2017 SPECIAL EXHIBITS
ROCK ART –Stone Quilt Design; Susan Judy; Denver, CO and WKP Accent Tables; Bill Peterson; Boulder, CO
Colorado artists Judy and Bill have brought some of their creations to the Kansas City Show. Judy inlays natural materials in a stone mosaic to create pictures and Bill uses natural materials to create tables.
MR. BONES – Tim Seeber; Louisville, CO
Once again the Kansas City Gem & Mineral show is proud to present Tim and his friendly dinosaur puppets. They can be seen wandering the floor during show hours. Beware or you will be eaten!
GIANT DINO PUZZLE – Science City; Kansas City, MO
Volunteers from Science City have brought a giant 3 dimensional dinosaur puzzle to the show for the kids to assemble. Are they up to the challenge?
MISSOURI MINES STATE HISTORIC SITE – Art Hebrank; Park hills, MO
A display of minerals from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Museum
GEODES! WHAT IS IN THOSE ROUND ROCKS? – Dr. Charles Spencer, Lees Summit, MO; Ken Stalder, De Soto, KS; and Bruce Stinemetz, Independence, MO
A display of geodes from around the world, and an explanation of how geodes form in nature.
THE ART OF FLINT KNAPPING – Demonstrations by various local artists
Flint knapping is the art of shaping rocks such as flint and chert into weapons and tools. Demonstrations will be given continuously throughout the Show
WALK THROUGH STORY BOOK – Judy Oetting; Levasy, MO
A geological experience geared to the younger set, but of interest to everyone.
IS THAT REALLY REAL? – Mark Sherwood, Oak Grove, MO; Bruce Stinemetz, Independence, MO; and Herman Hanley, Grain Valley, MO
A look at the way minerals and gemstones can be modified, enhanced, assembled, or even created in the lab.
Missouri Minerals – Friends of Mineralogy, Mississippi Valley Chapter
A display of outstanding mineral specimens from Missouri presented by members of the Friends of Mineralogy.