November 11, 2016

KCAI’s End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale Dec. 2-4 Offers Something for Everyone

Art lovers and art collectors – start your holiday shopping at the Kansas City Art Institute’s (KCAI) End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale, Dec. 2 through 4.  Find a treasure trove of original artwork and goods made by KCAI’s talented students in various departments including ceramics, fiber, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, graphic design and sculpture. All proceeds benefit individual students and KCAI studios. Enjoy hot chocolate and coffee as you wander the beautiful KCAI campus to shop at various studio buildings. You can start shopping at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 2, but in some cases, the artwork will stay on display until Sunday when it must be picked up. For a map of KCAI, located at 4415 Warwick in Kansas City, Mo., visit Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale at KCAI from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

October 11, 2016

KCAI Hosts Make48 Competition Oct. 28-30

Typically product development starts with a brilliant idea that is built out and tested during months of research and development, followed by pitching to investors and retailers, until success or failure is realized. Make48, the world’s most unique invent-a-thon competition, compresses this entire process into a 48-hour weekend and gives teams a chance to see their invention make it to market. The Kansas City Art Institute is the host of the Make48 competition October 28-30. On the first day of the Make48 competition, teams meet with their sponsors who range from fellow inventors that rose to fame and incredible levels of success by appearing on Shark Tank to representatives from some of the world’s largest companies, like QVC, Epilog Laser, Ultimaker 3D Printers and Indiegogo. Sponsors are present throughout the competition to lend industry expertise and personal experience, advising their teams as they work as quickly as possible to brainstorm, draft, design, produce and market their invention. During the opening ceremony, teams and attendees wait with bated breath to find out what challenge the teams will have to solve with their inventions. Once the challenge is unveiled, the teams race to their workspace to begin brainstorming products ideas. Each idea read more…

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