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Kansas City Art Institute at 125: announcing new programs in digital media

12 January 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 12, 2010) — The Kansas City Art Institute, a four-year college of art and design, is celebrating its 125th anniversary by announcing the launch of a four-track major in digital media. Areas of concentration will include 3-D design and modeling, electronic game design art, motion graphics and visual effects.

Deck the halls with works of art: KCAI exhibition and sale is the perfect stop for holiday shoppers

19 November 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 19, 2009) –– Looking to wow friends and family with unique gifts? What could be more unique than an original work of art created by an emerging young artist? Visit the Kansas City Art Institute’s end-of-semester exhibition and sale Dec. 4-6 where a multitude of works in a wide range of media can be purchased. The exhibition and sale will feature two- and three-dimensional work by students in the departments of ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, interdisciplinary arts, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Kansas City Art Institute to offer Chinese language course

16 November 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 16, 2009) — This spring the Kansas City Art Institute will introduce a Chinese language and culture course into its curriculum. The course will provide an introduction to Chinese characters, and students will focus on daily conversational skills, including speaking, listening, reading and writing standard Mandarin Chinese. The course also incorporates relevant topics related to Chinese arts and culture from the past to the present. The course is available only to students enrolled in the college’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program.

H&R Block Artspace presents new Project Wall by David Ford

4 November 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 4, 2009) – A new Artspace Project Wall will be unveiled at the opening reception for “The 2009 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards,” which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. The reception also celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, which first opened its doors on Nov. 13, 1999.

“The 2009 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards” to open Nov. 14 at H&R Block Artspace

4 November 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 4, 2009) – For the fifth time since opening in 1999, the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute will present an exhibition in partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation. This year’s exhibition, “The 2009 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards,” features new work by fellows Dylan Mortimer, Jaimie Warren and Andrzej Zielinski, which will be on view from Nov. 14 to March 27. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at the Artspace, located at 16 E. 43rd St.

Artists to discuss art-making and entrepreneurship in Nov. 16 lecture at KCAI

28 October 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2009) -- Four professors from the Kansas City Art Institute will discuss their international experiences and how these activities have fostered global relationships, developed their professional practice as artists and enriched their careers as educators in a presentation at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in Epperson Auditorium on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. The title of their presentation is “Global Outreach II: KCAI Educators Abroad.”

KCAI announces fall schedule for "Current Perspectives" public lectures

14 August 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 14, 2009) - The Kansas City Art Institute is pleased to announce the fall lineup of artists, designers and scholars who will speak as part of the college's "Current Perspectives" lecture series. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall, 4415 Warwick Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo.

And the Art of the Car Concours winners are ...

9 July 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 9, 2009) - Five "People's Choice" awards were presented to top vote-getters at the third annual Art of the Car Concours, held June 27 on the campus of the Kansas City Art Intitute. The winners:

First place: 1930 Packard 745 7 Pass Touring Car, owned by John Hamilton of Topeka, Kan.

Second place: 1911 Stafford #47 Sports Roadster, owned by DeNean Stafford of Tifton, Ga.

Third place: 1960 Dodge Matador 2-Door Hardtop, owned by Holly and Everett Moore of Kansas City, Mo.

Upcoming events at KCAI

Upcoming events at KCAI

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