As the weather continues to steadily get warmer, Kansas Citians will peek their heads out of the darkness into the light again. Of course everyone will start out with the tried and true, proven spots and events to expose their paleness to the public. Well, nowhere else are you more accepted than First Fridays, so take that dress or suit you’ve been eyeing for the last few months off the hanger and see if you can still fit in it.
So after you’ve gone shopping for new clothes that you comfortably fit into with your extra winter fluffiness, check out what is going on down at the Crossroads this weekend and plan for a great night out this month’s First Friday. It’s supposed to be in the upper 40’s at least.
Todd Weiner East -1817 Grand: Reception 6pm–9pm | Eternity group show featuring Joy Baer and John Neyland.
Apex Art Space – 1819 Wyandotte: 6pm – 9pm | Featuring artist Allan Chow whose attraction to Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism inspired him to develop a modern interpretation of urban & landscape paintings with a palette knife.
Archival Design – 2014 Main: 6pm-10pm | ceramic studio that specializes in custom tile and hand thrown pottery by artists Jake and Julie Bond
Belger Art Center – 2100 Walnut: 10am–9pm | Featured artists include Shae Bishop, Nick Bubash, Kate Kretz, Renee Stout, William T. Wiley and others.
Blue Gallery – 118 SW Blvd: 7pm–9pm | Zen in the Art of Foosball by artist Zaylor Mallace. One night only performance & installation! Also showing, Winter Group Exhibition.
Buttonwood Art Space – 3013 Main: 9am–5pm | Spring Potpourri, A Greater Kansas City Art Association juried member show will feature artworks created in all mediums, genre and styles.
The Gallery at 19 Below – 5 W. 19th St: 5pm–9pm | In Other Words: Putting Words Where Your Mouth Isn’t by artist Bret Gottschall.
Garney Art – 1922 Main: 5pm-7pm | David de Rousseau will be showing a series of paintings entitled “Cityscapes”.
Grand Arts – 1819 Grand Blvd: 10am–5pm | A Strenuous Non-being is the culmination of artist Anthony Baab’s three-year collaboration with Grand Arts, and will include works of photography, décollage, drawing, and a live video feed from an undisclosed location in the city.
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center – 2014 Baltimore: 6pm–9pm | Exhibits include Art. Write. Now. Tour 12/13 by the Alliance for Artists & Writers, Inc.; Cheryl Gail Toh: Linger Still; Fernando Pezzino: Filling the Void; Michael Hager: Objects of Interest / Interest of Objects; Rachel Ignotofsky: P.O.T.U.S. a portrait series in wood cuts
Red Star Studios – 2100 Walnut: 6pm–9pm | Andy Brayman and Alleghany Meadows: Tableware.
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art – 2004 Baltimore: 7pm–9pm | Featuring Pearl Diving, Figurative Ceramic Sculpture from artist Laura De Angelis and Still Life Photographs, large scale photographs from photographer Vera Mercer.
The Studios Inc – 1708 Campbell: 6pm–9pm | Studios Inc:2012, an exhibition featuring resident artists Barry Anderson, Miki Baird, Matthew Dehaemers, Julie Farstad, Andrea Flamini, Diana Heise, Beniah Leuschke, Dylan Mortimer, Garry Noland, Colby K Smith, Jaimie Warren, Peter Warren, and Davin Watne.
Todd Weiner Gallery – 115 W. 18th St: 5pm-9pm | Hugh Merrill: Made in China features recent work from his 2012 residency at Guanlan Printmaking Base in Shenzhen, China.
Weinberger Fine Art – 1800 Baltimore: 5pm–8pm | A variety of painting, sculpture, mosaic, mixed media & photography by artists that include Stephen T. Johnson, Majo, Jeff Robinson, Jeremy Rockwell, John Petrey, Gary Becker, Michael Regnier, Barry Eisenhart & others will be featured.