACTING ARTISTS TO LAWRENCE

story by SUSAN TATE
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

An international marketing agency located in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, since 1999, Callahan Creek is a creative force in design and marketing, a collective of thinkers and makers, and an active part of the creative economy of Lawrence. Cindy Maude, CEO emeritus of Callahan Creek, moved the business from Topeka to downtown Lawrence because of the area’s creative energy.

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Third Quarter 2016

IT'S FINALLY FRIDAY!

story by LIZ WESLANDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

The last time I listened to opera, a boy band and punk rock all in the same evening was … never. So when I managed to cover all three during Lawrence’s Final Friday in July, I felt like I had accomplished something.

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Third Quarter 2016

THE ART PATRON

by JULIE DUNLAP
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Walk into any Emprise Bank, and you will find a unique piece of Kansas everywhere you look.
From Elden Tefft’s bronze Jayhawk sculpture near the entrance to Stan Herd’s stunning prairie mural across the lobby, the Wakarusa branch, like all Emprise Bank branches, reflects bank chairman and lifelong Kansan Michael Michaelis’s deep appreciation for art and love of Kansas.

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Third Quarter 2016

LOCAL ARTS SCENE

story by BOB LUDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Rick Mitchell is an Ivy League-educated artist of many genres mostly known locally for his commercial photography. Wayne Propst is a lifelong painter and multifaceted artist whose works not only have been displayed all around town but regionally and nationally. Cindy Novelo is a singer/songwriter who has put out two albums and performed at folk music festivals throughout the country.

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Third Quarter 2016

ROLLING STONE PHOTOGRAPHER

by BARON WOLMAN
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Nobody chooses to be an artist. An artist is created in the womb. Whether he or she chooses to answer the siren call of art is another matter entirely. Me, I knew I was different before I realized I was different.

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Third Quarter 2016

EXPERIENCING ART

story by EMILY MULLIGAN

Art is not just pretty or entertaining, and it is certainly not frivolous. For so many people and entities in Douglas County, art is a business. And for local students of all ages, it turns out that experiencing art can help them be better people and lead more fulfilling, successful lives.

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Third Quarter 2016

PUBLIC ART

by LIZ WESLANDER
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

If you take the time to look, there is public art around every corner in Lawrence.
At the north end of Massachusetts Street, Lin Emery’s kinetic aluminum sculpture “Flame” stands in front of City Hall, moving with the wind and evoking symbols of the rebirth and vibrancy of Lawrence following Quantrill’s Raid in 1863.

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Third Quarter 2016

CHARLES AND SARA ROBINSON

by PAT MICHAELIS, Ph.D.

What do a relatively forgotten Kansan and composer of guitar music, a Lawrence musician and “the blues” have in common? A man named Henry Worrall, who moved to Kansas from Ohio in 1868.

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Third Quarter 2016

SARALYN REECE HARDY

Director, Spencer Museum of Art

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NEWSMAKERS
Third Quarter 2016

Good Energy Solutions, Inc. Awarded

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Third Quarter 2016

Scott Braden joins Sunflower Bank

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NON-PROFIT
Third Quarter 2016

DCCF CONNECTS

story by TARA TRENARY
photos by STEVEN HERTZOG

Driving down the stretch of highway from Wichita to Lawrence, one might not even notice a pickup truck with a 9-foot gorilla head in the bed along with the giant gorilla’s paw appearing periodically from under several large, flapping tarps. But what if it was the 1970s? An old pickup, a hippie at the wheel, a storm swirling in the background.

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BUSINESS ON THE HILL
Third Quarter 2016

CAPITOL FEDERAL HALL

story by LAUREN CUNNINGHAM
photos KU School of Business

Business schools typically aren’t known for their art collections. That’s what makes the new home of the University of Kansas School of Business unique.

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CITY OF LAWRENCE
Third Quarter 2016

CULTURAL ECONOMICS

story by MEGAN GILLILAND Communications Manager, City of Lawrence

To compete in today’s ever-changing world and to serve the citizenry beneficially and sustainably, municipalities are required to think and act more holistically. In addition to providing traditional core services and attending to the physical infrastructure of the community, civic leaders today must also recognize and bolster the ever-evolving identity and vision of their communities. While art and culture are not singular in this aim, they are a mainstay in the vision of an increasing number of cities and counties in the United States as they provide innovative community engagement opportunities and unique appeal for locals, visitors and businesses.

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LMH
Third Quarter 2016

Donors Share Art With LMH

story by Micki Chestnut, Lawrence Memorial Hospital

A few months after their youngest child graduated from the University of Kansas, Dr. Chuck Loveland and his wife, Mary, decided to take a spontaneous road trip to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. At an art gallery, they discovered and purchased a statue of a boy with his nose in a book, a stack of books next to him.

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