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Celebrating Artistic Vision and Spiritual Inspiration

The art of Gallery Hall connects you to a visual universe of wholeness, healing, and spirituality. Our space displays local and international artists who share the inner landscapes, intuitions, and viewpoints of our greater world community. Come and ground yourself in the life and beauty of the individual and the cosmic. And be reminded that we are all a part of the same great work of art.

Open Monday - Saturday
 9:00am to 9:00pm

Sunday 8:30am to 2:00pm

Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112


June 2017

Artist: Gene Friedman

Gene Emerson Friedman is an Associate Professor of Scenic Design at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he teaches The History Of Design And Technology Of World Theater, as well as design and rendering techniques in the Graduate Program. He has also served as the Resident Scenic Designer for the Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival for the past 20 years, and is the co-designer of the annually presented A Christmas Carol at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
            Gene serves as Architectural Historian of the Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (1629) at Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, where he also serves as the archivist and curator of the Casa de Santo Niño- the home of the oldest image of the infant Jesus in the world, which is revered by the Puebloan peoples as the living daughter of the Sun.
            The Stages of Conversion; The Santero Shrines of Gene Emerson Friedman has been presented at Mattie Rhodes Gallery, the Thornhill Gallery-Avila University, and various galleries, including the Writers’ Place.
Gene’s scenic design work has been seen at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival include Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, A Midsummers Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Richard the Third, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labours Lost, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure, As You Like It, King Lear, The Tempest, and As You Like It. Other theatrical design credits include Arizona Theater Company, Second City, Noble Fool Theatre Company of Chicago, Historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Stages-Saint Louis, and Kansas City Repertory Theatre. 


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