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Believe in Your #Selfie
December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - January 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Pop-Up Experience in Westport encourages you to “Believe in Your #Selfie” with a hands-on art experience.
The Imaginary Company, Snow & Company, Donut Lounge and The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) are just a few of the organizations collaborating to set up a pop-up immersive art playground in Westport.
Believe in Your #Selfie is a pop-up experience located at Snow & Company on 421 Westport Road. The immersive art playground opens December 21, 2017 and will run through Jan. 14, 2018. Thursday, December 21 is the grand opening with a private preview starting at 3:00 p.m. and a public opening at 7:00 p.m. into the evening. All ages are welcome.
The idea came from founder, Alex Altamore, while he was visiting the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. He said, “At the Nelson, I always see people taking selfies next to Duane Hanson’s iconic Museum Guard or with the shuttlecocks. Everybody is naturally attracted towards art that is physically engaging and provides a context for self-expression and sharing.”
He then challenged local artists to create a collection of spaces and experiences towards this goal of interactive art and happiness. Students from The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) helped ideate and build the immersive structure.
One of the artists, Salacia Selene said, “It’s been incredible to see how the Westport business owners like Snow & Co. and Donut Lounge, the community, the Kansas City Art Institute, and so many others have really embraced and supported our vision. They made it possible for us to bring something entirely new to Kansas City.”
Some of the KCAI Alumni Involved are:
- Salacia Selene
- Andrew Leider
- Quentin Laurent
- Dia Saunders