Square Riggers

Ships in Scale

Selections from the Kansas City Square Riggers

Ships in Scale will be the maiden exhibition at downtownKansas City’s newest art gallery in the financial district — The Box Gallery.  The models will be on display from April 1 through June 30, 2011.  An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday, April 1, 2011 from 4:00-6:00pm.

This special exhibit features hand-made ship models built by members of the Kansas City Square Riggers Club.  The Club was founded in 1996 by Paul Gagne for the purpose of promoting ship modeling.  The club members are devotees of ship and maritime history, diligently constructing historically accurate works that recall the notable impact of these nautical legends.  The model ships on display are recreations of historical American and European ships from the early 1700’s through the 1960’s.