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June 2017

EVERY STREET IS CHARLOTTE STREET PRESENTS WORK BY MAX KEY AND SONIÉ JOI THOMPSON-RUFFIN

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - August 4 @ 5:00 pm
KCAI Crossroads Gallery, 1819 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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In association with Charlotte Street Foundation’s Every Street is Charlotte Street program, the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is pleased to present two exhibits opening June 2 and running through August 4. Max Key is a 2005 Charlotte Street Award Fellow and alumni (’96 painting) of the Kansas City Art Institute. The exhibition features two new large-scale paintings. In regards to these works Key states: “My paintings are meta-landfills. Wads of waste. Chewed mounds of collapsing leftovers and juicy catastrophes. It is in our culture of excess and gluttony where I find inspiration and the desire to find beauty and color in that blurry gray area between ‘need’ and ‘want.'” The second exhibit Revolutionary Awakening features the work of Sonie Joi Thompson-Ruffin with Glenn North, poet, & filmmaker, Rodney M. Thompson. The exhibition features two series of works.  The first, in conversation with written words by Glenn North, presents three new works by Ruffin reflecting on what has, or has not, changed in contemporary society as it relates to social activism. The second, My Mother’s Club: March On Kansas City, is a major work being debuted. Inspired by the history of African American women’s social clubs in Kansas City, these…

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Skoto Gallery: Summer Show 2017

June 22 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Skoto Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 5FL
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Alumni David Rich ('74 Painting) along with Olu Amoda, Cybil Charlier, William Engel, Carl Hazlewood, Michael Marshall, Ines Medina, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Sumayyah Samaha, Jeremy Silva and Juliana Zevallos will be exhibiting in a group show at the Skoto Gallery in New York. A reception will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Flower, An Invitational Exhibition: Blue Gallery

June 22 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City , MO United States
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FLOWER, an invitational exhibition, curated by Blue Gallery owner Kelly Kuhn, exhibits work by a selection of regional and national contemporary artists working with variations on a single theme. Blue Gallery invites you to navigate how flowers find their way into every iteration of art. On Thursday, June, 6–8 p.m, FLOWER, an invitational exhibition, re-examines a classic subject through a contemporary lens to address and test the staying power of traditional beauty. Like the titular subject, FLOWER finds beauty in unexpected crevasses, mediums, and canvases. The selected group of artists explore this famous subject in challenging contemporary ways, pushing the boundaries of floral representation. FLOWER connects the conversations of identity, politics, and remembrance in a dynamic exhibition at Blue Gallery. participating artists Stanley Bielen Stephen Dinsmore Joe Ramiro Garcia Anne Harney Anna Kincaide Lisa Lala Lisa Noonis Kelly Porter ('97 Printmaking) William Rainey Carlos Ramirez Anke Schofield Ruth Shively Teresa Stanley Heinrich Toh    

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July 2017

The Sedgwick Studio: Sculpting Below the Train Station

July 6 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
KOEHNLINE MUSEUM OF ART, Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL United States
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The Sedgwick Studio: Sculpting Below the Train Station July 6 - September 15, 2017 Public Reception: Thursday, July 6, 5 - 8 p.m. In 1976, a group of Chicago artists purchased the vacant electrical substation below the CTA brown line's Sedgwick station. The industrial building was turned into a buzzing workshop for sculptors including a fabrication studio, neon lab, and a public exhibition space. Presented are the works of past and current Sedgwick Studio artists including Steven Urry, Jerry Peart, Paul Slepak, Dan Blue, John Adduci, Tom Scarff, KCAI Alumni Ted Sitting Crow Garner ('82 sculpture) and others. Museum hours: Monday· Friday, 10 a.m. · 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. · 4 p.m. (May 29 · August 15: Monday · Thursday, 10 a.m. · 7 p.m.). www.oakton.edu/museum

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Pops, Kinks and Spills

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Weinberger Fine Art, 114 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Please join Jim Sajovic, KCAI Faculty Emeritus in celebrating the opening of former KCAI Faculty, Brett’s Rief’s new exhibition, and in viewing the Summer Collective show, which includes works from Jim's Dreamer-ecstasy series. Reception: Thursday, July 13th, from 5-8pm.

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August 2017

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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October 2017

International Sculpture Conference

October 25 - October 28
KCAI, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO MO United States
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The International Sculpture Center (ISC) will hold the 27th International Sculpture Conference: Intersections + Identities in Kansas City, MO from October 25-28, 2017. This four-day conference will bring together an audience of artists, educators, arts administrators, museum directors, collectors, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts. Programming will include the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE Show; ARTSlams & mentor sessions; engaging panel discussions at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; opening reception & artist studio tours at Studios Inc.; keynote address; evening reception at Belger Arts Center; gallery hop in the Crossroads; workshops at Kansas City Art Institute & the University of Kansas; and optional art & culture trips. Pre- and post-conference tours & workshops will be held October 24th and October 29th. Register Now! Registration is open and available to ISC members, non-members, students, and all those with an interest in sculpture. Join us in Kansas City where we will explore new communities and discuss exciting topics in contemporary sculpture! For details about the conference and other ISC events visit the ISC website at http://sculpture.org/kc2017/, or by contacting the ISC Conference & Events Department at events@sculpture.org. Conference Locations Nelson Atkins Museum of Art 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111 Kansas City Art Institute…

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