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Photographer Andres Serrano to speak at KCAI commencement

12 April 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 12, 2012) — Photographer and artist Andres Serrano will be the featured speaker at the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2012 commencement ceremony. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. May 12 at the Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza, 707 W. 47th St. Approximately 110 seniors will receive their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from KCAI.

Serrano was born in 1950 in New York. He studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1967 to 1969 and currently lives and works in New York.

Miniatures Master class offered at KCAI in partnership with Toy and Miniature Museum

30 March 2012

Kansas City, Mo. (March 30, 2012) – The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City is partnering with the Kansas City Art Institute to offer a Master class in one of the fine-art world’s oldest mediums. “Master Class: Egg Tempera Techniques in Miniature” is a seven-day workshop that will be offered June 24-30 through the Continuing and Professional Studies Program at KCAI. The class will culminate in a reception at the Toy and Miniature Museum, where students will display work they created during the class.

Kansas City Art Institute B.F.A. Exhibition opens at H&R Block Artspace

27 March 2012
Pictured: Teapot, Nate Salvin, 2011, stoneware.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 27, 2012) – Artwork by candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Kansas City Art Institute will be on view in the “2012 B.F.A. Exhibition” from April 14 to May 12 at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI, 16 E. 43rd St. A closing reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11. 

Noor Behram Project Wall goes on display at H&R Block Artspace

26 March 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 26, 2012) – A new Project Wall will be installed this week at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, 16 E. 43rd St.

Pictured: "American Predator,” Noor Behram, 2011, photograph. H&R Block Artspace Project Wall artist March 2012.

KCAI student takes international honors in game design competition

16 February 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 16, 2012) — Ian Snyder, a junior majoring in printmaking and creative writing at the Kansas City Art Institute, is one of eight students from around the world to be named a Student Showcase winner for the 2012 Independent Games Festival. According to the IGF website, the awards celebrate “the brightest and most innovative creations to come out of universities and games programs from around the world in the past year.” There were 300 game entries in the student competition this year, encompassing all platforms from PC to console and mobile.

KCAI receives 10-year reaccreditation from NASAD

8 February 2012

Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 8, 2012) — The Kansas City Art Institute has received a 10-year reaccreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. KCAI also is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

“On Watch” opens at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute

27 January 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 27, 2011) – “On Watch” opens Feb. 10 with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, 16 E. 43rd St. The exhibition explores strategies of surveillance in contemporary art and culture in the works of six international artists and a pioneering open-source project team.

Kansas City Art Institute Appoints Ann Willoughby as Joyce C. Hall Distinguished Professor of Design

23 January 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO. (Jan. 23, 2011) – Ann Willoughby of Willoughby Design, a nationally recognized brand innovation and identity design firm, has been appointed as the Joyce C. Hall Distinguished Professor of Design at the Kansas City Art Institute, a private four-year college of art and design. Having aided in launching the pilot AIGA design leadership program at Harvard, Willoughby will significantly enrich the school’s graphic design program and the experience of its students.

Kansas City Art Institute Alumnus Wins $50,000 Award

20 January 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 20, 2011) – Kansas City Art Institute alumnus Akio Takamori was recently awarded a $50,000 USA Fellow grant from the United States Artists Foundation. The USA Fellow grants are annually distributed to innovative performing, visual, media and literary artists across the country. Takamori’s hand-painted ceramic sculptures of standing, seated or sleeping human figures are often drawn from childhood memories of small-village life in Japan and are said to “evoke an eerie sense of reality and presence.”

Upcoming events at KCAI

Upcoming events at KCAI

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