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May 2016

Jennifer Chenoweth presents XYV Atlas: The Hedonic Map of Austin

May 14 @ 10:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm
Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center at Barton Springs Pool,
2201 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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Chenoweth Hedonic Map of Austin

  Blending art, technology, emotion and our experience of place, Jennifer Chenoweth's ('91 painting) "XYZ Atlas: The Hedonic Map of Austin" is an exhibition of existing and newly created works that explore how individual attachments to place can convey a larger collective experience within a community.  Featuring a series of immersive and interactive pieces ranging from original maps to sculptures to photography, the exhibition also features the debut of the 'emotional map" of Austin, the latest in a series which the artist began in 2013. "XYZ Atlas: The Hedonic Map of Austin" is a crowd-sourced multimedia project which allows people to share stories and locations where they have significant experiences. Mapping collective highs and lows creates a topographical map of emotions. The responses from the participants and XYZ coordinates are used in GIS maps, temporary art installations, unique 2d and 3d artworks and a digital platform. The XYZ Atlas records the influence that the city has on its residents, and creates a community’s identity through our shared sense of place.        

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The School for Continuing and Professional Studies Presents the Annual Adult Invitational Exhibition

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
The School for Continuing Studies,
32 East 46th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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This exhibition is comprised of the works of 30 plus outstanding adult non-credit students from a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, fiber and photography. Please join us in celebrating the talent of our students! Opening Friday, May 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This exhibition is open to the public Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. through August 5, 2016. For questions regarding the event or classes at The School for Continuing Studies, please contact us at 816-802-3333. Parking is available for guests in the North parking lot. Guests should ring the bell at the entrance and proceed upstairs to the exhibition space. About the School for Continuing and Professional Studies: The School for Continuing and Professional Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute offers art and design classes for ages 6 through adult as well as programs for high school students, art educators and professionals. Classes are offered during the day, evening and on weekends. We offer courses throughout the year, in spring, summer and fall and in nearly every medium.

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June 2016

2016 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - September 23 @ 5:00 pm
H&R Block Artspace,
16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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H&R Block Artspace 2014 Kansas City Flat File Opening Reception 094

The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute is pleased to present the 2016 Kansas City Flatfile, an invitational biennial exhibition featuring two-dimensional artwork by over 180 Kansas City visual artists. Visitors are invited to browse through artist portfolios featuring recent works and view Salon style presentations of works selected by guest curators. The Digitalfile features time-based work including video and sound. The Flatfile & Digitalfile has become a much-anticipated venue for discovering new work by regional artists. "Art buyers looking for affordable work will want to check out the biennial "Kansas City Flatfile" exhibition at the H&R Block Artspace, where visitors can don white gloves to explore drawers full of drawings, paintings, prints, and photographs by area artists." Alice Thorson, Kansas City Star, June 5, 2014 Admission is free Summer Hours - Wednesday-Saturday Noon-5:00pm

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Cover the Earth III

June 17 @ 9:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Haw/Contemporary,
1600 Liberty
Kansas City, MO 64102 United States
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Don't miss KCAI Alumni Anthony Baab's (04' Painting & Printmaking) exhibit at Haw/Contemporary in Kansas City. His recent work consists of photographs, sculptures, and large-scale models that explore Minimalist notions of self-reflexivity. He is a Charlotte Street Award Recipient (2006) who has participated in solo and groups shows through various organizations including: Grand Arts, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and Tompkins Projects. His work is included in several permanent collections including The Nelson Atkins Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Microsoft Collection.

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July 2016

The Position We’re In

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 8:00 pm
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice,
1819 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Guido van der Werve, Nummer zes, Steinway grand piano, wake me up to sleep, and all the colors of the rainbow, 2006. © Guido van der Werve; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

KCAI Crossroads Gallery’s summer exhibition, “The Position We’re In”, featuring the work of Hamish Fulton, Kent Monkman and Guido van der Werve, opens July 1 and runs through September 2. It explores place and body through a variety of media. Each artist’s work invites viewers to consider political ramifications, empathize with a similar experience, and examine anomalous contexts. Guido van der Werve Nummer zes, Steinway grand piano, wake me up to sleep, and all the colors of the rainbow, 2006 © Guido van der Werve; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.    

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Summer Invitational

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art,
2004 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Don't miss the Summer Invitational at Sherry Leady Contemporary Art from July 1 - August 27. The exhibit features work by Patty Carroll, KCAI Foundation Assistant Professor Caleb Taylor and the following KCAI alumni: KCAI Ceramics Chair and Professor Cary Esser ('78 ceramics) Arnie Zimmerman ('77 ceramics) Sasha Alexandra ('13 ceramics) Maura Wright ('13 ceramics; art history) Joey Watson ('14 ceramics) Anne Austin Pearce ('86-88 painting) Marcus Cain ('98 painting and printmaking) The opening reception is July 1, First Friday in the Crossroads.

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August 2016

What Remains

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - September 14 @ 5:00 pm
Haw Contemporary,
1600 Liberty
Kansas City , MO 64102 United States
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Enthralled by historical artifacts, Chris Daharsh ('12, painting) and Molly Kaderka (11, painting and art history) are devoted to creating works that present objects in an enigmatic and empathetic way. Both artists use techniques to build empathy around a specific object and communicate to the viewer the significance of each object or artifacts. Through different process, Daharsh and Kaderka use a variety of layering techniques as a way of creating a sense of time in the work. By creating layers of marks, textures and patinas, the work has evidence of time past. Daharsh is actively making sculptural artifacts whereas Kaderka is re-presenting the image of artifacts. This exhibition explores the point where the physical sculptures Daharsh makes, and the drawn images Kaderka creates, merge and form a dialog about objects.

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Fall semester begins

August 22

First day of classes for the fall semester begin.

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September 2016

Labor Day holiday

September 5

KCAI will be closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday. There will be no classes and administrative offices are closed.

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November 2016

Thanksgiving holiday

November 23 - November 25

No classes Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 25.  Administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. Classes will resume and administrative offices will open on Monday, Nov. 28.

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