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June 2017

Women to Watch

June 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warqick
Kansas City , MO 64111 United States
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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, in cooperation with the Kansas City Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), is proud to host Women to Watch | Metals June 16, 2017–January 28, 2018. The Women to Watch exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees. From the ornamental to the functional, this year’s exhibition explores metal as a medium. Juried and curated by Kemper Museum Executive Director Barbara O’Brien. Women to Watch | METALS features the following artists: Cheryl Eve Acosta Debbie Barrett-Jones ('07 Fiber) Angelica Sandoval ('01 Design) Jessica Thompson-Lee Desiree Warren Exhibition Opening with Artists Friday, June 16 5:00–7:00 p.m. exhibition opening and cash bar, 6:00 p.m. live music by Brazilian Jazz Singer Angelique Staggs & Friends, Jordan Shipley, guitar; Fernando Achurcarro, percussion; Steve Lambert, saxophone and flute Panel Discussion with Artist Thursday, September 28 5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. panel discussion

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September 2017

Clay, Lines and Fire

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - December 16 @ 5:00 pm
Belger Crane Yard Studios, 2011 Tracy Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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A collaboration by long-time Kansas City Art Institute Professor Russell Ferguson and one of his former students, Shane Lutzk ('14 Ceramics). Clay Lines and Fire, features sculptures by Lutzk, which include imagery from Ferguson. Both artists explore landscape, the figure, and narrative in their work. The opening reception for Clay, Lines and Fire is First Friday, September 1 from 6 - 8 p.m.  

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Anne Austin Pearce: Leaving Alone

September 30 @ 11:00 am - December 19 @ 5:00 pm
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, State Fair Community College, 3201 West 16th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301 United States
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Anne Austin Pearce has constructed a collaborative and interactive setting where visitors are encouraged to create their own images from reproduced fragments of her compositions. She is well known for her ink and acrylic paintings that feature layered, biomorphic forms and dazzling, saturated color. Her overlapping abstract shapes, resembling psychedelic amoebas, complement her goal to work at the intersection of art, literature and science. The exhibition introduces a monumental, free-form mural inspired by the myth of Icarus. Other components are influenced by authors Margaret Atwood and Virginia Woolf, while a central structure references a natural history museum.

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October 2017

George Timock : A Legacy In Clay 1973 – 2015

October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - January 14, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Opening Reception Friday, October 6th, 2017 Location: Belger Arts Center 2100 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64108 A Legacy in Clay displays sculptures from the revered professor who taught at Kansas City Art Institute for 43 years. Timock's career spans 49 years with more than 100 exhibitions including select solo shows. His works are in several permanent collections including the Smithsonian Institute, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Be sure to join us First Friday from 6-9 p.m. to meet George and enjoy refreshments at Belger Arts Center.

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CASTING​ ​SHADOWS:​ ​2017​ ​KCAI​ ​BIENNIAL

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - December 16 @ 5:00 pm
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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The H&R Block Artspace is pleased to present Casting Shadows: 2017 KCAI Biennial from October 21 through December 16, 2017 featuring work by Logan Acton, Marie Bannerot McInerney, Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, Jill Downen, Cary Esser, Cyan Meeks and Karen McCoy, Jarrett Mellenbruch, Il Sung Na, Liz Smith, Damien Spader, Natalie Spicker, Caleb Taylor, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart and Dwight Frizzell, and James Woodfill. KCAI is a creative community comprised of full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff who contribute to a diverse landscape of talent and creativity. Casting Shadows includes work by both faculty and staff members with a studio practice, focusing on sculptural exploration and uncovering the many ways that artists form ideas and give form to those ideas. This exhibition is organized by Jennifer Baker and has been planned to coincide with The 27th International Sculpture Conference: Intersection + Identities being held in Kansas City on October 24-28, 2017. Submissions were juried by Jennifer Baker, Assistant Curator at H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute; Sally Frater, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University; and Joey Orr, Assistant Curator of Research at the Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University. The Artspace…

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Three States

October 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - January 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Joseph Nease Gallery, 23 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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Joseph Nease Gallery opens its inaugural exhibition Three States on October 21, 2017, with Matthew Kluber, Kathy McTavish, and James Woodfill. The exhibition runs through January 6, 2018. So what is Three States? Art critic, Dave Hickey once suggested “that all an artist needs is to decide where to live, how to live and what they want their art to look like.”  Similarly, as a gallery, all you need to know is where you want it to be, how you want it run, and what you want the work you show to look like.  Thus, we are in Duluth, Minnesota, with a thoughtfully run gallery showing artwork that we want (you) to see. In our inaugural exhibition titled Three States, we feature artists from three states with work that is related by motion, technology and finally formed by the space it occupies.  Each of these artists, Matthew Kluber (Iowa), Kathy McTavish (Minnesota), and James Woodfill (Missouri) share these commonalities, but through painting, projection, motion, and vantage point options give distinctly different viewer experiences.  Matthew Kluber is an artist whose “painting (projection)” work investigates the intersection of painting and digital technology.  Kathy McTavish is a media composer, cellist and installation artist…

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November 2017

Rita Blitt Painter/Sculptor

November 3 @ 9:00 am - December 30 @ 5:00 pm
MLB Designs and Boutique, 2020 Baltimore
Kansas City , MO United States
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About Artist: From the time she could pick up a crayon, Rita (attended '52-'53 painting) has not stopped making art. Her creative journey spanning more than 80 years, has encompassed many mediums and processes: from the discovery that her drawings can become sculpture up to 60 feet tall to the realization that her black lines flow more powerfully from two hands at once ___and that color can be added in the same manner. She loves music and dance which she uses as inspiration, her work seems to just dance no matter the medium she is working in. About this show: This show will have large canvases, works on paper with color and also black lines only and sketches that flow so beautifully. It has taken months for MLB collaborating, details and selections with the invaluable help of Rita Blitt and Colleen Nilson. The show is curated by Marie Bertholet Smith At the same time as the Opening at MLB Gallery, there is to be a Grand opening of the Rita Blitt Gallery and Sculpture Garden at the Mulvane Museum on the campus of Washburn University. Opening Reception will be on November 3. For more details go the Mulvane’s website. Artist…

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Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows 2017

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - March 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art  Johnson County Community College Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows 2017 Featuring Karen McCoy, KCAI sculpture professor, Stephan Proski ('10 painting; creative writing), and Samara Umbral ('09 painting) November 16, 2017 - March 4, 2018 Reception: 6-8pm, Thursday, November 16, 2017 Lectures 7-8pm in Hudson Auditorium   Featuring hors-d'oeuvres and refreshments in Museum Atrium Charlotte Street Foundation annually honors three outstanding Kansas City-based visual artists with unrestricted cash awards. These Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards recognized locally based artists who are creating outstanding work and provide financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure for Award fellows with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development. http://www.nermanmuseum.org/exhibitions/2017-11-16-charlotte-street-fund.html

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Horizon – Christopher Willits

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - December 15 @ 7:00 pm
Envelop at The Midway, 900 Marin
San Francisco, CA United States
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Christopher Willits ('00 Photo/New media)  is performing his show Horizon on 11/18 in San Francisco within the venue he created, Envelop at The Midway. Horizon was mixed and developed in this spatial audio listening space and it's a dream for him to share it. You can read the story about Horizon and the evolution of Envelop recently published by Pop Matters. See more new Envelop events. See all shows listed below and or on the events page on Christopher's site. Japan, Tenkawa Shrine - October 4, 2017 - 7 p.m. Free Ceremonial event Event Page San Francisco at Envelop at The Midway - November 18, 2017 Tickets Event Page One of the last shows of the year will be in Portland on December 15 at the Doug Fir. Portland - December 15, 2017 Tickets Event Page christopherwillits.com drip.kickstarter.com/willits envelop.us overlap.org

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December 2017

KCAI’s End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale Offers Something for Everyone

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - December 3 @ 5:00 pm
Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick
Kansas City, MO 6411 United States
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Art lovers and art collectors - start your holiday shopping at the Kansas City Art Institute’s (KCAI) End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale, Dec. 1 through 3.  Find a treasure trove of original artwork and goods made by KCAI’s talented students in ceramics, filmmaking, fiber, illustration, painting, printmaking, graphic design and sculpture. All proceeds benefit individual students and KCAI studios. You can start shopping at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 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 http://kcai.edu/campus-life/campus/. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale at KCAI from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 and from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

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