The Slap and Tickle Gallery (504 East 18th Street, 816-716-5940) presents Terra Firma, an exhibit of multimedia works by Chris LaValley. Incorporating painting, sculpture, ceramics and drawing, LaValley's pieces have the feel of collages whose constituent parts were found, rather than individually created, by the artist. The Slap and Tickle, not content with monthly wall exhibits alone, also presents a reading by Nairba Sirrah from Allen Ginsberg's Howl and music by the Cosmic One Trio. The gallery is open tonight from 6 to 9 p.m.
Fri., April 3, 6-9 p.m.; Sat., April 4, 1-5 p.m., 2009