Dan Freuh Down Around the Corner
Down Around the Corner‘s goal is to change our perceptions of the world in which we live and work, and to allow our downtown community to appreciate the beautiful moments that happen around us every day. The work being prominently displayed on the streets of downtown will have our attentions raised to the beauty that exists all around, that otherwise may have been previously ignored. Dan Frueh hopes that viewers will re-engage their city on a visual level that leads to a greater appreciation for the beauty that exists within it. This piece is hung along the Missouri Bank Parking Garage located on 11th Street just off of Main.
m.o.i Works & Progress
m.o.i., AKA The Minister of Information’s, “Work & Progress” creates a portrait community of people who are working Kansas City’s 2-mile streetcar construction zone. It’s a grand experiment that includes progress and is shaped by workers. What does that look and feel like in the summer? In the summer of 2015 in Kansas City? Regardless of how one feels about light rail, you have to support the workers. The community portrait will then be reflected back into the urban environment to enlarge the space for inclusivity, revelry, and community understanding of both workers and the nature of progress. These portraits will be featured on the windows of the Jenkins Building on Walnut, south of 12th Street.