July First Friday


2012 Baltimore Ave.   I  Kansas City, MO 64108  I  816.474.1919   Thurs-Sat. 11 am-5 pm
July 1, 2016
6 pm 9 pm
Gender Treason
Exploring Queer Kansas City Through Art

Paintings and Interviews by
Ryan Wilks

July 1 - August 27, 2016
Lower Level Gallery

Eugine, o il on canvas, 48" x 56"
Avery, o il on canvas, 48" x 56"
Andyo il on canvas, 48" x 56"

Gender Treason: The bravest act of defying culturally imposed stereotypes surrounding sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Gender Treason is a series of large portrait paintings and includes interviews with subjects, providing a rare glimpse into the lives of queer people living in the Midwest. In an effort to transcend sensationalized media stereotypes and portray a more honest perspective into queer existence, Ryan Wilks spent a year interviewing, and then painting, queer Kansas City residents.

The series, which focuses on twelve people who span the queer spectrum of gender and sexual identity, offers a vulnerable insight into each individual's life, their common struggles, and the victories that bond them in a shared human condition. Each painting aspires to capture the complexity and truth of its subject by employing bold colors, painterly brush strokes, and hard lines. A portion of sales will be donated to local LGBTQIA organizations.

 Joe Ledford and Anne Kniggendorf
Kansas City Star Video and Article
 Joe Ledford and Anne Kniggendorf

Exploring Boundaries:  A Layered Conversation

Contemporary Paintings by  Jenny Meyer-McCall and Suze Ford Hernandez
Main Gallery
June 3 - August 27, 2016


Hello My Name is: Label
mixed media on panel, 36" x 48"
The Day it Rained
oil on canvas, 60" x 72"

Two artists exploring new ways to express themselves through their art, empowered by their inner dialogues and self discovery. Growing their messages in layers and depth. They have pushed past the boundaries of their previous identities; freeing them, their voices, and their art. Embracing the evolution that occurs when an artist creates for the purpose of searching for what is possible with out anything to lose.

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P&M Artworks presents
5th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Front Gallery
June 3 - July 30, 2016

Craig Deppen Auge
Philip Bakala
Braden Bandel
Blanket Undercover
Meghan Brauner
Rochelle Brickner
Celina Curry
Erin Dodson
Sarabeth Dunton
Alessandra Dzuba
Barbara Florez
Rachel Gregor
Matthew Krawcheck
Sarah Krawcheck
Judith G. Levy
Benjamin Parks
Tim Pott
Ashley Proski
Kiki Serna
Yulie Urano
Jennifer Wilkinson
Amy Wright

Guest jurors, CATHERINE FUTTER, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; and ARI FISH, Artist and Academic and Career Advisor at the Kansas City Art Institute, alongside Patricia Brown Glenn, Art Historian and Michael J. Pronko, M.D. of P&M Artworks will select three artists from the exhibition to honor.

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Opie Gallery
June 3 - July 30, 2016

untitled THREE
Archival Print, 26" x 34"
untitled ONE
Archival Print, 35" x 47"

The Porterhaus is a studio committed to creating fine design. Led by designer Travis Porter,  The Porterhaus blends traditional and new media to create print collections with a variety of themes.
The Shapes Between, his most recent collection of prints, is built from found shapes. These shapes are mined from the negative space between the arches and trusses of the 12th Street Bridge.
Travis (tArvis) Porter

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Kristopher Clark

Back Gallery
May 6 - July 30, 2016

Guided, mixed media on canvas, 44" x 72"