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.


VIRTUAL- Lindy Hop at Home with Amanda Bernice

01-23-2021

Presented by 627 Stomp at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm

Join Amanda Bernice as she takes you through the steps and tools she uses to work on her fundamentals and rhythm at home!
Topic: Rhythm Fundamentals

All online classes are $5

Zoom links will be sent out via email 20 mins prior to the event.

Join Amanda Bernice as she takes you through the steps and tools she uses to work on her fundamentals and rhythm at home!
Topic: Rhythm Fundamentals

All online classes are $5

Zoom links will be sent out via email 20 mins prior to the event.

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VIRTUAL- Sketch Club: Draw Me

01-23-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am

Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about drawing people through the art of self-portrait!

 

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Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about drawing people through the art of self-portrait!

 

Public: $5 |  Members: Free**All Members can register 2 devices to every class for free. Be sure to login with the primary e-mail address associated with your membership to activate this benefit.  Students will use materials they have at home (nothing fancy) and access the classes via Zoom webinar. (The Zoom link will appear on your electronic ticket and be included in a reminder email the day prior)  Recommended supplies: Copy paper, sketchbook (optional), pencils, eraser, colored pencils, colored paper.   Availability is limited and registration ends January 22 or when all seats are filled.

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VIRTUAL- What's On Your Workbench: William R. Robertson

01-24-2021

Presented by The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm

Have you ever looked at the fine-scale miniatures in T/m’s collection and asked yourself, “How do they do that?!” Now’s your chance to find out! Join T/m for a virtual chat with a fine-scale miniatures artist. Peek inside their workshop...

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Have you ever looked at the fine-scale miniatures in T/m’s collection and asked yourself, “How do they do that?!” Now’s your chance to find out! Join T/m for a virtual chat with a fine-scale miniatures artist. Peek inside their workshop to see what they’re currently working on and learn about the processes they use to create their miniature works of art. This new series launches Jan. 24 when we visit with celebrated fine-scale miniatures artist William R. Robertson at his workbench, where we will learn about the making of his replica of Hadley’s Octant in 1:12 scale. Registration required for this free online event.

 

About William R. Robertson:For more than 40 years, William R. Robertson has been a leading artist in the fine-scale miniature movement. Specializing in wood, metal, and natural materials, Robertson has created some of the most celebrated and intricate works in T/m’s collection, including The Architect’s Classroom circa 1900, Twin Manors, and a 1:12-scale functioning Rococo microscope in gold. Visit his website at www.robertsonminiatures.com. You can also see his work on Facebook and Instagram.

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VIRTUAL- Creative Conversation: Godfrey Riddle

01-27-2021

Presented by Arts Council of Johnson County at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm

Join the ACJC as we chat with Godfrey Riddle, the Director of Resource Development at ArtsKC. Godfrey is a creative social entrepreneur with specializations in fundraising, program development, and nonprofit administration. He previously worked...

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Join the ACJC as we chat with Godfrey Riddle, the Director of Resource Development at ArtsKC. Godfrey is a creative social entrepreneur with specializations in fundraising, program development, and nonprofit administration. He previously worked with Rightfully Sewn and Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Godfrey is driven to build inspiring communities where people reach their full potential. As such, he founded ArtsKC’s Arts Leadership Series to cultivate diverse arts nonprofit leaders. He is an alumnus of AmeriCorps VISTA and CORO KC and serves on the board for BlaqOut, a grassroots initiative to end HIV/AIDS in Kansas City’s Black queer community. In 2017, Godfrey was honored as one of INK Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for his career and community involvement. In October 2020, he launched Civic Saint (CivicSaint.com), a purposeful lifestyle company with a mission to create beautiful, meaningful objects while advancing racial and social justice.

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VIRTUAL- Public Tour: Zoom Into Art

01-27-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their...

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Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their thoughts, and learn together. A new work of art is highlighted each month, but each conversation is unique.

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VIRTUAL- Sime Saturday

01-30-2021

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

As the exhibition, Elias Sime: Tightrope comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate his work with another art challenge! In collaboration with Scraps KC, we’ve put together a special art kit inspired by Sime’s artwork including reclaimed...

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As the exhibition, Elias Sime: Tightrope comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate his work with another art challenge! In collaboration with Scraps KC, we’ve put together a special art kit inspired by Sime’s artwork including reclaimed materials such as wire and computer parts. Register by January 20 to receive by mail one of these FREE art kits, and join us on Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom to share your artwork and to see what others made with the materials. Then, help us create an Instagram art gallery at #simesaturday featuring all your creations!

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VIRTUAL-Solo Jazz From Home with Sarah Saunders

01-30-2021

Presented by 627 Stomp at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm

Join Sarah as she teaches you a brand new routine to a local favorite A La Mode's "When I Get Low, I Get High"!
All online classes are $5
Zoom links will be sent out via email 20mins prior to the event.

Join Sarah as she teaches you a brand new routine to a local favorite A La Mode's "When I Get Low, I Get High"!
All online classes are $5
Zoom links will be sent out via email 20mins prior to the event.

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VIRTUAL- Sketch Club: Draw Toons

01-30-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am

Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about cartoons and continuous line drawings.

Public: $5 | Museum...

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Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about cartoons and continuous line drawings.

Public: $5 | Museum Members: Free**All Members can register 2 devices to every class for free. Be sure to login with the primary e-mail address associated with your membership to activate this benefit.

Students will use materials they have at home (nothing fancy) and access the classes via Zoom webinar. (The Zoom link will appear on your electronic ticket and be included in a reminder email the day prior)

Recommended supplies: Copy paper, sketchbook (optional), pencils, eraser, colored pencils, colored paper.
Availability is limited and registration ends January 29 or when all seats are filled. 

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Elias Sime: Tightrope

01-31-2021

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 26 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Wed, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968), Tightrope features more than two dozen works of art in varying scales and showcases brightly-colored tableaux and...

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The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968), Tightrope features more than two dozen works of art in varying scales and showcases brightly-colored tableaux and sculptural assemblages rooted in both the figurative and abstract modes of modern Ethiopian art. Sime repurposes salvaged electronic components such as circuits and keyboards in his work to explore the precarious balance between the progress that technology has made possible and its detrimental impact on the global environment. The exhibition explores how devices intended to connect us have instead mediated our interactions while simultaneously creating massive amounts of e-waste. Sime’s work—like topographical maps or aerial perspectives of vast landscapes—also points to the natural pathways existing in the environment, revealing that the organic fibers which connect us are not unlike the inner workings of man-made machines. Deconstructing them can expose and demystify their internal dynamics, allowing for a new lyricism and energy to emerge. Elias Sime: Tightrope is organized by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and will travel to the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City; and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. Please note: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) is temporarily closed to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). PLEASE CHECK THE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON REOPENING DATES AND RELATED NEWS BEFORE PLANNING YOUR VISIT.

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VIRTUAL- Voices of VITAs

01-31-2021

Presented by KC VITAs Chamber Choir at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm

Voices of VITAs will feature works from the ensemble’s 2018, 2019, and 2020 Calls for Scores, as well as a new work by composer-in-residence L.V. Wood titles “Unloaded.” The composers whose works are featured in this recital hail from L.A....

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Voices of VITAs will feature works from the ensemble’s 2018, 2019, and 2020 Calls for Scores, as well as a new work by composer-in-residence L.V. Wood titles “Unloaded.” The composers whose works are featured in this recital hail from L.A. to Britain, and everywhere in between. These works include “His Love Whom I Love” by local composer JD Daniel, “Twinkle, Twinkle” by British composer Anthony Fort (U.S. premiere), “Outside: A Song Cycle” by Ben Stevenson (world premiere), “Advertisements” by Kian Ravaei (world premiere), “Canciónes de desamor” by Steven Serpa, and Penelope by Canadian composer Cecilia Livingston.

Many long-time KC VITAs attendees will note that this evening is unique: it features no large choral works. Typically art songs represent only a small portion of the concert, but these solo vocal works are perfect for socially distant music making and provide a way to feature even more new, captivating music. This free concert can be accessed on YouTube through a link on the www.kcvitas.org website. Though the concert will take place at the stunning All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, no audience will be present at the concert venue due to the ongoing pandemic.

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VIRTUAL-Amahl and the Night Visitors

01-31-2021

Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City at The Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jan 25 @ 12:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Tue, Jan 26 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jan 27 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jan 28 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jan 29 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jan 30 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jan 31 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Full of delight, humor, and tenderness, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a true holiday story for the whole family. Three traveling kings, following the star to Bethlehem, stop for the night at a humble home of a shepherd boy, Amahl, and...

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Full of delight, humor, and tenderness, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a true holiday story for the whole family. Three traveling kings, following the star to Bethlehem, stop for the night at a humble home of a shepherd boy, Amahl, and his mother. As Amahl entertains the guests, he offers his own simple gift to the Christ child and learns the miracle of true generosity.
This all-new Lyric Opera production of Menotti’s classic holiday opera utilizes newly-created puppets, designed by Kansas City’s legendary puppet master, Paul Mesner, brought to life by a team of puppeteers and live voices in a magical new setting and orchestral version, created especially for Lyric Opera.

Music/Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

One 47-minute act sung in English

Digital Access on sale now! Streaming begins December 15.

 

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VIRTUAL- Theatre Pop-up Experience

01-31-2021

Presented by Inspired Aesthetics at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm

Inspired Aesthetics is a new creative and performing arts after school program for high school students coming to Kansas City! This event is an opportunity to be one of the first teens to experience what it's like to be an Inspired Aesthetics...

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Inspired Aesthetics is a new creative and performing arts after school program for high school students coming to Kansas City! This event is an opportunity to be one of the first teens to experience what it's like to be an Inspired Aesthetics artist. This event has been made virtual due to the current pandemic and will be broken into two days. During this weekend workshop, you will work with your peers and guest instructors from the Kansas City Repertory Theatre to create original work inspired and driven by you!

WHAT: Theatre Pop-up, in partnership with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre Education TeamAre you creative? Are you expressive? Are you Imaginative? If so, we’d love to make some theatre with you! We will be using acting, movement, and writing games to explore how to best share your stories and beliefs with others.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO:- High school students in the Kansas City, MO area- No theatre experience necessary - We only ask for openness and a readiness to explore, create, and share- All skill levels welcome

WHEN:- January 30th 9:00am to 4:00pm (with an hour lunch break) and January 31st 2:00pm - 5:30pm- Participation includes any needed supplies- Students who are selected to participate will be expected to be in attendance for the entire time commitment of both days.

SIGN UP/APPLICATION:In order to complete this application you need to upload a short video of yourself which includes the following- Name- Age- A short piece from a book or a play you love or something you have written. It doesn’t have to be memorized, just read it with energy! It would be great if it is less than 2 minutes long. This will help us get to know you a bit before the workshop.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR APPLICATION! WE CAN'T WAIT TO CREATE WITH YOU! For questions or more information contact cescilyphillips@gmail.com

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VIRTUAL- Goethe Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book!)

02-02-2021

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 02 @ 6:00 pm

Let's start 2021 with a special edition of our Goethe Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book!)

We invite you to bring your own selection to our first gathering in the new year. Maybe it's a book by a German speaking author that you've already...

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Let's start 2021 with a special edition of our Goethe Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book!)

We invite you to bring your own selection to our first gathering in the new year. Maybe it's a book by a German speaking author that you've already read and want to tell us about? Or a volume on your side table that you've been dying to read and would like to share with the group? We'd love to see your suggestions and learn about some new reads!VIRTUAL

Please reach out to the Pop Up and let us know in advance which book you'd like to share. You're also welcome to participate without presenting —​ especially if you're interested in learning about some new books!

As always, the discussion will be held in English.

For more details on joining, email us at info-kansascity@goethe.de

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VIRTUAL- Public Tour: Zoom Into Art

02-02-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 02 @ 12:00 pm

Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their...

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Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their thoughts, and learn together. A new work of art is highlighted each month, but each conversation is unique.

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VIRTUAL- Opening Reception| Stupid Cupid: Eros Unbound

02-05-2021

Presented by Bunker Center for the Arts at Bunker Center for the Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 05 @ 7:00 pm

Stupid Cupid : Eros Unbound, exploring themes of love, romance, sexuality and relationships. See our Facebook Page for more details Shop Online

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Stupid Cupid : Eros Unbound, exploring themes of love, romance, sexuality and relationships. See our Facebook Page for more details Shop Online

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VIRTUAL- Sketch Club: Draw Pets

02-06-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am

Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about drawing animals (both real & imaginary).
Public: $5 |...

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Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about drawing animals (both real & imaginary).
Public: $5 | Members: Free**All Members can register 2 devices to every class for free. Be sure to login with the primary e-mail address associated with your membership to activate this benefit.
Students will use materials they have at home (nothing fancy) and access the classes via Zoom webinar. (The Zoom link will appear on electronic ticket and be included in a reminder email the day prior)
Recommended supplies: Copy paper, sketchbook (optional), pencils, eraser, colored pencils, colored paper.
Availability is limited and registration ends February 5 or when all seats are filled.

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VIRTUAL- Arty Mardi Gras

02-06-2021

Presented by Englewood Arts at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 06 @ 6:45 pm

The Rotary Club of Independence has named Englewood Arts the recipient of their 7th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser. The Rotary Club raises several hundred thousand dollars annually for local causes. To-date The Rotary has raised over $300,00 in...

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The Rotary Club of Independence has named Englewood Arts the recipient of their 7th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser. The Rotary Club raises several hundred thousand dollars annually for local causes. To-date The Rotary has raised over $300,00 in sponsors for this year's event of which Englewood Arts will be the recipient of. This year's fundraiser will be a virtual event on Saturday, February 6th beginning at 6:45 pm. Attendance will be no charge and open to the public. Arty Mardi Gras for Englewood Arts will include live artistic performances and videos highlighting the arts. The event will have a wide variety of art-themed auction items as well as other unique items.
Englewood Arts is a two-prong nonprofit organization focused on creating a diverse and sustainable community in harmony with the arts. The first phase is to renovate a recently purchased 30,000 sq foot three-story former medical building into a community-based arts center. The Arts Center will provide programming for people of all ages in performing, culinary, and visual arts. The second phase will address affordable and sustainable housing that will complement and play a part in supporting The Arts Center.
Information and attachments can be downloaded from artymardigras.com

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VIRTUAL- Iambic Fundamentals: Understanding Shakespeare's Verse and How to Use It

02-08-2021

Presented by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Feb 01 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Feb 08 @ 7:00 pm

Instructed by veteran Kansas City and HASF actor Robert Gibby Brand, topics covered will include:

What is scansion? Discuss the "normal" rhythmic pattern and its variations
Verse line as aesthetic unit; word compression, and expansion
Short...

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Instructed by veteran Kansas City and HASF actor Robert Gibby Brand, topics covered will include:

What is scansion? Discuss the "normal" rhythmic pattern and its variations
Verse line as aesthetic unit; word compression, and expansion
Short lines and the acting opportunities they offer
Pronunciation, inflection, and melody

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VIRTUAL- Public Tour: Zoom Into Art

02-10-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm

Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their...

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Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their thoughts, and learn together. A new work of art is highlighted each month, but each conversation is unique.

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VIRTUAL- Lunar New Year

02-15-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Wed, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 15 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Join us for a virtual celebration of the Lunar New Year, a tradition enjoyed in China and in several East and Southeast Asia countries. Explore the art of Asian cultures, enjoy a dynamic dance performance, take A Step Back in Time, and connect...

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Join us for a virtual celebration of the Lunar New Year, a tradition enjoyed in China and in several East and Southeast Asia countries. Explore the art of Asian cultures, enjoy a dynamic dance performance, take A Step Back in Time, and connect with activities featuring the new year’s zodiac animal, the ox.

Starting in 1996, the museum has hosted an annual Chinese New Year Festival showcasing our world-renowned Chinese collection and local talent. This year we observe the Lunar New Year by reaching out to new communities to celebrate and learn together. Holiday dates, titles and customs vary around the world, but marking a new year is something to be shared!

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VIRTUAL- Public Tour: Zoom Into Art

02-16-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm

Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their...

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Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their thoughts, and learn together. A new work of art is highlighted each month, but each conversation is unique.

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VIRTUAL- Lindy Hop at Home with Amanda Bernice

01-23-2021

Presented by 627 Stomp at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm

Join Amanda Bernice as she takes you through the steps and tools she uses to work on her fundamentals and rhythm at home!
Topic: Rhythm Fundamentals

All online classes are $5

Zoom links will be sent out via email 20 mins prior to the event.

Join Amanda Bernice as she takes you through the steps and tools she uses to work on her fundamentals and rhythm at home!
Topic: Rhythm Fundamentals

All online classes are $5

Zoom links will be sent out via email 20 mins prior to the event.

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VIRTUAL- Sketch Club: Draw Me

01-23-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am

Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about drawing people through the art of self-portrait!

 

Public:...

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Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about drawing people through the art of self-portrait!

 

Public: $5 |  Members: Free**All Members can register 2 devices to every class for free. Be sure to login with the primary e-mail address associated with your membership to activate this benefit.  Students will use materials they have at home (nothing fancy) and access the classes via Zoom webinar. (The Zoom link will appear on your electronic ticket and be included in a reminder email the day prior)  Recommended supplies: Copy paper, sketchbook (optional), pencils, eraser, colored pencils, colored paper.   Availability is limited and registration ends January 22 or when all seats are filled.

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VIRTUAL- What's On Your Workbench: William R. Robertson

01-24-2021

Presented by The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm

Have you ever looked at the fine-scale miniatures in T/m’s collection and asked yourself, “How do they do that?!” Now’s your chance to find out! Join T/m for a virtual chat with a fine-scale miniatures artist. Peek inside their workshop...

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Have you ever looked at the fine-scale miniatures in T/m’s collection and asked yourself, “How do they do that?!” Now’s your chance to find out! Join T/m for a virtual chat with a fine-scale miniatures artist. Peek inside their workshop to see what they’re currently working on and learn about the processes they use to create their miniature works of art. This new series launches Jan. 24 when we visit with celebrated fine-scale miniatures artist William R. Robertson at his workbench, where we will learn about the making of his replica of Hadley’s Octant in 1:12 scale. Registration required for this free online event.

 

About William R. Robertson:For more than 40 years, William R. Robertson has been a leading artist in the fine-scale miniature movement. Specializing in wood, metal, and natural materials, Robertson has created some of the most celebrated and intricate works in T/m’s collection, including The Architect’s Classroom circa 1900, Twin Manors, and a 1:12-scale functioning Rococo microscope in gold. Visit his website at www.robertsonminiatures.com. You can also see his work on Facebook and Instagram.

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VIRTUAL- Creative Conversation: Godfrey Riddle

01-27-2021

Presented by Arts Council of Johnson County at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm

Join the ACJC as we chat with Godfrey Riddle, the Director of Resource Development at ArtsKC. Godfrey is a creative social entrepreneur with specializations in fundraising, program development, and nonprofit administration. He previously worked...

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Join the ACJC as we chat with Godfrey Riddle, the Director of Resource Development at ArtsKC. Godfrey is a creative social entrepreneur with specializations in fundraising, program development, and nonprofit administration. He previously worked with Rightfully Sewn and Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Godfrey is driven to build inspiring communities where people reach their full potential. As such, he founded ArtsKC’s Arts Leadership Series to cultivate diverse arts nonprofit leaders. He is an alumnus of AmeriCorps VISTA and CORO KC and serves on the board for BlaqOut, a grassroots initiative to end HIV/AIDS in Kansas City’s Black queer community. In 2017, Godfrey was honored as one of INK Magazine’s “30 Under 30” for his career and community involvement. In October 2020, he launched Civic Saint (CivicSaint.com), a purposeful lifestyle company with a mission to create beautiful, meaningful objects while advancing racial and social justice.

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VIRTUAL- Public Tour: Zoom Into Art

01-27-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their...

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Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their thoughts, and learn together. A new work of art is highlighted each month, but each conversation is unique.

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VIRTUAL- Sime Saturday

01-30-2021

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

As the exhibition, Elias Sime: Tightrope comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate his work with another art challenge! In collaboration with Scraps KC, we’ve put together a special art kit inspired by Sime’s artwork including reclaimed...

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As the exhibition, Elias Sime: Tightrope comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate his work with another art challenge! In collaboration with Scraps KC, we’ve put together a special art kit inspired by Sime’s artwork including reclaimed materials such as wire and computer parts. Register by January 20 to receive by mail one of these FREE art kits, and join us on Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom to share your artwork and to see what others made with the materials. Then, help us create an Instagram art gallery at #simesaturday featuring all your creations!

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VIRTUAL-Solo Jazz From Home with Sarah Saunders

01-30-2021

Presented by 627 Stomp at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm

Join Sarah as she teaches you a brand new routine to a local favorite A La Mode's "When I Get Low, I Get High"!
All online classes are $5
Zoom links will be sent out via email 20mins prior to the event.

Join Sarah as she teaches you a brand new routine to a local favorite A La Mode's "When I Get Low, I Get High"!
All online classes are $5
Zoom links will be sent out via email 20mins prior to the event.

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VIRTUAL- Sketch Club: Draw Toons

01-30-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am

Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about cartoons and continuous line drawings.

Public: $5 | Museum...

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Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about cartoons and continuous line drawings.

Public: $5 | Museum Members: Free**All Members can register 2 devices to every class for free. Be sure to login with the primary e-mail address associated with your membership to activate this benefit.

Students will use materials they have at home (nothing fancy) and access the classes via Zoom webinar. (The Zoom link will appear on your electronic ticket and be included in a reminder email the day prior)

Recommended supplies: Copy paper, sketchbook (optional), pencils, eraser, colored pencils, colored paper.
Availability is limited and registration ends January 29 or when all seats are filled. 

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Elias Sime: Tightrope

01-31-2021

Presented by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Tue, Jan 26 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Wed, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968), Tightrope features more than two dozen works of art in varying scales and showcases brightly-colored tableaux and...

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The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968), Tightrope features more than two dozen works of art in varying scales and showcases brightly-colored tableaux and sculptural assemblages rooted in both the figurative and abstract modes of modern Ethiopian art. Sime repurposes salvaged electronic components such as circuits and keyboards in his work to explore the precarious balance between the progress that technology has made possible and its detrimental impact on the global environment. The exhibition explores how devices intended to connect us have instead mediated our interactions while simultaneously creating massive amounts of e-waste. Sime’s work—like topographical maps or aerial perspectives of vast landscapes—also points to the natural pathways existing in the environment, revealing that the organic fibers which connect us are not unlike the inner workings of man-made machines. Deconstructing them can expose and demystify their internal dynamics, allowing for a new lyricism and energy to emerge. Elias Sime: Tightrope is organized by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, and will travel to the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City; and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. Please note: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) is temporarily closed to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). PLEASE CHECK THE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON REOPENING DATES AND RELATED NEWS BEFORE PLANNING YOUR VISIT.

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VIRTUAL- Voices of VITAs

01-31-2021

Presented by KC VITAs Chamber Choir at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm

Voices of VITAs will feature works from the ensemble’s 2018, 2019, and 2020 Calls for Scores, as well as a new work by composer-in-residence L.V. Wood titles “Unloaded.” The composers whose works are featured in this recital hail from L.A....

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Voices of VITAs will feature works from the ensemble’s 2018, 2019, and 2020 Calls for Scores, as well as a new work by composer-in-residence L.V. Wood titles “Unloaded.” The composers whose works are featured in this recital hail from L.A. to Britain, and everywhere in between. These works include “His Love Whom I Love” by local composer JD Daniel, “Twinkle, Twinkle” by British composer Anthony Fort (U.S. premiere), “Outside: A Song Cycle” by Ben Stevenson (world premiere), “Advertisements” by Kian Ravaei (world premiere), “Canciónes de desamor” by Steven Serpa, and Penelope by Canadian composer Cecilia Livingston.

Many long-time KC VITAs attendees will note that this evening is unique: it features no large choral works. Typically art songs represent only a small portion of the concert, but these solo vocal works are perfect for socially distant music making and provide a way to feature even more new, captivating music. This free concert can be accessed on YouTube through a link on the www.kcvitas.org website. Though the concert will take place at the stunning All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, no audience will be present at the concert venue due to the ongoing pandemic.

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VIRTUAL-Amahl and the Night Visitors

01-31-2021

Presented by Lyric Opera of Kansas City at The Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 12:00 am Mon, Jan 25 @ 12:00 am + 6 more dates and times

Tue, Jan 26 @ 12:00 am Wed, Jan 27 @ 12:00 am Thu, Jan 28 @ 12:00 am Fri, Jan 29 @ 12:00 am Sat, Jan 30 @ 12:00 am Sun, Jan 31 @ 12:00 am - less dates and times

Full of delight, humor, and tenderness, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a true holiday story for the whole family. Three traveling kings, following the star to Bethlehem, stop for the night at a humble home of a shepherd boy, Amahl, and...

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Full of delight, humor, and tenderness, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a true holiday story for the whole family. Three traveling kings, following the star to Bethlehem, stop for the night at a humble home of a shepherd boy, Amahl, and his mother. As Amahl entertains the guests, he offers his own simple gift to the Christ child and learns the miracle of true generosity.
This all-new Lyric Opera production of Menotti’s classic holiday opera utilizes newly-created puppets, designed by Kansas City’s legendary puppet master, Paul Mesner, brought to life by a team of puppeteers and live voices in a magical new setting and orchestral version, created especially for Lyric Opera.

Music/Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

One 47-minute act sung in English

Digital Access on sale now! Streaming begins December 15.

 

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VIRTUAL- Theatre Pop-up Experience

01-31-2021

Presented by Inspired Aesthetics at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm

Inspired Aesthetics is a new creative and performing arts after school program for high school students coming to Kansas City! This event is an opportunity to be one of the first teens to experience what it's like to be an Inspired Aesthetics...

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Inspired Aesthetics is a new creative and performing arts after school program for high school students coming to Kansas City! This event is an opportunity to be one of the first teens to experience what it's like to be an Inspired Aesthetics artist. This event has been made virtual due to the current pandemic and will be broken into two days. During this weekend workshop, you will work with your peers and guest instructors from the Kansas City Repertory Theatre to create original work inspired and driven by you!

WHAT: Theatre Pop-up, in partnership with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre Education TeamAre you creative? Are you expressive? Are you Imaginative? If so, we’d love to make some theatre with you! We will be using acting, movement, and writing games to explore how to best share your stories and beliefs with others.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO:- High school students in the Kansas City, MO area- No theatre experience necessary - We only ask for openness and a readiness to explore, create, and share- All skill levels welcome

WHEN:- January 30th 9:00am to 4:00pm (with an hour lunch break) and January 31st 2:00pm - 5:30pm- Participation includes any needed supplies- Students who are selected to participate will be expected to be in attendance for the entire time commitment of both days.

SIGN UP/APPLICATION:In order to complete this application you need to upload a short video of yourself which includes the following- Name- Age- A short piece from a book or a play you love or something you have written. It doesn’t have to be memorized, just read it with energy! It would be great if it is less than 2 minutes long. This will help us get to know you a bit before the workshop.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR APPLICATION! WE CAN'T WAIT TO CREATE WITH YOU! For questions or more information contact cescilyphillips@gmail.com

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VIRTUAL- Goethe Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book!)

02-02-2021

Presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 02 @ 6:00 pm

Let's start 2021 with a special edition of our Goethe Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book!)

We invite you to bring your own selection to our first gathering in the new year. Maybe it's a book by a German speaking author that you've already...

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Let's start 2021 with a special edition of our Goethe Book Club: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book!)

We invite you to bring your own selection to our first gathering in the new year. Maybe it's a book by a German speaking author that you've already read and want to tell us about? Or a volume on your side table that you've been dying to read and would like to share with the group? We'd love to see your suggestions and learn about some new reads!VIRTUAL

Please reach out to the Pop Up and let us know in advance which book you'd like to share. You're also welcome to participate without presenting —​ especially if you're interested in learning about some new books!

As always, the discussion will be held in English.

For more details on joining, email us at info-kansascity@goethe.de

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VIRTUAL- Public Tour: Zoom Into Art

02-02-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 02 @ 12:00 pm

Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their...

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Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their thoughts, and learn together. A new work of art is highlighted each month, but each conversation is unique.

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VIRTUAL- Opening Reception| Stupid Cupid: Eros Unbound

02-05-2021

Presented by Bunker Center for the Arts at Bunker Center for the Arts, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 05 @ 7:00 pm

Stupid Cupid : Eros Unbound, exploring themes of love, romance, sexuality and relationships. See our Facebook Page for more details Shop Online

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Stupid Cupid : Eros Unbound, exploring themes of love, romance, sexuality and relationships. See our Facebook Page for more details Shop Online

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VIRTUAL- Sketch Club: Draw Pets

02-06-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am

Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about drawing animals (both real & imaginary).
Public: $5 |...

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Draw together with your family or improve your skills on your own – registration is based on the number of devices logging in to view the class on Zoom. This week, we will learn about drawing animals (both real & imaginary).
Public: $5 | Members: Free**All Members can register 2 devices to every class for free. Be sure to login with the primary e-mail address associated with your membership to activate this benefit.
Students will use materials they have at home (nothing fancy) and access the classes via Zoom webinar. (The Zoom link will appear on electronic ticket and be included in a reminder email the day prior)
Recommended supplies: Copy paper, sketchbook (optional), pencils, eraser, colored pencils, colored paper.
Availability is limited and registration ends February 5 or when all seats are filled.

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VIRTUAL- Arty Mardi Gras

02-06-2021

Presented by Englewood Arts at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 06 @ 6:45 pm

The Rotary Club of Independence has named Englewood Arts the recipient of their 7th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser. The Rotary Club raises several hundred thousand dollars annually for local causes. To-date The Rotary has raised over $300,00 in...

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The Rotary Club of Independence has named Englewood Arts the recipient of their 7th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser. The Rotary Club raises several hundred thousand dollars annually for local causes. To-date The Rotary has raised over $300,00 in sponsors for this year's event of which Englewood Arts will be the recipient of. This year's fundraiser will be a virtual event on Saturday, February 6th beginning at 6:45 pm. Attendance will be no charge and open to the public. Arty Mardi Gras for Englewood Arts will include live artistic performances and videos highlighting the arts. The event will have a wide variety of art-themed auction items as well as other unique items.
Englewood Arts is a two-prong nonprofit organization focused on creating a diverse and sustainable community in harmony with the arts. The first phase is to renovate a recently purchased 30,000 sq foot three-story former medical building into a community-based arts center. The Arts Center will provide programming for people of all ages in performing, culinary, and visual arts. The second phase will address affordable and sustainable housing that will complement and play a part in supporting The Arts Center.
Information and attachments can be downloaded from artymardigras.com

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VIRTUAL- Iambic Fundamentals: Understanding Shakespeare's Verse and How to Use It

02-08-2021

Presented by Heart of America Shakespeare Festival at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Feb 01 @ 7:00 pm Mon, Feb 08 @ 7:00 pm

Instructed by veteran Kansas City and HASF actor Robert Gibby Brand, topics covered will include:

What is scansion? Discuss the "normal" rhythmic pattern and its variations
Verse line as aesthetic unit; word compression, and expansion
Short...

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Instructed by veteran Kansas City and HASF actor Robert Gibby Brand, topics covered will include:

What is scansion? Discuss the "normal" rhythmic pattern and its variations
Verse line as aesthetic unit; word compression, and expansion
Short lines and the acting opportunities they offer
Pronunciation, inflection, and melody

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VIRTUAL- Public Tour: Zoom Into Art

02-10-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm

Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their...

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Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their thoughts, and learn together. A new work of art is highlighted each month, but each conversation is unique.

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VIRTUAL- Lunar New Year

02-15-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 24 @ 10:00 am Mon, Jan 25 @ 10:00 am + 18 more dates and times

Wed, Jan 27 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 28 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 03 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 04 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 05 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 06 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 07 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 08 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 10 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 11 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 12 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 13 @ 10:00 am Sun, Feb 14 @ 10:00 am Mon, Feb 15 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Join us for a virtual celebration of the Lunar New Year, a tradition enjoyed in China and in several East and Southeast Asia countries. Explore the art of Asian cultures, enjoy a dynamic dance performance, take A Step Back in Time, and connect...

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Join us for a virtual celebration of the Lunar New Year, a tradition enjoyed in China and in several East and Southeast Asia countries. Explore the art of Asian cultures, enjoy a dynamic dance performance, take A Step Back in Time, and connect with activities featuring the new year’s zodiac animal, the ox.

Starting in 1996, the museum has hosted an annual Chinese New Year Festival showcasing our world-renowned Chinese collection and local talent. This year we observe the Lunar New Year by reaching out to new communities to celebrate and learn together. Holiday dates, titles and customs vary around the world, but marking a new year is something to be shared!

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VIRTUAL- Public Tour: Zoom Into Art

02-16-2021

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm

Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their...

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Each Zoom into Art interactive virtual experience is facilitated in real-time by live docent educators through Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Zoom into Art is designed for participants to contribute to the conversation, share their thoughts, and learn together. A new work of art is highlighted each month, but each conversation is unique.

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