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Epsten Gallery Presents UrbanSuburban X


The Epsten Gallery celebrates the 10th anniversary of UrbanSuburban with some significant format changes to this well-known exhibition and auction fundraising program that has been bringing together local artists in Kansas City’s urban and suburban creative communities since 2005.

New for this year, the Epsten Gallery is hosting an exhibition without an art auction with all works of art available for purchase. Artists may collect 50% of the proceeds on the sale of their works with the remainder going to support Epsten Gallery’s programs. Artists are also invited to make full donations of sales, and some have already offered such contributions. “We continue to be inspired and awed by the creativity and generosity of our community’s artists, says Epsten Gallery Executive Director Marcus Cain.

Artist: Brett Reif

Additionally, the Epsten Gallery invited Joshua Fischer, Assistant Curator at the Rice University Gallery, Houston, TX, to serve as guest curator/juror to review submissions and select artwork for this exhibition. The Rice Gallery is especially known for its installation-based exhibitions and some of this year’s new participating artists submitted installations for Fischer’s consideration.

The 2014 UrbanSuburban Co-Chairs are Epsten Gallery Executive Board member Bill Kort and Past President Michael Klein, and a dynamic and creative UrbanSuburban Patron Party is being hosted at the nationally-recognized Bruce Goff-designed, Mid-20th Century residence of Rod Parks, owner of Retro Inferno. Patrons this year will also enjoy a private, first-look, preview brunch prior to the exhibition opening.

This year’s exhibition is a great opportunity for Epsten Gallery Patrons, collectors and visitors alike to support Kansas City’s most talented artists by acquiring a quality work of art in painting, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, photography, drawing, printmaking or mixed media in support of the Epsten Gallery and its programs. For more information on becoming an UrbanSuburban Patron and attending this year’s events, please contact Epsten Gallery Curator Heather Lustfeldt, at 913-266-8414

UrbanSuburban X: Perception & Reflection 

September 7 – October 26, 2014


Sunday, September 7, 2014 

Patron Brunch Private Preview (ticketed event)

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom


Sunday, September 7, 2014 

Opening Reception (free and open to the public)

1-4 p.m.

Gallery Talk: 2-2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom


Thursday, September 18, 2014 (ticketed event)

A Blast from the Past – Private Patron Party Celebrating UrbanSuburban X: 6-9 p.m.

LOCATION: Bruce Goff-designed, Mid-20th Century Residence of

Rod Parks, Owner of Retro Inferno


Participating Artists

Jorge Garcia Almodovar • Sylvia Rose Augustus • Marci Aylward Lynn Benson • Betty Bikson • Derrick Breidenthal • Tim Brown • Joe Bussell • John Davis Carroll

Chris Dahlquist • Lorrie Crystal Eigles • Gloria Baker Feinstein • Linda Filby-Fisher • Rachelle Gardner • Rhonda Ginsberg • The Estate of Lester Goldman

Shea Gordon Festoff • Meredith Host • Molly Kaderka • Jessica Kincaid • Misha Kligman • Lee Knox • Don Kottmann • Janet Kuemmerlein • Judith Levy

Megan Mantia & Leone Reeves • Karen McCoy • Marlene Melzer • Miles Neidinger  Jason Pollen • Jane Pronko • Robert Quackenbush • Carlyle Raine • Sharon Reeber Brett Reif • Rachel Rosenfeld • Jim Sajovic • Janet Satz • Emil Schuzel • Phil Shafer Deanna Skedel • Carla Malone Steck • Julia Steinberg • Julian Stropes

John Sutton III • Larry Thomas • Cheryl Toh • Heinrich Toh • Nic Tullis • Kory Twaddle Sandra Van Tuyl • David Watne • Mary Wessel • Terry Wheeler • Casey Whittier

Allan Winkler • James Woodfill