Flesh Out: UMKC Gallery of Art

By , March 13, 2019 12:41 pm

UMKC Gallery of Art and UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Program present Flesh Out, a group exhibition organized to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month, March 21 – April 13, 2019.

The exhibition and related programming supports artists from the Kansas City community by creating platforms for discussion and action around sexual violence prevention.

Events related to the exhibition include:

Thursday, March 21st 5:00-7:00 p.m. Flesh Out exhibition opens.

During the opening reception, Madison Mae Parker will perform a durational version of her one-woman play Unravel, directed by Rye Lanae Boothe. Gallery visitors can enter and exit the performance as they wish.

Thursday, April 4th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Unravel A theater production performed by Madison Mae Parker and directed by Rye Lanae Boothe.

This performance premiered in November 2017 and has been adapted for the UMKC Gallery. Unravel is the portrayal of a young woman who, as a coping mechanism, becomes disassociated with her own body, and subsequently the journey to reconnect with herself. All are welcome, but space is limited so please arrive on time or early. Performance begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Writing and Performance Workshop With Madison Mae Parker and Rye Lanae Boothe.

This workshop will explore how the words we write and the stories we tell live in our body; how we might better listen to our bodies allowing the work to be fully alive. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Please bring a favorite notebook and writing utensil and wear clothes you feel comfortable moving in.

Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Quilting Bee with fiber artist Lueking Knabe.

Visitors are invited to contribute to a communal quilt project while participating in an informal discussion about creating space for personal care and healing. All ages and experience levels are welcome, basic quilting instruction and materials will be provided.

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