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March 2020

Hoffman Visiting Artist Lecture: Sonya Clark

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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Presenting her lecture on March 5 as the 2020 Hoffman Visiting Artist, Sonya Clark focuses on a seemingly unremarkable dishcloth that played a crucial role in ending the Civil War in the spring of 1865. Pressed into service as the South’s flag of surrender, the cloth became known as the Confederate Flag of Truce. By making the Truce Flag into a monumental alternative to the infamous Confederate Battle Flag and its pervasive divisiveness, textile and social practice artist Sonya Clark instigates a role reversal and aims to correct a historical imbalance.  This free public lecture is underwritten by the Hoffman Visiting Artist Endowment, which brings nationally recognized artists who focus on contemporary art practices to KCAI and Kansas City for an annual talk and to engage with students and faculty.   Sharon and John Hoffman have supported KCAI for almost fifty years and have both served on the KCAI Board of Trustees. They are major collectors of contemporary art, and own works from numerous KCAI alumni including sculptor, dancer and performance artist Nick Cave. The Hoffman Visiting Artist Endowment is another way for them to show their deep commitment to nurturing and supporting the careers of artists. The Hoffman Visiting Artist…

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Magalie Guérin

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Epperson Auditorium – KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick
Kansas City, MO United States
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Magalie Guérin currently lives and works in Chicago. In 2011, she received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Recent solo exhibitions were presented at James Harris, Seattle; Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin; and Anat Egbi, Los Angeles. Guérin’s work is in the collection of DePaul Art Museum. She is the author of NOTES ON, a compilation of studio writings published by The Green Lantern Press in 2016. Guérin was recently awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (2018), a Chinati Foundation residency (2018), and the Stephen Pace Residency Award for a Mid-Career Painter at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (2019).

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CANCELLED Daniel Eatock: Talking In Circles

March 12
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CANCELLED Coco Fusco: Haunted by History

March 26
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April 2020

CANCELLED Clare Qualmann and Claire Hind

April 2
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CANCELLED KCAI Illustration Presents: Vladimir Zimakov

April 8
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CANCELLED Casey Gerald: Personal // History

April 16
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May 2020

Primordial Soup: Senior Film Exhibition

May 1 - May 3

Join KCAI Filmmaking seniors Olivia Barnum, Carley Hungerford, RJ Junger, Morgan Pech and Anna Walters as they present their work at Primordial, an experimental film exhibition. Watch the films online May 1 - 3 or join Screenland Theater as they present all the films on Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers, moderated by Kansas City Women in Film & TV (KCWIFT), will follow at 5 p.m.  

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Magic Lantern: Rebirth A Film and Animation Showcase

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 Tune into KCAI's Facebook Live to see the Film and Animation Showcase. Visit the Facebook event page to RSVP for the event and receive the stream information.  

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End of Semester Virtual Exhibition

May 22

KCAI End of Semester Virtual Exhibition showcases the work of more than 600 KCAI student artists and designers through 13 exhibitions, all in one place. Due to our current situation, we are hosting this year’s exhibition in a place that we never thought possible–in your living rooms!  Join us for a virtual celebration of work representing each of our internationally recognized programs including work done both on campus and in make-shift studios in apartments, garages and parks. This generation of students, who persevered during the COVID-19 crisis will be characterized above all else by their resilience, grit and determination.  Visit the End of Semester Virtual Exhibition Artwork by Lily Mueller ('20 Fiber)  

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