Category: Announcements

Student Art Exhibition by Colin Mosely

By , October 18, 2019 2:37 pm

A Longing for Interspecies Companionship

M.A. Exhibition by Colin Mosely

November 7-December 13, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, from 5-7 pm

A Longing for Interspecies Companionship is an experimental, multi-disciplinary exploration of interstitial spaces and the invisible links contained within, entangling all animals, plants, fungi, and minerals. These spaces and connections are often disregarded, due to our humanist ideals of exceptionalism and individualism. Through the use of computer programming, animation, sculptural structures, and audio environments, Mosely exposes these overlooked and ignored correlations between biological and mineral entities.

Mosely sees his role as a knowledge seeker and translator, and throughout his practice allows biological studies to inform his artwork. His practice then serves as a way of translating these otherwise imperceptible relationships across biological and mineral categories, emphasizing the interdependence of all living creatures. Mosely’s animations represent plants acting in relation to their insect, mineral, and fungal companions, helping us envision action-based responses and enabling us to learn how to get along with other living beings. It is the artist’s hope that his work compels viewers to reconnect to their environment and sense the lively territory we are all engaged with.

Student Representative to the UM Board of Curators

By , October 18, 2019 2:33 pm

Applications are now being accepted for the Student Representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators position.  This position, which has a term of two calendar years (January 2020 – December 2021), is crucial to ensuring student-centric university policy and is an exceptional experience in which a student assists in the governance of Missouri’s second largest employer and only university system.  This individual plays a crucial role in voicing students’ interests and concerns at the highest level of University governance, as well as in being a key communicator of University decisions to student populations.  It is an excellent opportunity for students interested in leadership, higher education, politics, and student engagement.

            The application can be found online here, which includes more details of the job description and key competencies associated with this position, as well as other requirements associated with the application process.  Because the selected applicant will receive nomination by the Missouri Governor and confirmation by the Missouri State Senate, there are several parts of this application that are necessary to follow state statute.  

            Applications must be returned to the Office of Student Involvement (Student Union 320) no later than 5:00pm on November 1, 2019.  For a full list of important dates and deadlines, please see the application.

Free STI Testing Clinics

By , September 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Roos Give Back: Day of Service (5 Oct)

By , September 4, 2019 11:28 am

Join UMKC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members for a university-wide day of service!

When: Saturday, 5 October 2019, 8.30am – 12.30pm. Check-in at University Playhouse; transportation will be provided to volunteer sites.

The Office of Student Involvement (OSI), Student Government Association (SGA), and UMKC Alumni Association are excited to partner with the local Kansas City community to host our annual UMKC Roos Give Back community service project.

Students register here: go.umkc.edu/roos-give-back

Register by Friday, September 13 to guarantee your t-shirt size!

For more information, please contact kushnerkim@umkc.edu or (816) 235-5579.

Re:Print Exhibition at UMKC Gallery of Art

By , August 15, 2019 11:53 am
From right to left: John Wilson, Friday Night Fights; Lynn Manos, Fifty One Italian Dinghies; Laura Kuchynka, August iv; Lois Thompson, Where The Light Comes Through #1

UMKC Gallery of Art presents Re:Print, a new exhibition featuring an amazing array of prints by Hand Print Press. In 2019, Hand Print Press marks their quarter century partnership with The University of Missouri-Kansas City and their professional explorations in printmaking. To commemorate this anniversary, Hand Print Press decided to revisit and reflect on their artistic output and to use their collective past to start their future.

For the exhibit “RE:Prints”, members both past and present were invited to search through HPP’s archived portfolios to find images to inspire new prints. Whether it was to pay homage to, riff on, or have a dialogue with the archived prints, members were given free rein to use any printmaking technique(s) to interpret their inspirational print. The result is a remarkable exhibit which shows the wide range of subject matter, unique processes and brilliant techniques that are under the umbrella of printmaking.

The Exhibition runs from September 5th through October 18th, 2019. Opening Reception on September 5th from 5-7pm.

The UMKC Gallery of Art is located in the Fine Arts Building, room 203 (5015 Holmes Street).

For more information: https://info.umkc.edu/gallery/

About HPP
Hand Print Press is unique in the region for its mission of mentoring young printmakers. Over the past 25 years, HPP has funded grants for UMKC printmaking students and the purchase of equipment and supplies for the printmaking studio. Three national juried print exhibitions in the university’s gallery have been sponsored by HPP, providing UMKC students and the general public with exposure to a wide range of printmakers.

Spring 2019 Stress Less Fest – Health Sciences Campus

By , April 30, 2019 11:38 am

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