Arts Calendar

Effective Friday, September 28th, 2018, KC Studio will begin streaming events listings from ArtsKCGo.com on our calendar page below. For calendar inquiries and submissions, please contact ArtsKC at go@artskc.org. ArtsKCGo is solely responsible for the content.


Chanticleer: 40th Anniversary Tour

10-24-2018

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well...

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Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary compositions. The group’s 40th anniversary tour – Then and There, Here and Now – is a panoramic look at Chanticleer’s complete musical history, featuring classical pieces, traditional songs, and modern melodies.

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Making a Scene Tours: Curator-Led

10-24-2018

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm

RSVP on Eventbrite.

Erin Dziedzic is director of curatorial affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and curator of Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene. Dziedzic was also curator of Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage; Xaviera Simmons: Number 16;...

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Erin Dziedzic is director of curatorial affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and curator of Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene. Dziedzic was also curator of Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage; Xaviera Simmons: Number 16; A Whisper of Where It Came From; Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder; Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy; Worlds Otherwise Hidden; and co-curator of Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction and more at Kemper Museum. She has contributed to publications with Kemper Museum, Savannah College of Art and Design, Island Press, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, and she was guest editor of Art Papers(May/June 2013).

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Tags:   Art Galleries History | Culture Lectures Literary Museums Talks VisualFree

Midwest Poets Series: Bob Stewart

10-25-2018

Presented by Rockhurst University at Arrupe Hall Auditorium, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

Bob Stewart, the director of the Midwest Poets Series for 35 years, will return to Rockhurst University following his retirement last April — this time, however, as the first guest of the series’ 36th season, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25,...

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Bob Stewart, the director of the Midwest Poets Series for 35 years, will return to Rockhurst University following his retirement last April — this time, however, as the first guest of the series’ 36th season, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Arrupe Hall Auditorium.

Poet Christopher Buckley said that Stewart’s poems “begin with concrete, then lead us upward” — they look at the things that others miss and then say why those things matter.

Stewart’s latest book, Working Class, published in 2018 by Stephen F. Austin, draws its title more from the poem’s  thematic concerns than their philosophical approach.

“I do believe that sometimes you have to ‘get up in the morning and go.’ And, it’s sometimes hard. And sometimes you put in a day’s work. And coming from a blue-collar working class background, it’s putting in a day’s work that has always meant something to me,” Stewart said.

Stewart’s previous books include The Narrow Gate: [Essays] Writing, Art and Values; Outside Language: Essays, a finalist in the PEN Center USA Literary Awards and winner of the 2004 Thorpe Menn Award; On Swerving: The Way of William Stafford; and Plumbers. Stewart teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing and media arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he also edits New Letters.

A book signing and reception will follow the 7 p.m. reading. The Midwest Poets Series is sponsored by Rockhurst University’s Center for Arts and Letters and the College of Arts and Sciences with support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Admission is free. For information about the series or other University cultural events, contact the Center for Arts and Letters at 816-501-4607 or visit rockhurst.edu/artsandletters.

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Tags:   Literary Readings TalksFree

Carved - A festive fall event

10-25-2018

Presented by Kansas City Art Institute at Crestwood Shops, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm

For years, KCAI freshman Foundation students have put their carving prowess to work by taking lowly pumpkins and gourds and turning them into intricate art.  From frightening to fabulous to funny…these are not your typical jack-o-lanterns!...

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For years, KCAI freshman Foundation students have put their carving prowess to work by taking lowly pumpkins and gourds and turning them into intricate art.  From frightening to fabulous to funny…these are not your typical jack-o-lanterns! Students will be on site carving and their astonishing pumpkin creations will be available for a $50 donation.

Visitors to Carved can get retail therapy at eleven locally-owned shops and enjoy special menu items at Café Europa and Aixios. The Crestwood Shops, located on 55th Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street, were established in 1922 and is Kansas City’s first neighborhood shopping area.

 

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Tags:   All Ages Art Children Family Festivals Older Adult Talks Visual Young AdultFree

UMKC Conservatory Singers and University Singers Fall Concert

10-25-2018

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at Old Mission United Methodist Church, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Robert Bode received his doctorate in Conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to attending the Cincinnati Conservatory, Dr. Bode won a conducting scholarship at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival,...
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Robert Bode received his doctorate in Conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to attending the Cincinnati Conservatory, Dr. Bode won a conducting scholarship at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, where he studied opera conducting with Fiora Contino.

In 1982, Bode studied in Wales as a Conducting Fellow at the University-College of Music in Cardiff. He made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 1990, conducting the Walla Walla Symphony Chorale in the New York premiere of John David Earnest's The Waking. In addition to his distinguished teaching career, Dr. Bode has enjoyed a successful international conducting career as guest conductor of the Kammerorchester Leipzig, Germany; Filharmonia Sudecka, Walbryzch, Poland; Vratca Philharmonic, Vratca, Bulgaria; and the Yunnan Provincial Chorus, Kunming, China; among many others.

Dr. Bode is noted for his dedication to the commissioning and performance of music by American composers. At Whitman he initiated the Whitman Commissioning Project, which commissioned new works by David Conte, Richard Hundley, John David Earnest, Giselle Wyers, Gwyneth Walker, and others. Dr. Bode is also the Artistic Director of Choral Arts, a semi-professional chamber chorus in Seattle, WA. In spring 2010, the organization received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, presented by Chorus America. Choral Arts' CD, Mornings Like This, was released by Gothic Records in 2010.

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Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra

10-25-2018

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra is the region's premier salsa & latin jazz ensemble. Founded and directed by Pablo Sanhueza, this collective integrates intercultural and intergenerational local, national and international artists, to...

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The Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra is the region's premier salsa & latin jazz ensemble. Founded and directed by Pablo Sanhueza, this collective integrates intercultural and intergenerational local, national and international artists, to preserve, project and foster Afro-Latin American orchestral and social dance music. Vibrant and timeless music for international all-ages dance and listening audiences.

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Tags:   Jazz | Blues MusicFree

Architect Marlon Blackwell at the Nelson

10-25-2018

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor in Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, will present nationally and...

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Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor in Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, will present nationally and internationally recognized work produced by Marlon Blackwell Architects. Awards have included the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and a #1 Design Firm ranking by the Architect 50. Blackwell was selected as a United States Artists Ford Fellow in 2014 and received the 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Tags:   Art | Music Museums TalksArt

Making a Scene Film Series: Opening Night (1977)

10-25-2018

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

RSVP on Eventbrite.

While in the midst of rehearsals for her latest play, Broadway actor Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, after which she begins to confront the chaos of her own life....

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While in the midst of rehearsals for her latest play, Broadway actor Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, after which she begins to confront the chaos of her own life. Headlined by a virtuoso performance by Rowlands, John Cassavetes’s Opening Night lays bare the drama of a performer who, at great personal cost, makes a part her own, and it functions as a metaphor for the director’s singular, wrenched-from-the-heart creative method.

The films in this series have had a major impact on artist Angela Dufresne’s work in the exhibition Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene currently on view at Kemper Museum. The characters and their methods in these productions provide inspiration for Dufresne’s own scenes.

Before the film, enjoy dinner at Café Sebastienne! Book your dinner reservation online now at kemperart.org/cafe or by calling 816-561-7740.

https://www.kemperart.org/info-reservations

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Tags:   Drama Film Free Galleries History | Culture Museums Theatre VisualArt

GUILDit

10-25-2018

Presented by GUILDit at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm
GUILDIT - ART/BIZ EVENTS

GuildIt is a FREE forum that helps craft a stronger Kansas City art economy. Come see and hear a variety of artists present their businesses. Be a part of an audience that is inspired by KC’s talent and learn as we...

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GUILDIT - ART/BIZ EVENTS

GuildIt is a FREE forum that helps craft a stronger Kansas City art economy. Come see and hear a variety of artists present their businesses. Be a part of an audience that is inspired by KC’s talent and learn as we further their growth by giving businesses ideas, resources and solutions.

Once a month we have artists present their business for 6 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of brainstorming on their challenges, goals, and needs. Each event is followed by networking.

Forums are 4th Thursdays, 12-1pm at the Kemper Museum.

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dreamyou

10-26-2018

Presented by Vulpes Bastille at Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Dreamyou​ will be examining the divide between who we are physically, and who we are in thought. As AI technologies advance and the future of downloadable human consciousness becomes more of a reality it is important to examine what makes...

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Dreamyou​ will be examining the divide between who we are physically, and who we are in thought. As AI technologies advance and the future of downloadable human consciousness becomes more of a reality it is important to examine what makes us human, and how that may change in the future. The two artists, Kyra Gross and Sophia Reed gaze into the gap between what is and what could be.

Kyra Gross’ work will be taking this idea into an art historical context by re-examining the origins of art making and self-observation. She is interested in early neolithic fertility statues and the truth of women being the first observers of self- becoming the human race’s first documentable artists. Her work will be picking up where these faceless and identity-less figurines left off. She is inspired by the potential of the malleable human form and the mysterious science surrounding human consciousness.

Sophia Reed will use objects as representations of self, attempting to make sense of place. She struggles through gravity with a wish to defy traditional understanding of daily artifacts. She sees beyond the simple and monotonous ways of the everyday. She uses these objects as a symbols for what we are, and could be. Mundane objects removed from their commonplaces, given new space. She fixes her eyes on what seems small and insignificant, yet constantly lost in another place. Reed wants to show the struggle in circumstance and a dream.

 

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HOME & AWAY: New Works by Aaron Norris & Seth Smith

10-26-2018

Presented by The Rice Gallery of Fine Art at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm

Aaron Norris is renowned for his interpretations of iconic Midwestern scenes and subjects. His paintings emphasize the importance of stopping to take a second look to explore the familiar and find beauty in that which many may take for granted....

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Aaron Norris is renowned for his interpretations of iconic Midwestern scenes and subjects. His paintings emphasize the importance of stopping to take a second look to explore the familiar and find beauty in that which many may take for granted. His depictions of dramatic storms and ominous clouds create a sense of tension in his work while his themes of isolation and decay embellish and challenge the simplicity of his subjects.

Seth Smith awakens the traveler in us all. His paintings share themes of escapism, slowed time, and refuge, often depicting a lone figure which represents a longing for contemplation and escape. He reimagines popular themes from the golden age of transportation in America and is heavily influenced by travel postcards from the 50s and 60s, drawing inspiration from their color and narrative.

The paintings will be on display at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art in Overland Park, Kansas through the end of December 2018.  For more information please us at 913.685.8889 or thericegallery@sbcglobal.net.

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Kauffman Center Architecture Tours

10-26-2018

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will offer guided tours through the architectural masterpiece named one of the "World's 15 most beautiful concert halls." The tour features a historic overview of the Center's development, highlighting its...

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will offer guided tours through the architectural masterpiece named one of the "World's 15 most beautiful concert halls." The tour features a historic overview of the Center's development, highlighting its architectural accomplishments and performances. Free to visitors on 9/7, 9/28 and 10/26, guided tours will be available at select times. Cost is $5 per person for guided tours and reservations can be made by calling (816) 994-7222 or online at kauffmancenter.org/tours

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Tags:   Design | Fashion Family TalksArt

Max Groove

10-26-2018

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:30 pm

Max Groove is one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released CDs, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz.  His current release...

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Max Groove is one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released CDs, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz.  His current release “Night Owl” has his signature urban smooth jazz sound while showcasing his innovative Funky jazz structures.

Along with Garland Smith on drums, and Clay Johnson on bass, they bring their world of sound, melody, and emotion to the stage, a refreshing combination of original and contemporary jazz that guarantees to satisfy the most avid fan.

Over the years, national tour appearances with performers such as Joe Sample & the Crusaders, the Temptations, Four Tops, Peabo Bryson, Count Basie, Chaka Khan, Jeff Lorber, Ronnie Laws, Joan Armatrading, Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz, and many other greats have added to the reputation of “The Groove.”

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INSIDE/OUT: mixed media works by Jason Pollen

10-26-2018

Presented by The Box Gallery at The Box Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 8:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Opening Reception, September 7th 5:00-8:00pm

Local artist, Jason Pollen is an artist, designer and educator with an impressive career. In 2010 he retired as Professor and Chair of the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he...

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Opening Reception, September 7th 5:00-8:00pm

Local artist, Jason Pollen is an artist, designer and educator with an impressive career. In 2010 he retired as Professor and Chair of the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he taught since 1983. Prior to Kansas City, Pollen served on the faculties of the Royal College of Art in London, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute in New York City. He also designed textiles for renowned fashion and home furnishing firms.

The exhibit’s title, INSIDE/OUT references the artist’s fascination with how surfaces can both conceal and reveal. His mixed media works often layer luxurious fabrics with bright, gestural stitching. The artist hopes these detailed and playful surfaces will encourage the viewers to slow down, think about the un-seen creative process, and question the motives behind the artist’s decisions.   The exhibit will feature work from four series, Portals, Outliers, Descendants and Oracles, including new work.

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What Comes Next — documentary film

10-26-2018

Presented by Kevin Patrick Allen at Kansas City Public Television, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

The three-act film compares and contrasts the lives of six Kansas Citians — an X-Games champion and an acclaimed war photographer; a family overcome by grief and a family experiencing renewal; and two death row inmates who've seen all hope...

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The three-act film compares and contrasts the lives of six Kansas Citians — an X-Games champion and an acclaimed war photographer; a family overcome by grief and a family experiencing renewal; and two death row inmates who've seen all hope disappear.

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Tags:   Free TheatreFilm

City Spaces: Public Art from the Hallmark Art Collection

10-27-2018

Presented by at Hallmark Visitors Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:30 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:30 am Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:30 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:30 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

The Hallmark Art Collection presents "City Spaces", an exhibition highlighting the public art on display around the 85 acre Crown Center complex, just south of downtown Kansas City. This exhibition features a self-guided walking tour, and an...

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The Hallmark Art Collection presents "City Spaces", an exhibition highlighting the public art on display around the 85 acre Crown Center complex, just south of downtown Kansas City. This exhibition features a self-guided walking tour, and an educational exhibit inside Hallmark Visitors Center, which outlines the history and conservation of Hallmark?s public artworks. The exhibit and tour will spotlight works by renowned artists such as Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, and Louise Nevelson.

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Snap Space Exhibition - You Missed a Spot

10-27-2018

Presented by Kansas City Artists Coalition at Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

SNAP SPACE - YOU MISSED A SPOT Siara Berry's body of work prompts associations to the domestic structure by combining quotidian tools and materials, such as brooms, house paint, and carpet; illustrating the laborious commitments to one’s...

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SNAP SPACE - YOU MISSED A SPOT Siara Berry's body of work prompts associations to the domestic structure by combining quotidian tools and materials, such as brooms, house paint, and carpet; illustrating the laborious commitments to one’s surroundings and in turn, one’s self. Exaggeration and impracticality are consistent themes within her work, amplifying the tension between the recognizable and unfamiliar, the comfortable and the troublesome.

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"Sight and Sound Walks" by Karen McCoy

10-27-2018

Presented by Open Spaces at Lakeside Nature Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 27 @ 3:30 pm

Artist Karen McCoy is leading twelve participants at a time on 90-minute Sound and Sight Walks, departing at scheduled times from Lakeside Nature Center to specific destinations. Using ear trumpets to tune in to the auditory dimensions of the...

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Artist Karen McCoy is leading twelve participants at a time on 90-minute Sound and Sight Walks, departing at scheduled times from Lakeside Nature Center to specific destinations. Using ear trumpets to tune in to the auditory dimensions of the landscape as much as its visual components, McCoy has developed the guided walk as a means of increasing sensory perception through concentration, focus and isolating particular sounds and sights.

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Tags:   Art Free Music VisualOpen Spaces

Brush Creek Art Walk 2018 Closing Reception

10-27-2018

Presented by Brush Creek Artwalk Foundation at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm

The public and painters alike are invited to come out and walk, bike or trike the nearly 4 miles
of walkways along Brush Creek as Plein Air (landscape) painters, over the course of three days, work on-site to complete finalized and framed...

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The public and painters alike are invited to come out and walk, bike or trike the nearly 4 miles
of walkways along Brush Creek as Plein Air (landscape) painters, over the course of three days, work on-site to complete finalized and framed submissions in oils, pastel, watercolor and various mixed media.

Registered artists, whether they work to complete a single three-day painting or multiple works, sometimes in a matter of hours, all have the chance enter up to two completed/framed works for the chance at twelve cash prizes and three 'Special Event' purchase awards during the weekend. The reception for 2018 is at The Anita B Gorman Discovery Center (4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110) from 5 to 8pm with awards at 7pm. Works will be on display through the month of October during regular business hours.

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"Gravity Casting and Metals Workshop" by Sydney Pener

10-27-2018

Presented by Open Spaces at 3333 Roanoke Road, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm

These Saturday workshops, taught by an expert Kansas City metals artist and educator, are open to students ages 13-18 who are interested in learning a technique to make their own jewelry. Guided through live demonstrations of gravity casting and...

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These Saturday workshops, taught by an expert Kansas City metals artist and educator, are open to students ages 13-18 who are interested in learning a technique to make their own jewelry. Guided through live demonstrations of gravity casting and other metal techniques, teens will have a fun and engaging experience making wearable metal creations while developing skills that might introduce them to future career paths.

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Tags:   All Ages Art Children Family Free Older Adult Talks Visual Young AdultOpen Spaces

THOUGHT & FORM. Exhibition

10-27-2018

Presented by Kansas City Artists Coalition at Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Included in the Open Spaces - Expanded Field

MALLIN AND CHARNO GALLERY -


JANE BOOTH
creates monumentally scaled, color saturated dynamic paintings on raw canvas. She taps into a “felt sense of color and mark” and works in an unfettered...

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Included in the Open Spaces - Expanded Field

MALLIN AND CHARNO GALLERY -


JANE BOOTH
creates monumentally scaled, color saturated dynamic paintings on raw canvas. She taps into a “felt sense of color and mark” and works in an unfettered manner, with no narrative, creating unbound visual slices of experience.

JOE BUSSELL describes painting as a balancing act. Color is a cohesive thread in his works that often utilize biological-like shapes that float in the white space of the canvas.

SARAH GROSS pushes clay to its limits in “Consumption.” This tile-based floor installation consists of over 500 red-glazed ceramic pieces, each covered with casts of my fingers, designed to resemble a red carpet from a distance. Physical barriers and paths will confront the viewer, creating spatial and visual disorientation. The viewer must question how they fit into the structure, making the act of looking more self-aware.

FRED TREASE uses photography to captures a moment and preserve for later contemplation. His images are extracted from daily life and after spending time in my head they eventually become photographs.

DESIREE WARREN paints and applies vinyl to street sign aluminum blanks. The works are designs of orzo shapes that flow across the metal. Warren received a BFA from the University of Kansas in 2005. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is the sole proprietor of Eighty Acres Art.

UNDERGROUND GALLERY -

CHUONG DOAN

KWANZA HUMPHREY

ANGIE JENNINGS

MELANIE JOHNSON

ADA KOCH

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Chanticleer: 40th Anniversary Tour

10-24-2018

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well...

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Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its seamless blend of 12 male voices ranging from soprano to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and popular genres, as well as contemporary compositions. The group’s 40th anniversary tour – Then and There, Here and Now – is a panoramic look at Chanticleer’s complete musical history, featuring classical pieces, traditional songs, and modern melodies.

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Making a Scene Tours: Curator-Led

10-24-2018

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm

RSVP on Eventbrite.

Erin Dziedzic is director of curatorial affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and curator of Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene. Dziedzic was also curator of Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage; Xaviera Simmons: Number 16;...

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RSVP on Eventbrite.

Erin Dziedzic is director of curatorial affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and curator of Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene. Dziedzic was also curator of Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage; Xaviera Simmons: Number 16; A Whisper of Where It Came From; Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder; Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy; Worlds Otherwise Hidden; and co-curator of Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction and more at Kemper Museum. She has contributed to publications with Kemper Museum, Savannah College of Art and Design, Island Press, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, and she was guest editor of Art Papers(May/June 2013).

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Midwest Poets Series: Bob Stewart

10-25-2018

Presented by Rockhurst University at Arrupe Hall Auditorium, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

Bob Stewart, the director of the Midwest Poets Series for 35 years, will return to Rockhurst University following his retirement last April — this time, however, as the first guest of the series’ 36th season, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25,...

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Bob Stewart, the director of the Midwest Poets Series for 35 years, will return to Rockhurst University following his retirement last April — this time, however, as the first guest of the series’ 36th season, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Arrupe Hall Auditorium.

Poet Christopher Buckley said that Stewart’s poems “begin with concrete, then lead us upward” — they look at the things that others miss and then say why those things matter.

Stewart’s latest book, Working Class, published in 2018 by Stephen F. Austin, draws its title more from the poem’s  thematic concerns than their philosophical approach.

“I do believe that sometimes you have to ‘get up in the morning and go.’ And, it’s sometimes hard. And sometimes you put in a day’s work. And coming from a blue-collar working class background, it’s putting in a day’s work that has always meant something to me,” Stewart said.

Stewart’s previous books include The Narrow Gate: [Essays] Writing, Art and Values; Outside Language: Essays, a finalist in the PEN Center USA Literary Awards and winner of the 2004 Thorpe Menn Award; On Swerving: The Way of William Stafford; and Plumbers. Stewart teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing and media arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he also edits New Letters.

A book signing and reception will follow the 7 p.m. reading. The Midwest Poets Series is sponsored by Rockhurst University’s Center for Arts and Letters and the College of Arts and Sciences with support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Admission is free. For information about the series or other University cultural events, contact the Center for Arts and Letters at 816-501-4607 or visit rockhurst.edu/artsandletters.

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Carved - A festive fall event

10-25-2018

Presented by Kansas City Art Institute at Crestwood Shops, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm

For years, KCAI freshman Foundation students have put their carving prowess to work by taking lowly pumpkins and gourds and turning them into intricate art.  From frightening to fabulous to funny…these are not your typical jack-o-lanterns!...

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For years, KCAI freshman Foundation students have put their carving prowess to work by taking lowly pumpkins and gourds and turning them into intricate art.  From frightening to fabulous to funny…these are not your typical jack-o-lanterns! Students will be on site carving and their astonishing pumpkin creations will be available for a $50 donation.

Visitors to Carved can get retail therapy at eleven locally-owned shops and enjoy special menu items at Café Europa and Aixios. The Crestwood Shops, located on 55th Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street, were established in 1922 and is Kansas City’s first neighborhood shopping area.

 

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UMKC Conservatory Singers and University Singers Fall Concert

10-25-2018

Presented by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at Old Mission United Methodist Church, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Robert Bode received his doctorate in Conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to attending the Cincinnati Conservatory, Dr. Bode won a conducting scholarship at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival,...
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Robert Bode received his doctorate in Conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to attending the Cincinnati Conservatory, Dr. Bode won a conducting scholarship at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, where he studied opera conducting with Fiora Contino.

In 1982, Bode studied in Wales as a Conducting Fellow at the University-College of Music in Cardiff. He made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 1990, conducting the Walla Walla Symphony Chorale in the New York premiere of John David Earnest's The Waking. In addition to his distinguished teaching career, Dr. Bode has enjoyed a successful international conducting career as guest conductor of the Kammerorchester Leipzig, Germany; Filharmonia Sudecka, Walbryzch, Poland; Vratca Philharmonic, Vratca, Bulgaria; and the Yunnan Provincial Chorus, Kunming, China; among many others.

Dr. Bode is noted for his dedication to the commissioning and performance of music by American composers. At Whitman he initiated the Whitman Commissioning Project, which commissioned new works by David Conte, Richard Hundley, John David Earnest, Giselle Wyers, Gwyneth Walker, and others. Dr. Bode is also the Artistic Director of Choral Arts, a semi-professional chamber chorus in Seattle, WA. In spring 2010, the organization received the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, presented by Chorus America. Choral Arts' CD, Mornings Like This, was released by Gothic Records in 2010.

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Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra

10-25-2018

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

The Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra is the region's premier salsa & latin jazz ensemble. Founded and directed by Pablo Sanhueza, this collective integrates intercultural and intergenerational local, national and international artists, to...

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The Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra is the region's premier salsa & latin jazz ensemble. Founded and directed by Pablo Sanhueza, this collective integrates intercultural and intergenerational local, national and international artists, to preserve, project and foster Afro-Latin American orchestral and social dance music. Vibrant and timeless music for international all-ages dance and listening audiences.

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Architect Marlon Blackwell at the Nelson

10-25-2018

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm

Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor in Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, will present nationally and...

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Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor in Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, will present nationally and internationally recognized work produced by Marlon Blackwell Architects. Awards have included the 2016 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and a #1 Design Firm ranking by the Architect 50. Blackwell was selected as a United States Artists Ford Fellow in 2014 and received the 2012 Architecture Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Making a Scene Film Series: Opening Night (1977)

10-25-2018

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

RSVP on Eventbrite.

While in the midst of rehearsals for her latest play, Broadway actor Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, after which she begins to confront the chaos of her own life....

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While in the midst of rehearsals for her latest play, Broadway actor Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, after which she begins to confront the chaos of her own life. Headlined by a virtuoso performance by Rowlands, John Cassavetes’s Opening Night lays bare the drama of a performer who, at great personal cost, makes a part her own, and it functions as a metaphor for the director’s singular, wrenched-from-the-heart creative method.

The films in this series have had a major impact on artist Angela Dufresne’s work in the exhibition Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene currently on view at Kemper Museum. The characters and their methods in these productions provide inspiration for Dufresne’s own scenes.

Before the film, enjoy dinner at Café Sebastienne! Book your dinner reservation online now at kemperart.org/cafe or by calling 816-561-7740.

https://www.kemperart.org/info-reservations

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GUILDit

10-25-2018

Presented by GUILDit at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm
GUILDIT - ART/BIZ EVENTS

GuildIt is a FREE forum that helps craft a stronger Kansas City art economy. Come see and hear a variety of artists present their businesses. Be a part of an audience that is inspired by KC’s talent and learn as we...

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GUILDIT - ART/BIZ EVENTS

GuildIt is a FREE forum that helps craft a stronger Kansas City art economy. Come see and hear a variety of artists present their businesses. Be a part of an audience that is inspired by KC’s talent and learn as we further their growth by giving businesses ideas, resources and solutions.

Once a month we have artists present their business for 6 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of brainstorming on their challenges, goals, and needs. Each event is followed by networking.

Forums are 4th Thursdays, 12-1pm at the Kemper Museum.

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dreamyou

10-26-2018

Presented by Vulpes Bastille at Vulpes Bastille, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm Fri, Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Dreamyou​ will be examining the divide between who we are physically, and who we are in thought. As AI technologies advance and the future of downloadable human consciousness becomes more of a reality it is important to examine what makes...

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Dreamyou​ will be examining the divide between who we are physically, and who we are in thought. As AI technologies advance and the future of downloadable human consciousness becomes more of a reality it is important to examine what makes us human, and how that may change in the future. The two artists, Kyra Gross and Sophia Reed gaze into the gap between what is and what could be.

Kyra Gross’ work will be taking this idea into an art historical context by re-examining the origins of art making and self-observation. She is interested in early neolithic fertility statues and the truth of women being the first observers of self- becoming the human race’s first documentable artists. Her work will be picking up where these faceless and identity-less figurines left off. She is inspired by the potential of the malleable human form and the mysterious science surrounding human consciousness.

Sophia Reed will use objects as representations of self, attempting to make sense of place. She struggles through gravity with a wish to defy traditional understanding of daily artifacts. She sees beyond the simple and monotonous ways of the everyday. She uses these objects as a symbols for what we are, and could be. Mundane objects removed from their commonplaces, given new space. She fixes her eyes on what seems small and insignificant, yet constantly lost in another place. Reed wants to show the struggle in circumstance and a dream.

 

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HOME & AWAY: New Works by Aaron Norris & Seth Smith

10-26-2018

Presented by The Rice Gallery of Fine Art at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, Leawood
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm

Aaron Norris is renowned for his interpretations of iconic Midwestern scenes and subjects. His paintings emphasize the importance of stopping to take a second look to explore the familiar and find beauty in that which many may take for granted....

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Aaron Norris is renowned for his interpretations of iconic Midwestern scenes and subjects. His paintings emphasize the importance of stopping to take a second look to explore the familiar and find beauty in that which many may take for granted. His depictions of dramatic storms and ominous clouds create a sense of tension in his work while his themes of isolation and decay embellish and challenge the simplicity of his subjects.

Seth Smith awakens the traveler in us all. His paintings share themes of escapism, slowed time, and refuge, often depicting a lone figure which represents a longing for contemplation and escape. He reimagines popular themes from the golden age of transportation in America and is heavily influenced by travel postcards from the 50s and 60s, drawing inspiration from their color and narrative.

The paintings will be on display at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art in Overland Park, Kansas through the end of December 2018.  For more information please us at 913.685.8889 or thericegallery@sbcglobal.net.

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Kauffman Center Architecture Tours

10-26-2018

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will offer guided tours through the architectural masterpiece named one of the "World's 15 most beautiful concert halls." The tour features a historic overview of the Center's development, highlighting its...

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will offer guided tours through the architectural masterpiece named one of the "World's 15 most beautiful concert halls." The tour features a historic overview of the Center's development, highlighting its architectural accomplishments and performances. Free to visitors on 9/7, 9/28 and 10/26, guided tours will be available at select times. Cost is $5 per person for guided tours and reservations can be made by calling (816) 994-7222 or online at kauffmancenter.org/tours

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Max Groove

10-26-2018

Presented by American Jazz Museum at Blue Room Jazz Club, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:30 pm

Max Groove is one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released CDs, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz.  His current release...

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Max Groove is one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released CDs, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz.  His current release “Night Owl” has his signature urban smooth jazz sound while showcasing his innovative Funky jazz structures.

Along with Garland Smith on drums, and Clay Johnson on bass, they bring their world of sound, melody, and emotion to the stage, a refreshing combination of original and contemporary jazz that guarantees to satisfy the most avid fan.

Over the years, national tour appearances with performers such as Joe Sample & the Crusaders, the Temptations, Four Tops, Peabo Bryson, Count Basie, Chaka Khan, Jeff Lorber, Ronnie Laws, Joan Armatrading, Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz, and many other greats have added to the reputation of “The Groove.”

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INSIDE/OUT: mixed media works by Jason Pollen

10-26-2018

Presented by The Box Gallery at The Box Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 22 @ 8:00 am Tue, Oct 23 @ 8:00 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 8:00 am + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 25 @ 8:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Opening Reception, September 7th 5:00-8:00pm

Local artist, Jason Pollen is an artist, designer and educator with an impressive career. In 2010 he retired as Professor and Chair of the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he...

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Opening Reception, September 7th 5:00-8:00pm

Local artist, Jason Pollen is an artist, designer and educator with an impressive career. In 2010 he retired as Professor and Chair of the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he taught since 1983. Prior to Kansas City, Pollen served on the faculties of the Royal College of Art in London, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute in New York City. He also designed textiles for renowned fashion and home furnishing firms.

The exhibit’s title, INSIDE/OUT references the artist’s fascination with how surfaces can both conceal and reveal. His mixed media works often layer luxurious fabrics with bright, gestural stitching. The artist hopes these detailed and playful surfaces will encourage the viewers to slow down, think about the un-seen creative process, and question the motives behind the artist’s decisions.   The exhibit will feature work from four series, Portals, Outliers, Descendants and Oracles, including new work.

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What Comes Next — documentary film

10-26-2018

Presented by Kevin Patrick Allen at Kansas City Public Television, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

The three-act film compares and contrasts the lives of six Kansas Citians — an X-Games champion and an acclaimed war photographer; a family overcome by grief and a family experiencing renewal; and two death row inmates who've seen all hope...

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The three-act film compares and contrasts the lives of six Kansas Citians — an X-Games champion and an acclaimed war photographer; a family overcome by grief and a family experiencing renewal; and two death row inmates who've seen all hope disappear.

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City Spaces: Public Art from the Hallmark Art Collection

10-27-2018

Presented by at Hallmark Visitors Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 23 @ 9:30 am Wed, Oct 24 @ 9:30 am Thu, Oct 25 @ 9:30 am + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 26 @ 9:30 am Sat, Oct 27 @ 9:30 am - less dates and times

The Hallmark Art Collection presents "City Spaces", an exhibition highlighting the public art on display around the 85 acre Crown Center complex, just south of downtown Kansas City. This exhibition features a self-guided walking tour, and an...

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The Hallmark Art Collection presents "City Spaces", an exhibition highlighting the public art on display around the 85 acre Crown Center complex, just south of downtown Kansas City. This exhibition features a self-guided walking tour, and an educational exhibit inside Hallmark Visitors Center, which outlines the history and conservation of Hallmark?s public artworks. The exhibit and tour will spotlight works by renowned artists such as Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, and Louise Nevelson.

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Snap Space Exhibition - You Missed a Spot

10-27-2018

Presented by Kansas City Artists Coalition at Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

SNAP SPACE - YOU MISSED A SPOT Siara Berry's body of work prompts associations to the domestic structure by combining quotidian tools and materials, such as brooms, house paint, and carpet; illustrating the laborious commitments to one’s...

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SNAP SPACE - YOU MISSED A SPOT Siara Berry's body of work prompts associations to the domestic structure by combining quotidian tools and materials, such as brooms, house paint, and carpet; illustrating the laborious commitments to one’s surroundings and in turn, one’s self. Exaggeration and impracticality are consistent themes within her work, amplifying the tension between the recognizable and unfamiliar, the comfortable and the troublesome.

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"Sight and Sound Walks" by Karen McCoy

10-27-2018

Presented by Open Spaces at Lakeside Nature Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 27 @ 3:30 pm

Artist Karen McCoy is leading twelve participants at a time on 90-minute Sound and Sight Walks, departing at scheduled times from Lakeside Nature Center to specific destinations. Using ear trumpets to tune in to the auditory dimensions of the...

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Artist Karen McCoy is leading twelve participants at a time on 90-minute Sound and Sight Walks, departing at scheduled times from Lakeside Nature Center to specific destinations. Using ear trumpets to tune in to the auditory dimensions of the landscape as much as its visual components, McCoy has developed the guided walk as a means of increasing sensory perception through concentration, focus and isolating particular sounds and sights.

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Brush Creek Art Walk 2018 Closing Reception

10-27-2018

Presented by Brush Creek Artwalk Foundation at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm

The public and painters alike are invited to come out and walk, bike or trike the nearly 4 miles
of walkways along Brush Creek as Plein Air (landscape) painters, over the course of three days, work on-site to complete finalized and framed...

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The public and painters alike are invited to come out and walk, bike or trike the nearly 4 miles
of walkways along Brush Creek as Plein Air (landscape) painters, over the course of three days, work on-site to complete finalized and framed submissions in oils, pastel, watercolor and various mixed media.

Registered artists, whether they work to complete a single three-day painting or multiple works, sometimes in a matter of hours, all have the chance enter up to two completed/framed works for the chance at twelve cash prizes and three 'Special Event' purchase awards during the weekend. The reception for 2018 is at The Anita B Gorman Discovery Center (4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110) from 5 to 8pm with awards at 7pm. Works will be on display through the month of October during regular business hours.

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"Gravity Casting and Metals Workshop" by Sydney Pener

10-27-2018

Presented by Open Spaces at 3333 Roanoke Road, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm

These Saturday workshops, taught by an expert Kansas City metals artist and educator, are open to students ages 13-18 who are interested in learning a technique to make their own jewelry. Guided through live demonstrations of gravity casting and...

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These Saturday workshops, taught by an expert Kansas City metals artist and educator, are open to students ages 13-18 who are interested in learning a technique to make their own jewelry. Guided through live demonstrations of gravity casting and other metal techniques, teens will have a fun and engaging experience making wearable metal creations while developing skills that might introduce them to future career paths.

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THOUGHT & FORM. Exhibition

10-27-2018

Presented by Kansas City Artists Coalition at Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 24 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am Fri, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

Included in the Open Spaces - Expanded Field

MALLIN AND CHARNO GALLERY -


JANE BOOTH
creates monumentally scaled, color saturated dynamic paintings on raw canvas. She taps into a “felt sense of color and mark” and works in an unfettered...

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Included in the Open Spaces - Expanded Field

MALLIN AND CHARNO GALLERY -


JANE BOOTH
creates monumentally scaled, color saturated dynamic paintings on raw canvas. She taps into a “felt sense of color and mark” and works in an unfettered manner, with no narrative, creating unbound visual slices of experience.

JOE BUSSELL describes painting as a balancing act. Color is a cohesive thread in his works that often utilize biological-like shapes that float in the white space of the canvas.

SARAH GROSS pushes clay to its limits in “Consumption.” This tile-based floor installation consists of over 500 red-glazed ceramic pieces, each covered with casts of my fingers, designed to resemble a red carpet from a distance. Physical barriers and paths will confront the viewer, creating spatial and visual disorientation. The viewer must question how they fit into the structure, making the act of looking more self-aware.

FRED TREASE uses photography to captures a moment and preserve for later contemplation. His images are extracted from daily life and after spending time in my head they eventually become photographs.

DESIREE WARREN paints and applies vinyl to street sign aluminum blanks. The works are designs of orzo shapes that flow across the metal. Warren received a BFA from the University of Kansas in 2005. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is the sole proprietor of Eighty Acres Art.

UNDERGROUND GALLERY -

CHUONG DOAN

KWANZA HUMPHREY

ANGIE JENNINGS

MELANIE JOHNSON

ADA KOCH

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