June 2016 First Friday Weekend Radar
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June 2016 First Friday Weekend Radar

June 2016 First Friday Weekend Radar


2016 Rocket Grants Award Celebration

Thursday 5:00-7:30pm

KCAI Gallery

1819 Grand Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64108

Presentations by the 11 artist projects selected for the 7th cycle of the Rocket Grants. Each recipient will give 3 minute presentations with an informal q & a to follow. Informality will be there accepting a modified project award for our Radical Public Programming Project! Rocket Grants is a partnership of the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art, with funding from the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, supports innovative, artist-driven projects outside of established arts venues.


Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

2012 Baltimore Ave

Kansas City, MO 64108

This exhibition was curated by P&M Artworks and juried by Ari Fish and Catherine Futter. It features work made around the idea of memory by Craig Auge, Philip Bakala, Braden Bandel, Blanket Undercover, Meghan Brauner, Rochelle Brickner, Celina Curry, Erin Dodson, Sarabeth Dunton, Alessandra Dzuba, Barbara Florez, Rachel Gregor, Matthew Krawcheck, Sarah Krawcheck, Judith G. Levy, Benjamin Parks, Tim Pott, Ashley Proski, Kiki Serna, Yulie Urano, Jennifer Wilkinson, and Amy Wright



The Extraordinary Opening: Featuring Intro to Swavy a Collaboration between Delshun Johnson and Charles Jones

Friday 4:00pm-9:00 pm

1201 Union Ave

Kansas City, MO 64101

The opening of the Extraordinary Material Exchange, a center collecting unneeded materials to support the growth of individuals and institutions that are using the arts to empower the community. The event will also feature an exhibition by Delshun Johnson and Charles Jones titled Intro to Swavy

First Friday at Bunker Center for the Arts

Friday 5:30-10:00 pm

The Bunker Center for the Arts

1014 E 19th St

Kansas City MO 64106

Open studios and welcome event for new Artist and Gallery Manager in Residence Taylor West. Work by Mike Carney, John Byrd, Johanna Keefe, Teri Frame, Julie Malen, Scott Rosenberg, Chris Giefer, Owner-Jim Adams and Resident Artist and Curator Travis Pratt will also be on view.


Stop. Collaborate and Listen – A Collaboration Show

Friday 6:00-9:00pm

Imagine That! Kansas City

2040 Central St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Imagine That! Staff paired with artists or in group collaborations to make work in a variety of media.


Friday 6:00-9:00


217 W 18th St

Kansas City, MO 64108

Ethan Heberer’s new installation opening at Front/Space. Based on the poetic press release, and the sneak previews we have seen online it looks like it will be a conceptual site specific installation.



Lecture Series: Fifty at Fifty Fifty

Saturday 3:00-4:00pm


1628 Wyoming St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

In correlation with the exhibition “Fifty at Fifty Fifty”, the gallery is hosting an afternoon of conversations and readings with artist/curator Jeff Eaton and members of Archive Collective.

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