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April 2017

Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road

April 15 - October 15
Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ United States
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The most recent collaboration between Phoenix Art Museum and the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography (CCP), Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road delves deep into the complex dialogue that photography can enter into with a subject dear to many. This exhibition, which features Alumnus Thomas Barrow,  explores the symbiotic relationship between photography and the folklore of the American highway, including the emblematic Route 66. Longer Ways juxtaposes photographs from different eras, exploring themes related to travel, ideals of small-town life, the national heritage of westward expansion, and personal freedom. The exhibition was inspired by a body of photographs of Route 66 by Kōzō Miyoshi, a Japanese photographer and former artist in residence at the Center for Creative Photography. Taken in the 1990s, Miyoshi’s photographs of Route 66 are complex, even ambivalent in tone. Rather than re-creating the Route 66 of historical imagination, his photographs show both the areas of 66 that have managed to survive through ingenuity and the once-iconic sites that have fallen into disrepair. Miyoshi’s works embody a construction of American identity that is becoming increasingly self-referential; they suggest the landmark’s transition from highway to scenic byway, from America to Americana. Alongside Miyoshi’s photographs, Longer Ways to Go features a…

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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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August 2017

Sanctuaries

August 3 - September 30
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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SANCTUARIES is a series of works that explore concepts of refuge: constructed and naturally occurring via the lands and spaces we inhabit and create for ourselves, rituals, and the resonate narratives that articulate our experience of being.  Through sound, weavings, and print, sisters and KCAI alums Kristine Barrett and Debbie Barrett-Jones create work that seeks deeply, navigating the intersections of darkness and illumination, ancient traditions and contemporary technologies, and personal and inherited narratives. The show will run from August 3rd - September 30th.  Fellow Kitkat and singing sister Natalie Bartlett will join Kristine Barrett in a live performances, featuring traditional music and ritual songs from Serbia, Lazona, the Republic of Georgia, Ukraine, Sweden, Estonia, and beyond August 3rd & 4th from 6-9pm.  The performance will be part of a collaborative installation with Debbie Barrett-Jones.

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100 Proof at H&R Block Artspace

August 12 - September 30
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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100 Proof presents a diverse selection of prints created by 23 artists working in collaboration with Landfall Press, one of the preeminent contemporary publishers of artist editions in the United States. Surveying nearly two decades of innovative artistic collaborations, the exhibition features a broad range of media and techniques that reflect and celebrate the unique vision and experimental, adventurous approach of Landfall Press and its founder and master printer, Jack Lemon. Featured artists include: Terry Allen, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh, Christo, Robert Cottingham, Lesley Dill, Jim Dine, Peter Doig, James Drake, Vernon Fisher, Peregrine Honig, David Levinthal, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Paschke, Jeanette Pasin Sloan, Philip Pearlstein, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Allen Ruppersberg, Hans Schabus, Kara Walker, H.C. Westermann, and William T. Wiley. About Landfall Press Jack Lemon, a 1963 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, founded Landfall Press in 1970. Preeminent among a handful of atelier/publishers throughout the world, Landfall Press has collaborated with 234 established and emerging artists to publish 3,000 editions to date, representing a range of contemporary ideas and artistic strategies. The unique environment of the Landfall Press workshop is collaborative and inventive for artists, printers, and those in apprenticeship through the Landfall Institute…

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Women in Colour

August 19 - September 27
Rubber Factory, 29c Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Rubber Factory is pleased to present a group exhibition titled Women in Colour, curated by KCAI Alumna Ellen Carey.  The exhibition provides a scholar context highlighting women and color photography. Colour, the British English spelling, references color photography's origin in England. The exhibit features Becca Albee, Marion Belanger, Patty Carroll, Elinor Carucci, Susan Derges, Jan Groover, Whitney Hubb, Amanda Means, Moira McDonald, Liz Nielsen, Meghann Riepenhoff, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Penelope Umbrico and Carrie Mae Weems. Please join us for the opening reception on August 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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John Ferry – September

August 31 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 5:30 pm
Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City , MO United States
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Thursday, August 31 – Oct 2, 2017 Blue Gallery 118 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 816.527.0823 BlueGalleryOnline.com Tuesday - Saturday 10 am – 5:30 pm First Fridays 10 am – 9 pm and available by appointment

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Laura Berman – Setting Space

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Weinberger Fine Art, 114 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"Setting Space" features new prints and paintings by KCAI printmaking professor Laura Berman that describe the dynamics of time and distance. Forms grow together, settling into each other and creating new worlds.  Endless play and thoughtful reflection are at the heart of Berman's work. She is a masterful colorist, building layered landscapes that defy traditional definition. The exhibition is on view from August 31 - October 28. The opening reception for Setting Space is Thursday, August 31 from 5-8 p.m. with an Artist talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. First Friday WFA members events are September 1 & October 6 from 5-8 p.m.

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September 2017

Red Dirt Rug

September 1 - October 28
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"The rich red earth is the land of the Dust Bowl, the end of the Trail of Tears, land runs and pipelines, deep fault lines and hydraulic fracturing.  There is an immense beauty and pride in this place and also profound sorrow.  The refining and sifting of the soil and the imprinting of the pattern is a meditation on this past, a gesture of sensitivity and the desire for understanding." This ephemeral, site specific installation by Rena Detrixhe invokes the inherent stories within Oklahoma soil, repetitive processes, and found ubiquitous forms.  

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Dale Eldred: Works on Paper

September 1 - October 28
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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"To be a sculptor means I occupy all the spaces between an architect, a painter, fabricator, agronomist, contractor, nurseryman and environmentalist..." The selection of works by acclaimed sculptor and former chair of the KCAI sculpture department displays the process and personality of his monumental landscape projects. Eldred's material, environmental ambition included phenomena is clay, steel, wood, water and light in various landscapes and urbanscapes. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 1 from 6-8 p.m.

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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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