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April 2017

End-of-semester exhibition and sale

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
4415 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO MO United States
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Art lovers and art collectors don't miss Kansas City Art Institute’s (KCAI) End-of-the Semester Exhibition and Sale, April 28-30.  Find a treasure trove of original artwork and goods made by KCAI’s talented students in animation, ceramics, filmmaking, fiber, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, graphic design and sculpture. All proceeds benefit individual students and KCAI studios. Hours are Friday, April 28, 5 to 8 p.m; Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, April 30 noon to 5 p.m. You can start shopping at 5 p.m. on Friday, 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/.

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DISCO TURF: A Collaborative Release Event

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Vulpes Bastille Gallery,
1737 Locust St.
Kansas City , MO United States
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Disco Turf _ Post Card _ Promo

DISCO TURF is a collaborative art and media experience on April 28 featuring some of Kansas City’s innovative young artists. SS17 Ready-to-Wear: THE MORE CROOKED OUR TEETH GET Anna Van Gheem Designer and BFA candidate Anna Van Gheem’s collection employs natural imagery and avante-garde surface design to explore idealism, irony, and exaggeration. Inspired by adolescent romance, this fashion line is a reflection on the pitfalls of self-deluded love and inevitable aging. LIKEWISE MAGAZINE Produced by Sara Garrison Likewise Magazine is produced by Sara Garrison ('16 graphic design). An interdisciplinary, collaborative project, Likewise Magazine asserts all art forms hold equal value. Encouraging overlap between disciplines, Likewise provides an opportunity for artists to come together to exhibit their work, contributing towards an inclusive art community. BLOOMIN Camile Messerley and Anna Van Gheem Kansas City-based artist, writer, and organizer Camile Messerley collaborates with Anna Van Gheem to produce “Bloomin.” Dealing with escapism and fantasy, this short film depicts the evolution of Van Gheem’s visual practice, and follows a young girl running through the woods to her rebirth.

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April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
31st and Cherry Neighborhood,
604 E. 31st
Kansas City , MO 64109 United States
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Several KCAI Alumni are hosting Wanderfest! Explore the 31st and Cherry neighborhood! Join over 20 participating businesses and organizations for music, art, crafts, food, drinks, fun! Participating businesses are located at and around the intersection of 31st and Cherry, Kansas City, MO 64109. Enjoy demonstrations and tours from businesses, workshops and galleries not normally open to the public, while sampling delicious local food and beverages. Shop from a wide assortment of handmade goods from craft vendors popping-up at three different locations. Other activities will include live Wanderfest! shirt printing, you-pick herbs and veggies, free mini yoga sessions and fun kid’s activities. Visitors can pick up a guide map at any of the participating locations. As they explore the neighborhood they will collect stamps in their passport from each location. When finished, they can visit the Cherry Pit Collective to enter a raffle to win a bundle of goods from each participating organization. Participating businesses and organizations: Cherry Pit Collective Two Tone Press Print League KC Maker Village Oddities Prints Holy Cow Market & Music True Style Glass Superior Linen & Workwear Studio Joy CHES, inc Inner Space Yoga Enhance your Art Ollie's Local Longfellow Farm Longfellow Community Association Dream Studio Bridgeport…

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May 2017

KCAI Film and Animation Exhibition

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alamo Drafthouse,
1400 Main Street
Kansas City , MO United States
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This curated program showcases the best in student filmmaking!  Get your tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kcai-film-animation-end-of-semester-show-spring-2017-tickets-32207694080?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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Acid Reflux Film

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tivoli Theater,
4050 Pennsylvania
Kansas City , MO United States
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Acid Reflux is the thesis film of Simon Williams (senior, filmmaking). The film is the first of five chapters of a larger piece and explores the silent signs on which attraction is built.

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Spring semester ends

May 5

Last day of classes – spring semester ends.

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KCAI 2017 Graduation Ceremony

May 6

2017 KCAI Commencement Ceremony starts at 10 a.m. on May 6, 2017, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO.

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Sprung Formal Issue 12 Release

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice,
1819 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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The 12th issue of KCAI's literary journal Sprung Formal is now available at https://issuu.com/sprungformal/docs/sf12 It features work by KCAI students Marcus Myers, Claudia Sudekum, Madison Murphy, Brian Clifton, Benjamin Johnson, Rosemary Hall, Jason Morris, Samuel Rowe, Jordan Hooper, Bobby Haulotte, Segolene Pihut, Willow Hardman, Dana Sanginari, Dara Cerv, Mike Sikkema, Kyle Souryasack, Dora Malech, Emma Daffin, Chell Wright-Navarro, Jay Aquinas Thompson, Chris Crabtree, Jen Tynes, Esther Leech, Troy James Weaver, Hannah Lynn Calvert Fine, and Sierra Brown Faust. Join us for the reading release party on Sunday, May 7 from 7-9 p.m. at KCAI Crossroads Gallery.  

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New Work

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aloha Arts,
4241 Park Blvd.
San Diego , CA United States
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spring exhibition

Aloha Art presents their spring exhibition New Work featuring the work of Curt Ginther (Attended '70). Stop by from 5- 8 p.m. on May 18 for a night of art, fashion and fun.

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Tom Maniaci’s Frame Your Face

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Stand Gastro Bistro,
34977 Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 48009 United States
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Winneconne, WI, USA  - 5 Feb 2016:  Box of the original Magic 8 Ball made by Mattel.

Tom Maniaci's Frame Your Face presents the 8th annual Art of Giving at The Stand in Birmingham, Michigan on Thursday, May 25, from 6 to 10 pm, with a patron after party from 10 pm to midnight. Food, event cocktails, music, live and silent auction, raffle and a Frame Your Face paint-by-number portrait for attendees to paint. This year's benefitting charity is Team Joseph, a non-profit organization whose mission is to aggressively fund cutting-edge research to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Frame Your Face paint by number canvases have raised over $275,000 at charity events since 2005. Tickets are $75 and $100 online, or $100 and $125 at the door.

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