May First Friday


2012 Baltimore Ave.   I  Kansas City, MO 64108  I  816.474.1919   Thurs-Sat. 11 am-5 pm
First Friday Opening
May 1, 2015
6 pm -9 pm

Dean Kube
Lorrie Crystal Eigles
Johne Richardson
Art of KC Voices
In partnership with Whispering Prairie Press,

May 1 - June 27, 2015
  Back Gallery

Featured Artists

Cynthia Bjorn

Claire Brankin

Andrea Brookhart

Allan Chow

Emily Connell

Lorrie Crystal Eigles

Wood Dickinson

Caleb Harman

Christel Highland

Brent Kallenbach

Dean Kube

Thomas Luna

Rebecca Pashia

Johne Richardson

Lisa Rogers

Noelle Stoeffel

McKale Wiley

Linda Yates


Since 1992, Kansas City Voices has published works of art from Kansas City based artists as well as artists from around the world.  During the last three years, we have published some of the best art we've ever received.  


The variety of techniques, medium, inspiration, and execution celebrates the diversity of these artists working in the Kansas City area today. From unaltered photography to ethereal and surreal sculptures, to vibrant and evocative paintings, Art of KC Voices provides an effective snapshot of the art we publish and appreciate. Every piece is different from the next, reflecting our belief that good art can exist within a wide spectrum of materials and through the unique voices of diverse artists.


Art of KC Voices highlights a number of the best from here in the Kansas City area with an eclectic mix of mediums and a wide range of interests.  Every artist here has found a home for one or more of their pieces in Kansas City Voices and we felt it was time to celebrate their hard work.



Leslie Holmes

Wake Up Call (diptych)

35" x 38" 

Mary Kay Fosnacht


40" x 31" 

Marnie Clawson

Lebo Elevator

25"x 19.5" 

Pat Owoc


30" x 20"


Midwest Metaphors
Studio Art Quilt Associates Regional Members Showcase
Kansas - Missouri - Oklahoma

May 1 - June 27, 2015
Main Gallery 


Featured Artists

Cindy Brendzel

Jackie Berry

Jean Brueggenjohann

Patti Cantu

Marnie Clawson

Shannon Conley

Shawn Delker

Rebecca Douglas

Mary Elmusa

Brenda Esslinger

Linda Filby-Fisher

Mary Kay Fosnacht

Linda Frost

Cherrie Hampton

Karen Hansen

Charlotte Hickman

Pat Hilderbrand

Leslie Holmes

Andrea Luliak

Ada Niedenthal

Pat Owoc

Cynthia Parry

Ruth Powers

Carmen Rinehart

Lynne Seaman

Jackie Stoaks


Emmett Merrill, Saint James Infirmary Blues State 4, relief print, 22" x 30"


Emmett Merrill

The Bridge 

May 1 - June 27, 2015

Opie Gallery

Artist Statement


In a culture which drifts deeper and deeper into social media, the internet, objects that are sterile and untouched, a return to the artist's hand is essential. In the lineage of the German Expressionists, the work is about the act of its creation and represents a human connection to the material as well as how the mind responds to experiences from the world outside of technology. The prints are stories told in relief, each new state continuing a story or train of thought as the printing surface is depleted, growing closer to a full white, death, in a sense. The narratives in themselves are not apparent because, as it rings true in plays or the theater, it is not the story which makes something human but rather the individuals in it.



Artist Bio


Emmett Merrill, expecting a BFA in printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute, makes prints which draw heavily on the influence of the German Expressionists, The Outlaw Printmakers, and sketchbooks of art history.













Second Door, 2015, found door, fabric, marker, wire, thread, 6.5' x 10' installation
KCAI: Undergrads Underground

Kadie Nugent
Laundry Day was Last Week
May 1 - May 30, 2015
Lower Level Gallery 


Exploring ideas of perception and memory, Kadie uses layers of drawn lines and wire to share an intimate space: her bedroom. She uses family photos and memories as reference for her sketchbook drawings. Those works then inform the larger renderings that are drawn with marker either directly on the wall or on paper covering the wall. This direct translation of the marker to the surface acts as a way for Kadie to problem solve the inaccuracy of her memories, leaving room for her to make the final say; permanent marks refuse to be reinterpreted.


Artist Statement


I create works that explore specific stories. My narratives are inspired by memories and daily interactions with people. Currently I am working with marker and wire to explore personal narratives that blend my memories of spaces I grew up in with family pictures of those spaces. Working quickly, I sketch representational rooms, furniture, and hairy textures. I choose objects from the sketch and then sculpt them with wire to the scale of the drawing. These sculptures paired with drawings consider the relationship between lines, wire in space, and the two dimensional renderings on a flat surface. The separation between flatness and dimensionality works together perfectly from only one vantage point. This relates to the incredible subjectivity of "real" memories and shared family stories.  


Artist Bio


Raised in Kansas City, Kadie Nugent will complete her Bachelors of Fine Art in Fiber from the Kansas City Art Institute in May 2015. She represented KCAI at the Surface Design Conference in San Antonio in 2013. She has interned with Opera Theatre St. Louis as a craft artisan, working under Isaac Mizrahi on his rendition of The Magic Flute. Kadie was awarded the Juror's Choice award at Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, Iowa, for a collaborative installation, Multi-functional Quilts. She is currently working with marker, wire, and fabric  to create installations of domestic spaces. 



P&M Artworks Presents



Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition


April 3 - May 30, 2015

Front Gallery


Featured Local Artists 



Cecilia Otero

Rachelle Gardner-Roe

Carie Musick

Steph Toth Kates

Tim Pott

Benjamin Parks

Gloria Heifner

Karen Steen

Shenequa Brooks

Maggie Starcher

Zachary Zakibe

Linda Lighton

Andrew Erdrich

Celina Curry

Nathan Sutton

DeAnna Skedel

Deanna Dikeman

Alison Moyna Greene


P&M Artworks his highlighting 19 regional artists from Kansas City, to Lawrence, KS to Manhattan, KS for its fourth annual juried exhibition. A variety of artwork has been selected that reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme HEAT. The works range in visual art media, including painting, works on paper, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and digital video.


Guest jurors, Burton Dunbar, Ph.D., Professor of Renaissance Art at The University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Jan Schall, Ph.D., Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, with P&M Artworks' Patricia B. Glenn, MA in Art History, author, educator, appraiser and gallery co-owner Michael J. Pronko, MD will be awarding the artists during the Thursday preview event prior to the First Friday debut. 



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