Six Artists to Note at Lawrence’s Art in the Park

On September 24th and 25th the Lawrence Art Guild will present Art in the Park 2022, a juried art fair, in South Park, Lawrence, Kansas. With over 130 artists exhibiting there will be something that appeals to everyone.  Visitors, however, should be sure to stop by the booths of these six artists. 

Angie Pickman: Angie Pickman of Rural Pearl Studio is a nationally recognized cut paper artist that combines the art of traditional paper cutting with collage to create intricately detailed works of art. 

Celia Smith

Celia Smith: Celia Smith was born in Malaga, Spain.  She studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid.  She moved to Lawrence in 1968 and has been active in the Lawrence arts community throughout her years in Lawrence.  Her work has been in shows across the country as well as internationally.  Her brilliant use of line captures the essence of the subject. For her, line is not used to delineate form and shape, but to evoke movement and expression. Her work, while whimsical and fun, also conveys abstract feelings such as solitude, fear or happiness.

Allison Ice

Allison Ice:  Emerging artist Allison Ice creates works that surprise with startling juxtaposition. A necklace which at first appears to be a string of beads, upon closer examination turns out to be peaches, and not ordinary peaches, but peaches with mouths with shining white teeth. With a background in metalsmithing as well as in CAD and 3-D printing, Ice creates works that push the limits of jewelry making.

Rick Wright: Rick Wright’s semi-abstract and expressionist paintings of circus performers and dancers pulse with movement. As Wright plays with color, each stroke of his brush adds to the energy within his work

Jen Unekis

Jen Unekis. Jen Unekis’s abstract works create a personal experience for the viewer with layers of colors, texture and line. Fitting in small marks with other media, Unekis introduces elements that feel unexpected yet familiar and well worn. Within her abstract forms, she creates spaces where the eye moves and lingers.  Her shapes resonate with whimsy and strength and yet remain firmly abstract.

Matthew Roman: Woodworker and furniture maker Matthew Roman rescues cleared and felled trees from construction projects to construct his works of art.  From his hand-carved bowls to his large sculptural and furniture pieces, Roman’s works exhibit an appreciation for the natural beauty of the wood. 

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