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Joey Borovicka's latest show, "Knock Loud, I'm Home" will be in the UMKC Gallery of Art through early November.
Joey Borovicka's latest show, "Knock Loud, I'm Home" will be in the UMKC Gallery of Art through early November.

 UMKC’s weekly arts, culture and sports roundup

Every week, the University of Missouri-Kansas City offers an array of on-campus activities. It’s nothing new. UMKC has a long legacy of hosting countless culturally enriching events. These activities are part of what give UMKC a vibrant campus life, and make UMKC an arts and culture powerhouse. The influence of UMKC-based and UMKC-trained alumni extends well beyond the campus’ edge, so their activities are listed here as well.

Featured Event: New Exhibitions at the UMKC Gallery of Art

The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Gallery of Art will present two concurrent exhibitions featuring the work of painter Joey Borovicka and photographers Cheryl Childress and Lawrence Robinson.

The exhibition will run Oct. 10- Nov. 1. An opening reception will take place 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, in the UMKC Gallery of Art, 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
Joey Borovicka’s work, “Knock Loud, I’m Home,” depicts the living spaces people inhabit, which he believes over time become reflections of those inhabitants’ inner selves. Borovicka has been featured twice in “New American Painting.”

Cheryl Childress’ work is an exploration of insecure moments and the helplessness of man; the pathetic means of self-gratification and the need for control. Lawrence Robinson uses wit, absurdity, and pop culture references as a vehicle for questioning the environmental impact of American nutritional demands.

The gallery hours are: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

What: The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Gallery of Art will present two concurrent exhibitions featuring the work of painter Joey Borovicka and photographers Cheryl Childress and Lawrence Robinson.
Where: UMKC Gallery of Art, 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
When:
 The exhibition will run Oct. 10- Nov. 1. An opening reception will take place 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10.
Get more details.

Friday, Oct. 11 – Thursday, Oct. 17

What: UMKC Theatre’s undergraduate program presents The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov.  The play is directed by Michael Pauley. The Three Sisters is a naturalistic play about the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world.
Where: UMKC Grant Hall, 5228 Charlotte, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Runs through Oct. 20.
Get more details.

What: Conservatory Orchestra directed by Robert Olson, featuring guest faculty artists Benny Kim, violin and Scott Lee, viola.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11.
Get more details.

What: A Master Class with Noah Geller, violin. Geller is an adjunct professor of violin at the Conservatory of Music and Dance. He is also the Kansas City Symphony concertmaster.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct.12.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Conservatory Concert Choir: Faith, Hope and Love. The Conservatory Concert Choir, directed by Charles Robinson, presents “Faith, Hope and Love,” the 12th annual benefit concert for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with Canticum Novum, Lee’s Summit North Crimson Camerata, Blue Springs South Chamber Choir, and Dale Morehouse, organ.
Where: Visitation Catholic Church, 5141 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: 12th Annual Jazz & BBQ Jazz Friends. The UMKC Conservatory and the Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors present the 12th Annual Jazz & BBQ, a benefit for UMKC jazz student scholarships. The event will feature Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas directing the Conservatory Concert Jazz Band and 11 O’Clock Jazz Band.
Where: UMKC Student Union, 5100 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13.
Get more details.

What: UMKC Graduate Fellowship Chamber Ensembles. The UMKC Graduate Fellowship String Quartet, UMKC Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet, and UMKC Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet perform.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, Mo.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A master class with Paul Shaw, piano. Shaw is an associate professor of piano at the University of Minnesota and a guest judge for the Conservatory’s Chancellor’s Concerto Competition.
When: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.15.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Chancellor’s Competition: Final Round. Now in its second year, the Chancellor’s Competition will determine a single winner who will perform a complete concerto with the Conservatory Orchestra in the spring semester. The winner will be announced following the concert.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: “Do I Look Fat?” film screening and discussion. This documentary explores the issues surrounding body image for gay men and profiles eight men and their stories of how addiction, self-hatred, and illness contributed to problems with body image.
Where:
Student Union, Room 402, 5100 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
12- 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Get more details.

What: A master class with Mark Kelley, co-principal bassoonist of the Minnesota Orchestra.
Where:
White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
5:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Film Screening: “Lost in LaMancha.” This is part of the UMKC Communications Department’s ten-film series called “Movies about Making Movies.”  The collection of feature and documentary films features showcase the challenges, triumphs, and failures behind the scenes of filmmaking.
Where:
Tivoli Cinemas, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
7-9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17.
Free for UMKC students, faculty, and staff. All others $5. Get more details.

What: Composers’ Guild Featuring new music by student composers of all degree levels.
Where:
White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: UMKC softball vs. Independence Community College.
Where:
Missouri 3&2 Field, 9600 Blue River Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
When:
12 p.m., Sat., Oct. 12.
Get more details.

What: UMKC volleyball vs. New Mexico State.
Where:
Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
7 p.m., Sat., Oct. 12.
Get more details.

What: UMKC men’s golf vs. Bill Ross Intercollegiate
Where:
Milburn Country Club, 7501 W 69th St., Overland Park, Kan.
When:
Oct. 14-15.
Get more details.

What: “The Fox on the Fairway,” starring three-time Academy Award nominee Dyan Cannon. This chaotic comedy takes audiences on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club.
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster, Overland Park, Kan.
When: Now through Nov. 3.
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates and both were presented in 2012 with honorary doctorates by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.
Get more details.

 


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