Kansas City, Kan., artist’s show opens tonight
Michael Young, a Kansas City, Kan., artist, has an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Jones Gallery, 1717 Walnut, Kansas City, Mo.
The show is “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” a series of original paintings based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The paintings will be at the gallery through October.
The artist’s website, michaelyoungfineart.com, features information and pictures from the “100 Years” series.
Art sale to benefit tallgrass prairie effort
Art depicting the rolling emerald hills and striking prairie fires of the tallgrass prairie will be part of the ninth annual Vision of the Flint Hills art benefit and sale at Buttonwood Art Space in Kansas City, Missouri.
The gallery exhibition will include art from and inspired by Kansas’ Flint Hills region, including the Konza Prairie Biological Station, a part of Kansas State University. Opening night of the art sale, featuring the diminishing ecosystem, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri, in conjunction with the KC Crossroads Art District’s First Friday Art Walk. Admission is free and sales will benefit the artists and tallgrass prairie education in the Flint Hills.
Fifty percent of the proceeds from sales will go to Friends of Konza Prairie, a nonprofit organization that supports the Konza Environmental Education Program, or KEEP, at Konza Prairie Biological Station south of Manhattan.
The exhibit also will feature QR codes that link to tallgrass prairie ecological information.