Visual Fusion probably didn't envision this weather when they planned "Gallery in Heat," but that's just one of Delano's Final Friday events this week. This exhibit is the first "Artist Collective" Final Friday. The studio invited the public to submit their own cat-themed artwork. Two of the pieces will even be by cats, from the Kansas Humane Society. Thirty percent of the proceeds go to KHS. Visual Fusion also encouraged attendees and participants to bring animal care supplies to donate as well.
(Don't worry. Despite the name, we're sure Visual Fusion will have their A/C on.)
Next door, Picasso's Pizzeria will have an exhibit of original art by one of its longtime employees from 7-10pm.
Delano BBQ has two exceptional events this Friday. Their regular art exhibit this month is the art of Xenophon Phillip Smith, an avid cyclist and photographer. Mr. Smith won't be at the exhibit, because he was hit by a car while on his bike earlier this month. Instead, the exhibit will be hosted from 5-8 by a family friend, Jonathan Clark. Mr. Clark is another local artist whose father had Smith as a physical therapist. Ten percent of Delano BBQ's proceeds that night will go to Smith's family.
But that's not all. After the exhibit, the June Delano After Dark presentation will be by the Guinea Pig Lab Theater, with a reading of The True Story of Susanna Salter -