Alt Lecture: Leah Silvieus and Judith Levy

 Discussion to take place
in UMKC Gallery of Art

Judith G. Levy, a multidisciplinary artist, and Leah Silvieus, a poet and performer, will participate in an informal discussion and audience exercise as part of Alt. Lecture KC.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the UMKC Gallery of Art.

The speakers will collaboratively conduct an exercise that explores history, identity, loss and artifacts. A Q&A will follow the group discussion.

Through the Charlotte St. Studio Residency Program, Alt. Lecture KC hosts an event each month paiting a local speaker with a speaker from outside the city limits in order to generate creative conversation.

Levy is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores history, culture and identity. Levy has presented solo exhibitions of her work at venues including The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana University and Big Car Gallery in Indianapolis, Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, Navta Schulz Gallery in Chicago and the Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City.

She has also participated in several group exhibitions throughout the country and has received several grants and public commissions. Levy’s studio is located in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District.

Silvieus’ poetry and performance has been featured at the O, Miami Poetry Festival and the Asian American Women Artist Association in San Francisco, and she has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation. Her writing has been featured in publications such as “Asian American Poetry & Writing;” “CURA;” and “diode.” She lives in Florida and New York, where she works in the yacht hospitality industry.

The UMKC Gallery of Art is located in the Fine Arts Building, Room 203, 5015 Holmes St. Free parking is available in the Cherry St. Garage on levels 5 and 6. For additional details, contact the Gallery or call 816-235-1502.


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