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Megan Lou Gallant transforms Gillis Art Lab

If you are near downtown, KCMO, this Friday night, Oct 20, I hope you will join us for 3rd Friday in Columbus Park. The evening will be beautiful, with lots of community and great art!


Suspended Stories | Megan Gallant

Megan Lou Gallant turns Gillis Art Lab into an immersive curio cabinet, transforming found objects,
rediscovered artworks, and raw materials into visual poetry and momentary wonders.

Friday, Oct 20, 2017, 6pm-9pm

 

Gillis Art Lab

1029 E 5th St, KCMO 64106

 



As the Historic Columbus Park neighborhood where we live and have our studio is becoming increasingly popular, we have decided to open our fabulous studio space to host guest artists in the newly formed Gillis Art Lab. Our vision is for it to be a welcoming and casual space for artists to test ideas and to show work outside of a formal gallery setting, and to demystify the creative process by allowing viewers to see work in progress. It is all a grand adventure!

Also open nearby on 3rd Friday:

Kiosk Gallery
916 E 5th

Kiosk Gallery presents “Structural Integrity” – a solo exhibition by Kansas City artist Cydney Ross, featuring new ceramic sculpture works.

Trap Gallery
525 Gillis St

“Love Rust: A Celebration of Oxidation
13 artists who are devoted to rust as medium and muse.

Dahlquist’s Gillis Art Lab Open this Friday

If you are near downtown KCMO tomorrow, stop by 3rd Friday in Columbus Park to get a sneak peek at the most ambitious public installation I have ever undertaken! I will be installing it soon in Denver but before it goes, I really want to share it with you, my Kansas City people.

So come on by my studio and see the first of the finished pieces, get a glimpse of the process, and see it in the context of my previous work. ​


Journey to Reflection: Work in Progress

Gillis Gallery Art Lab

1029 E 5th St, KCMO  64106

July 21, 2017, 6pm-9pm

 

Detail from “Reflections” by Chris Dahlquist

 



As the Historic Columbus Park neighborhood where we live and have our studio is becoming increasingly popular, we have decided to open our fabulous studio space to host guest artists in the newly formed Gillis Art Lab. Our vision is for it to be a welcoming and casual space for artists to test ideas and to show work outside of a formal gallery setting, and to demystify the creative process by allowing viewers to see work in progress. It is all a grand adventure!

Also open nearby on 3rd Friday:

Kiosk Gallery
916 E 5th

“Change is the Only Constant: Impermenent Photograms”  by Tracey Haynes

Trap Gallery
525 Gillis St

Katherine Davis – Journey to Abstract

Pick of the week, Oct 20

“Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.” — Ezra Cornell

After years of working with metal, this is the piece (a print on PAPER) I made for this year’s annual show, “Love Rust: A Celebration of Oxidation”  at the Trap Gallery in Columbus Park.  Closing reception for the show will be held Nov 8, 2014

Framed and unframed prints available.

Proximity

Have I told you how much I love our neighborhood?

 

Columbus Park mapOur neighborhood of Columbus Park is a 1/2 square mile right in the center of the city with a storied past. One of the oldest neighborhoods in Kansas City, it has a long history of housing immigrants, and by 1920 there were 10,000 newly arrived Italians living in the neighborhood. That eventually changed in the 1970’s as organized crime riddled the neighborhood with violence, leading to an exodus of many Italian residents. Columbus Park, the neighborhood cathedral, and a local non-profit once again opened their arms to new immigrants, and a displaced Vietnamese population was welcomed to begin their pursuit of the American dream. Most recently the neighborhood has become a destination of a new sort of immigrant. Drawn by the amazing history, the diverse community, and the old architectural bones, the creative class has now taken hold in the neighborhood. From my studio door I can see an Italian restaurant that has been in one family since the 1920’s, one of the city’s new collective studios, KC Textile Studio, and a warehouse filled to the ceiling with huge bags of rice to supply the local Asian markets. And if I were to have X-ray vision to see through the trees (and perhaps the new glasses that I have yet to pick out), I could also see the Missouri River and a very, very busy train track. Continue reading »

Book Pusher

I’ll admit I have a second love in life after photography. A love that both fulfills and fuels my wanderlust. A love so deep and a desire so great that I have it tattooed on my shoulder. A young love that brought me ridicule. And a love that often keeps me from sleep at night. A love so great I am sharing it with the world on a street corner.

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I love your cans

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Love Rust show last week. What a great time! Our neighborhood, Columbus Park, is the best, isn’t it!?

 

I had so much fun sharing images from my photographic sketchbook, and sharing everything I learned at Hallmark about photographing flowers, that I thought I would share some more with you. These are some of my favorites of the ubiquitous jalapeno cans in Guanajuato, Mexico that were outside of the scope of the Love Rust show. Continue reading »

Art Emergency!

Yep it happens – art emergencies.

 

  • Someone has forgotten a birthday until this very moment – and they were supposed to be at the celebration 30 minutes ago.
  • A couple believes they have commissioned a piece of artwork for the dining room, they think it will be ready before Thanksgiving dinner, but neither of them spoke with the artist.
  • There is an art opening planned and publicized, but no art arrives to open.

I am happy to report that at this point in my career these are not typically my emergencies, rather I have advanced to become the solution to said emergencies. So I might not have “solve blindness” on my to-do list like my friend Christina (who, btw, should get a huge whopping bonus if she gets to mark that one off!), but I am quite capable and equipped to render art related triage.

The result of the latest triage is a show I would be happy to have hanging anywhere (even with more than 12 hours notice), but especially since it will be in my own Columbus Park neighborhood. If you haven’t seen my previous body of work, “Collective Memories”, or you would like to revisit it, please swing by this Friday, May 18th to Columbus Park’s hottest new dinner spot, Pandolfi’s Deli.

 

Collective Memories

by Chris Dahlquist

Pandolfi’s

538 Campbell

Kansas City, MO 64106

Saturday 2LiveGiantClownThin ManEmmittFortune TellerCandied ApplesSaturday 3Human Art GalleryI Fly Away

Have an art emergency or want to learn more about the Collective Memories show please contact me.

Have you had a art emergency? Oh, and have you read Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern? I finished it yesterday and it makes me want to revisit these images and treat them in a different way! The first line of the description seems to fit with my week quiet well:

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.”

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