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KCAI professor wins Fulbright Award

4 May 2011

Diana Heise, special assistant professor in photography and digital filmmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute, has won a 2012 Fulbright Award in Creative and Performing Arts. The title of her project is ”Free Form: Challenging Oppression Through Creativity in Mauritius.” 

Emerging artists to show and sell work at end-of-semester exhibition and sale

22 April 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 22, 2010) –– The Kansas City Art Institute’s end-of-semester exhibition and sale, showcasing contemporary student artwork in a wide range of media, will take place May 6–8. The exhibition and sale will feature two- and three-dimensional work by students in the departments of ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Pieces will be displayed in the various studio buildings on campus. Work can be purchased beginning at 5 p.m.

Work by graduating seniors to be on view at H&R Block Artspace at KCAI

12 April 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 12, 2011) – Artwork by candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Kansas City Art Institute will be on view in the “2011 B.F.A. Exhibition” from April 16 to May 14 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 13. Readings from the “Compendium 2011,” a compilation of writings by graduating seniors, will take place at noon on Friday, May 14.

H&R Block Artspace presents new Project Wall by Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi

5 April 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 5, 2011) – A new Artspace Project Wall has been installed at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi’s cartoon-like drawing, “Relax, I Protect You!,” was selected from five drawings proposed by the artist for this project.

Art critic Jerry Saltz to speak at KCAI commencement

30 March 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 30, 2011) — Noted art critic Jerry Saltz will be the featured speaker at the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2011 commencement ceremony. The event will take place at 2 p.m. May 14 at the Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza, 707 W. 47th St. Approximately 117 seniors will receive their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from KCAI.

KCAI and North Kansas City schools to offer dual-credit program in art

15 February 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 15, 2011) — The Kansas City Art Institute and the North Kansas City School district have joined together to provide dual-credit studio art classes for North Kansas City high school students. The program will launch this fall. It will be the first time KCAI has partnered with area high schools to offer a dual-credit program. 

Dr. Jacqueline Chanda named president of the Kansas City Art Institute

3 February 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 3, 2011) — Jacqueline Chanda, Ph.D., academic dean of the Institute for American Universities and director of the Aix Center in Aix-en-Provence in France, has been appointed president of the Kansas City Art Institute, effective July 1, L. William Zahner, chair of the KCAI board of trustees, announced today.

Sculptures by two KCAI students win Zahner competition

31 January 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 31, 2011) — Two Kansas City Art Institute students have won a competition to have their concepts for sculptures turned into reality this spring by the A. Zahner Company, a Kansas City-based firm that is internationally renowned for its expertise in the use of metal in the world of art and architecture.
The two works will be offered for sale June 4 at the college’s eighth biennial Art and Design Auction, a benefit for student scholarships at KCAI.

KCAI presents Art and Design Auction 2011

27 January 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 27, 2011) — On June 4, the Kansas City Art Institute will transform its campus at 4415 Warwick Blvd. into an art gallery to host its eighth biennial art and design auction. The festivities begin at 6 p.m., and proceeds benefit the college’s student scholarship fund.

KCAI and UMKC announce spring ArtSounds schedule

26 January 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 26, 2011) –– The Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance announce the spring schedule of ArtSounds performances. ArtSounds is celebrating its fifth year of collaborative performances by composers, performers and visual artists.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, March 8 and April 12 in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd. An additional performance at 7:30 p.m. April 26 will take place at La Esquina, 1000 W. 25th St.

Upcoming events at KCAI

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