Expressions Traveling Exhibition Locations:
April, May and June - Johnson County Public Library (locations listed here when confirmed)
July 2017 - TBA
August and September 2017 - Nelson-Atkins Art Museum (specific location to be announced)
October and November 2017 - TBA
December 2017 and January 2018 - Buttonwood Art Space
February and March 2018 - TBA
The Expressions Opening Night Reception was held on Friday, April 7, 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: