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Third Friday in Columbus Park, July 19

 

The trap Gallery
525 Gillis, 6:00 p.m–10:00 p.m.

Gary Rockhold & Katie Seymour

Gary Rockhold
Signals



Photographer, mixed media and installation artist Gary Rockhold explores the visual, social and environmental norms of everyday life to uncover hidden beauty and truth. Signals will feature a large-scale installation of ArtStax!, new photography from Rockhold’s Reflections collection, digital landscapes and mixed media collages.

 

Katie Seymour

Animals have been used in art as metaphors and referends for human experiences and emotions since the beginning of time. They are sources of comfort, wisdom, bliss, tragedy, insight, and survival yet we often take advantage of and abuse these animals as well as their environments for our own benefit and comfort.
My work stems from this ironic animal–human dichotomy and strives to challenge the viewer to take a more profound look at how easily we betray the ecosystem and negatively impact the thing that sustains our own survival.
Through this concept, I advocate that our apathetic actions paralleled with their organic susceptibility are not just occurring in a distant zone of war, but rather at the heart of our own domestic and intimate lives. By saving them, we save ourselves. By destroying them, we destroy ourselves.

 

The trap Gallery opened in 2001 and is the cornerstone of art in Columbus Park.
Open 3rd Fridays, the trap's season is April–November.

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the eight one five gallery
815 E. 5th Street
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tarin Eicher/Tarin Eicher II

My work deals with the themes of the subjectivity of one’s relation to an environment and the cautious temptation of wanting to see dreams embodied in a reality. I focus on a utilization of line, color and composition to create paintings that continue to investigate the fundamental elements of art and human form. In the studio or in the field creating, I see these works as an abstract interpretation of our human condition. Expressive lines and use of color represent the aspects of how people interact in the world.

Tarin Eicher is a local Kansas City based artist with a studio in the West Bottoms. He has taught Drawing, Painting and Foundation Studies at the Art Institutes International Kansas City as well as Maple Woods Community College, Kansas City Art Institute and the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Tarin holds a B.F.A. in Illustration and an M.F.A. in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. When he is not creating, Tarin enjoys spending time with friends in his studio, engaging in critical thinking and most of all his dog Max.

Welch Agency
915 E. 5th Street

Photos by Zach Ingalls


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And while you're in the neighborhood

Columbus Park Ramen Shop, 549 Gillis

 

The North End, 910 E. 5th
3rd Friday drink specials,
kitchen until 10 p.m., bar until 1:30 a.m.