Your vis-art fall starts with a packed September First Friday

Friday, September 2
The Bauer
115 West 18th Street
Show and Tell, group exhibition by resident artists; opens with a 5-9 p.m. reception.

Belger Arts Center
2011 Walnut
Paolo Porelli — Humankind: The Sublime and The Ridiculous, figurative sculpture from the Italian artist’s residency at the Belger Crane Yard Studios last winter. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Belger Crane Yard Studios
2011 Tracy Avenue
Dan Anderson: Mascots, Hearts of Love & Proposals, work that references large Midwestern rural structures. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Counterpoint Gallery
1903 Wyandotte
Catch 22 / Rumpus — In These Horns of Mine, musical collaboration between visual artist Donald Ross (“Scribe”) and producers JKR70,Trystyl and IcyRoc Kravyn; 12-inch vinyl release and art show. Opens with a 6-10 p.m. reception.

Fraction Print Studio/Exhibition Space
130 West 18th Street
Here, She Landed, featuring the work of Asian Artists Kathy Liao, Yoonmi Nam and Hyeyoung Shin. Opens with a 6-9 p.m. reception.

217 West 18th Street
Practical Optics
Caitlin Horsmon’s camera-obscura-centered show opens with a 7-10 p.m. reception.

Garcia Squared Contemporary
115 West 18th Street
Tribute to the work and life of Don Antonio Ramirez Sosof (1927-2014): embroidery stories from many traditions, including the Bible, local legends and history. Opens with a 6-9 p.m. reception.
Jones Gallery
1717 Walnut
Peters/Waterman-Peters: Recent Work, by Barbara Waterman-Peters and Larry Peters. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway
BravoKC: Kauffman Center Turns Five, Live!: performances on three stages, lawn games by KC Crew, food, drinks and fireworks, 5-9 p.m.

Kemper at the Crossroads
33 West 19th Street
2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition: new works by Madeline Gallucci, Rodolfo Marron III and Shawn Bitters, curated by Kemper Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs Erin Dziedzic. Opens with a 5-9 p.m. reception.

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore
Open 6-9 p.m. First Friday
Rashelle Staley-Stutts: Outspoken Soliloquy of Dreams, Contemporary Abstraction
Shamans, Monks, Buddhas, and Beasts: Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art from the collection of Charles Novak
Gender Treason: Exploring Queer Kansas City Through Art, paintings and interviews by Ryan Wilkes
Common Threads: Anatomy of the Wound, Sonié Joi Ruffin and Arzie Umali
Eclipsed Reflections | Revisiting the Installations of Dale Eldred, co-curated by Roberta Lord and Stephanie Leedy; a retrospective of his work from 1976 to 1995

Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery
915 West 17th Street
Convergence: new work by J.T. Daniels, Zachary Laman and Sike; opens with a 6-9 p.m. reception.
Night Blooms
529 Southwest Boulevard
Conflict Concerns Magic: new work by Crista Siglin, who also reads from her works of poetry, 8 p.m. (opening reception 6-10 p.m.)

Plenum Space Gallery
504 East 18th Street
Inapt, by Casey Whittier: works that build off the early 20th-century lectures of philosopher William James. Opens with a 6-10 p.m. reception.
Pop Up Art Gallery
918 Baltimore
The Last First Friday of Summer (Birthday) Art, Cake and Balloons, with live music, raffles, art and entertainment, 4-11 p.m.

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
2004 Baltimore
Back Where They Came From, focusing on the depth and diversity of contemporary Native American artists with works by 19 artists, co-curated by Sherry Leedy and Tom Jones (Ho Chunk), 6-9 p.m.
Todd Haensich Gallery and Asea Cellular Health
1800 Central
Soft opening of new space, 6-9 p.m.

Todd Weiner Gallery
115 West 18th Street
The Art of War: pieces curated from the collection of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Art and Gift Collection, 7-10 p.m.

Windhorse Tattooing and Art Gallery
1717 Wyandotte
Weird Women Who Draw: new works by Heather Benjamin, Sarabeth Dunton, Georgia Galloway, Olivia Gibb, Andrea Lukic, Alex Micallef, Theresa Moher, Cara Murphy, Pearl Olsen, Jessica Poplawski, Aminah Slor, Lily Wong, Erin Zona. A risograph printed zine cataloguing the exhibition, featuring interviews with each of the artists, will be released at the opening (6-10 p.m.).

Saturday, September 3

Main Street Gallery
504 East 18th Street
Patterns-Pairings-Plaids, new paintings by Emily Sall, 5-8 p.m.

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