Tonight was what is called "First Friday" here in Kansas City. The Crossroads Arts District is a neighborhood of art, one of a kind stores and wonderful restaurants. Each month thousands flock to this neighborhood to enjoy the galleries, shops and to dine. To check it out for next month, go to www.kccrossroads.org
David Gross, seated before 3 of his paintings
A David Gross Landscape
David's family help him celebrate the opening
The Hilliard is a great gallery, located in an amazing space. If you have never been to the Hilliard, go soon while "Assorted Spaces" is still hanging. Enjoy the paintings of David Gross!
And of course, you are always invited to our studio in For Art'sake at 10 South Silver in Paola.
After enjoying David's show, the Somerset Ridge Painters and spouses and partners enjoyed
Michael Smith's Extra Virgin, a restaurant featuring Mediterranean tapas.
Our table was laden with small plates of food that made the tabletop look like a painting!
We enjoyed Braised Beef Short Ribs, Chickpea Fries,
Deviled Eggs, Gratin of Spanish Bacalao, Spanish influenced Chicken Livers,
(actually, the Spanish influenced the recipe, not the chickens!)
Lamb Kebabs with apricot & mango chutney, Salads of many variates
and Michael's Homemade Chips of Potato, Plantain and Bacon.