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November 2017

Rita Blitt Painter/Sculptor

November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - December 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
MLB Designs and Boutique, 2020 Baltimore
Kansas City , MO United States
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About Artist: From the time she could pick up a crayon, Rita (attended '52-'53 painting) has not stopped making art. Her creative journey spanning more than 80 years, has encompassed many mediums and processes: from the discovery that her drawings can become sculpture up to 60 feet tall to the realization that her black lines flow more powerfully from two hands at once ___and that color can be added in the same manner. She loves music and dance which she uses as inspiration, her work seems to just dance no matter the medium she is working in. About this show: This show will have large canvases, works on paper with color and also black lines only and sketches that flow so beautifully. It has taken months for MLB collaborating, details and selections with the invaluable help of Rita Blitt and Colleen Nilson. The show is curated by Marie Bertholet Smith At the same time as the Opening at MLB Gallery, there is to be a Grand opening of the Rita Blitt Gallery and Sculpture Garden at the Mulvane Museum on the campus of Washburn University. Opening Reception will be on November 3. For more details go the Mulvane’s website. Artist…

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Lecture: Kahlil Irving at The Nerman Museum

November 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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KCAI alumnus Kahlil Irving (’15 ceramics; art history), is one of six artists included in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art's (www.nermanmuseum.org) upcoming exhibition "Ephemera” opening October 19, in Overland Park, KS. The exhibition will also feature new works by KCAI alumni Susan White (’96 sculpture), and Miles Neidinger (’00 sculpture), and it is being presented in conjunction with the 27th International Sculpture Conference held in Kansas City and co-hosted by KCAI Oct. 25-28, 2017. Kahlil’s solo exhibition “Streets:Chains:Cocktails” is also currently on view through October 29, at Callicoon Fine Arts in New York, and it was recently reviewed online in ArtForum. He will be giving a lecture at The Nerman Museum on November 16, as part of the Museum’s Third Thursday presenter program.      

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Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows 2017

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - March 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art  Johnson County Community College Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows 2017 Featuring Karen McCoy, KCAI sculpture professor, Stephan Proski ('10 painting; creative writing), and Samara Umbral ('09 painting) November 16, 2017 - March 4, 2018 Reception: 6-8pm, Thursday, November 16, 2017 Lectures 7-8pm in Hudson Auditorium   Featuring hors-d'oeuvres and refreshments in Museum Atrium Charlotte Street Foundation annually honors three outstanding Kansas City-based visual artists with unrestricted cash awards. These Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards recognized locally based artists who are creating outstanding work and provide financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure for Award fellows with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development. http://www.nermanmuseum.org/exhibitions/2017-11-16-charlotte-street-fund.html

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Horizon – Christopher Willits

November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Envelop at The Midway, 900 Marin
San Francisco, CA United States
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Christopher Willits ('00 Photo/New media)  is performing his show Horizon on 11/18 in San Francisco within the venue he created, Envelop at The Midway. Horizon was mixed and developed in this spatial audio listening space and it's a dream for him to share it. You can read the story about Horizon and the evolution of Envelop recently published by Pop Matters. See more new Envelop events. See all shows listed below and or on the events page on Christopher's site. Japan, Tenkawa Shrine - October 4, 2017 - 7 p.m. Free Ceremonial event Event Page San Francisco at Envelop at The Midway - November 18, 2017 Tickets Event Page One of the last shows of the year will be in Portland on December 15 at the Doug Fir. Portland - December 15, 2017 Tickets Event Page christopherwillits.com drip.kickstarter.com/willits envelop.us overlap.org

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December 2017

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…

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January 2018

Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows

January 17, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX United States
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Since the 1990s, experimental photographer Alumna Ellen Carey has been making photographs that defy photographic conventions of depicting identifiable subjects. Instead, her works depict vibrant fields of color that are meditations on the very nature of photography as an image created by the action of light on a light-sensitive surface. The exhibition Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows features seven key works that explore the artist’s interest in color, light, and the photographic process as the subject of her practice.

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February 2018

Sweep

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Joseph Nease Gallery, 23 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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“Sweep” is a regional and national survey of more than 20 contemporary painters, presenting new or recent artwork by all of the painters currently represented by the Gallery, as well as an equal number of invited local/regional painters.  Running the gamut from magical realism to hard-edged abstraction, the paintings displayed in “Sweep” address the subjects of beauty, ethnicity, justice, history, spiritualism, landscape, story-telling, and formalism. Historically, art has both responded to and predicted greater societal trends. Our current dynamic time is bringing renewed attention and experimentation with past and current “schools” of painting, including those outside of the European painting traditions.  At this time, no particular style rules and the syncretism of styles and cultures often produces fascinating new hybrids in both subject and technique. This situation places us in an interesting and rewarding time to appreciate current painting practice.   We present the latest work of a group of experienced painters at a high point in their craft.  There is abstraction, minimalism, narrative, contemporary realism, social commentary, night landscapes, natural forces, diverse cultural symbolism, non-traditional materials, and more. Sweep treats the viewer to a wide-ranging, strong exhibition showing the validity of the many current approaches to painting. The exhibition features…

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Sandoval and Carroll speak at Visiting Artists Presentation at the Nerman Museum

February 15, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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Find out what motivates Alumna and Sculptor Angelica Sandoval and Photographer Patty Carroll at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art's Third Thursday Visiting Artists Presentation on February 15 at 3:30 p.m. Alumna Angelica Sandoval's illuminated sculptural installations feature the nontraditional use of porcelain, highlighting its translucent and textural qualities.  Sandoval says, "my passion lies with the experimentation of discovering a variety of materials' limits, pushing them beyond their boundaries, removing the material from its original context and assigning a new identity. Angelica is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Johnson County Community College. Patty Carroll is known for her intense, saturated color photographs.  Her recent project, Anonymous Women, consists of a four-part series addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity.  The latest narratives, Demise, Carroll states, "comment on the mania of collecting, accumulating and decorating a home. In the series, the objects take over, and the woman is crushed by her own possessions, leading to disaster and mayhem."

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March 2018

Lyrical Abstraction – Howard Harris

March 13, 2018 - April 3, 2018
Agora Gallery, 530 West 25th St.
Chelsea, NY United States
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Part photography and part sculpture, the remarkable work of American artist Howard Harris. is nearly impossible to classify. Harris has said that his aim is to "combine technology and aesthetics in a way that expands the viewer's experience of photographic art." His unique way of image-making begins with a digital photograph. It is abstracted in some way - perhaps the colors are enhanced subtly, or the entire composition is skewed more overtly. Often the photograph is multiplied and layered onto itself, separated by sheets of clear acrylic. The resulting piece has unexpected depth and movement - the eye dances. Harris has truly found a way to make photography surprising again. The images he chooses to bring to life in this singular way vary, greatly. His camera captures animals, architecture, landscapes, and portraiture. No matter what the subject matter, each image is depicted centrally, almost monumentally. Backgrounds and even shadows are stripped away. Harris was born in Denver, Colorado and today maintains his own home studio in Denver. He has exhibited extensively all around the United States.

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May 2018

GROUNDWORK A season of international contemporary art in Cornwall

May 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust), 3, Penrose Road
Helston, Cornwall TR13 8TP United Kingdom
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May - September 2018 Opening weekend: May 5-7 2018 Conceived as an exploration of place as a terrain of past, present, and future human activity, Groundwork will present exhibitions and events by internationally celebrated artists, including: Francis Alÿs Manon de Boer Janet Cardiff Rosemary Lee Christina Mackie Sean Lynch Steve McQueen Steven Rowell, KCAI Photography Professor Semiconductor With an emphasis on moving image, sound and performance, the programme will include presentations of new commissions and of internationally celebrated work in special buildings and outdoor sites across West Cornwall. Learn more here: http://mailchi.mp/c-a-s-t/groundwork-newsletter-artists-announced-3231621?e=782103b8e9

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