Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Sampling of New Work

Hello...! We have been so busy pulling in new work that we have had yet to share it with you on our blog. This will be one of many posts illustrating all of the new work we have added to our collection by local (Lawrence/KS) and independent artisans. It is exciting for us to be able to share so much talent - most of it being local - with those who walk through Essential Goods' doors. While we now carry near 100 artists' work, we still feel like we are brushing the surface when it comes to all of the talent that brims within Lawrence. We love our city.

You can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for up-to-date info on happenings and new works.

Dick Daniels

Basement Soap

Nurture Botanicals and B.E.

Culture Flock Society

Culture Flock Society

Connor Dyer

Recrudescence Studio


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Final Fridays Art Walks | Bryan Fyffe

Essential Goods Final Fridays Art Walk | Bryan Fyffe
Opening Reception 10.31.14 | 5 to 9 pm
825 Massachusetts Street | Downtown Lawrence

Please join us at the opening reception for Kansas City artist Bryan Fyffe on October 31st from 5 to 9 pm. We could not think of a better artist to have for Final Fridays Art Walk on Halloween! Bryan illustrates for Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion. He will have a never seen before new haunted house piece of work for the opening reception. We hope to see you this Halloween at Essential Goods!

About The Artist
Bryan Fyffe grew up with an interest in ghost stories, Star Wars action figures, Godzilla and pretty much anything with the flavor “blue raspberry”. He creates art on a wide variety of subjects, some of his favorites being zombies, Halloween and food. Some of Bryan's regular freelance clients are Walt Disney and Penguin Books. His digital collage work features many textures and layers.

Bryan lives with his wife and two children in Kansas City. You can check out more of his work at www.bryanfyffe.com. Bryan's work will be up through November 26th.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Essential Goods Feature in The Fashion Column Twins on Lawrence.com!

Essential Goods was just featured in The Fashion Column Twin's column today on Lawrence.com and we extend a big thank you out to them for the wonderful write up! Check out the feature here. Thanks Emily and Elizabeth!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Final Fridays at Essential Goods :: Beth King | Color and Ink

Please join us Friday, July 25th at the opening reception for artist Beth King for July Final Friday Art Walk. It will be a great evening and we hope to see you! Beth's work will be up through August 28th. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Essential Goods Featured on Lawrencehits.com

We were thrilled to be featured on Lawrencehits.com Do It Downtown radio show this morning! Check out the podcast via YouTube here! A big thank you to Jay Wachs for the interview to Downtown Lawrence Inc. for the opportunity. We spoke about the making and evolution of Essential Goods, as well as future ideas for growth. You can check out oodles of artists' work that we carry via the link as well.

We are so proud to be a business in downtown Lawrence and we thank the community for their support!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Final Fridays at Essential Goods | Opening Reception for Paul Punzo :: El Gato

It's that time again! Please join us Friday, June 27th at the opening reception for Lawrence artist Paul Punzo. We are excited to have Paul back for Final Fridays at our new location on Mass. Street! It will be a great evening and we look forward to seeing you! Paul’s work will be up through July 24th.

About the Artist…
Paul Punzo is very happy to be able to be the featured artist at Essential Goods for the second time and will be bringing a variety of mediums to the show. In addition to new works of linoleum prints featuring cats, owls and sacred hearts, Paul will be showing paintings from his previous time here in Lawrence, LA and Wichita. He will have framed prints using colorful frames, smaller unframed prints plus tee shirts of his cat, Hopper! All prints are hand pressed using inks, watercolors, acrylics and spray paints to produce interesting pieces of art. Please enjoy!

Essential Goods
825 Massachusetts Street in Lovely Downtown Lawrence!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Opening Reception for Jennifer Gabriele | Final Fridays at Essential Goods | 5.30.14

Opening Reception
for Jennifer Gabriele
Final Fridays at Essential Goods
5.30.14 | 5 to 9 pm

Please join us Friday, May 30th at the opening reception for Lawrence artist, Jennifer Gabriele. It will be a fantastic evening and we look forward to seeing you there! The show will be up through June 25th.

Kansas: Bedazzled
I love the process of making art. It's tedious, time consuming, nerve-racking, and sublime. I often find that my art comes more from a place of process rather than from the final product. I love that from a distance it looks like each piece was silkscreened, but as you get closer you can see the careful strokes of a paintbrush or the slight uneven crease of a book page or map. You are looking at the most interesting timeline of the past three years I spent living in Lawrence. These paintings are a tribute to graduate school, the wonderful people that I have met here, and to the good, the bad, and the ugly that has occurred in this place that I currently call home.

Artist Biography
Jen grew up in Wooster, Ohio, where she was an avid athlete until she graduated from high school. She has a BA in Spanish and Studio Art, with an emphasis in sculpture and drawing, from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. She also earned her MA in Hispanic Literature and Culture from The University of Kansas. She has taught in Spain as well as the States and has traveled around Europe. Jen works in media ranging from digital to ducting metal. She moved to Lawrence three years ago for graduate school and has since fallen in love with the town and the people that live here. Art keeps her calm and happy.

Our Facebook invite... we would love to see you on the 30th!