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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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November 2017

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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January 2018

Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows

January 17 - July 27
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX United States
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Since the 1990s, experimental photographer Alumna Ellen Carey has been making photographs that defy photographic conventions of depicting identifiable subjects. Instead, her works depict vibrant fields of color that are meditations on the very nature of photography as an image created by the action of light on a light-sensitive surface. The exhibition Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows features seven key works that explore the artist’s interest in color, light, and the photographic process as the subject of her practice.

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chance diaries: dream things by Christopher Leitch

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - March 2 @ 8:00 pm
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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The KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is pleased to present chance diaries: dream things by Christopher Leitch. This exhibition and gallery residency includes new objects and drawings detailing the artist’s extensive dream journals. Leitch has had a wide-ranging artistic career as a costume designer, artist, illustrator, actor, graphic designer, and museum director. He earned his Master of Arts in Visual Arts from Goddard College in Vermont, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute (’84 Fiber). His works have been included in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, and have been published in Art in America, New Art Examiner, American Craft, and Surface. Leitch lives and works in Merriam, Kan. “Chance operations are not necessary when the actions that are made are unknowing.”  -  John Cage Opening Reception: Friday, February 2 from 6 - 8 p.m. Public Program: Gallery talk with the Artist on Saturday, February 10 at noon  

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CHROMA MACHINE SUITE: FORECASTING FAULT LINES IN THE COSMOS AT H&R BLOCK ARTSPACE

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - March 16 @ 8:00 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 Chroma Machine Suite: Forecasting Fault Lines in the Cosmos, an exhibition of work by Dannielle Tegeder, including 2 new commissions created with 14 students at the Kansas City Art Institute during the artist’s residency at the Artspace. In an ongoing exploration of invisible systems, the artist reveals her deep engagement with ideas of architecture, urban planning, painting, and collaboration in a dynamic environment that merges drawing, sculpture, animation, sound, and performance. As part of the exhibition, an immersive and evolving sculptural installation is re-activated through a series of performative iterations in collaboration with Jane Gotch, a Kansas City-based choreographer and dancer, who is also joined by dancer Karen Lisondra. Dannielle Tegeder lives and works in New York. Her works have been included in exhibitions at the Montclair Art Museum, Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, and Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York. Jane Gotch has presented her choreography in Lawrence, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn. She has danced with Myra Bazell, Netta Yerushalmy, and as an apprentice with Tere O'Connor and has collaborated with artists Johanna Brooks, Brad Cox, Leo Gayden, Helen Gillet, Shawn Hansen, Peregrine Honig, Miles Neidenger, Paul…

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TASTING MUSIC a synaesthetic performance!

January 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Brick, 1727 McGee
Kansas City, MO United States
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$4 - $5

Sound Art Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group of artists who create synesthetically-infused music weekly. They performed with Ellen Fullman and her Long String Instrument at Crossroads Gallery in Kansas City and provided underscore at the Visual Symposium for the Kansas City Art Institute. And now their most sensually layered performance right here in Kansas City before they appear at the Wounded Galaxies 1968 Experimental Media Festival in Bloomington, Indiana! Tickets at the door are $5 or $4 for students. William Plummer--cello Julia Monte—cello, interactive systems Ryan Jaramillo—synth, visual-music projections Nathan Wheeler—Arturia analog synth Matt Phillips—guitar, EFX Morgan Nix--MAX color-to-sound instrument Troy Perry--circuit boards Dwight Frizzell—director, WX5 wind-controller, sound design Pictured (top row left to right) Ryan Jaramillo, William Plummer, Dwight Frizzell, Julia Monte, (bottom) Nathan Wheeler FOAM at the Visual Symposium 

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February 2018

Pele Prints at The Epsten Gallery

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - April 8 @ 4:00 pm
Epsten Gallery, 5500 West 123rd St.
Overland Park, KS 66209 United States
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Pele Prints at The Epsten is open February 4 - April 8, 2018 Public Opening Reception: Sunday, Feb. 4, 1-4 p.m., Gallery talk with Amanda Verbeck & Laura Berman, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 1 p.m: Crescendo Conservatory Dance Performance with costumes & choreography inspired by Pele Prints at the Epsten. Organized by Crescendo Conservatory Director. Michele Hamlett-Weith. A selection of work from Pele Prints, a St. Louis-based fine art printmaking studio headed by its founder, master printer & publisher, Amanda Verbeck Featured artists: Brandon Anschultz, Laura Berman (KCAI Professor in Printmaking), Benjamin Guffee, Sarah Hinckley, Xochi Solis, Jessie Van der Laan, and Ken Wood  

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Sandoval and Carroll speak at Visiting Artists Presentation at the Nerman Museum

February 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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Find out what motivates Alumna and Sculptor Angelica Sandoval and Photographer Patty Carroll at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art's Third Thursday Visiting Artists Presentation on February 15 at 3:30 p.m. Alumna Angelica Sandoval's illuminated sculptural installations feature the nontraditional use of porcelain, highlighting its translucent and textural qualities.  Sandoval says, "my passion lies with the experimentation of discovering a variety of materials' limits, pushing them beyond their boundaries, removing the material from its original context and assigning a new identity. Angelica is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Johnson County Community College. Patty Carroll is known for her intense, saturated color photographs.  Her recent project, Anonymous Women, consists of a four-part series addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity.  The latest narratives, Demise, Carroll states, "comment on the mania of collecting, accumulating and decorating a home. In the series, the objects take over, and the woman is crushed by her own possessions, leading to disaster and mayhem."

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May 2018

GROUNDWORK A season of international contemporary art in Cornwall

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust), 3, Penrose Road
Helston, Cornwall TR13 8TP United Kingdom
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May - September 2018 Opening weekend: May 5-7 2018 Conceived as an exploration of place as a terrain of past, present, and future human activity, Groundwork will present exhibitions and events by internationally celebrated artists, including: Francis Alÿs Manon de Boer Janet Cardiff Rosemary Lee Christina Mackie Sean Lynch Steve McQueen Steven Rowell, KCAI Photography Professor Semiconductor With an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme will include presentations of new commissions and of internationally celebrated work in special buildings and outdoor sites across West Cornwall. Learn more here: http://mailchi.mp/c-a-s-t/groundwork-newsletter-artists-announced-3231621?e=782103b8e9

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