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March 2019

Lineage and Impact: KCAI Faculty Past and Present

March 1 @ 9:00 am - May 4 @ 5:00 pm
Haw Contemporary, 1600 Liberty
Kansas City , MO 64102 United States
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  Please join us for an opening reception Friday, March 15 from 6-9 p.m. at Haw Contemporary Stockyards, 1600 Liberty Street, Kansas City, MO. Lineage and Impact: KCAI Faculty Past and Present, March 1- May 4 at Haw Contemporary Stockyards, celebrates seven decades of working artists on the faculty of the Kansas City Art Institute, a community that values making, teaching, and learning art as interdependent, often inextricable practices. Beginning with and paying homage to Wilbur Niewald, who began teaching in 1949, the exhibition honors artwork by luminaries and pathbreakers such as Ken Ferguson, Hirokazu Fukawa, Lester Goldman, Jane Lackey, Jim Leedy and Erin Zona, as well as emerging talents appointed to the faculty as recently as 2018. In keeping with KCAI’s commitment to forging connections across and between all artistic disciplines and practices, Lineage and Impactrepresents a multitude of fields: animation, ceramics, drawing, fiber, fiction, film, music, painting, photography, poetry, sculpture, and video, as well as installations and collaborative works resistant to classification. Media on display range from cast glass to silicon circuitry, from combed cotton to works on canvas, from letterpress to digital print, from modular synthesizer to modern languages; from rendered video to natural pigments. This vibrant collection…

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April 2019

2019 Annual BFA Exhibition

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - May 5 @ 6:00 pm

The H&R Block Artspace is pleased to present the 2019 Annual BFA Exhibition featuring new work throughout the Artspace galleries created by graduating seniors earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and majoring in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Fiber, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. This annual exhibit is among the most popular and widely attended exhibitions at the Artspace – anticipated by the KCAI community and the business and arts communities alike. About the Opening Reception Sponsor Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (KCVLAA) has been providing legal and accounting services to artists and organizations from all creative disciplines along with seminars to educate its members on best practices since 2004. KCVLAA provides a critical link between members of the legal, business and arts communities and plays a vital role in the arts ecology of Kansas City. For more information, visit www.kcvlaa.org. About the H&R Block Artspace Dedicated to artists, art and ideas since 1999, the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute presents exhibitions of contemporary art and a range of public programs for a growing audience of students, educators,…

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End of Semester Exhibition and Sale

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - April 28 @ 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 at KCAI's End of Semester Exhibition and Sale. Shop for art and gifts or just 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. You can start shopping at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 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 this opportunity to explore the End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale at KCAI from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 26; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 27; and from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

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