May 7, 2018
Vanderslice Hall Closed for Renovations May 10-18
Phase III work begins on Vanderslice Hall this week and will proceed throughout the summer. Vanderslice Hall will not be accessible from May 10-18, which means that every department will be relocated. Each department will be displaced for a different period of time. The reason for this is due to the type of work happening in Phase III, including the addition of an elevator and refurbishment of floors and spaces. While we realize it is inconvenient, this is for the safety of our employees, students and visitors.
During renovation, each department will relocate to various offices around campus. Below is a list by department that includes dates they will be out of Vanderslice and their temporary location. Please note that all phone extensions will remain the same during construction.
If you have questions, please contact Kelly Walker ext. 3301, email@example.com. This information can also be found on the kcai.edu website and signage around campus. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to improve our facilities!
Department Move Date Return Date Temporary Location
Administration 5/9 8/7 Irving
Admissions 5/9 5/18 Irving/Room 118
Business Office 5/9 6/20 Irving/Room 122
Financial Aid 5/9 5/18 Irving/Room 118
Human Resources 5/9 8/7 Irving/Room 106
President’s Office 5/9 6/20 Irving/Rooms 120 & 121
Registrar’s Office 5/9 5/18 Irving/Rooms 106 & 110
Erik Hulse/Security 4/20 8/7 Ceramics/Facilities Offices
Security 4/30 5/18 Art Store Conference Room
Former Fiber Chair Jason Pollen’s exhibition INSIDE/OUT is at the Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut St. in downtown Kansas City through October 26. Fifty percent of proceeds benefit student scholarships at KCAI. Comprised of Portals, Outliers, Descendants, Oracles, and Nomads, these series of works were inspired by a fascination with how surfaces can both conceal and reveal. Our skin acts as an envelope, hiding its precious contents; the earth we live on hides the fathomless depths of its molten core. Pollen strives to make works whose surfaces intimate the deeper animating force that is the creative process. During a lifetime of dedicated practice, Jason has focused on the phenomena of color, light and shadow, movement and stillness. The works are successful if they prove to be thought- and feeling-provoking, and communicate fascination and delight.
An installation at the recently-opened Monticello Library in Shawnee, Kan., Mediated Set (Cart Forms and Glass Inclusions), is a collaboration of Painting Professor James Woodfill and New York-based artist Stephen Lichty for a site-specific commission through the Johnson County Public Art Commission. “Our contribution to the Library consists of seven modified book cart sculptures and a set of adjustments to the glass separating the building’s private meeting rooms from an otherwise open plan. As a consequence of our collaborative approach these works represent a full stack of conceptual and material negotiations. Two people looking at the same thing will see something different. Learning to affirm difference has been the virtue and strength of our collaboration, and a virtue that is echoed both by the County’s willingness to commission our experimental project and by the infinite possibilities – the sanctuary – given by any library and the agency of its patrons,” said Woodfill and Lichty in their artist’s statement. Mediated Set (Cart Forms and Glass Inclusions) is a two-part installation carried out after extensive collaboration with the library designers and staff. The Glass Inclusions were meant as a mediator between the idea of public and private meeting areas, and involved added layers of read more…
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