What started several years ago as a series of invitation-only art salons hosted by Scott Heidmann and Ken Petti in their home at the Alameda Towers, has evolved into twice-yearly artistic installations in a series of less traditional venues (most recently a multi-media collaboration with visual artist Ryan Wilks and other artists at the Kansas City Public Library).
In August, Heidmann and Petti will bring Rome-based ceramic artist Paolo Porelli back to Kansas City (in 2016 he did a residency at Red Star Studios) at the Haw Contemporary Gallery. The exhibition will kick off with a private invitation-only event and run, free to the public, for the following nine days. “He will cover a variety of themes,” says Heidmann. “Worship of nature, idols, beauty. The first night will be an immersive evening inspired by Paolo’s work.”