Alexander Austin has left his artistic mark on Kansas City&'s architecture for years. Several of his public murals appear along Troost and the Jazz district. In 2007 Austin received a commission to paint the biggest canvas ever, the sweeping southern facade of the Power & Light District. The mural covering 18,000 square feet, transforming a two-block stretch of blank wall into a panorama that now stands as the gateway to the district. The philanthropic artist has given his unique talent to inspire the lost and discouraged at City Union Mission with his mural titled: Journey of Hope, adorning the wall of the Missions new Christian Life Center. It's a kind of homecoming, bringing him back to the place he stayed when he was homeless two decades ago. Austin has received several awards for his public art projects. Austin's public work can be seen throughout the metro. His paintings and drawings hang in the homes of celebrities like Will Smith and Danny Glover. But this will be Alexander Austin's first solo gallery exhibition.
Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Feb. 12. Continues through March 10, 2010