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Traditional Women

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Artist Alisha Gambino's calling card is larger-than-life. After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute, the KC native spent nearly a decade working on eye-catching murals such as the Lewis and Clark piece in the River Market and the colorful immigrant tributes on buildings throughout downtown Kansas City, Kansas. For her upcoming exhibit, though, Gambino is scaling down her artistic vision. That's not to say she's changing her focus. Hoping to promote tolerance through art, Gambino remains fascinated with the elegance of different cultures. With Mujeres, she has created a collection of 11 paintings highlighting Mexican Indian women and their traditional dress. The exhibit at the Guada­lupe Center (1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez) kicks off with an opening reception from 7 to 9 tonight, and the show hangs until January. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Call 816-421-1015 for more information.
Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Dec. 7. Continues through Jan. 30, 2007

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