March 2017 First Friday Radar
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March 2017 First Friday Radar

March 2017 First Friday Radar


Desolate Truths Overt Absences

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

2012 Baltimore Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64108

Artist Glyneisha Johnson discusses the relevance of Black homes and their inhabitants, something often overlooked in today’s society. Through collage, she depicts the broken landscape of Black History caused by colonialism as well as personal history within her own home.


Michael Strand – Misfit Cup Liberation: Kansas City

Friday 5:00pm – 8:00pm

KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice

1819 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Michael Strand’s project Misfit Cup Liberation, which started in Fargo, North Dakota in 2011, began as an experiment attempting to understand the bond and its origin between people and their possessions. Since its start, it has travelled to Europe, Asia, and South America.


The Grand Salon

Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Imagine That! Kansas City

2010 McGee St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

This event celebrates the relocation and re-opening of Imagine That!, there will be a musical performance as well as an exhibition in the new gallery space. The show features all 58 artists represented by the organization.


Variance: An Exposition of Modes of Making

Friday 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Vulpes Bastille

1737 Locust St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

This group exhibit explores the artists’ individual process of art making and the final outcome.


Mujer/Woman: Latina Artists as Examiner, Documenters and Creator

Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery

919 W. 17th St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

This 2nd annual exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month through focusing on the complexity of being a Woman Artist of Color in this time and place. It also discusses the role of an artist within their community.


Treat Yo Self Pop Up

Friday 4:00pm – 9:00pm

The Warehouse

4218 Walnut St

Kansas City, MO 64111

The KCAI Fiber Department presents their first independent pop shop. Young, participating artists and makers will have hand made goods for sale.

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