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- AMERI'KANA

10-24-2020

Presented by Art as Mentorship at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

AMERI’KANA is the beginning of an exploration into American music, past and present.  Experience the rich DNA within the American music story over four-nights of live streamed music, conversation, and music education. Starring Los Lobos, Flor...

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AMERI’KANA is the beginning of an exploration into American music, past and present.  Experience the rich DNA within the American music story over four-nights of live streamed music, conversation, and music education. Starring Los Lobos, Flor De Toloache, Terrance and Marcella Simien, The Sensational Barnes Brothers & Deborah Barnes, Luke Winslow-King, Making Movies, Addie Sartino and Brandon Yangmi of The Greeting Committee, the next generation of young songwriters, and more. AMERI'KANA poses the question: “What is American music?” The answer may suprise you...

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VIRTUAL- Encore! At Home: From Our Living Room To Yours

10-25-2020

Presented by Quality Hill Playhouse at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am

While we cannot be together this year, we can share what we love most from the safety and comfort of our living rooms! We need your help to keep the music playing at Kansas City's only classy cabaret theatre, Quality Hill Playhouse. Enjoy show...

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While we cannot be together this year, we can share what we love most from the safety and comfort of our living rooms! We need your help to keep the music playing at Kansas City's only classy cabaret theatre, Quality Hill Playhouse. Enjoy show stopping, living room performances from QHP's talented cast of Kansas City performers all while sipping wine from your very own Quality Hill Playhouse signature glasses and partaking in dinner from one of Kansas City Originals delicious restaurants!

Featuring J. Kent Barnhart with Samantha Agron, Lauren Bradshaw, Lauren Braton, Christina Burton, Katie Karel, Sarah LaBarr, Molliann McCulley, Lindsey McKee, Tim Noland, Robert Erik Sobbe, Francisco Javier Villegas, and LeShea Wright.

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VIRTUAL- Inspired Aesthetics Virtual Pop-up Experience

10-25-2020

Presented by Inspired Aesthetics at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 25 @ 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. This event is hands on and interactive! During this weekend workshop, you will work with your peers and guest instructors to create original works! The weekend will be filled with creativity, fun, food, and an opportunity to showcase your work!
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO: High school students in the Kansas City, MO area
WHEN: October 24th 9:00am to 4:00pm (with an hour lunch break) and October 25th 2:00pm - 5:30pm Participation includes all supplies. Students who are selected to participate will be expected to be in attendance for the entire time commitment of both days.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO CREATE WITH YOU!

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VIRTUAL- Jewelry Sale - Cheryl Eve Acosta

10-26-2020

Presented by Cheryl Eve Acosta / Sculptural Jewelry at Cheryl Eve Acosta, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm

Meet the artist live, Cheryl Eve Acosta during our one-hour virtual jewelry sale hosted by TICO TUNED In from Tico Productions, LLC. We are excited to personally invite you during our special segment featuring Cheryl’s handmade creations from...

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Meet the artist live, Cheryl Eve Acosta during our one-hour virtual jewelry sale hosted by TICO TUNED In from Tico Productions, LLC. We are excited to personally invite you during our special segment featuring Cheryl’s handmade creations from our studio production via ZOOM! You must RSVP to join our guest list! Event details on our website, CLICK HERE!  Invite your friend on Facebook!!

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VIRTUAL- Halloween Haunts & Delights

10-29-2020

Presented by GUILDit at Zoom
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

Join GUILDit for an evening of spooky stories, raffle giveaways, and help support arts entrepreneurship. Get tickets now >> https://secure.qgiv.com/for/guild/event/820939/
Two epic tales of death and greed, from Africa and Europe, by two...

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Join GUILDit for an evening of spooky stories, raffle giveaways, and help support arts entrepreneurship. Get tickets now >> https://secure.qgiv.com/for/guild/event/820939/
Two epic tales of death and greed, from Africa and Europe, by two nationally known Kansas City storytellers.
-- Br. John will command the African folktale of “How Death Came To Mankind” that tells of Anansi, the original Spider-Man, who is up to his old tricks and greedy persuasions. This time his selfish antics lures the mysterious Mr. Death, who seeks revenge.
-- Joyce Slater will share “Mr. Fox”, an adaptation from William Shakespeare’s humorous ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ adapted by another Englishmen’s Joseph Jacobs. Mr. Fox is a man of many sides, one of which engages Lady Mary. Will she learn the harsh and truth of Mr. Fox and his castle in time?
A raffle of delightful prizes is during intermission with MC Joseph Johnson, Kansas City Entertainer and Entertainment Lawyer.
-- Length: Approx. 60 Minutes -- Coming to you live in your homes via Zoom. -- For families with Ages 10+
Can’t make 10/29? No worries, buy a ticket and we’ll send you a link to the video to watch later!
Sponsored by DesignWerx Mercantile
Raffle Prizes:- Costco Gift Card- Westlake Ace Hardware Pet Basket- Jazz Restaurant Gift Card- 2 Artego Pizza Gift Cards- Buffalo State Pizza Gift Card- Evolve Juicery & Kitchen Gift Card- Fric & Frac Gift Card- Artist Craftsman Gift Card

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VIRTUAL- Current Perspectives Presents - Emory Douglas: Some American History

10-29-2020

Presented by Kansas City Art Institute at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

Iconic graphic artist Emory Douglas will give o at his presentation Some American History. Douglas created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party and his images came to symbolize the struggles of the social justice movement. As the...

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Iconic graphic artist Emory Douglas will give o at his presentation Some American History. Douglas created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party and his images came to symbolize the struggles of the social justice movement. As the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the 1980s, his work was characterized by strong graphic images of young African American men, women and children. He used the Black Panther community newspaper’s popularity to spur people to action, portraying the poor with empathy and as being unapologetic and ready to struggle for basic human rights. Douglas continues to create art with social and political concerns. Art that transcends borders.

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VIRTUAL- Brave New World: Arts Planning for 2021

10-29-2020

Presented by MU Extension Community Arts Program at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm

“Brave New World: Arts Planning for 2021”  This FREE webinar series is ideal for arts organizations, venues, arts event producers, and independent artists across Missouri, and will explore how to navigate and plan for arts event production...

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“Brave New World: Arts Planning for 2021”  This FREE webinar series is ideal for arts organizations, venues, arts event producers, and independent artists across Missouri, and will explore how to navigate and plan for arts event production in the era of COVID
As listed in the flyer, the schedule is as follows:
Oct 15: Safe Reopening and Missouri ArtSafe Certification
Presenter: Michael Donovan (MAC), who will talk about the Missouri ArtSafe Certification program and Safe Reopening strategies for venues and arts producers.
Oct. 22: Legal Aspects of Performing and Presenting Virtually
Presenter: Sue Greenberg, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, who will talk about general considerations when performing and presenting virtually (i.e., intellectual property, copyright, contracts, etc.)*
                (*Presentation only and general discussion only, no legal advice will be given and should not be expected)
Oct. 29: Technical and Creative Possibilities in the Virtual World
Presenters: Arts KC; Katina Bitsicas (MU Digital Storytelling Program); Michael Gaines (Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies); and Karen Paisley (Metropolitan Theater Ensemble). The panel will present their own experiences in exploring creative ways to adapt with hybrid arts engagement, creative virtual possibilities, and more.  

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VIRTUAL- Life Drawing with Kent

10-29-2020

Presented by Merging Rivers Artist Guild at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am

Kent will be posing nude via Zoom for you to draw or paint. Pose schedule: two 5 minute poses, two 10 minute poses, one 20 minute poses, one 25 minute pose and one 30 minute pose. There will be staging and lighting. A different setup each week....

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Kent will be posing nude via Zoom for you to draw or paint. Pose schedule: two 5 minute poses, two 10 minute poses, one 20 minute poses, one 25 minute pose and one 30 minute pose. There will be staging and lighting. A different setup each week. Two camera views to choose from. Suggest $5 to $15: PayPal kent@artbykent.net. If you don't have PayPal I can send you PayPal invoice which you can pay with debit/credit card. To participate in these sessions email Kent@kentartmodel.com with the email address you want the Zoom invite sent to. The day before each event, an invite will be sent with a link for the next session.

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VIRTUAL- PNC Pop Up Series

10-31-2020

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

PNC Virtual Pop Up Virtual Series- powered by PNC Bank

To celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month in October; PNC Bank, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, KC Power and Light District and ArtsKC will host a virtual PNC Pop Up Series by...

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PNC Virtual Pop Up Virtual Series- powered by PNC Bank

To celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month in October; PNC Bank, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, KC Power and Light District and ArtsKC will host a virtual PNC Pop Up Series by inviting past Kauffman Center PNC Pop Up artists to share their stories and musical talents. Tune into each partner's social channels to follow along on this 4-week series.  The proceeds will flow through ArtsKC to be awarded to Inspiration Grant recipients.

Keep a look out for performances from past PNC Pop Up Series artists including:

Kelly Hunt
Eboni Fondren
Eems
Jake Wells
Barnaby Bright
Calvin Arsenia
Beau Bledsoe
Hermon Mehari

 

 

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VIRTUAL & In-Person- Cerbera Gallery Presents: "Slippery" by Stephanie Lanter

10-31-2020

Presented by Cerbera Gallery at Cerbera Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am Wed, Oct 28 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 11:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

“Slippery”
Since 2000, Kansas artist and educator Stephanie Lanter has been working in clay, fiber, and mixed media. Cerbera Gallery’s latest exhibition, “Slippery”, by Lanter engages with the cryptic paradoxes that can be found in her...

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“Slippery”
Since 2000, Kansas artist and educator Stephanie Lanter has been working in clay, fiber, and mixed media. Cerbera Gallery’s latest exhibition, “Slippery”, by Lanter engages with the cryptic paradoxes that can be found in her work. Using delicate lines to connect abstract sculptural elements, Lanter magnifies the relationship between negative space and form.
Lanter’s distinctive clay and fiber sculptures reveal the unrelenting modes of communication that link people’s bodies and minds through negative space. Using a technique called “analog 3-d printing” or manual slip trailing, Lanter builds ambiguous forms with liquid porcelain. Through this method, Lanter has developed her own language as hidden phrases and nonsensical words are strung together in clay throughout her sculptures.

Lanter, received an MFA from Ohio University in 2002 and a BA from Xavier University in 1998. Lanter is Currently the Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Emporia State University in Kansas. She has also taught at Washburn and Wichita State Universities.

As one of the founding residents at the Red Lodge Clay Center, and the first Jentel / Archie Bray Foundation Critic at the Bray, Lanter has been awarded residencies at Arrowmont’s Pentaculum, the LH Project, the Archie Bray Foundation, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Mendocino Arts Center.

In addition to exhibiting her sculptural ceramics, installations, and mixed media drawings to an international audience, Lanter has given numerous workshops and presentations, including recently for ArtAxis National ClayWeek Conversations.
Lanter’s essays and artworks have been featured in journals such as Ceramics Monthlyand Ceramics, Art and Perception.

In 2010, she received a Kansas Arts Commission Collaboration Grant to support the interdisciplinary installation and publication series, The Waiting Room Projects, directed by Marguerite Perret, and exhibited across the country and in the Netherlands.

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 Slippery. Kansas Wesleyan University. Salina, KS

2018 Terms. Bethel College. Newton, KSTerms. WSU Shiftspace. Wichita, KS

2017 Inbox: Wall of Hope. Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Lobby, TSCPL. Topeka, KS

2016 Inbox. Bethany College, Lindsbourg, KSSee Threads. University of the Ozarks. Clarksville, AR

2015 Connectivities. Hesston College. Newton, KS.

2013 What? Garden City Community College, Garden City, KS

2012 Please Hold. Central College. Pella, IA

2009 Domestic Intimations. Wichita Center for the Arts. Wichita, KS

2007 Things With Holes. Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge, MT

2004 You Can’t Stop. Wichita State University. Wichita, KS

2003 Body Parts, Pigs & Waterbears. Mendocino Bakery & Café. Mendocino, CA

Permanent Collections:
Archie Bray Foundation For the Ceramic Arts
Korea Ceramic Foundation, Gyeonggi-do
University of North Florida Department of Art and DesignMulvane Art MuseumTopeka & Shawnee County Public Library Alice C. Sabatini Gallery

Please join Cerbera Gallery in celebrating Stephanie Lanter’s fall exhibition, “Slippery” – September 1.

 

For all press inquires and group visits regarding Cerbera Gallery’s fall exhibition, “Slippery”, contact Philipp Eirich or Kennedy Burgess at info@cerberagallery.com. We encourage local museums and art groups interested in private tours to book dates in advance.

No First Friday for September, 2020. Tue, Wed either 1-5pm or by appointment (844.202.9303)Thu, Fri from 1-6pm and Sat from 11-6pm.

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VIRTUAL- Electric Poe

10-31-2020

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at Union Cemetery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

ELECTRIC POE
A co-produced event with Union Cemetery Historical Society
By Edgar Allan Poe
Music by Rex Hobart

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE STREAMING!

Due to popular demand, and just in time for Halloween, The Coterie presents the streaming debut...

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ELECTRIC POE
A co-produced event with Union Cemetery Historical Society
By Edgar Allan Poe
Music by Rex Hobart

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE STREAMING!

Due to popular demand, and just in time for Halloween, The Coterie presents the streaming debut of Electric Poe, recorded during its sold-out engagement in Union Cemetery. A unique reading for families with ages 10 and older, Electric Poe features R.H. Wilhoit delivering two of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known works, with musical underscoring by guitarist Rex Hobart.
Adapted and directed by Coterie producing artistic director, Jeff Church, and co-produced with Union Cemetery Historical Society, Electric Poe is now available to view anytime at www.showtix4u.com/events/thecoterie.

 

COTERIE’S FIRST STREAMING PERFORMANCE
While The Coterie has spent the last 41 years producing entertaining and thought-provoking professional stage productions for students and families, Electric Poe marks the company’s first performance made available online. Streaming now at ShowTix4U, Electric Poe is a unique way to add a spooky groove to any Halloween festivity while supporting The Coterie, a beloved Kansas City institution that is nationally recognized for creating new works of theatre for young people. Recorded during its world premiere, sold-out run in Kansas City’s historic Union Cemetery, Electric Poe features two moody masterpieces by Edgar Allan Poe brought to life - and death - by actor and Coterie teaching artist, R.H. Wilhoit. In the style of an 1850’s orator, Wilhoit presents readings of The Premature Burial and The Masque of the Red Death. First appearing in 1844 in the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper, Poe took advantage of concerns at the time in The Premature Burial. In The Coterie’s reading, a speaker delivers something of an antique TED Talk about his mortal fear, when it appears to manifest right before our eyes. Then, in 1842’s The Masque of the Red Death, Prince Prospero walls himself and his courtiers away from the outside world where the contagious Red Death reigns. Composer and musician, Rex Hobart, accompanies the performance
of Electric Poe live on electric guitar.

Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes
For Families with Ages 10+
Visit www.thecoterie.org for detailed information on ticketing and Covid19 safety.

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VIRTUAL- Witchy Vibes - art exhibition

10-31-2020

Presented by Schamballah.com at Schamballah.com
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 26 @ 12:00 am + 5 more dates and times

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

Since COVID showed up and basically rained on everyone’s parade, things have been difficult, and October is one of my favorite months.
I could have sat this year out, but instead I decided that I had a platform to use and I would put it to use...

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Since COVID showed up and basically rained on everyone’s parade, things have been difficult, and October is one of my favorite months.
I could have sat this year out, but instead I decided that I had a platform to use and I would put it to use and make an event of it in the process. I put out a call and invited other artists to participate because why not?
The result is this collection of works celebrating the “witchy” aesthetic. These works are feminine, flirty, menacing, ominous, spooky, funky, and empowering. There are no June Cleavers in this lineup.
I’d like to thank the artists who responded to the call for their participation and for bringing such an awesome caliber of work to this:

Lauren Elizabeth Miller

Sandra Hultsved

Funeral Pyre Designs

Lisa Vollrath

Muriel Fonseca

Harrison Larsen

Shannon Gardner

Ryan LaLonde

Alicia Zeringo

Paige Tashner, Purr Pods

Shelby Harvey

Meceron, Unholy Rosaries

Sara Edge

Darija Stipanic

Judith Threadgill

Artists will be handling their own sales directly, contact info and piece details are included with each piece on display.  Show will be on display at http://www.schamballah.com/witchy-vibes from October 2nd to October 31st.

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Te Deum - Brahms Requiem

11-01-2020

Presented by Te Deum at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 01 @ 7:00 pm

After Johannes Brahms wrote Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), he remarked to a friend that it might be more accurately titled Ein Menschliches Requiem (A Human Requiem). Using texts from the Lutheran Bible which Brahms himself compiled,...

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After Johannes Brahms wrote Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), he remarked to a friend that it might be more accurately titled Ein Menschliches Requiem (A Human Requiem). Using texts from the Lutheran Bible which Brahms himself compiled, he set out to compose a Requiem not for the dead, but for the living – those in mourning. This is a requiem of hope, with promises of comfort. Out of care for our audience and artists, this first concert of our season will be a rebroadcast of our previously recorded live performance in April 2016. 
This performance features pianists Jan Kraybill and Elisa Bickers, baritone Brian Ming Chu, soprano Ida Nicolosi, and Te Deum. The concert will begin with an organ solo by Dr. Bickers, newly recorded for this concert, and will also include the original introduction given by Mark Ball, who brings a special poignancy and emotional context to the work.

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VIRTUAL- Día de los Muertos Celebration

11-01-2020

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Mon, Oct 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Wed, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 01 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th annual Día de los Muertos celebration is going virtual!  Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration with gatherings of family and friends to honor and remember deceased relatives...

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This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th annual Día de los Muertos celebration is going virtual!  Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration with gatherings of family and friends to honor and remember deceased relatives and popular figures. The Mexican tradition is observed throughout the Kansas City-metro area, often with festivals, parades, music, and ofrendas, or altars.  The Nelson-Atkins is honored to continue its tradition of celebrating and observing this important holiday for our Kansas City communities. You can find Spanish translation of virtual content on our website.

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VIRTUAL- Kansas City Ballet presents "LIVE Dancer Chat with Paul Horsley"

11-04-2020

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 04 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for our Free Facebook Live Dancer Chats; a new community engagement and education series designed to engage the broader public with professional dancers at Kansas City Ballet. Each Dancer Chat provides an opportunity for the public...

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Please join us for our Free Facebook Live Dancer Chats; a new community engagement and education series designed to engage the broader public with professional dancers at Kansas City Ballet. Each Dancer Chat provides an opportunity for the public to get to know different company dancers through relaxed, informal conversations sharing their unique perspectives on various topics of the day. Moderated by prominent members of the community and arts lovers these engaging Chats will reveal backgrounds, extraordinary experiences, and strong relationships between professional artists.

Nov 4 at 6 p.m.Moderator Paul Horsley with Kansas City Ballet dancers Joshua Bodden and Liang Fu

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VIRTUAL artist talk: “The Great Basin Native Artists” by Melissa Melero-Moose

11-06-2020

Presented by Travois at Travois, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 06 @ 1:00 pm

Travois is a Certified B Corporation focused exclusively on promoting affordable housing and economic development in Native communities. Since 2017, Travois has opened its Kansas City, Mo., office to host Indigenous artists as part of the...

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Travois is a Certified B Corporation focused exclusively on promoting affordable housing and economic development in Native communities. Since 2017, Travois has opened its Kansas City, Mo., office to host Indigenous artists as part of the city’s First Fridays art events. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Travois First Fridays exhibition series has been changed to a digital experience. The digital format provides an opportunity for audience participation outside of Kansas City. Find more information on the Travois website: travois.com/news-events/first-fridays/.
Great Basin Native artist, Melissa Melero-Moose (Northern Paiute, Modoc) will discuss the origins and processes of her Great Basin mixed-media artwork in a recorded video. She will also explain the evolution of her career, which led her to founding Great Basin Native Artists, a collective of Indigenous artists living in or from the region.
This is not a live artist talk. A recorded video of Melissa Melero-Moose’s artist talk will be published on the Travois website.
Sign up to receive Melissa’s talk: https://travois.com/event/?ee=85
“I created these works to celebrate the art, design and culture of the Paiute people through color and texture on canvas,” Melissa said. “I am honored to be a part of Travois First Fridays and very grateful to be sharing my paintings and stories in this part of the country.”
Melissa Melero-Moose is a Northern Paiute enrolled with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe with ties to Fort Bidwell Paiute, Calif. She is an accomplished artist with her own unique style. Her works consist of contemporary mixed media paintings inspired by the landscape and culture of the Numu (Northern Paiute) in Nevada, California, and Oregon — natural surroundings in the Great Basin (willow and pine nuts), and Paiute basketry and local petroglyphs. Melissa has also integrated her own green painting techniques and disciplines to her process that ensures a lighter environmental footprint.
Melissa holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and fine arts from Portland State University. Her works are included in permanent collections of the School for Advanced Research (IARC), Santa Fe, N.M.; Autry Museum in Los Angeles, Cali; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, N.M.; the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Nev.; and the Lilley Museum, at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Visit melissamelero.com for additional artist info.

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Tea Time

11-07-2020

Presented by Belger Crane Yard Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Belger Crane Yard Studio is excited to announce Tea Time opening Friday, August 7, 2020. There will be a small public reception with advance registration required. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00...

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Belger Crane Yard Studio is excited to announce Tea Time opening Friday, August 7, 2020. There will be a small public reception with advance registration required. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Please contact gallery@belgerarts.org to book a time to see the exhibition or to schedule a tour.

Tea Time showcases a selection of teapots from Belger Crane Yard Studio’s gallery paired with pieces from the Belger collection. As we enter into our 6th month of social distancing, these objects celebrate times of togetherness, sharing space, and serving one another. Unified amongst their function, this unique grouping highlights a vast diversity of artistic styles and approaches to making teapot forms.

Teapots hold a special place in the tradition of ceramic art and pottery making. Whether considering the social and cultural overtones of preparing and serving tea, to acknowledging the technical mastery required to construct the complex object, teapots have played a vital role in the conversation between art and craft, form and function.

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VIRTUAL- Coalesce - The Art of Couture

11-07-2020

Presented by Kansas City Artists Coalition at Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 07 @ 7:00 pm

COALESCE: To Come Together To Form a Whole
Kansas City and beyond is invited to virtually join with The Kansas City Artists Coalition for a glorious evening in celebrating the fusion of art and fashion. Styled by WIaa Style, Coalesce is an...

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COALESCE: To Come Together To Form a Whole
Kansas City and beyond is invited to virtually join with The Kansas City Artists Coalition for a glorious evening in celebrating the fusion of art and fashion. Styled by WIaa Style, Coalesce is an immersive art experience where fashion and fine art come together in a breath taking collaboration celebrating fine art on the runway. Guests will safely experience how eight local Kansas City artists transform gowns into walking canvasses of fine art with a virtual experience unlike any other. Special thanks to our partners and sponsors The Gown Gallery, WIaa Style and the KC Streetcar.

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VIRTUAL- Current Perspectives - Kevin Willmott: Race, History and the Urgency of Now

11-12-2020

Presented by Kansas City Art Institute at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Kevin Willmott, director, screenwriter, and professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, will show a montage of his films at his presentation Race, History and the Urgency of Now. He has made a career out of making movies that...

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Kevin Willmott, director, screenwriter, and professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, will show a montage of his films at his presentation Race, History and the Urgency of Now. He has made a career out of making movies that examine race in America including Ninth Street, C.S.A: Confederate States of America, The Only Good Indian, Destination Planet Negro, The 24th, and Jayhawkers. He also won an Academy Award for screenwriting for BlacKkKLansman, the story of an undercover black detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Willmott also co-wrote with director Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods about four African American veterans returning to Vietnam, which premiered on Netflix this past summer to rave reviews. He has a long history of working on social justice issues including fighting for the rights of the poor, creating two Catholic Worker shelters for the homeless, and forcing the integration of several long-standing segregated institutions. He attended graduate studies at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts where he earned an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing.TUAL

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VIRTUAL- 1st Annual Fiber Exhibition at Kansas City Stockyards Gallery

11-13-2020

Presented by Kansas City Stockyards Gallery at Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Oct 31 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 06 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 07 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

This October the Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, located at 1600 Genessee, Kansas City, MO, looks to exhibit the best of contemporary fiber art.  Artists are invited to submit work that reflects a wide range of functional or non-functional works...

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This October the Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, located at 1600 Genessee, Kansas City, MO, looks to exhibit the best of contemporary fiber art.  Artists are invited to submit work that reflects a wide range of functional or non-functional works using fiber and/or fiber art techniques, and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. We want to showcase the full expanse of fiber art, including but not limited to embroidery, weaving, felt, sculpture, dyeing, sewing, quilts, knitting, and crochet. Fiber can be, but is not limited to, fabric, wood, wool, paper, metal, or synthetic materials. We are specifically looking for upbeat, unique, fine art submissions. Pieces must be of original design. Kits and commercial patterns are prohibited. Artists should indicate all fiber media and/or fiber techniques used in each piece. Fees are kept low to support artists, $15 entry fee for 5 entries. The Kansas City Stockyards Gallery takes a 40% commission of the price you put on your work. $100 award for Best In Show awarded at reception on 10/16, 5-9:00pm. Artists are encouraged to attend the reception which is free and open to the public with live local music. The gallery will closely monitor Covid-19 and will adhere strictly to all guidelines and restrictions imposed by the CDC and the city and state government of Kansas City, Missouri.

Accepting all fine art / contemporary craft art submissions that clearly employ and represent the theme of fiber and/or textile art. Eligible media include, but are not limited to: embroidery, weaving, felting, crochet, knitting, macrame, tapestry, quilting, heliographic (sun printing), unique fabric dye/printing, fabric collage, installation, sculpture, fiber / textile wall hangings or sculpture, and any mixed media 2D and 3D design where fiber / textile is incorporated. If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email Becky@kansascitystockyardsgallery.com to provide specifics about your work. Submissions are open to local, regional, national and international artists. The method of displaying the work must be obvious or clearly indicated and easily achieved by our staff. Any specialty hangers or forms must be included with the work.

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VIRTUAL- Midwest GameFest 2020 Online

11-15-2020

Presented by The Role Players Guild of Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 12 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 13 @ 8:00 am Sat, Nov 14 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 15 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Midwest GameFest is an annual game convention bringing a number of long-standing midwestern game organizations under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming...

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Midwest GameFest is an annual game convention bringing a number of long-standing midwestern game organizations under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), and Gamer's Haven Game Library have banded together to bring you role-playing games, historical miniatures, board games, card games, organized play, cosplay, workshops, game designers, dealers, benefit events, a used game sale and more! The list of events expands up until the convention, so check back regularly.

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VIRTUAL- AMERI'KANA

10-24-2020

Presented by Art as Mentorship at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

AMERI’KANA is the beginning of an exploration into American music, past and present.  Experience the rich DNA within the American music story over four-nights of live streamed music, conversation, and music education. Starring Los Lobos, Flor...

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AMERI’KANA is the beginning of an exploration into American music, past and present.  Experience the rich DNA within the American music story over four-nights of live streamed music, conversation, and music education. Starring Los Lobos, Flor De Toloache, Terrance and Marcella Simien, The Sensational Barnes Brothers & Deborah Barnes, Luke Winslow-King, Making Movies, Addie Sartino and Brandon Yangmi of The Greeting Committee, the next generation of young songwriters, and more. AMERI'KANA poses the question: “What is American music?” The answer may suprise you...

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VIRTUAL- Encore! At Home: From Our Living Room To Yours

10-25-2020

Presented by Quality Hill Playhouse at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am

While we cannot be together this year, we can share what we love most from the safety and comfort of our living rooms! We need your help to keep the music playing at Kansas City's only classy cabaret theatre, Quality Hill Playhouse. Enjoy show...

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While we cannot be together this year, we can share what we love most from the safety and comfort of our living rooms! We need your help to keep the music playing at Kansas City's only classy cabaret theatre, Quality Hill Playhouse. Enjoy show stopping, living room performances from QHP's talented cast of Kansas City performers all while sipping wine from your very own Quality Hill Playhouse signature glasses and partaking in dinner from one of Kansas City Originals delicious restaurants!

Featuring J. Kent Barnhart with Samantha Agron, Lauren Bradshaw, Lauren Braton, Christina Burton, Katie Karel, Sarah LaBarr, Molliann McCulley, Lindsey McKee, Tim Noland, Robert Erik Sobbe, Francisco Javier Villegas, and LeShea Wright.

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VIRTUAL- Inspired Aesthetics Virtual Pop-up Experience

10-25-2020

Presented by Inspired Aesthetics at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 25 @ 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. This event is hands on and interactive! During this weekend workshop, you will work with your peers and guest instructors to create original works! The weekend will be filled with creativity, fun, food, and an opportunity to showcase your work!
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO: High school students in the Kansas City, MO area
WHEN: October 24th 9:00am to 4:00pm (with an hour lunch break) and October 25th 2:00pm - 5:30pm Participation includes all supplies. Students who are selected to participate will be expected to be in attendance for the entire time commitment of both days.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO CREATE WITH YOU!

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VIRTUAL- Jewelry Sale - Cheryl Eve Acosta

10-26-2020

Presented by Cheryl Eve Acosta / Sculptural Jewelry at Cheryl Eve Acosta, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm

Meet the artist live, Cheryl Eve Acosta during our one-hour virtual jewelry sale hosted by TICO TUNED In from Tico Productions, LLC. We are excited to personally invite you during our special segment featuring Cheryl’s handmade creations from...

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Meet the artist live, Cheryl Eve Acosta during our one-hour virtual jewelry sale hosted by TICO TUNED In from Tico Productions, LLC. We are excited to personally invite you during our special segment featuring Cheryl’s handmade creations from our studio production via ZOOM! You must RSVP to join our guest list! Event details on our website, CLICK HERE!  Invite your friend on Facebook!!

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VIRTUAL- Halloween Haunts & Delights

10-29-2020

Presented by GUILDit at Zoom
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

Join GUILDit for an evening of spooky stories, raffle giveaways, and help support arts entrepreneurship. Get tickets now >> https://secure.qgiv.com/for/guild/event/820939/
Two epic tales of death and greed, from Africa and Europe, by two...

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Join GUILDit for an evening of spooky stories, raffle giveaways, and help support arts entrepreneurship. Get tickets now >> https://secure.qgiv.com/for/guild/event/820939/
Two epic tales of death and greed, from Africa and Europe, by two nationally known Kansas City storytellers.
-- Br. John will command the African folktale of “How Death Came To Mankind” that tells of Anansi, the original Spider-Man, who is up to his old tricks and greedy persuasions. This time his selfish antics lures the mysterious Mr. Death, who seeks revenge.
-- Joyce Slater will share “Mr. Fox”, an adaptation from William Shakespeare’s humorous ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ adapted by another Englishmen’s Joseph Jacobs. Mr. Fox is a man of many sides, one of which engages Lady Mary. Will she learn the harsh and truth of Mr. Fox and his castle in time?
A raffle of delightful prizes is during intermission with MC Joseph Johnson, Kansas City Entertainer and Entertainment Lawyer.
-- Length: Approx. 60 Minutes -- Coming to you live in your homes via Zoom. -- For families with Ages 10+
Can’t make 10/29? No worries, buy a ticket and we’ll send you a link to the video to watch later!
Sponsored by DesignWerx Mercantile
Raffle Prizes:- Costco Gift Card- Westlake Ace Hardware Pet Basket- Jazz Restaurant Gift Card- 2 Artego Pizza Gift Cards- Buffalo State Pizza Gift Card- Evolve Juicery & Kitchen Gift Card- Fric & Frac Gift Card- Artist Craftsman Gift Card

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VIRTUAL- Current Perspectives Presents - Emory Douglas: Some American History

10-29-2020

Presented by Kansas City Art Institute at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

Iconic graphic artist Emory Douglas will give o at his presentation Some American History. Douglas created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party and his images came to symbolize the struggles of the social justice movement. As the...

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Iconic graphic artist Emory Douglas will give o at his presentation Some American History. Douglas created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party and his images came to symbolize the struggles of the social justice movement. As the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the 1980s, his work was characterized by strong graphic images of young African American men, women and children. He used the Black Panther community newspaper’s popularity to spur people to action, portraying the poor with empathy and as being unapologetic and ready to struggle for basic human rights. Douglas continues to create art with social and political concerns. Art that transcends borders.

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VIRTUAL- Brave New World: Arts Planning for 2021

10-29-2020

Presented by MU Extension Community Arts Program at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm

“Brave New World: Arts Planning for 2021”  This FREE webinar series is ideal for arts organizations, venues, arts event producers, and independent artists across Missouri, and will explore how to navigate and plan for arts event production...

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“Brave New World: Arts Planning for 2021”  This FREE webinar series is ideal for arts organizations, venues, arts event producers, and independent artists across Missouri, and will explore how to navigate and plan for arts event production in the era of COVID
As listed in the flyer, the schedule is as follows:
Oct 15: Safe Reopening and Missouri ArtSafe Certification
Presenter: Michael Donovan (MAC), who will talk about the Missouri ArtSafe Certification program and Safe Reopening strategies for venues and arts producers.
Oct. 22: Legal Aspects of Performing and Presenting Virtually
Presenter: Sue Greenberg, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, who will talk about general considerations when performing and presenting virtually (i.e., intellectual property, copyright, contracts, etc.)*
                (*Presentation only and general discussion only, no legal advice will be given and should not be expected)
Oct. 29: Technical and Creative Possibilities in the Virtual World
Presenters: Arts KC; Katina Bitsicas (MU Digital Storytelling Program); Michael Gaines (Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies); and Karen Paisley (Metropolitan Theater Ensemble). The panel will present their own experiences in exploring creative ways to adapt with hybrid arts engagement, creative virtual possibilities, and more.  

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VIRTUAL- Life Drawing with Kent

10-29-2020

Presented by Merging Rivers Artist Guild at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm Thu, Oct 29 @ 9:00 am

Kent will be posing nude via Zoom for you to draw or paint. Pose schedule: two 5 minute poses, two 10 minute poses, one 20 minute poses, one 25 minute pose and one 30 minute pose. There will be staging and lighting. A different setup each week....

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Kent will be posing nude via Zoom for you to draw or paint. Pose schedule: two 5 minute poses, two 10 minute poses, one 20 minute poses, one 25 minute pose and one 30 minute pose. There will be staging and lighting. A different setup each week. Two camera views to choose from. Suggest $5 to $15: PayPal kent@artbykent.net. If you don't have PayPal I can send you PayPal invoice which you can pay with debit/credit card. To participate in these sessions email Kent@kentartmodel.com with the email address you want the Zoom invite sent to. The day before each event, an invite will be sent with a link for the next session.

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VIRTUAL- PNC Pop Up Series

10-31-2020

Presented by Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm Wed, Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

PNC Virtual Pop Up Virtual Series- powered by PNC Bank

To celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month in October; PNC Bank, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, KC Power and Light District and ArtsKC will host a virtual PNC Pop Up Series by...

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PNC Virtual Pop Up Virtual Series- powered by PNC Bank

To celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month in October; PNC Bank, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, KC Power and Light District and ArtsKC will host a virtual PNC Pop Up Series by inviting past Kauffman Center PNC Pop Up artists to share their stories and musical talents. Tune into each partner's social channels to follow along on this 4-week series.  The proceeds will flow through ArtsKC to be awarded to Inspiration Grant recipients.

Keep a look out for performances from past PNC Pop Up Series artists including:

Kelly Hunt
Eboni Fondren
Eems
Jake Wells
Barnaby Bright
Calvin Arsenia
Beau Bledsoe
Hermon Mehari

 

 

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VIRTUAL & In-Person- Cerbera Gallery Presents: "Slippery" by Stephanie Lanter

10-31-2020

Presented by Cerbera Gallery at Cerbera Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am Wed, Oct 28 @ 11:00 am + 3 more dates and times

Thu, Oct 29 @ 11:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 11:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 11:00 am - less dates and times

“Slippery”
Since 2000, Kansas artist and educator Stephanie Lanter has been working in clay, fiber, and mixed media. Cerbera Gallery’s latest exhibition, “Slippery”, by Lanter engages with the cryptic paradoxes that can be found in her...

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“Slippery”
Since 2000, Kansas artist and educator Stephanie Lanter has been working in clay, fiber, and mixed media. Cerbera Gallery’s latest exhibition, “Slippery”, by Lanter engages with the cryptic paradoxes that can be found in her work. Using delicate lines to connect abstract sculptural elements, Lanter magnifies the relationship between negative space and form.
Lanter’s distinctive clay and fiber sculptures reveal the unrelenting modes of communication that link people’s bodies and minds through negative space. Using a technique called “analog 3-d printing” or manual slip trailing, Lanter builds ambiguous forms with liquid porcelain. Through this method, Lanter has developed her own language as hidden phrases and nonsensical words are strung together in clay throughout her sculptures.

Lanter, received an MFA from Ohio University in 2002 and a BA from Xavier University in 1998. Lanter is Currently the Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Emporia State University in Kansas. She has also taught at Washburn and Wichita State Universities.

As one of the founding residents at the Red Lodge Clay Center, and the first Jentel / Archie Bray Foundation Critic at the Bray, Lanter has been awarded residencies at Arrowmont’s Pentaculum, the LH Project, the Archie Bray Foundation, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the Mendocino Arts Center.

In addition to exhibiting her sculptural ceramics, installations, and mixed media drawings to an international audience, Lanter has given numerous workshops and presentations, including recently for ArtAxis National ClayWeek Conversations.
Lanter’s essays and artworks have been featured in journals such as Ceramics Monthlyand Ceramics, Art and Perception.

In 2010, she received a Kansas Arts Commission Collaboration Grant to support the interdisciplinary installation and publication series, The Waiting Room Projects, directed by Marguerite Perret, and exhibited across the country and in the Netherlands.

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 Slippery. Kansas Wesleyan University. Salina, KS

2018 Terms. Bethel College. Newton, KSTerms. WSU Shiftspace. Wichita, KS

2017 Inbox: Wall of Hope. Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Lobby, TSCPL. Topeka, KS

2016 Inbox. Bethany College, Lindsbourg, KSSee Threads. University of the Ozarks. Clarksville, AR

2015 Connectivities. Hesston College. Newton, KS.

2013 What? Garden City Community College, Garden City, KS

2012 Please Hold. Central College. Pella, IA

2009 Domestic Intimations. Wichita Center for the Arts. Wichita, KS

2007 Things With Holes. Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge, MT

2004 You Can’t Stop. Wichita State University. Wichita, KS

2003 Body Parts, Pigs & Waterbears. Mendocino Bakery & Café. Mendocino, CA

Permanent Collections:
Archie Bray Foundation For the Ceramic Arts
Korea Ceramic Foundation, Gyeonggi-do
University of North Florida Department of Art and DesignMulvane Art MuseumTopeka & Shawnee County Public Library Alice C. Sabatini Gallery

Please join Cerbera Gallery in celebrating Stephanie Lanter’s fall exhibition, “Slippery” – September 1.

 

For all press inquires and group visits regarding Cerbera Gallery’s fall exhibition, “Slippery”, contact Philipp Eirich or Kennedy Burgess at info@cerberagallery.com. We encourage local museums and art groups interested in private tours to book dates in advance.

No First Friday for September, 2020. Tue, Wed either 1-5pm or by appointment (844.202.9303)Thu, Fri from 1-6pm and Sat from 11-6pm.

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VIRTUAL- Electric Poe

10-31-2020

Presented by The Coterie Theatre at Union Cemetery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm Sat, Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

ELECTRIC POE
A co-produced event with Union Cemetery Historical Society
By Edgar Allan Poe
Music by Rex Hobart

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE STREAMING!

Due to popular demand, and just in time for Halloween, The Coterie presents the streaming debut...

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ELECTRIC POE
A co-produced event with Union Cemetery Historical Society
By Edgar Allan Poe
Music by Rex Hobart

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE STREAMING!

Due to popular demand, and just in time for Halloween, The Coterie presents the streaming debut of Electric Poe, recorded during its sold-out engagement in Union Cemetery. A unique reading for families with ages 10 and older, Electric Poe features R.H. Wilhoit delivering two of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known works, with musical underscoring by guitarist Rex Hobart.
Adapted and directed by Coterie producing artistic director, Jeff Church, and co-produced with Union Cemetery Historical Society, Electric Poe is now available to view anytime at www.showtix4u.com/events/thecoterie.

 

COTERIE’S FIRST STREAMING PERFORMANCE
While The Coterie has spent the last 41 years producing entertaining and thought-provoking professional stage productions for students and families, Electric Poe marks the company’s first performance made available online. Streaming now at ShowTix4U, Electric Poe is a unique way to add a spooky groove to any Halloween festivity while supporting The Coterie, a beloved Kansas City institution that is nationally recognized for creating new works of theatre for young people. Recorded during its world premiere, sold-out run in Kansas City’s historic Union Cemetery, Electric Poe features two moody masterpieces by Edgar Allan Poe brought to life - and death - by actor and Coterie teaching artist, R.H. Wilhoit. In the style of an 1850’s orator, Wilhoit presents readings of The Premature Burial and The Masque of the Red Death. First appearing in 1844 in the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper, Poe took advantage of concerns at the time in The Premature Burial. In The Coterie’s reading, a speaker delivers something of an antique TED Talk about his mortal fear, when it appears to manifest right before our eyes. Then, in 1842’s The Masque of the Red Death, Prince Prospero walls himself and his courtiers away from the outside world where the contagious Red Death reigns. Composer and musician, Rex Hobart, accompanies the performance
of Electric Poe live on electric guitar.

Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes
For Families with Ages 10+
Visit www.thecoterie.org for detailed information on ticketing and Covid19 safety.

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VIRTUAL- Witchy Vibes - art exhibition

10-31-2020

Presented by Schamballah.com at Schamballah.com
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 24 @ 12:00 am Sun, Oct 25 @ 12:00 am Mon, Oct 26 @ 12:00 am + 5 more dates and times

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

Since COVID showed up and basically rained on everyone’s parade, things have been difficult, and October is one of my favorite months.
I could have sat this year out, but instead I decided that I had a platform to use and I would put it to use...

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Since COVID showed up and basically rained on everyone’s parade, things have been difficult, and October is one of my favorite months.
I could have sat this year out, but instead I decided that I had a platform to use and I would put it to use and make an event of it in the process. I put out a call and invited other artists to participate because why not?
The result is this collection of works celebrating the “witchy” aesthetic. These works are feminine, flirty, menacing, ominous, spooky, funky, and empowering. There are no June Cleavers in this lineup.
I’d like to thank the artists who responded to the call for their participation and for bringing such an awesome caliber of work to this:

Lauren Elizabeth Miller

Sandra Hultsved

Funeral Pyre Designs

Lisa Vollrath

Muriel Fonseca

Harrison Larsen

Shannon Gardner

Ryan LaLonde

Alicia Zeringo

Paige Tashner, Purr Pods

Shelby Harvey

Meceron, Unholy Rosaries

Sara Edge

Darija Stipanic

Judith Threadgill

Artists will be handling their own sales directly, contact info and piece details are included with each piece on display.  Show will be on display at http://www.schamballah.com/witchy-vibes from October 2nd to October 31st.

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Te Deum - Brahms Requiem

11-01-2020

Presented by Te Deum at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 01 @ 7:00 pm

After Johannes Brahms wrote Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), he remarked to a friend that it might be more accurately titled Ein Menschliches Requiem (A Human Requiem). Using texts from the Lutheran Bible which Brahms himself compiled,...

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After Johannes Brahms wrote Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), he remarked to a friend that it might be more accurately titled Ein Menschliches Requiem (A Human Requiem). Using texts from the Lutheran Bible which Brahms himself compiled, he set out to compose a Requiem not for the dead, but for the living – those in mourning. This is a requiem of hope, with promises of comfort. Out of care for our audience and artists, this first concert of our season will be a rebroadcast of our previously recorded live performance in April 2016. 
This performance features pianists Jan Kraybill and Elisa Bickers, baritone Brian Ming Chu, soprano Ida Nicolosi, and Te Deum. The concert will begin with an organ solo by Dr. Bickers, newly recorded for this concert, and will also include the original introduction given by Mark Ball, who brings a special poignancy and emotional context to the work.

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VIRTUAL- Día de los Muertos Celebration

11-01-2020

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Mon, Oct 26 @ 10:00 am Tue, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am + 5 more dates and times

Wed, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am Fri, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 01 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th annual Día de los Muertos celebration is going virtual!  Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration with gatherings of family and friends to honor and remember deceased relatives...

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This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th annual Día de los Muertos celebration is going virtual!  Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration with gatherings of family and friends to honor and remember deceased relatives and popular figures. The Mexican tradition is observed throughout the Kansas City-metro area, often with festivals, parades, music, and ofrendas, or altars.  The Nelson-Atkins is honored to continue its tradition of celebrating and observing this important holiday for our Kansas City communities. You can find Spanish translation of virtual content on our website.

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VIRTUAL- Kansas City Ballet presents "LIVE Dancer Chat with Paul Horsley"

11-04-2020

Presented by Kansas City Ballet at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Nov 04 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for our Free Facebook Live Dancer Chats; a new community engagement and education series designed to engage the broader public with professional dancers at Kansas City Ballet. Each Dancer Chat provides an opportunity for the public...

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Please join us for our Free Facebook Live Dancer Chats; a new community engagement and education series designed to engage the broader public with professional dancers at Kansas City Ballet. Each Dancer Chat provides an opportunity for the public to get to know different company dancers through relaxed, informal conversations sharing their unique perspectives on various topics of the day. Moderated by prominent members of the community and arts lovers these engaging Chats will reveal backgrounds, extraordinary experiences, and strong relationships between professional artists.

Nov 4 at 6 p.m.Moderator Paul Horsley with Kansas City Ballet dancers Joshua Bodden and Liang Fu

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VIRTUAL artist talk: “The Great Basin Native Artists” by Melissa Melero-Moose

11-06-2020

Presented by Travois at Travois, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 06 @ 1:00 pm

Travois is a Certified B Corporation focused exclusively on promoting affordable housing and economic development in Native communities. Since 2017, Travois has opened its Kansas City, Mo., office to host Indigenous artists as part of the...

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Travois is a Certified B Corporation focused exclusively on promoting affordable housing and economic development in Native communities. Since 2017, Travois has opened its Kansas City, Mo., office to host Indigenous artists as part of the city’s First Fridays art events. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Travois First Fridays exhibition series has been changed to a digital experience. The digital format provides an opportunity for audience participation outside of Kansas City. Find more information on the Travois website: travois.com/news-events/first-fridays/.
Great Basin Native artist, Melissa Melero-Moose (Northern Paiute, Modoc) will discuss the origins and processes of her Great Basin mixed-media artwork in a recorded video. She will also explain the evolution of her career, which led her to founding Great Basin Native Artists, a collective of Indigenous artists living in or from the region.
This is not a live artist talk. A recorded video of Melissa Melero-Moose’s artist talk will be published on the Travois website.
Sign up to receive Melissa’s talk: https://travois.com/event/?ee=85
“I created these works to celebrate the art, design and culture of the Paiute people through color and texture on canvas,” Melissa said. “I am honored to be a part of Travois First Fridays and very grateful to be sharing my paintings and stories in this part of the country.”
Melissa Melero-Moose is a Northern Paiute enrolled with the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe with ties to Fort Bidwell Paiute, Calif. She is an accomplished artist with her own unique style. Her works consist of contemporary mixed media paintings inspired by the landscape and culture of the Numu (Northern Paiute) in Nevada, California, and Oregon — natural surroundings in the Great Basin (willow and pine nuts), and Paiute basketry and local petroglyphs. Melissa has also integrated her own green painting techniques and disciplines to her process that ensures a lighter environmental footprint.
Melissa holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and fine arts from Portland State University. Her works are included in permanent collections of the School for Advanced Research (IARC), Santa Fe, N.M.; Autry Museum in Los Angeles, Cali; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, N.M.; the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Nev.; and the Lilley Museum, at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Visit melissamelero.com for additional artist info.

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Tea Time

11-07-2020

Presented by Belger Crane Yard Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am + 7 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Tue, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

Belger Crane Yard Studio is excited to announce Tea Time opening Friday, August 7, 2020. There will be a small public reception with advance registration required. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00...

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Belger Crane Yard Studio is excited to announce Tea Time opening Friday, August 7, 2020. There will be a small public reception with advance registration required. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Please contact gallery@belgerarts.org to book a time to see the exhibition or to schedule a tour.

Tea Time showcases a selection of teapots from Belger Crane Yard Studio’s gallery paired with pieces from the Belger collection. As we enter into our 6th month of social distancing, these objects celebrate times of togetherness, sharing space, and serving one another. Unified amongst their function, this unique grouping highlights a vast diversity of artistic styles and approaches to making teapot forms.

Teapots hold a special place in the tradition of ceramic art and pottery making. Whether considering the social and cultural overtones of preparing and serving tea, to acknowledging the technical mastery required to construct the complex object, teapots have played a vital role in the conversation between art and craft, form and function.

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VIRTUAL- Coalesce - The Art of Couture

11-07-2020

Presented by Kansas City Artists Coalition at Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 07 @ 7:00 pm

COALESCE: To Come Together To Form a Whole
Kansas City and beyond is invited to virtually join with The Kansas City Artists Coalition for a glorious evening in celebrating the fusion of art and fashion. Styled by WIaa Style, Coalesce is an...

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COALESCE: To Come Together To Form a Whole
Kansas City and beyond is invited to virtually join with The Kansas City Artists Coalition for a glorious evening in celebrating the fusion of art and fashion. Styled by WIaa Style, Coalesce is an immersive art experience where fashion and fine art come together in a breath taking collaboration celebrating fine art on the runway. Guests will safely experience how eight local Kansas City artists transform gowns into walking canvasses of fine art with a virtual experience unlike any other. Special thanks to our partners and sponsors The Gown Gallery, WIaa Style and the KC Streetcar.

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VIRTUAL- Current Perspectives - Kevin Willmott: Race, History and the Urgency of Now

11-12-2020

Presented by Kansas City Art Institute at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm

Kevin Willmott, director, screenwriter, and professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, will show a montage of his films at his presentation Race, History and the Urgency of Now. He has made a career out of making movies that...

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Kevin Willmott, director, screenwriter, and professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas, will show a montage of his films at his presentation Race, History and the Urgency of Now. He has made a career out of making movies that examine race in America including Ninth Street, C.S.A: Confederate States of America, The Only Good Indian, Destination Planet Negro, The 24th, and Jayhawkers. He also won an Academy Award for screenwriting for BlacKkKLansman, the story of an undercover black detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Willmott also co-wrote with director Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods about four African American veterans returning to Vietnam, which premiered on Netflix this past summer to rave reviews. He has a long history of working on social justice issues including fighting for the rights of the poor, creating two Catholic Worker shelters for the homeless, and forcing the integration of several long-standing segregated institutions. He attended graduate studies at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts where he earned an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing.TUAL

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VIRTUAL- 1st Annual Fiber Exhibition at Kansas City Stockyards Gallery

11-13-2020

Presented by Kansas City Stockyards Gallery at Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, Kansas City
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Oct 31 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 06 @ 1:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 07 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

This October the Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, located at 1600 Genessee, Kansas City, MO, looks to exhibit the best of contemporary fiber art.  Artists are invited to submit work that reflects a wide range of functional or non-functional works...

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This October the Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, located at 1600 Genessee, Kansas City, MO, looks to exhibit the best of contemporary fiber art.  Artists are invited to submit work that reflects a wide range of functional or non-functional works using fiber and/or fiber art techniques, and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. We want to showcase the full expanse of fiber art, including but not limited to embroidery, weaving, felt, sculpture, dyeing, sewing, quilts, knitting, and crochet. Fiber can be, but is not limited to, fabric, wood, wool, paper, metal, or synthetic materials. We are specifically looking for upbeat, unique, fine art submissions. Pieces must be of original design. Kits and commercial patterns are prohibited. Artists should indicate all fiber media and/or fiber techniques used in each piece. Fees are kept low to support artists, $15 entry fee for 5 entries. The Kansas City Stockyards Gallery takes a 40% commission of the price you put on your work. $100 award for Best In Show awarded at reception on 10/16, 5-9:00pm. Artists are encouraged to attend the reception which is free and open to the public with live local music. The gallery will closely monitor Covid-19 and will adhere strictly to all guidelines and restrictions imposed by the CDC and the city and state government of Kansas City, Missouri.

Accepting all fine art / contemporary craft art submissions that clearly employ and represent the theme of fiber and/or textile art. Eligible media include, but are not limited to: embroidery, weaving, felting, crochet, knitting, macrame, tapestry, quilting, heliographic (sun printing), unique fabric dye/printing, fabric collage, installation, sculpture, fiber / textile wall hangings or sculpture, and any mixed media 2D and 3D design where fiber / textile is incorporated. If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email Becky@kansascitystockyardsgallery.com to provide specifics about your work. Submissions are open to local, regional, national and international artists. The method of displaying the work must be obvious or clearly indicated and easily achieved by our staff. Any specialty hangers or forms must be included with the work.

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VIRTUAL- Midwest GameFest 2020 Online

11-15-2020

Presented by The Role Players Guild of Kansas City at Online/Virtual Space
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 12 @ 8:00 am Fri, Nov 13 @ 8:00 am Sat, Nov 14 @ 8:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 15 @ 8:00 am - less dates and times

Midwest GameFest is an annual game convention bringing a number of long-standing midwestern game organizations under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming...

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Midwest GameFest is an annual game convention bringing a number of long-standing midwestern game organizations under one roof. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), and Gamer's Haven Game Library have banded together to bring you role-playing games, historical miniatures, board games, card games, organized play, cosplay, workshops, game designers, dealers, benefit events, a used game sale and more! The list of events expands up until the convention, so check back regularly.

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Covering Kansas City’s performing, visual, cinematic and literary arts.

The Arts Engagement Foundation of Kansas City
20 E. Gregory Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64114
816-361-0616
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