Expressions Traveling Exhibition:
October 2016 Expressions Artists: Janice Atkins, Andrew Rosenbarger, Brandy Heckler, Cynthia Whalen, George Utter, Jessica Becker, Kathryne Husk, Malek Deng, Michelle Artepunk Childers, Omar Al-Shams, Ted Goering, Teigan Hockman, Travis Hensley, Christine Klasinski, Sherri Buerky, and Willam Dozier.
April 2017 Expressions Artists: Sherri Buerky, Joan Finn, Donald David Ford, Eric Grimes, Kathryne Husk, Rene Leighty, Kassidee Quaranta, Ryan Schwarzenberger, Kaci Story, and John Sutton.
Expressions Artwork May be Viewed Here:
Blue Valley Branch of the Johnson County Library (Expressions 2017 Artists)
9000 151st St., Overland Park, Kansas
April 10 – July 28, 2017
Public Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am – 8 pm; Friday 9 am – 6 pm; Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Thornhill Gallery (Expressions 2016 Artists)
Avila University, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri
June 6-August 3, 2017
Public Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9 am - 2 pm; and by appointment
Ford Learning Center (Expressions 2016 and 2017 Artists)
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
August 18-November 12
Public Hours: Weds 10 am – 5 pm; Th-Fri 10 am – 9 pm; Sat-Sun 10 am – 5 pm; Closed M-Tues
Expressions Art Exhibition Spring 2017
The Expressions Opening Night Reception was held on Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:00-10:00 pm, 3732 Main Street, Kansas City, MO, at the Kansas City Young Audiences Auditorium.
The Expressions Art Exhibition provides opportunities for artists with disabilities to overcome barriers that may keep them from showing their art in a professional setting, and allows them to share their perspectives and experiences with the community. The exhibition celebrates artists’ abilities and unique talents, adds diversity to the Kansas City arts community, and exposes audiences to art that otherwise might not be seen.
Opening night attendees enjoyed live music and dance performances, auction, refreshments, photo booth, wine toss, tile art project and conversations with the featured artists.
Featured artists for the 2017 Expressions Art Exhibiton include: Sherri Buerky, Joan Finn, Donald David Ford, Eric Grimes, Kathryne Husk, Rene Leighty, Kassidee Quaranta, Arthurine Reliford, Ryan Schwarzenberger, Kaci Story and John Sutton.
Opening night included music by Conga Jim and the Coconuts and performances by The Golden Stars, The Pulse Performing Arts Center Dancers, Project Access Dancers and Kansas City Young Audiences Dancers. Music also by DJ Chad Slater.
Accessibility options at the event included Braille and large-print event programs, volunteer guides for descriptive audio tours, sign language interpreters and accessible entrances.
Special appreciation to the following for their support of Expressions during our fiscal year 2016/2017: