July 27, 2017

Donutology Hosts July 29 Book Signing with Author Bill Severns

Donutology at 1009 Westport Road will host motivational speaker and author Bill Severns for a signing of his new book, “Donuts, Diamonds, and Dreams” on July 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. The inspirational story draws on Severns’ 22-year baseball career, which included six years playing in the Milwaukee Brewers Farm System, and also doubles as an interactive journal that encourages readers to write their story as well as draw pictures throughout. Students from the Kansas City Art Institute—many whom will attend the book-signing event— created the striking illustrations for the book. 

“As a business owner, I discovered my own passion, have taken risks, and worked hard to achieve my goals—I find Bill Severns’ message relatable and inspiring, ” say Andrew Cameron, founder of Donutology. “We are excited to host him at Donutology so we can share our two passions, coaching others and making high-quality donuts, respectively, with the greater community.”

“I can’t think of a better place to share Donuts, Diamonds, and Dreams than at Donutology, which of course serves delicious donuts and is a space that brings families together,” says Severns. “This book is a practical tool to continue the engagement process with your family. Children talk to your parents. Parents talk to your children. It’s never too early.”

Severns will give away a signed copy of  “Donuts, Diamonds and Dreams” every half hour during the event.

March 13, 2018

Experience the Totality of ArtPop on April 26

Experience the totality of ArtPop on April 26 from 6-10 p.m. on the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) campus at 4415 Warwick Blvd. Hop on a trolley or stroll around campus to enjoy this exclusive “pop-up” shop where you can view and purchase student artwork, indulge in creative fare and festive libations, and revel in live music. Musical guests include Victor & Penny and Julia Hale.  Specialty cocktails are hosted by Lifted Spirits, Extra Virgin and Café Trio. All proceeds from this event support student scholarships. Honorary Chairs are Frank Wewers, KCAI Trustee and his wife Helen. Event Chairs are Scott Heidmann and Ken Petti.  Tickets start at just $75.  Buy Tickets Here! 

March 12, 2018

Alumnus Jason Siebenmorgen Speaks at Current Perspective Lecture

In his lecture, Plants and Parks: Shaping the Urban Environment at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 in Epperson Auditorium, Alumnus Jason Siebenmorgen will discuss current landscape architecture projects at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.  A series of case studies will focus on the design and construction of urban public spaces as well as the practical challenges of intensive use, varying horticultural practices, and long-term maintenance. Jason Siebenmorgen is Associate Principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA), a landscape architecture firm based in New York City.  At MVVA, Jason leads the planting design and its implementation in projects ranging from courtyard gardens to large-scale public parks. One of his focus areas and passions is how planting in public spaces is becoming increasingly rich—informed by both natural and urban ecologies—rendering park spaces both more diverse and more resilient.  At MVVA, Jason’s current projects include Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, New York, A Gathering Place for Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Waterloo Park in Austin, Texas, and continuing work at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York. Jason is the recipient of the 2016 Garden Club of America Rome Prize. As a resident at the American Academy in Rome, he investigated the evolving role of plants in both historic and contemporary Italian gardens, bridging his interest read more…