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More of ‘Glimpse,’ Wink’s Flash Art Space at First Fridays KC

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Wink eyewear and SeedCo Artist Studios have combined efforts to produce a flash art space at 1903 Wyandotte for the First Fridays Art Walk in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City. The show, Glimpse, combines local Lawrence artists and businesses to represent what we call the #lookoflawrence.

Join us every First Friday! It’s a blast. There is always an amazing collection of art. Meet the artists. Linger and listen to live performances of local Lawrence based musicians. Try on some incredible eyewear.
Check out #lookoflawrence on twitter and instagram or check our calendar for updates and notes.

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A ‘Glimpse’ of Success

Wink eyewear and SeedCo Artist Studios have combined efforts to produce a flash art space at 1903 Wyandotte for the First Fridays Art Walk in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City.  The show, Glimpse, combines local Lawrence artists and businesses to represent what we call the #lookoflawrence.

Andrea & Jeremie have the most amazing musical aesthetic! They also are incredibly adorable in their SubCrew sunwear from Wink!

Andrea & Jeremie have the most amazing musical aesthetic! They also are incredibly adorable in their SubCrew sunwear from Wink!

Glimpse January, was a great success!  We met some new friends, collected a few new customers, sold a ton of art and entertained everyone with live music by Andrea Perdue and Jeremie Ruest.

Join us every First Friday!  It’s a blast.  There is always an amazing collection of art.  Meet the artists.  Linger and listen to live performances of local Lawrence based musicians.  Try on some incredible eyewear.

Check out #lookoflawrence on twitter and instagram or check our calendar for updates and notes.

Glimpse Panorama

Pre Show at Glimpse, Panorama

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1903 Wyandotte

Glimpse, Wink eyewear’s Kansas City Debut for First Friday

Glimpse

 

Jasmine McCaffrey

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From Jasmine’s Bio:

Jasmine McCaffrey is a collector + creator whose focus includes mixed media paintings + one of a kind wearable art, Ricochet Waves.

Here’s her roar:

connection versus disconnection

mixed with constant contradiction

pulled entirely from intuition

raw exposed figures

caught stammering prose

relationships

interaction

alter egos

http://www.jasminemccaffrey.com

jasmine.mccaffrey@gmail.com

Justin Marable

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Justin Marable

Paul Flinders

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Paul Flinders and his artwork are darlings of many Lawrencians, and so upon his announcement that he was to return to Kaw Valley after a west coast hiatus we just had to have him at Wink!  Now our store is filled with brand new and recent paintings by the local artist.  Their vibrant palettes and whimsical nature lend much to our already playful environment.  We’ve provided a great slideshow of some of our favorites, but don’t be fooled–these must be seen with the naked eye (or with glasses, of course)!

Born in Logan, Utah, Paul Flinders relocated to Northeastern Kansas at age of 13.  He earned his BFA at the University of Kansas in 2008 and has been wowing the local art scene through his involvement with Fresh Produce Art Collective, the DotDotDot Art Space, and many other galleries and art-centric groups.  We love his take on the artistic process:

My poetic dimension in visual art flows from my sense of wonderment.  I approach experience with optimistic curiosity and a particular attraction to the creepy and absurd.  When strange recollections allow the imagination to run riot, waking experience feels like a dream and it causes us to question the reality of the moment with a sense of awe.  This is the very state I attempt to achieve visually.

Paul’s new show is Seekers, Finders & Keepers and will be displayed through mid-November.

Matthew Obrakta

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August 2011

As summer roars to a close with continued high temperatures we here at W!NK are basking in cool hues of blues, greens and grays. Matthew Obrakta’s alternative photographic prints are abstract works of art pulling inspiration from Rorschach inkblots, nature and Matthew’s own inner self-discovery. The Form series was created through a unique technique developed by Obrakta borrowing from photography, print making, drawing and digital arts. Obrakta is a professional photographer by trade–visit his site at www.matthewobraktaphotography.com