7:00- 9:30 pm
The Oak Street Mansion
4343 Oak Street | KCMO
Join us for an extraordinary evening of artistic exploration at Behind The Curtain – An Artist Discovery Series. Connect deeply with our featured artists in an intimate setting through an artist-led talk, interactive exhibit, live performance, interview, and engaging conversations. Discover photographer and visual artist Chris Dahlquist’s unique perspective, gain insight into her artistic journey, and witness her incredible work firsthand. Savor delectable cuisine and spirits curated to highlight the artists’ culture and vision. Feel the magic of an intimate musical performance by a master musician Amado Espinoza. Luxuriate in our charming boutique Inn with overnight accommodation.
Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a curious mind, or simply looking for a memorable night out, Behind The Curtain – An Artist Discovery Series offers an unforgettable experience. Limited to just 35 participants, the package includes an artist talk and gallery tour, live performance, food, beverages, and lodging (subject to Inn availability).
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Kansas City based visual artist Chris Dahlquist has exhibited extensively throughout the United States in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings including art galleries, art fairs, and large-scale public installations that allow audiences to interact with photographic objects in unexpected ways. Dahlquist’s works are in hundreds of individual, corporate and civic collections and have won numerous awards, including a curatorial award from the Houston Museum of Fine Arts as well as grants from Mid-America Art Alliance and the Kansas City Arts Council. Dahlquist is represented by Sager Reeves Gallery and Olson Larsen Galleries. | www.chrisdahlquist.com
Amado Espinoza, an award-winning Bolivian musician and instrument-maker, seamlessly fuses Andean folk traditions with diverse musical influences. He co-founded Resonation Music and Arts, LLC, fostering cultural curiosity through music and storytelling. Amado has collaborated with Ensemble Iberica, contributed to film, theater, and dance projects, and received the 2022 Spirit of Folk award from Folk Alliance International. He’s a 2019 grant recipient of the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program, a 2017 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Arts Fellow, and gave a masterclass on Andean Music at Berklee School of Music in October 2019. Amado is a Milan Conservatory graduate from Cochabamba, Bolivia. | www.amadoespinoza.com