May 2018 First Friday Weekend Radar
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May 2018 First Friday Weekend Radar

May 2018 First Friday Weekend Radar


Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


217 W 18th St

Kansas City, MO 64108

An exhibition by Andrew Ordonez that explores memorabilia and ideograms existing within time capsules. Using mixed media and cement sculptures, Ordonez meditates on the differences between a transitory and permanent histories.

Three Legged Race

Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bunker Center for the Arts

1014 E 19th St.

Kansas City, MO 64106

The first group show of the year featuring work from Jeremy Bena, Celina Curry, and Andy Ozier.

How to Loiter

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open House

4419 State Line Road

Kansas City, MO 64111

Artist Paul Short meditates on public and private spaces in relationship to the loitering laws in effect around the United States. By replacing “no loitering” signs, he is meditating on why loitering laws are in place.

Fiber Milk

Friday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Imagine That! Kansas City

2010 McGee St.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Celebrating fiber as a medium, individual and group works will be presented. From embroidery to quilting to sewing, the artists showcased will present labor-intensive work. A quilt that was manifested as a result of a collaborative group project between the artists at Imagine That! will also be on display.


In Pursuit: The Annual Red Star Resident Exhibition

Belger Crane Yard Studios

Friday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2011 Tracy Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64108

This exhibition features ceramic work, both functional and sculptural, made by the residents of the Belger Crane Yard Studios.

EthnicArt Gallery Grand Opening

EthnicArt Gallery

Friday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

1516 E. 18th St

Kansas City, MO 64108

The grand opening of a new art gallery in the Crossroads that features art by Dean Mitchell.

Closing Reception: 2018 Annual BFA Exhibition

H&R Block Artspace

Friday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

16 E 43rd St.

Kansas City, MO 64111

The closing reception for the annual BFA exhibition. It includes work from KCAI students earning their BFA degrees this weekend.

Open Studios

Friday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

1524 St. Louis Ave

Kansas City, MO

St. Louis Open Studios, featuring Terri Pollack, Margaret Shelby, Emily Sall, Elliott Oliver, Ben Parks, Neil Goss, and Liz Smith.


Friday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Four Chapter Gallery

1708 Baltimore Ave.

Kansas City, MO 64108

Our intern and staff writer Maddie Murphy, showcases hand dyed silk installations that comment on transformations of places of worship.




Saturday 9:00 am

The Grand Hall at Power & Light

1330 Baltimore Ave

Kansas City, MO 64105

Featuring the acrylic paintings of Joe Bussell, this exhibition is the first that will consist of work from creative veterans connecting to practicing artists.


Saturday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Juice Box

405 N 6th St.

Kansas City, Kansas 66101

A solo exhibition from artist Mariah Gilliespie consisting of quilts and other work that hasn’t been shown in Kansas City.


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