As rates have gone up in the Crossroads, many artists have begun to migrate South and East...and it also appears as if more artists are coming to KC as we're becoming noted for our local art scene. Bravo for us.
Our first stop was at the Barbershop Gallery -- off of Gillham and 33rd. The Barbershop has had a ton of great artists' work shown over th past few months, and Marcia Streepy's work was no exception. We then wandered over to the Hyde Park Gallery (Just across the street kind of to vew the work of Richard Osborn -- who hails from St. Louis. Richard's work was highly technical, and not really my taste, but I certainly appreciate the time and effort that goes into his medium. However, on Sunday we did go back to the Hyde Park Gallery where owner Fumio Sawa had his own work on display in addition to Osborn's...and let's just say that Sawa is not just a gallery owner, but he is quite the artist as well.
We also visited a couple of other showings at Galleries that yet to have names (one more across from the Barbershop on 33rd Street, an open house at 3808 Troost and an open house on the North Side of 31st at about Cherry Street that had the work of Dick Hodgman and Lynne Hodgman -- among others - -on display. (Of note, the photo on Dick's home page was purchased to go into the Nelson while it was on display yesterday which is pretty cool).
We also stopped in at the Dream Gallery owned by Shane Evans along 31st Street. Shane's work was fascinating and he's a very talented guy...with excellent work in a variety of media.
All in all it was a great weekend of art all not in the Crossroads. So when you get a moment, venture out and take in the works of some of these people who are doing great things outside of the core art district.