The greater Kansas City area is hosting over 100 exhibitions in association with NCECA.  Together with Lew White Bus Tours, our local team has put together some incredible bus routes to help you make the most of your conference experience.  The galleries & venues mounting these shows are rolling out their red carpets…(or rather, their red white & black NCECA Exhibition flags) with receptions on either Thursday or Friday night.  We are pleased to offer bus shuttle service to several points of interest, where you can take in the beauty of this exceptional artwork!
Busses will run from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in a continuous loop at approximately 30 minute intervals, so you can hop on and hop off as you please!  Busses will depart from the street outside the lower lobby of the convention center. First up, on

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 (route 4) – Save $5.00 by purchasing your ticket prior to Conference!  Only $25.00 per person 

Stop 1:  In the heart of the Crossroads Art District you will find 17 venues hosting 24 shows:

Harris Deller

Harris Deller, from Shapers of the Field: Honors and Fellows Exhibition at Leedy-Voulkos

• Leedy-Voulkos Art Center 2012 Baltimore Avenue


“Shapers of the Field: Honors and Fellows Exhibition”
“2015 National Juried Exhibition”
“NCECA 2016 Emerging Artists Exhibition”
• Mid America Arts Alliance Convening Space & Culture Lab 2018 Baltimore Avenue
“Masquerade/The Ceramic Figurine”
 “InCiteful Clay”
• Pots on Wheels (POW) 2019 Baltimore Avenue
“In Situ: Pottery Tours and Clay Culture”
• Marietta Chair Building 2020 Baltimore Avenue
“From Here to There”
“Ware and Tear”
• Beggar’s Table Gallery 2010 Baltimore Avenue
“Around the Corner”

Bonnie Seeman from InCitefulClay at MidAmerica Arts Alliance

• Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art 2004 Baltimore Avenue

“The Once and Future: New Now”
“Red-Hot Shop”
• Beco Flowers 1922 Baltimore Avenue
“Pewabic: Past/Present”

• The Gallery at 1708 Baltimore 1708 Baltimore Avenue

• Fraction Gallery & Print Studio 130 West 18th Street
Image as MetaphorEquities

Ole Lislefud from Image as Metaphor at Todd Weiner Gallery

“Tromp L’oeil: Ceramics of the Third Wave”
• Garcia Squared Contemporary 115 West 18th Street
“From the Wheel to the Wall”
• Todd Weiner Gallery 115 West 18th Street
“Image as Metaphor”
• 2016 Main 2016 Main Street
“A Quiet Cadence”
“Ordinary Opposites”
“New Works by Brian Horsch”
SunSet|SunRise-Work from Studio Nong at Weinberger Fine ArtLeandra Urrutia

Leandra Urrutia, Guan Yin and Eve from SunSet|SunRise:  Work from Studio Nong at Weinberger Fine Art

• Arts KC 106 Southwest Blvd.
“Nothing You’ve Ever Done Before”
• Weinberger Fine Art 114 Southwest Blvd.
“SunSet|SunRise: Work from Studio Nong”

• Blue Gallery 118 Southwest Blvd.

“Figurative Fascination + Forms Embellished: New Work by Mark Knott + Kirsten Stingle” 
• Fine Folk 122 Southwest Blvd.
“Contemporary Confluence”
• Webster House 1644 Wyandotte Street
“Midwest Clay Artists: A collective of Our Progression”


Stop 2 is at 20th & Walnut nearby, you will find four shows in one great location:

Miguel Rodriguez from "Every Semester, Collecting KCAI Ceramics

Miguel Rodriguez from “Every Semester, Collecting KCAI 1995-2015 Ceramics”

Belger Arts Center 2100 Walnut Street

“The Garden Party”
“Every Semester: Collecting KCAI 1995-2015 Ceramics”
“Role Models”

Stop 3 is on Belleview Avenue alongside the:

Charlotte Street Foundation, La Esquina 1000 West 25th Street
“Across the Table, Across the Land”

Stop 4 is on 45th Street, where you can find two venues:

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 4525 Oak Street
“Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change”
KCAI Dodge Painting Building 4446 Oak Street

Click here to get your ticket at the advance rate of $25.00!

Stop 1 is on McGee Street, where you will find 10 incredible shows at 4 locations:

Generations- A Legacy of Mentorship-Steven Hill Pitcher NCECA

Steven Hill from Generations: A Legacy of Mentorship at Bredin-Lee Gallery

Bredin-Lee Gallery 1729 McGee Street
“Makers: The Independents”
“Makers as Mentors”
“Generations: A Legacy of Mentorship”
“323 Clay Studio show”
“3 Degrees of Separation: Work by Susan Speck, Robert Lawarre III and Marko Fields”
KCAI Grand Arts Gallery 1819 Grand Blvd.
 “Chromafilia/ Chromaphobia”
Hilliard Gallery1820 McGee Street
 “International Cone Box Show”
“Past Cone Box Juror Show”
“Flourishing: Ceramic Legacy of Kansas State University”
Vulpes Bastille 1737 Locust Street
 “Accessibility by Design”

Stop 2  is on Campbell Street alongside:

The Studio, Inc. 1708 Campbell Street
“Ghosts + Stooges”
“Materiality, Methodology, Metamorphosis”
Downstairs Studio P 1708 Campbell Street
“Standing Wave”

Stop 3 is on Tracy Avenue at 21st Street, where you can walk one block to:

Host Decalcomaniacs Platter 300(1)

Meredith Host from Decalcomaniacs at Belger Craneyard Studios

Belger Crane Yard Studios  2011 Tracy Avenue

“Home Base: Studio Members’ Exhibition of Red Star Studios”
“Alumni Gathering: Red Star Studios’ Past and Current Artists in Residence”
“Archie Bray Foundation Resident & Visiting Artists”

Stop 4 The bus stop is at rear entrance to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Simone Leigh from "Simone Leigh at the H&R Block Artspace

Simone Leigh from “Simone Leigh at the H&R Block Artspace

H & R Block Artspace 16 East 43rd Street

“Simone Leigh”
Kansas City Art Institute 4410 Warwick Blvd.
“Highlights of the Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection”
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art4420 Warwick Blvd.
“A Whisper of Where it Came From”
The Warehouse 4218 Walnut Street
“Middle Ground”

Stop 5 is on the drive at the edge of the parking lot for the:

Bernadette Torres from Strictly Figurative Invitational at Carter Arts Center

Bernadette Torres from Strictly Figurative: Invitational at Carter Arts Center

Carter Art Center Gallery at MCC-Penn Valley 3201 Southwest Trafficway

“Strictly Figurative: Invitational
“UM-Columbia Ceramics Graduate Student   Exhibition”
“The Sound of Color”

Stop 6 The bus stop is on 16th Street alongside:

Haw Contemporary Gallery 1600 Liberty Street
“Collective Identity: The Legacy of an Icon – Ken Ferguson”
Plug Projects 1613 Genessee Street
“Christina West – Stay Asleep”

Be sure to stay tuned to the Blog and especially this Inside NCECA column for more information about the best stuff you don’t want to miss!