Category: Campus of the Arts

UMKC Student Art Exhibition opens May 2

By , April 19, 2019 12:37 pm

The UMKC Gallery of Art announces the 2019 UMKC Student Art Exhibition, which runs Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 11.  It features the work of 23 graduate and undergraduate artists.  All currently enrolled students at UMKC were eligible to submit work across a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, and video.

An opening reception will be 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2.  Scholarship awards will be presented during the opening reception at 6 p.m.

Congratulations to the participating artists:  Allison Spedding, Angel Goldenberg, Anna Diouf, Benjamin Cottrell, Colin Mosely, Emily Spreitzer, Erin Parrot, Jacob Wold, John Campbell, Katya C. Enriquez, Liz Dickinson, Luke Blevins, Madelyn Stewart, Marley Rogers, Megan Lashbrook, Megan VandeVelde, Noah Kellough, Rabecca Steger, Sarah Komer, Thang Nguyen, Tracy Khiew, Vince Fallis, Zachary Wolter.

José Faus served as the juror for the 2018 UMKC Art Exhibition.  Faus is a local multi-disciplinary artist, writer and UMKC alumnus.  Faus is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective, sits on the boards of the UMKC Friends of the Library and the Charlotte Street Foundation and is board president of The Writer’s Place.  Faus has published chapbook, This Town Like That and full-length book of poetry, The Life and Times of José Calderon.

2018 Annual Student Art Exhibition

By , April 18, 2018 4:03 pm

2018 Annual Student Art Exhibition

April 26 – July 27, 2018

Opening Reception:  Thursday April 26, 2017, 5-7PM; awards presentation at 6pm

The UMKC Gallery of Art announces the 2018 UMKC Student Art Exhibition, which runs Thursday, April 26 through Friday, July 27, 2018.  The show features the work of 28 graduate and undergraduate artists. All currently enrolled students at UMKC were eligible to submit work across a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, and video.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday April 26, from 5-7PM; scholarship awards will be presented during the opening reception at 6PM.

Amy Kligman served as the juror for the 2018 UMKC Art Exhibition.  Kligman is the Executive/Artistic Director at the Charlotte Street Foundation.

 

 

Kansas City Jazz Exhibit at Miller Nichols Library

By , April 16, 2018 3:19 pm

Miller Nichols Library, 3rd Floor, LaBudde Special Collections Gallery
Exhibit Opening Reception Thursday, 19 April from 4-5pm / RSVP
 

There has been Ellington. There has been Basie. There have been Herman, Kenton, and more musical giants with huge legacies. There are none, save Louie Armstrong and Dizzie Gillespie, who come close to matching the down-to-earth musical contribution of Jay McShann.

Jay McShann performing at the Century Room, Kansas City

These words, part of a tribute written by Bill Jones, describe Kansas City jazz, boogie-woogie, and blues pianist Jay McShann (1916-2006), known affectionately to many as “Hootie.”

McShann is recognized as one of the last great pianists fluent in the Kansas City jazz style, and his far-reaching influences as a musician, bandleader, and mentor still impact the jazz world.  His archives are housed in UMKC’s LaBudde Special Collections, and these documents give valuable insight into McShann’s musical life. This semester, a team of UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance graduate students has explored the collection to create an exhibit showcasing the diverse experiences and contributions that explain McShann’s life and legacy.

Come experience the exhibit, rich in history and images, from April through September 2018. The opening event is April 19, 4-5:00pm. All are welcome for light refreshments, live jazz, and a closer walk alongside this local icon.  The exhibit will be open throughout Fall 2018.

UMKC Art Gallery show explores history, culture and identity

By , March 6, 2018 2:02 pm

The UMKC Gallery of Art announces the next exhibition, “We All Come From Something” by Judith G. Levy. The free exhibit runs March 8 through April 6. An Opening Reception is scheduled from 5 ‐ 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

In “We All Come From Something,” the artist reconstructs historical narratives and family stories to show that American culture is complicated and filled with expressions of commonality and contradiction. Levy’s work is animated by images, text and ideological references to explore how perceptions, definitions and concepts are shaped.

The exhibition encompasses mediums ranging from photography and video to neon works and outdoor installations that surround the Fine Arts Building on the UMKC campus. Also included in this exhibition is the Memory Cloud.

Levy, a native New Yorker, has lived in the Midwest for the past 19 years, and worked for many years in public mental health. She has presented solo exhibitions of her work at venues including The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana University, Big Car Gallery in Indianapolis, Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis and Navta Schulz Gallery in Chicago.

The UMKC Gallery of Art is located on the UMKC campus in Room 203 of the Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes St. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Exposures Through Time now on view at Miller Nichols Library

By , March 10, 2016 1:11 pm

sky doorExposures through Time

Photography Exhibit by Gregory Gutenko

Miller Nichols Library Link Gallery on the Ground Floor

View a retrospective of photographs from 1970 to 2013 by Dr. Gregory Gutenko, UMKC Associate Professor of Communication Studies.  Although he has worked primarily with film and video, photography was his original medium of choice for the recognition of overlooked things and now, coming full circle, he returns to it.

 

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.

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