Don't You Blow your Big Top

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Presented by Foundation Event Space at Foundation Event Space, Kansas City MO

Nov 07 2019
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Don’t You Blow Your Big Top | November 7, 2019 6pm-10pm | Foundation Event Space | An exhibition of 38 oil paintings from Michael Schliefke in the West Bottoms. Rodeo clowns, carnivals, and sideshows help to take a look at America today.

On Thursday, November 7th from 6-10 in the West Bottoms, the Foundation Event Space is pleased to host ‘Don’t You Blow Your Big Top’, an exhibition of recent oil paintings and drawings by Kansas City artist Michael Schliefke.

This show features over thirty eight new oil paintings centered around the brash volume of discourse in America today. Rodeo clowns, carnivals, matadors and sideshows help recreate the tensions, bravado, excitement and disappointment of today’s times.


Free Admission

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This one night exhibition of 38 original oil paintings by Kansas City painter Michael Schliefke takes place from 6-10pm at the Foundation Event Space in the West Bottoms. Located next door to the venerable Ship bar, there will be an informal gathering of friends and the public at The Ship after the show ends starting at 10. After the show comes down, all the work will be available for viewing at Michael’s studio in Northeast Kansas City. More information can be found on his website,

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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Foundation Event Space

1221 Union, Kansas City, MO 64101

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