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October 2019

Wind in the Pines

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - October 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 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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Art lovers and collectors – get your hands on original artwork made by KCAI’s talented students. KCAI’s End of Semester Exhibition and Sale is the best place to start your holiday shopping and absorb the amazing work on display across campus. Make sure to visit each studio including Animation, Ceramics, Fiber, Filmmaking, Illustration, Interactive Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Graphic Design and Sculpture to see the great work from our students. Don’t miss your last opportunity this year to explore the popular End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale at KCAI from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

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