August First Friday


2012 Baltimore Ave.   I  Kansas City, MO 64108  I  816.474.1919   Thurs-Sat. 11 am-5 pm
First Friday Opening
August 7, 2015
6pm - 9 pm

Kansas City Art Institute
Foundation 50th Anniversary Exhibition

August 7 - September 26, 2015
Main Gallery and Front  Gallery
KCAI celebrates the 50th anniversary of their ground-breaking foundation year program with a national group exhibition that will feature over 60 artists from across the country, who taught in the college's foundation program at any point since its inception, in 1965, to the present.



The Basement Artists

August 7 - September 26, 2015
Lower Level Gallery


David Grimes

Lori Profit

Jen Waldrop

Patrick Curtin

Voix de la Ville Arts Collaborative


For more information about the Voix de la Ville Project, please visit:


Douglas Schwietert
  We Sell Memories

July 3 - August 29, 2015
  Back Gallery


Artist Bio
I am a self-taught artist, and have been making work for as long as I can remember.

I find that the aged and battered objects and images commonly used in my assemblage and collage want to form themselves into puzzles to be solved by the viewer. My job is to fight that tendency, and to keep the work simply puzzling and open-ended. My work can mean anything anybody wants it to.

There are no solutions.

Accessibility is my ultimate goal.



* Doug Schwietert has shown in various exhibition spaces including; Art Not Terminal, Seattle, WA, The Hobbs Building, Kansas City, MO, The Late Show, Kansas City, MO, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO and currently at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO.


Click HERE to visit Doug's website



written by Tracy Abeln

on July 21, 2015


Untitled, 2012, ink on paper, 24" x 19"

Fernando Achucarro  
Line Up

July 3 - August 29, 2015
  Opie Gallery


Artist Statement
My work is an expression of the human condition, finding moments of simplicity and complexity in the mundane. The sadness, joy and confusion of life captured in moments of lightness and darkness. These moments of intense emotion attach themselves to times and places, and become memories that rear their heads unexpectedly. The same space in different times of day carries a different meaning or memory, I am interested in the way a space can carry and convey human emotion, and how that space affects our daily routine and also how our daily routine in turn affects the space.