Category: Campus of the Arts

2015 UMKC Student Art Exhibition

By , April 28, 2015 9:33 am

Student-Art-Exhibition740The UMKC Gallery of Art will host the 2015 UMKC Student Art Exhibition April 30 – July 30. The exhibition features works by 38 graduate and undergraduate artists.

An opening reception will be from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, April 30 in Room 203, UMKC Fine Arts Building. Scholarship awards also will be presented during the opening reception.  All currently enrolled students at UMKC were eligible to submit work across a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, video, and performance.

Sarah Walko served as the juror for the 2015 UMKC Student Art Exhibition. Walko is an artist, director, curator and writer. She is currently the program director of Marble House Project, a non-profit arts organization in New York City and Dorset, Vermont. Prior to this position she was the executive director of Triangle Arts Association in New York and curator of Savannah College of Art and Design.

First Annual Student Art Print Sale

By , November 18, 2014 11:14 am

Art ShowThe Department of Art & Art History invites you to support our student artists by attending the first annual Student Print Sale Benefit from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in the Miller Nichols Library Learning Center lobby.

Come see the creative works of our students and buy a limited edition piece. Cash only will be accepted.

 

New! University Singers open to all students

By , November 11, 2014 10:34 am

music notesDo you miss singing in a choir?  But you’re not a Conservatory student?  All students are invited to audition for University Singers–anyone can audition and you do not need to take the choir for class credit in order to participate (unless you need the fine arts credit).

University Singers is made up of 60 Men and Women and sings a wide variety of music, performing in some of the most beautiful spaces in Kansas City, including the stunning Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.  Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm.

Auditions are required:  Wednesday, November 19th from 3-6pm at Grant Hall, room 322.

To sign up for an audition time or for any questions, contact Michael Patch at mrp4c5@mail.umkc.edu.

UMKC Poet-in-Residence Public Reading

By , September 16, 2014 1:36 pm

Writer-in-ResidenceAcclaimed poet Ellen Bryant Voigt is the 2014 Cockefair Chair writer-in-residence for the UMKC’s Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program.  She will give public readings and teach master classes at UMKC this month.

Come experience poetry the way it’s meant to be.  UMKC Friends of the Library invite you to a public reading with Ms. Voigt on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30pm in room 451 of the Miller Nichols Learning Center.

The evening is part of a series celebrating the inspiration of the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair in Continuing Education and includes a book signing and reception sponsored by UMKC Friends of the Library.

The author of eight collections of poetry, Voigt makes her home in rural Vermont, where she teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.  In addition to her poetry, she is well regarded for her writing on the art of verse.  A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, she has received the O. B. Hardison, Jr. Prize from the Folger Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Merrill Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.  Her poems often appear in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, and her work is included in “The Best American Poetry.”

Annual Student Art Exhibition Opens April 24

By , April 22, 2014 8:42 am

annual-student-exhibitionThe annual UMKC Student Art Exhibition opens this Thursday, April 24th at the UMKC Gallery of Art, 203 Fine Are Arts Building.

The year’s exhibit features a selection of works by 32 graduate and undergraduate artists across a variety of media. Scholarships will be awarded during the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The guest juror is Erin Dziedzic, curator and head of adult programs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Before joining the Kemper in 2013, she worked more than six years as curator at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is founder and editor of artcore journal, an online biannual contemporary art journal.

The UMKC Gallery of Art hours through May 16 are 9 a.m. to noon, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Hours will change in summer. The exhibit runs through Aug. 1.

New Letters Writing Contest

By , April 22, 2014 8:41 am

New Letters CoverEntries for the writing contest sponsored by New Letters magazine of writing and art, published at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will be accepted through May 18.

New Letters Literary Awards have discovered and advanced the work of writers since 1986. Winners from each genre — short story, poetry and nonfiction — receive $1,500 and publication in New Letters quarterly magazine.

Judges in past years have included Alberto Rios, Janet Burroway, Mary Jo Salter, Kim Addonizio, Daniel Woodrell, David Shields, Cornelius Eady and other writers. The 2014 judges will be announced later; all submissions are judged anonymously.

The entry fee is $18, which includes a one-year (four book-length issues) subscription to New Letters magazine. You can enter online or through mail: New Letters; University House, 5101 Rockhill Road; Kansas City, MO 64110-2499.

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