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The Sonance Media Exhibition and Interdisciplinary Event Series will be in on display through Dec. 6.
The Sonance Media Exhibition and Interdisciplinary Event Series will be in on display through Dec. 6.

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: Sonance

The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Gallery of Art is going into uncharted territory. The gallery is in the midst of a series of events that include digital media, performance and installation-based art.

The “Sonance Media Exhibition and Interdisciplinary Event Series” will run through Dec. 6. Spanning diverse disciplines such as dance, sound, video and installation, “Sonance” is the first exhibition of its kind at the UMKC Gallery of Art.

This week’s event is Craig Colorusso: MB 89. The installation will have a live sound component performed by visiting artist Craig Colorusso.

What: The Sonance Media Exhibition and Interdisciplinary Event Series will present digital media, performance, and installation-based work every week in November and the first week of December.
Where: Gallery of Art, Fine Arts Building, 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday Nov. 21. A reception will take place from 5-7 p.m.
It’s free. Read the press release on UMKC’s website.

Friday, Nov. 15 – Thursday, Nov. 21

What: Kansas City Clarinet Festival, sponsored by the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, the Conservatory Student Association, Luyben Music, the Buffet Group and Buffet-Crampon Clarinets.
Where: Grant Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Saturday, Nov. 16.
Learn more on the UMKC calendar.

What: Faculty recital featuring JoDee Davis, trombone and Patricia Higdon, piano.
Where: Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd., Fairway, Kan.
When: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.
It’s free. Learn more on the UMKC calendar.

What: Trombone ensemble, directed by JoDee Davis.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18.
It’s free. Learn more on the UMKC calendar.

What: ArtSounds: MicroChromatic, featuring the work of Michael Miller, MicroChromatic will feature a cylindrical chamber constructed to create sensory saturation. Guests will be invited to enter into an encompassing 10-feet-wide, 14-feet-tall tubular light box for a 15-minute show. Original compositions will be performed live in sync with featured video. ArtSounds will kick off its eighth year of collaborative performances by composers, performers, and visual artists with the 2013-14 Season. Initiated by faculty from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Kansas City Art Institute, ArtSounds explores cross-media expression through creative concert-making.
Where: Paragraph Gallery, 23 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 6-10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15.
Learn more on the UMKC calendar.

What: Conservatory Concert Jazz Band and 11 O’Clock Jazz Band, directed by Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Learn more details on the UMKC calendar.

What: Student Chamber Ensembles. Students of all degree levels perform chamber music.
Where: Diastole, 2501 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20.
It’s free. Learn more details on the UMKC calendar.

What: Conservatory Wind Symphony, directed by Steven D. Davis, with graduate assistant conductors Hayes Bunch, Adam Fontana and Derek Shapiro.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21.
Learn more on the UMKC calendar.

What: UMKC Volleyball vs. Idaho.
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.
Learn more on the UMKC Athletics website.

What: Fall Opera: Massenet’s “Cendrillon.” The Conservatory presents its fall opera, Jules Massenet’s “Cendrillon,” a fairy tale opera in four acts with French libretto by Henri Cain. Directed by Fenlon Lamb.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
Where: Student Union, Room 302, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.
Learn more on the UMKC calendar.

What: UMKC women’s basketball v. Toledo.
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Learn more on the UMKC Athletics website.

What: “Allowing for Failure,” a lecture by visiting curator Daniel Fuller. Fuller will discuss the projects he has curated over the past three years at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art. Some of these projects have happened within the ICA and some have worked against the ICA. Fuller is most interested in utilizing the teaching gallery to embrace the intrinsic value of risk.
Where: Fine Arts 106, 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
When: 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20.
It’s free.Learn more on the Art History website.

What: Quilted Friendship: The Art of NedRa Bonds and Nancy Dawson. Quilted Friendship, an exhibition organized in support of the Hero Quilt Project and curated by current Art History student Anna-Maria Kretzer, will feature quilts made by Bonds and Dawson as well as quilts from the Hero Quilt Project.
Where: Miller Nichols Library, first floor, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Dec. 15.
It’s free. Learn more on the Art History website.

What: Exhibition by UMKC Studio Art adjunct faculty, Dylan Mortimer. His exhibition, “Illuminate” will be on display at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
Where: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, Kan.
When: Now through Feb. 9.
It’s free. Get more information on the Nerman Museum website.

What: Garry Noland, UMKC graduate, presents “Floor Samples and Test Patterns,” an exhibition of new floor- and wall-mounted sculpture incorporating found and re-used materials.
Where:
Studios INC, 1708 Campbell, Kansas City, Mo.
When:
Now through Dec. 20.
Get more information on the Art History website.

What: “Never Too Late.” Six- time Emmy nominee George Wendt stars in this comedy with his real-life wife, actress Bernadette Birkett.
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster, Overland Park, Kan.
When: Nov. 6- Jan. 14.
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 information on the New Theatre website.

What: Solo exhibition with Christel Highland, current Studio Art/Art History student.
Where: Bespoke Salon, 1919 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Through March 31.
Get more details on the Bespoke Salon website.

 


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