An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

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This Friday, November 6th would have been Kathy’s birthday. She passed last year after a battle with cancer. I was fortunate to have known Kathy, and her art was a big crowd favorite at the Rare Visions/Detour Art show at the Belger. Eclectics Gallery in Brookside is having an opening in honor of Kathy, her art and her spirit.

Who: Kathy Ruth Neal and Friends
What: A retrospective look at some truly entertaining works of art!
When: Friday November 6th, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Eclectics Gallery at 7015 Oak, KCMO, 816-361-6643
Why: Because we have been so inspired by Kathy Ruth and know that you will be too!


Kathy Ruth was a wood carver and described her work as “vignettes of American life: events of the day, at the movies, the circus, or politics.” Although Neal has recently passed away, her work carries exciting life that continues to inspire us. Eclectics Gallery was enhanced through having this talented artist show at our shop for many years, and now we would like to invite you to a look back at some of the brilliant movie-themed carvings that Kathy Ruth brought to life. Help us remember Kathy Ruth Neal’s wonderful sense of humor and creative spirit displayed through her extraordinary art. We celebrate this productive artistic life and ask you to come, see, and be dazzled!