Newer faculty at KCAI share spotlight in upcoming H&R Block Artspace exhibition

1 October 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2013) — Work by the newer members of the Kansas City Art Institute faculty is the subject of the exhibition “New, Four: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty,” which opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI, 16 E. 43rd St. The exhibition continues through Dec. 12.

The exhibition introduces recent work by faculty who joined the college in the past three years. Artists this year with work in the exhibition include Corey Antis (painting), Anthony Baab (painting), Anne Boyer (creative writing), John Kelly Clark (printmaking), Maura Cluthe (illustration), Jonah Criswell (painting), Stephen Erin Dinehart IV (digital media), Jill Downen (sculpture), Paul Donnelly (ceramics), John Ferry (illustration), Misty Gamble (foundation), Cory Imig (fiber), Marie Bannerot McInerney (fiber), David Steele Overholt (foundation), Christoph Steger (animation), Caleb Taylor (foundation), Carla Maloney Steck (foundation) and David Terrill (illustration).
“Every other year the Artspace is pleased to present an exhibition of faculty work,” said Raechell Smith, director of the H&R Block Artspace. “These exhibitions alternate between new work by all faculty and new work by new faculty. Since the Artspace opened in 1999, this is the fourth time we have hosted the ‘new faculty’ version of the show, hence the name ‘New, Four.”
Work in a variety of media will be on display through the gallery.

About the H&R Block Artspace 
Artists. Art. Ideas.
Dedicated to artists, art and ideas since 1999, the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute presents exhibitions of contemporary art and a range of public programs for a growing audience of students, educators, artists, arts enthusiasts and the general public. Support for these programs has been provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation
for the Arts, H&R Block Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. The Artspace is located at 16 E. 43rd St., one block east of Main Street. Public hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the Artspace and public programs, please visit or call 816-561-5563. Admission is always free. 

About the Kansas City Art Institute
The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. The college also offers certificate programs in Community Arts and Service Learning and in Asian Studies for students enrolled in the B.F.A. program. KCAI hosts “Current Perspectives,” a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization. For more information, visit KCAI on the Web at
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