Ink

First Friday gallery guide for May 5

“Toys” by Raejean Braden at Daren+Co. Salon. Digital photography artist Raejean Braden presents “Toys” at Daren+Co. Salon. The work is printed on metallic paper and depicts the “humorous, sometimes dark, and at other times just plain creepy images of toys in an urban environment amid the discarded of our industrialized world,” according to the press release. 5-9 p.m. First Friday. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 1701 McGee St.
“Toys” by Raejean Braden at Daren+Co. Salon. Digital photography artist Raejean Braden presents “Toys” at Daren+Co. Salon. The work is printed on metallic paper and depicts the “humorous, sometimes dark, and at other times just plain creepy images of toys in an urban environment amid the discarded of our industrialized world,” according to the press release. 5-9 p.m. First Friday. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 1701 McGee St.

The May First Friday weekend promises to be a busy one, with Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest, Garth Brooks, Cinco de Mayo, The Star’s Food Truck Friday and the Kentucky Derby all scheduled for the same weekend.

Here’s a quick guide to what you can catch at Crossroads galleries.

18th and Vine Jazz District

What: First Friday with music, art, dancing, storytelling and more. 4-9 p.m. May 5. Free.

Info: Paseo Boulevard to Woodland Avenue. americanjazzmuseum.org, 816-474-8463

Belger Arts Center

What: Jasper Johns (through Sept. 2).

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 2100 Walnut. redstarstudios.org, 816-474-7316

Bredin-Lee Gallery

What: “Partir de Nuevo” by Maria Raquel Morales. 5-9 p.m. May 5.

Info: 1729 McGee. 323clay.com/maria-raquel-morales-show

Hilliard Gallery

What: “Ltst Worx” by Guinotte Wise. Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. May 5; runs through June 30. Also, “Human Form Show” (through May 27).

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 1820 McGee. hilliardgallery.com, 816-561-2956

Jones Gallery--Dancer- by Ernie Porter, photo courtesy of the gallery
“Dancer” by Ernie Porter at Jones Gallery. Jones Gallery is showing “Expressive Therapy.” Ernie Porter is not only an artist, but a leader in the field of art therapy. His work is included in exhibitions nationwide and as far away as Paris’ Salon des Nations. Show runs through May 26. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. First Friday. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, except Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 1717 Walnut. Jones Gallery .

Jones Gallery

What: “Expressive Therapy” by Ernie Porter. Through May 26; First Friday show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 5.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday.

Info: 1717 Walnut. 816-421-2111

KCAI Crossroads Gallery

What: “The Performance Loom” (through May 11).

Gallery hours: 6-8 p.m. First Friday, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Info: 1819 Grand. kcai.edu/crossroads-gallery, 816-914-5394

Leedy-Voulkos--Worst Show Yet- by Paintallica
“Worst Show Yet” by Paintallica at Leedy-Voulkos. The “Worst Show Yet,” a collaboration of artists called Paintallica, is on exhibition at Leedy-Voulkos through May 27. The gallery explains: “Paintallica’s installations emerge from a few days and nights of immense work, field research, discussion and play, and usually involve chainsaws, wood in many forms, drawing, paint, fire, a wide range of motor vehicles and occasionally neon.” 6-9 p.m. First Friday. Regular hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday. 2012 Baltimore Submitted .

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

What: “Worst Show Yet” by Paintallica (through May 27), “Paintings” by Jeff Robinson (through May 27).

Gallery hours: 6-9 p.m. First Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Info: 2012 Baltimore. leedy-voulkos.com, 816-474-1919

Mid-America Arts Alliance

What: “Water Bank Boogie IV” by Susan Knight. Through June 9; First Friday reception, 6-8 p.m. May 5.

Info: 2018 Baltimore. maaa.org, 816-421-1388

Reactor--It's Loaded- by Dylan Mortimer, photo credit Phill Peterson
“It’s Loaded” by Dylan Mortimer at Reactor Design Studio. Reactor Design Studio — or World Headquarters of Awesome, as it’s sometimes called — presents Dylan Mortimer’s “Curing.” The artist explores what it means to “experience hope, desire and healing in the shadow of hopelessness. These unique pieces shine a light on the struggle of a severe medical diagnosis,” according to the press release. Mortimer works in sculpture and on paper. 5-9 p.m. First Friday or by appointment. 1817 Grand. E.G. Schempf

Reactor Design Studio

What: “Curing” by Dylan Mortimer. 5-9 p.m. May 5.

Info: 1817 Grand. reactorkc.com/events, 816-841-3682

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

What: “Hall of Mirrors” by Peter Pincus and “Wall Works” by Jun Kaneko (through May 20).

Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Info: 2004 Baltimore. sherryleedy.com, 816-221-2626

Studios Inc. Exhibition Space

What: “Anti-mimesis: When Life Imitates Art and Other Print Perspectives” group show (through May 22).

Gallery hours: 6-9 p.m. First Friday, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 1708 Campbell. thestudiosinc.org, 816-994-7134

Todd Weiner Gallery

What: “The Vortex Trinity” by Miguel Rivera, Jim Sajovic and Hugh Merrill (through May 27).

Gallery hours: 5-9 p.m. First Friday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 115 W. 18th. toddweinergallery.com, 816-984-8538

Weinberger Fine Art

What: “Point of Reference” group show. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. May 4; First Friday, 5-8 p.m. May 5; runs through July 1.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 114 Southwest Blvd. weinbergerfineart.com, 816-301-4428

  Comments