If these walls could talk, monolingual Americans might be left in the dark. The Thornhill Gallery at Avila University is getting romantic linguistically speaking with a new exhibit called Art That Speaks Spanish. Luckily, the work of the artists from Spain, Mexico and Chile needs no translation. Printmaker Fernando Garcia Herrera is known for his shadowy etchings of wild and domestic animals, while fellow Spaniard José Luis Muñozs drawings for this show evoke Alice in Wonderland. A bit bolder in his ample figures and flashy colors, Mexican native Juan Carlos Breceda adds a dreamlike quality to the exhibit, and Chilean native Monica Alfara-Maluenda throws in a little bling with embossed silver pieces and handcrafted jewelry. See for yourself during an opening event tonight from 5 to 8. Or visit the gallery at 11901 Wornall Tuesdays through Fridays between noon and 3 p.m. The show ends October 5. Call 816-501-2443 for more information.
Fri., Aug. 31, 5-8 p.m.