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May 2017

Time McClendon Collection

May 4 @ 10:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
MLB Designs and Boutique,
2020 Baltimore
Kansas City , MO United States
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MLB Designs & Boutique Gallery is thrilled to announce that Time McClendon will be showcasing his wonderful wire art in May and June. Time, a resident of Sherman Oaks, California, is a sculptor and jewelry designer. McClendon has perfected his passion for bold shapes and movement in his Time McClendon Collection. The consummate visionary, Time has created this masterful collection by wrapping and weaving a polished tarnish resistant silver wire; topped with Swarovski elements. Time uses wire like a painter uses a brush to create his magnificent one-of-a-kind pieces.

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June 2017

EVERY STREET IS CHARLOTTE STREET PRESENTS WORK BY MAX KEY AND SONIÉ JOI THOMPSON-RUFFIN

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - August 4 @ 5:00 pm
KCAI Crossroads Gallery,
1819 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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In association with Charlotte Street Foundation’s Every Street is Charlotte Street program, the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is pleased to present two exhibits opening June 2 and running through August 4. Max Key is a 2005 Charlotte Street Award Fellow and alumni (’96 painting) of the Kansas City Art Institute. The exhibition features two new large-scale paintings. In regards to these works Key states: “My paintings are meta-landfills. Wads of waste. Chewed mounds of collapsing leftovers and juicy catastrophes. It is in our culture of excess and gluttony where I find inspiration and the desire to find beauty and color in that blurry gray area between ‘need’ and ‘want.'”   The second exhibit Revolutionary Awakening features the work of Sonie Joi Thompson-Ruffin with Glenn North, poet, & filmmaker, Rodney M. Thompson. The exhibition features two series of works.  The first, in conversation with written words by Glenn North, presents three new works by Ruffin reflecting on what has, or has not, changed in contemporary society as it relates to social activism. The second, My Mother’s Club: March On Kansas City, is a major work being debuted. Inspired by the history of African American women’s social clubs in Kansas City,…

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Skoto Gallery: Summer Show 2017

June 22 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Skoto Gallery,
529 West 20th Street, 5FL
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Alumni David Rich ('74 Painting) along with Olu Amoda, Cybil Charlier, William Engel, Carl Hazlewood, Michael Marshall, Ines Medina, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Sumayyah Samaha, Jeremy Silva and Juliana Zevallos will be exhibiting in a group show at the Skoto Gallery in New York. A reception will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Flower, An Invitational Exhibition: Blue Gallery

June 22 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Blue Gallery,
118 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City , MO United States
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FLOWER, an invitational exhibition, curated by Blue Gallery owner Kelly Kuhn, exhibits work by a selection of regional and national contemporary artists working with variations on a single theme. Blue Gallery invites you to navigate how flowers find their way into every iteration of art. On Thursday, June, 6–8 p.m, FLOWER, an invitational exhibition, re-examines a classic subject through a contemporary lens to address and test the staying power of traditional beauty. Like the titular subject, FLOWER finds beauty in unexpected crevasses, mediums, and canvases. The selected group of artists explore this famous subject in challenging contemporary ways, pushing the boundaries of floral representation. FLOWER connects the conversations of identity, politics, and remembrance in a dynamic exhibition at Blue Gallery. participating artists Stanley Bielen Stephen Dinsmore Joe Ramiro Garcia Anne Harney Anna Kincaide Lisa Lala Lisa Noonis Kelly Porter ('97 Printmaking) William Rainey Carlos Ramirez Anke Schofield Ruth Shively Teresa Stanley Heinrich Toh    

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