Founded in 2005 as the Vault Gallery and transitioned into BASE Gallery in 2007, the gallery as a whole has showcased over 60 artist and 90+ art shows. The gallery also has it's very own retail boutique called Grey Matter, which has over 15 artist at one time showcasing glassware, jewelry, prints, and ceramics at any given time.
This gallery supports all forms of artistic expression that can make a difference in what matters most, LIFE. The gallery has evolved from just showing work on its walls to curating for local business, such as ZIMMER Real Estate Company and creating an art development program BASED on the knowledge and experience. A student will learn the basic foundation of art and learn how to harness their perspectives into something tangible and unique to the artist experience.
June First FridayShannon Knopke
About the Artist
Creativity can be found in the chaos, calm or quiet stillness of everyday life.Shannon Knopke finds it everywhere, it is her life story, her family and the world around her that drive her to create and make it impossible for her to sit still.
Shannon was born and raised in the heart of the Midwest and travels coast to coast as often as possible. Her life experiences give her the energy to fill a room and make an impact on those that she meets.
Shannon studied art at the University of Kansas where she covered a wide variety of medias, design, graphic art, and art history graduating with a degree in fine arts and visual communications.
Most of her artwork through the years has always included some form of the human element. “I really enjoy trying to capture the likeness of a person, I am fascinated with fine detail and really capturing what that life has to say to me."
Shannon has spent the last 15 years juggling her life as a mom to her three kids (her primary inspiration) and keeping art as part of her life, working independently as a freelance artist she has completed hundreds of murals, gifts, and portraits.
Zimmer Headquarters | Paintings by Kevin McGraw & Joha Bisone
My work is inspired by nature, movement, patterns, architecture, and the human figure. I enjoy the challenge of combining unlikely images and ideas. Gathering information first and then making small collage studies that are then viewed for reference. Using delicate detailing and graceful line qualities, I create moments of reality that transform into whimsical landscapes. Intuition and curiosity lead the way.
Kevin McGraw is an artist of many mediums. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Kevin is a 1990 graduate from the University of Kansas with a BFA in Graphic Design. He also studied painting, sculpture, and art history. His one man shows have appeared in Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City.
The Base Gallery has been in Crossroads since January 2007, participating in what makes the Crossroads Arts District what it is today,with First Fridays, art openings and supporting local and regional artist. Prior to Base Gallery, Director/Curator, Luis Garcia had the Vault Gallery from 2005-2007 at one point managing both the Vault and Base. Overall the gallery has had 84 First Friday Art Shows and events .
The Mutlicultural Median between art and community. Base gallery is a division of Spyn llc, and is a multicultural & generational art gallery that welcomes diverse genres, mediums and ideas. Base Gallery is the alternative. all rights reserved ©2012-13
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Kansas City artist Luis Garcia steps up to our Art Attack challenge to create a new piece of work in less than an hour, and he does it all for charity!
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Hello Art Patrons~ Crossroads Kansas City, MO, March 6th, 2014 – Spyn Studio + BASE Gallery Invite you to meet Latina Artist, Eugenia Ortiz this special evening of “REFLECTION”. This show be showing through March 29th. ~ Please Join us tonight starting at 5:30 to meet this artist for insight into the Reflection.~ Click on Facebook Event link to let us know your coming. https://www.facebook.com/events/645598135505498/ [...]More Detail