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Last Glance: Harold Smith

KC artist launches online magazine devoted to artists If you’ve ever experienced the vibrant and energetic paintings and mixed-media works of Harold Smith there can be little doubt that the

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KCAI Visual Storytelling Classes

Illustration students at KCAI work with traditional as well as advanced digital media to develop the conceptual, technical and aesthetic skills necessary for success in the diverse range of practices in an evolving field. Courses include drawing and design systems, narrative images, visual storytelling and myth-making, organic perceptions and content for digital media, all of […]

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Collector’s Corner: Larry Meeker

Larry Meeker has worn many hats in his life. Now he’s wearing bolo ties. Meeker, newly named chairman of the Kansas Democratic Party, is a former vice-president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He’s been mayor of Lake Quivira, and run for office as state representative of the 17th Kansas House District. Meeker […]

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Last Glance: Harold Smith

Last Glance: Harold Smith

KC artist launches online magazine devoted to artists If you’ve ever experienced the vibrant and energetic paintings and mixed-media works of Harold Smith there can be little doubt that the spirit and aesthetic of jazz inspires and infuses his efforts. A prolific artist who is exhibited and collected worldwide, Harold is also a dedicated high […]

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KCAI Fiber Classes: Papermaking, Shibori & Basic Sewing

KCAI offers many great new classes, such as Fiber classes in papermaking, shibori and basic sewing. For artists, paper is a space with infinite possibilities for image and text. In the papermaking class, students will explore the art of hand papermaking by pushing the boundaries of what paper can be. Students will prepare the abaca […]

Xaviera Simmons 
and the Art of Endurance

Xaviera Simmons 
and the Art of Endurance

VIDEO WORK AT KEMPER MUSEUM REENACTS HISTORY OF STRUGGLE Embedded with commentary and reflections on history, art and life, Xaviera Simmons’ Number 16 (2013), is a mesmerizing and demanding video work, on view at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The 60-minute split-screen piece presents side-by-side performances, one by the Brooklyn-based artist, who creates an abstract […]

The Rhythm Starts Here: Modernity’s KC Roots

The Rhythm Starts Here: Modernity’s KC Roots

The beat left Kansas City during the mid-twentieth century and travelled around the world. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1940s, the roots of American modernity in popular music and painting were set in the hot-house urban culture of Kansas City. Forget the Cowtown moniker. It was here that Thomas Hart Benton fully developed the twisting […]

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Soldiers’ Stories

Soldiers’ Stories

Nelson-Atkins photography exhibit captures pride and anguish of American military life The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s photography department has been on fire lately. Last season’s showing of Alexander Gardner’s “Across the Indian Country” photographs followed a riveting 2013-14 show of contemporary portraiture. Now there is “American Soldier,” an emotional rollercoaster of an exhibit offering a […]

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Art Sofa Series – Interested in art history?

Have you always had an interest in art history, but felt out of your element? Many people look with interest at the world of art but never feel comfortable taking the first step. The Art Sofa Series will introduce you to key items necessary to gain a solid foundation for learning about art and the […]

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Anyone interested in art history can try Art Sofa

Art Sofa: Get comfortable with art history Many people look with interest at the world of art history but never feel comfortable taking the first step. The Art Sofa: Getting Comfy Seminar, offered by KCAI’s Continuing and Professional Studies, will introduce you to the historical context in which art was made. Two seminars will be […]

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