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October 2019

Then and Now: Photography and the Printed Image

October 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
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Then and Now brings a contemporary perspective to the shared histories of photography and print media. This exhibition pairs students from the Printmaking Department at Kansas City Art Institute with the Linda Hall Library. Working closely together, the students will be inspired by research with photographs, prints, and books in the Library’s collection. Combining old and new methods of printmaking and photography, these design projects will examine photographic processes of the past with breathtaking new results. See them alongside the original images that ignited the spark of imagination. Exhibition Co-Curators are: Laura Berman, Professor in Printmaking, Eric Ward, Vice President of Public Programming at Linda Hall Library, Jason Dean, Vice President for Special Collections at Linda Hall Library Please join us for the exhibition opening on Thursday, October 10 from 6- 8 p.m.

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Wind in the Pines

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - November 27 @ 5:00 pm
KCAI Crossroads Gallery, 1819 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City , MO 66216 United States
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Performances: Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Please note seating will be limited for these performances Exhibition: November 1 – November 27, 2019 Opening Reception: First Friday, November 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice 1819 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108 Public Hours: 12 - 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday For more information please contact Michael Schonhoff at mschonhoff@kcai.edu or 816.914.5394 The KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice is pleased to present Wind in the Pines by Aretha Aoki & Ryan MacDonald (‘08 Painting & Creative Writing). Aoki and MacDonald will be artists-in-residence from mid-October through early-November to realize two performances and install a related exhibition in the galleries. Aoki and MacDonald will also have special engagements with KCAI students while in Kansas City. Wind in the Pines is a project of the Center for Contemporary Practice program at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery. Wind in the Pines is an hour-long interdisciplinary dance piece that weaves memoir, 3D animation, sound and dancing to create an immersive excavation of a mysterious family past. Centering around Aretha Aoki’s Japanese family history during World War II, Wind in the Pines attempts to make the past feel present, despite language barriers, geographical and…

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November 2019

Liz Collins The Best of Both Worlds

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Epperson Auditorium – KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick
Kansas City, MO United States
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Embracing abstraction, optics, and extreme material contrasts, and surrounding the viewer in vibrating color fields, Artist Liz Collins explores the boundaries between painting, fiber arts and installation, intuitively laying bare expressions of energy, emotion and the viscereality of existence. Join her at a Current Perspectives lecture The Best of Both Worlds as she touches on persistent themes in her work and explores her hybrid art/ design practice through a few recent projects. Collins has had solo exhibitions at the Tang Museum, BGSQD, LMAK and Heller Gallery in New York, AMP in Provincetown, MA, the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, Gallery DLUL in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and has staged large scale performance/ installations in Los Angeles, Zagreb, and on an island in New York City, among many other places. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions at art fairs, galleries and museums internationally, including Spring Break, NADA, Collective, Arte Laguna, the ICA/Boston, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the Museum of FIT, the New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, MoMA, Sargent’s Daughters, September Gallery, NoLAB Istanbul, and the Drawing Center. Collins’ awards include a USA Fellowship, a MacColl Johnson Fellowship, and residencies at Siena Art Institute, MacDowell, Haystack,…

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December 2019

End of Semester Exhibition and Sale

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - December 8 @ 5:00 pm
Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick
Kansas City, MO 6411 United States
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One Weekend. Thirteen Exhibitions Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase artwork made by KCAI's talented students at the End of Semester Exhibition and Sale. Browse all the studios on our 16-acre campus to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts and take in the amazing work on display. Make sure to visit each studio including Animation, Beals Studio, Ceramics, Fiber, Filmmaking, Foundation, Illustration, Interactive Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Graphic Design, and Sculpture. All proceeds benefit individual artists and studios.  You can start shopping at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, but in some cases, the artwork will stay on display until Sunday when it must be picked up. For a map of KCAI, located at 4415 Warwick in Kansas City, Mo., visit http://kcai.edu/campus-life/campus/. Don't miss the End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale at KCAI from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

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May 2020

Commencement 2020

May 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unity Temple, 707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO United States
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SAVE-THE-DATE Commencement 2020

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