Welcome to Art a la Carte. I'm Journal-World arts editor Mindie Paget.
After a slew of gallery closings the past few years, a new art venue opens tonight with a marquee lineup of local artists. Lawrence artist Sally Piller has nestled 6 Gallery in the former home of Richard's Music, 716 1/2 Mass. The inaugural exhibition will feature works representing artists' approach to the world "Thresholds." Among the participants will be Hong Zhang, Judith McCrea, Lisa Grossman, Stephen Johnson and Justin Marable. The show opens with a reception from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and remains on view through Oct. 19.
And eight years in the making, the Spencer Museum of Art unveils its Aaron Douglas exhibition on Saturday. "Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist" is the first nationally touring retrospective to celebrate the art and legacy of Douglas, a Kansas native considered the foremost visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibit will include nearly 100 pieces. A book, public programs and a national conference coincide with the show, which runs through Dec. 2 in the museum's Kress Gallery, South Balcony and Central Court.
I'm Mindie Paget with Art a la Carte.