Now-Oct. 1: An installation of sculptural work by sophomore sculpture students is on view through Oct. 1 at the Overland Park Arboretum, 8909 W. 179 St., Overland Park, Kan. Students were challenged to create ephemeral works of art that would complement the installation sites’ surroundings and change with nature over the months leading up to October. Materials incorporated into the works include hay, rocks, dyed cloth, wood and vinyl. The work can be seen along the Cottonwood Trail, West Trail and in the Prairie. Students with work on view include William Bradley, Benjamin Bradshaw, Charles Cintron, Oliver Clark, Kimberly Davidson, Rebekka Federle, Kirsten Holt, Elizabeth Howe, Lauren Lanza, Nicholas Missel, Maxwell Newman, Laura Valle, Erin Van Jura, Zachary Voss and Wyatt Wood. The arboretum is open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday and admission is free. For more information, contact Julie Bilyea, recreation supervisor for the City of Overland Park, at 913-344-8656. Pictured: Framing walls for Issey Howe’s installation come down. Howe encased a concrete sculpture in a cube of hay intended to attract animals from the park to pick apart the hay form over time and reveal the sculpture inside. Photo credit: Cat Szalkowski.
Now-July 27: “The Instructor Exhibit,” an exhibition of KCAI’s Continuing and Professional Studies program instructors, is on view through July 27 at KCAI’s North campus, 1801 N.W. Platte Road, Riverside. Included in the exhibition are Mark Anderson, Doug Baker (’80 photography), Alice Evans Broughton (’96 painting), Brett Chenoweth, Dan Dakotas, Anne Garney, Doug Hamer, Leila Hybl (’09 fiber and art history), Stephanie Kantor, Krystal Kuhn (’11 printmaking), Christopher Lowrance, Nancy Martin (’91 painting), Kerry Meier, Polly McCann, Rachel Mindrup, Evin Moore, Victoria Crowder-Payne, Kelsey Pike (’11 art history), Desmound Poirier, Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Bryan C. Ratliff (’96 illustration), Clayton Skidmore (’09 painting), Holly Ann Schenk, Evan Tedlock (’10 animation), Gwen Thurn, Jane Vorhees, Chun Wang and Wayne A Wilkes (’95 illustration). Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at 816-802-3333.
Now-Sept. 29: The “2012 Kansas City Flatfile,” an exhibition featuring two-dimensional artwork by Kansas City-based artists in media including drawing, photography, prints and mixed-media works on paper as well as time-based artwork in the “Videofile,” is on view at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI, 16 E. 43 St. The “Kansas City Flatfile” is an invitational biennial exhibition that provides visitors with a unique and intimate art viewing experience, encouraging viewers to browse through individual artist portfolios stored within flatfile cabinets, or select video works to screen in the “Videofile.” This exhibition has become a much-anticipated venue to discover new artists, see new bodies of artwork by familiar artists and purchase artworks to include in art collections. Regular gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.kcai.edu/artspace. Pictured: “Artspace #1,” John Ferry, 2012, oil.
June 24: The Sixth Annual Art of the Car Concours® will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd. The event will feature over 200 vintage, classic and special-interest vehicles, including cars, trucks, racing cars and motorcycles belonging to collectors from 65 cities in 12 states and is unique in having no formal judging or vehicle classes. Art of the Car Concours® provides a wide range of vintage, high-quality, original vehicles in an eclectic and informal setting. The Concours is an annual event that benefits the KCAI student scholarship fund. To purchase tickets, visit www.kcai.edu/concours. For more information, contact Anne Canfield at 816-802-3426 or email@example.com.