See The Music - "Art Of Blues & Jazz, KC Style" Art Show To Benefit Music Societies

Top Quote View the Kansas City vibrant blues & jazz music scene through an art exhibit at Buttonwood Art Space. Sales will benefit the KC Blues Society and KC Jazz ALIVE organizations. First Friday, March 4, 2016 VIP Ticket-only Reception 5-6pm. Public Reception will be from 6 to 9 pm. Live music, food truck, and an opportunity to purchase art AND support two great musical organization. End Quote
  • Kansas City, MO-KS (1888PressRelease) February 25, 2016 - "The Art of Blues & Jazz, KC Style" will open on First Friday, March 4, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108. The gallery exhibition includes 95 artworks by 27 artists and expresses the influence of music, especially Blues and Jazz, through painting, photography, mixed media, fiber and sculpture. The exhibit will be held in conjunction with KC Crossroads March First Friday Art Walk.

    Purchases of art during the exhibit will benefit two local music organizations: Kansas City Blues Society and KC Jazz ALIVE. Half of the sale price compensates artists for their beautiful art with the remainder going to the music organizations as charitable donations.

    Meet participating artists, enjoy Food Truck flavors from Chris Miller Foods, listen to musical performances by Karla Bauer and by duo Karla Peterie and Jim Herbert and enjoy a beverage at the March 4th Opening Reception. A special VIP event from 5:00 - 6:00 is ticket-only. If you are unable to attend the March 4th reception; gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.

    Sponsors of the Exhibit include: Buttonwood Financial Group, Chris Miller Foods, Lynxspring, Husch Blackwell, Musicians Karla Bauer, Karla Petrie and Jim Herbert, Kansas City Blues Society, Kansas City Jazz ALIVE, and a number of Blues & Jazz fans across the Kansas City region!

    Background Information:
    KC Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which for the past 35 years has been dedicated to preserving the rich Blues Heritage of Kansas City, supporting Blues education to ensure the future of this uniquely American art form, celebrating Blues excellence, and bringing value to its Members, Musicians and its Community. For more information please visit http://bluessocietykc.com/about-2/

    Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is a 501 (c)(3) catalyst group organized to implement opportunities for the Greater Kansas City jazz community. Its members work in concert to "Raise the Tide that Lifts all Jazz Boats". The mission of Kansas City Jazz ALIVE is to:
    A-Build AWARENESS of the needs of the metropolitan jazz community
    L-Serving as a LISTENING body
    I-Provide a platform for the integration of IDEAS
    V-Function as a VOICE for the jazz community
    E-Provide EXPOSURE to applicable resources for the Kansas City jazz community.
    For more information, please visit http://kcjazzalive.org/about/

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