December 2014 First Friday Weekend Radar!
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December 2014 First Friday Weekend Radar!

December 2014 First Friday Weekend Radar!

This week there is a LOT going on so our radar is split over this weekend/early week with gallery programs,  artist talks, exhibition openings, and artist-centered gift shops.


THE NEW JIM CROW: Reading & Action Circle – Session 1 +2

Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM & Tuesday 6:30-8:30

Project Space Gallery

21 E. 12th St.

Kansas City Missouri

The first in a 4 part series sponsored by The Racial Justice Committee of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. The reading and discussion circle will be facilitated by local artist/activist Janet Brown Moss. While enrollment in the reading series is necessary to participate in the discussions, anyone is welcome to attend, observe, and listen. These readings are all part of the Craft, Care & Justice Hub at the Project Space Gallery co-organized by Danny Orendorff, NedRa Bonds, and Anna-Maria Kretzer.  More info on all of those programs here


ONE STRUGGLE KC: Community Healing Project – Session 1

Saturday 3-5 PM

Project Space Gallery

21 E. 12th St.

Kansas City Missouri

Free family event of artmaking. Processing the recent events in Ferguson MO and Ayotzinapa, Mexico. This Event is part of the Craft, Care & Justice Hub at the Project Space Gallery co-organized by Danny Orendorff, NedRa Bonds, and Anna-Maria Kretzer.  More info on all of those programs here


[refresh] + [redraw] roundtable discussion

Wednesday 7-9pm

Subterranean Gallery

4124 Warwick Blvd APT B

Kansas City MO 64111

Join in on a roundtable discussion about digital artistic practices at Subterranean Gallery featuring artists Eric Scrivner and Eric Fickes. The discussion will center around the topic of what it means to be a maker that utilizes tech as a medium. This is becoming even more relevant for all artists as we need to utilize the Internet as a hub for promotion and documentation of our practices. Do concepts, code, or images start/change the way we make?
How does the screen space function in the gallery? What about the domestic space? We have many more questions slated to lead the discussion, and please bring your own!




Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish Opening Reception

Friday 11:30- 1:oo PM

Box Gallery

Commerce Bank Building

1000 Walnut St.

Kansas City, MO

Exhibition of work by Tom Parish originally shown at the Beach Museum of art will open in a new format at the Box Gallery. Parish is a Kansas based artist that has been exploring and documenting stone root cellars throughout the Flint Hills and Kansas prairie.


Celestial Moments: A Seasonal Portrait Series by Erica Peterson @ Negative Space

Friday 7-11 pm

Negative Space

1717 W. 9th St.

Kansas City MO

Celestial moments is a series of portraits based on the forms of a year through a calendar and exhibition. Each subject builds on a thematic vision/essence for each month. Calendars will be for sale at the exhibition along with music by DJ Tanner and Opheliaxz

The Ebb and Flow of Hollow : Photographic Works of Kayleigh Lough

Friday 7-11 pm

Red Lady Gallery

1229 1/2 Union Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64101

New exhibition of photographic work by Kayleigh Lough at the Red Lady!



Friday 6-9 PM

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

2012 Baltimore Ave

Kansas City MO 64108

New work by Max Adrian and Paige Beltowski in the Undergrads Underground space. Plus SPORTS!




EG Schempf Artist lecture at the church at 40th and Wyoming

Friday at 6:30 pm

4001 Wyoming St.

Kansas City MO 64111

Local Photographer/Documentation extraordinaire EG Schempf will be discussing and sharing his images, stories, practice, and knowledge of the Kansas City Art Scene.




Holiday Hot-Shop

Friday and Saturday 11-5

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

2004 Baltimore Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Featured artists: Hung Liu, Holly Polyester, Jen Wilkinson, Tom Jones, Clay Hickson, Dean Roper, Julie Malen, Anne Austin Pearce, Judy Onofrio, Larry Thomas, Skye Livingston, Mary Ann Strandell, Hannah Carr, Kent Michael Smith, Shae Bishop, Jane Booth, Hannah Lodwick, Andrew Harting, Adam Ledford, Cary Esser, and Joey Watson

Sip & Shop KC

Friday 5-9pm

8183 Studio

1735 Oak St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Featured Artists:Sandlot Goods, Our Sassy Pantry, Grey Pine Goods, Wood + Salt, Survival Letterpress, Not for Hipsters, Hey Paul Studios, Ocean & Sea, Bustleworship, Off the Floor Woodwork ,Happy Habitat, Vintage Edison, Owl And Mouse and more!


The Holiday Swing

Friday 10-8pm and Saturday 10-6pm

The Foundation

1221 Union Ave.

Kansas City MO 64101



Hello Art Small Works Show and Holiday Sale

Friday 5:30- 9pm

Hotel Phillips

106 W 12th St

Kansas City, MO 64105

Featured Artists: Adri Luna, Alexander Austin, Anastacia Drake, Angelica Sandoval, Ashley McCaskill, Bobby Howsare, Brad Ultican, Carie Musick, Cheryl Eve Acosta, Crystal Ann Brown, Don Gore, George Rousis, Hannah Carr , Kelsey Pike, Kevin Deen, Lee Knox, Matthew Garcia & Keegan Rogers (Paperback Publishing), Paige Hinshaw, Statuary Designs, Sarah Xeno, Stephanie Summers, Tabbetha Evans, Tom Styrkowicz, Vanessa Lacy, Wayne Wilkes


TERRY RADIO Big Boi Fundraiser

Friday 9PM

Lindquist Press

Local DJ’s from Terry Radio and visual artist Kevin Heckart have put together a night of music/fundraising to help fund an emergency vet surgery for a cat named Big Boi!

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