December 2016 First Friday Radar
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December 2016 First Friday Radar

December 2016 First Friday Radar

Gordon Hall Lecture

Friday 8:00-10:00 PM

PLUG Projects

1613 Genessee St

Kansas City, MO 64102

Our partner organization PLUG Projects is hosting a lecture with artist Gordon Hall who will discuss their sculptures, performances, writing, and experimental lectures. This evening they will present a non-chronological slide lecture divided into 14 short thematic sections: PLATFORMS, OBJECTS MAKE BODIES, IS THIS FOR A PERFORMANCE?, EXTREMELY PRECISE OBJECTS OF AMBIGUOUS USE, FORMATE-ING, WITNESS OR AUDIENCE, OBJECT LESSONS, SHADOWS, SURFACES, PALINDROMES, WORK NOT WORK, WHAT CAN A BODY DO, THINGS THAT ARE THE SAME CAN BE DIFFERENT, and CONFUSION.

Perfect Sunset (there’s nothing sad about it)

Friday 6:00-9:00 PM


217 W 18th St

Kansas City, MO 64108

The work of Dallas-based artist Kristen Cochran is about endings. With video, sound, sculpture and imagery relating to retirement parties, a stage is set for performative retirement parties that begin at 6, 7, and 8 pm. Cochran invites participants to arrive ready to retire and open themselves up to the possibility of what’s next

First Friday Open Studios

Friday 6:00-10:00pm

The Bunker Center for the Arts

1014 E 19th St

Kansas City, MO 64106

Open studios at Bunker of current residents Reed Kyle, Jordan Hauser, Marguerite Rappold, Travis Pratt, and Taylor West. See what is being made on the east side of the Crossroads!

Artspace Open House

Friday 5:00-8:00 pm

H& R Block Artspace

16 E 43rd St

Kansas City, MO 64111

Another opportunity to see the current exhibitions “Dawit L. Petros: The Stranger’s Notebook” and “A Mark Worth Making” along with a chance to meet and mingle with Artspace staff including new assistant curator Jennifer Baker. Hang out, see great art, drink seasonal beverages.


KCAI End of Semester Exhibition

Friday 5:00-9:00 pm

Kansas City Art Institute

4415 Warwick Blvd


4218 N Walnut St

Kansas City MO 64111

New work by students abound! A campus wide open house in various galleries featuring current projects, pop-up shops, and performances. See, support, and buy work from emerging artists!


The Drugstore Holiday Pop Up

Friday 6:00-9:00

Saturday 10:00-5:00

Sunday 12:00-5:00

3948 Main St

Kansas City, MO 64111

Come support select Drugstore Studios Artists selling work and objects at this year’s pop up shop! Also be sure to check out their neighbors KC Urban Potters and Maker Goods for their sales as well.



¿Qué Pasa, USA? Listening/ Roundtable Discussion: Survival Beats

Saturday 3:30-5:00 PM

La Esquina

1000 W 25th St

Kansas City MO 64108

This free listening roundtable will be led by Pat Alexander, Nedra Bonds, and Jose Faus and moderated by Lynnette Miranda discussing narratives and histories embedded in music, poetry, and visual art. These narratives of focus will revolve around stories of resilience and survival.



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