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Megan Leigh Kasper

First Friday Art Walk
August 2023
Megan, a full-time emerging artist as well as interior designer in the Kansas City area, loves connecting with people and making life more beautiful. Based on a quote that “butterflies can’t see their wings and how beautiful they are”, she paints butterfly wings that people resonate with because it's a visual of what their spirit and personality are.

Shelly Bedsaul

Nancy has been doing art for many years and truly loves all kinds of art. She enjoys drawing portraits with colorful pencils and painting with alcohol inks. Depending on the materials she uses, she either feels relaxed or free to explore vibrant colors and make abstract art.

Shawn Delker

Self-taught quilting artist, Shawn Marie Delker, started her quilting journey in 2000 and soon developed into something extraordinary when she discovered art quilting. Displaying her love and wonder of the natural world, her work is based on combining botanical printing and thread painting.

Celebrating our 150th Art Walk Show

First Friday Art Walk
November 2023
You have been instrumental as we began our journey 13 years ago and have continued to show your support by coming month after month. We are honored for you to attend our special exhibit where we recognize 13 years of participation with our 150th special First Friday Art Walk exhibit.

Lisa LaRue-Baker

First Friday Art Walk
December 2023
Lisa, a traditional double-wall basket maker, explores various artistic media, including mobiography and digital manipulation, Cherokee twining, and other textile arts. Being a Native American artist, she not only specializes in crafting traditional art representing her tribe, but also delves into contemporary arts across diverse genres.

Pradeep Bangalore

First Friday Art Walk
Month 2023
A fascination with computer graphics and animation propelled Pradeep to delve into the realm of 3D computer modeling, which evolved into a unique artistic technique he coined "Lasered Layers." This entails the painstaking assembly of intricately laser-cut sheets of paper, each layer meticulously crafted to create a captivating 3D relief effect.

Chuck Cranston

First Friday Art Walk
January 2024
A retired professor, filmmaker and photographer, Chuck seeks to find interesting locations to photograph, from abstract space to serene beauty found in nature. He often likes to create cinematic images with his photography that are both interpretive and dramatic.

Washburn Rural High School Students

First Friday Art Walk
March 2024
NexLynx Gallery showcases the works of 9th – 12th grade students currently enrolled in advanced art classes at Washburn Rural High School. Students work in a variety of media including metals, clay, acrylic, charcoal, graphite and various mixed media applications.

Barbara Schilling & Diane Wurzer

First Friday Art Walk
April 2024
Focusing on outdoor, natural subjects, Diane Wurzer, will be displaying Photographic Art - photography with a twist.
Recently completing a metalsmithing class, Barbara Schilling, will display her new edgy jewelry designs with a variety of pieces to choose from.

Sylvia Levings

First Friday Art Walk
May 2024
Over the years as an active quilter, Sylvia has created lots of unique designs. She uses techniques such as quilting around images to make them puff out and appliqueing by hand. When there isn’t a printed image on material available, appliqueing by hand is a way to create the quilt picture.