March Final Friday

March 29th - April 22nd

This March at the Phoenix Gallery, our Final Friday Exhibition features two exciting local artists!

Emma Hixson will be in the Phoenix Underground debuting her new show ‘Cadmium Orange’. A recent KU graduate, Emma’s vibrant colors and cozy subject matter is great way to welcome in the changing seasons.

In the Phoenix West Gallery space, Bri Ladwig, will be unveiling her new exhibition, ‘Visions in Wartime’. Filled with symbolism and provoking imagery, Bri’s show is a must see!

You can meet the artists, and gain insight into their artworks, on opening night, March 29th from 6pm to 9pm. These exhibits will be available for viewing to the public until April 22nd.


Emma Hixson

Lawrence, KS

Emma Hixson graduated in Spring 2022 with a double major in Illustration and Visual Art with an emphasis in painting from the University of Kansas. Emma recently had solo shows at the Stephen Smith Gallery in Topeka KS, the Kansas Union Gallery in Lawrence, KS and The Jonas Gallery in Colby, KS. She studied at Mount Gretna School of Art’s Summer intensive painting program in Pennsylvania for the Summer of 2022 and received the Anderson Ranch Scholarship where she took a painting workshop. Emma is currently teaching art at Silver Lake High School. She enjoys taking care of her houseplants and cats, going on runs with her mom, and cooking for her friends.

To view Emma's works online or to purchase, please click here.


Bri Ladwig

Lawrence, KS

Bri Ladwig is a Black mixed-race queer mama, illustrator, and doula whose work centers around Black Joy, Pleasure, Liberation, decolonizing storytelling, generational healing, and Afrofuturism. In 2023, she self-published Couldn’t Drag Me Away, a collection of original watercolor illustrations and poetry, and in 2020, she  illustrated Ordinary Time, published by Tilted House Books. She is also the creator and curator of Honey Fair Magazine, a liberated art magazine. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas where she has built a home on love, freedom, and belonging for her two children, Zsa Zsa and Aiden.

To view Bri's works online or to purchase, please click here.


These exhibits will be in the Phoenix Underground Gallery and the West Gallery space, the artists will be stopping by on opening night to discuss and promote their artwork. Be sure to like and follow our Facebook and Instagram before the show so you can be kept up to date on events involving the March Final Friday exhibition.