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Marc’s Picks for Final Friday – May 2010

New Footprints: 5 Destinations at Fiber Studio

Novelene Ross, Marilyn Johnson and Kathleen Shanahan will present new paintings, Ginger Tarrer will show mixed-media and Marilyn Grisham will exhibit her fiber works in this group show that promises great things from five great artists. You can see some of the pieces by clicking the thumbnails below.

6-10 p.m.
Fiber Studio Commerce Street Arts District
418 Commerce

Bob Schwan Studios

Bob Schwan, who has had some success in Santa Fe, will once again open up his local studio and gallery for Final Friday, showing his own work as well as paintings by Brian Hinkle, photos by Michael Roach and sculpture by David Murano.

6-10 p.m.
Bob Schwan Studios
111 S. Ellis

They Did the Deed – Got Me Off My Duff

OK, I’ll admit it. I’ve been a slug. I planned to ride my bike to work through the winter, but as soon as the weather got a tiny bit nippy, I wimped out. So the bike’s been an efficient dust collector while I very effectively forgot my brave resolution.

But today is Bike to Work Day in Wichita, and that finally pushed me to haul my bike down off the hangar and pedal it to work. It’s an example of the effect you can have by getting out and promoting a good idea. If a few folks hadn’t felt passionately enough about the value of exercise and the benefits of reducing energy consumption to organize a day of awareness, my bike might still be hanging uselessly in the garage.

Instead of just quietly going about their business, they got together to Do the Deed for a great cause. I’m glad they did. My legs will be glad, too. In a couple of days.