André’s Coffee + Wine Bar
5018 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112
As a large supporter of the arts in Kansas City, André’s is excited to provide a space for artists to display and sell their work. Art will be on display in our Coffee + Wine Bar for three exhibits throughout the year: November - February |March - June | July - October
A free opening reception will be held at the beginning of each exhibit in the tea room at 5018 Main Street. Join us these evenings from 5 to 7 PM to see the artist, enjoy wine and light appetizers and see additional works of their art (in addition to their installment in the Coffee + Wine Bar).
Anyone interested in having their art presented at Andre's should contact email@example.com for more information.
Artist: Bev Gegen
Exhibit November - February: “A Garden Party”
Opening Reception: Monday, November 5th 5 - 7 PM
About the Artist
Bev Gegen is a painter and artist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She is best known for her series of abstract compositions as well as her contemporary garden paintings. Her work is inspired by the beauty of the natural world and the versatile materiality of paint. When she is not tending her garden, you can find her in studio constantly creating new work.
Gegen studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute. Studying under master painter Wilbur Niewald, she was educated in the astute awareness of color and form. She also studied in the studio of painter Philomene Bennet, where she was introduced to an understanding of abstraction and structure. Growing up, her mother was an artist for Hallmark and was Gegen’s first inspiration into the pursuit of artistic creation.
Gegen’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States in Chicago, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa. Her work can be found in many private and public collections such as the Stower’s Research Institute, University of Northern Iowa, Remax Realty, Intercontinental Hotel, and Mercy Medical Center. She is an active member of the American Pastel Society and the Kansas City Artist Coalition. Her work can be found at Moberg Fine Art Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa and Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas.
Next exhibit: March - June 2019
Artist: Katrina Revenaugh
Opening Reception: Monday, March 4th 5-7 PM
What is Scherenschnitte?
The story behind the art on our updated packaging
Paper cutting has been around since the 16th century. Different cultures have different names and different styles. In Switzerland, it is called scherenschnitte, German for “scissor cuts.” This traditional art involves cutting symmetrical shapes of paper to depict scenes of the Swiss countryside.
Scherenschnitte is the feature of our packaging. The art reflects the heritage of the Bollier family and our many longtime employees who strive to bring the same precision and beauty to chocolate making. Elements of our various scherenschnitte patterns (such as the Swiss flag, a chalet, edelweiss, the three generations, an alphorn, a chef + animals that help to create or harvest our ingredients) can be seen on the packaging of our various products and in our tea room.
Can you find them?
We invite you to experience our new gift boxes for yourself, others, and all that scherenschnitte.