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Kansas City Flatfile Exhibition now open!

Kansas City Flatfile Exhibition now open!

flatfileJune 7 – September 27, 2014

The Kansas City Flatfile is a biennial exhibition that features two-dimensional artwork by Kansas City visual artists. Visitors are invited to browse through artist portfolios and view changing Salon Wall presentations.  Throughout the exhibitions guest curators from the Kansas City area and surrounding region are invited to curate temporary salon-style presentations from the flatfiles. The Kansas City Flatfile exhibitions have a studio-like characteristic for the participating artists and the public and encourage a natural exchange of ideas and practices through a hands-on approach.…

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Lawrence band Carswell & Hope plan album release & Irish tour

Lawrence band Carswell & Hope plan album release & Irish tour

carswell and hopeCarswell & Hope, a Lawrence band fronted by Irishman Nick Carswell, launch plans to release their debut record and take it to Ireland this Summer. The alt-rock four-piece (with Jason Slote on drums, Dan Hines on bass and Austin Quick on keys) have launched a crowd-funding campaign to fund the release of the record and a trip to Ireland to play an 11-date tour with local musicians and Carswell’s former Irish bandmates, The Elective Orchestra.

Before moving to Lawrence in 2011, Nick Carswell wrote songs and performed with the indie-folk group The Elective Orchestra, with sisters Dee and Kate Cussen on cello and violin, and Sian Murray on vocals.…

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KC-based Playwrights’ Collective signs a lease with the Writers Place

KC-based Playwrights’ Collective signs a lease with the Writers Place

mdclogoThe Midwest Dramatists Center (“MDC”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease to establish its headquarters and create a black box theater at The Writers Place of Kansas City. MDC is a playwrights’ collective founded by author and playwright David Hanson. The purpose of MDC is to provide resources, space, and community for local playwrights to develop their works-in-progress through public readings and to help build a playwriting career regionally and nationally for selected playwrights.

Each year, five regional playwrights will be selected by a Board of Directors to serve a five-year residency with MDC.…

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Volunteer Opportunities at the Kansas City Artist Coalition

Volunteer Opportunities at the Kansas City Artist Coalition

KCAC_logoThe Kansas City Artists Coalition has several upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for fall. They are exhibition related: general gallery help, art installation, packing artwork. Spending time at the Coalition is a great way to introduce yourself to the staff who also administer the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program and run the Kansas City International Residency.

If you have some time and interest, please contact Laura at laura@lauranugent.com. The dates for help needed are below.

Exhibition De-Installation & Artwork Packing
Wednesday, September 25 work clothes, any hours between 11 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, September 26 work clothes, any hours between 11 AM – 5 PM

General Gallery Help
Friday, September 27 work clothes, any hours between 11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, September 28 work clothes, any hours between 11 AM – 5 PM

Exhibition Installation/General Gallery Help
Wednesday, October 2 work clothes, any hours between 11 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, October 3 work clothes, any hours between 11 AM – 5 PM
Friday, October 4 work clothes, any hours between 11 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, October 5 work clothes, any hours between 11 AM – 5 PM

Exhibition Opening Refreshments Table
Friday, October 11 casual/nice attire, 5:30 PM – 9 PM…

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PLUG Projects Critique Night! This Thursday

PLUG Projects Critique Night! This Thursday

critnightYou’re Invited to PLUG Projects’ next Critique Night this coming Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at 1613 Genessee in the West Bottoms.

Come for a public discussion about the work of Elizabeth Allen-CannonDave Rhoads, and Artist INC Alum, Laura Isaac.  Each participant will get 30 minutes dedicated to an open public critique of their work, orchestrated by moderator Corey Antis and guest critics Erin Dziedzic and Brett Reif.  The goal of this series is to encourage open discussion of artists’ work and to activate both the artist and audience in engaged dialogue that will provoke artistic growth and the public’s engagement.…

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PLUG Projects hosts National Art Book Fair this weekend!

PLUG Projects hosts National Art Book Fair this weekend!

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Book Fair Hours:

Friday, July 12th: 5:00 – 9:00pm

Saturday, July 13th: 10:00am – 5:00pm

PLUG Projects is proud to announce their first ever Art Book Fair.  On July 12th and 13th PLUG Projects is transforming the gallery space at 1613 Genessee into a book fair made up of zines, artist made books and publications from across the United States.  The fair will focus on individually produced publications and books (local and national) including many Artist INC Alumni but will also include larger publishers such as, White Columns (New York, NY), Oogo Booga (Los Angeles, CA), Green Lantern Press (Chicago, IL), and COLPA Press (San Francisco, CA).…

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Threshold – A solo exhibition by Misha Kligman opening at City Ice Arts July 12th

Threshold – A solo exhibition by Misha Kligman opening at City Ice Arts July 12th

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Opening Reception Friday July 12, 2013; 6pm-9pm

City Ice Arts is pleased to present Misha Kligman’s solo exhibition “Threshold”, an environment of eight large- scale paintings. Kligman is interested in painting’s ability to both generate mean and act as its conduit, and more specifically in painting’s transformative potential. The work in the exhibition is an attempt to both find some reliable, if only subjective answers to these questions, as well as to create a dialogue between the artist’s everyday life and his studio practice.…

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“A Romantic Affäre – The 24″ – Tenors, Master Chef and Artists Dish out Collaborative Ultra-Night on the Town in New Multi-Course Performance

“A Romantic Affäre – The 24″ – Tenors, Master Chef and Artists Dish out Collaborative Ultra-Night on the Town in New Multi-Course Performance

The24International Award Winning Artists in Cuisine, Classical Music and Visual Art team up to bring new audiences a redolent immersive feast with Gulley/Granner’s Multi-Course Performance entitled, “A Romantic Affäre – The 24” at Affäre German Restaurant, 7:00p.m. August 19.

The collaborators are challenging themselves to revisit the basics of their crafts. The core of “The 24” is Operatic Duo Gulley/Granner, who in this installation explore over four centuries of opera. From Baroque classics all young singers learn to the most demanding modern masterpieces, Gulley/Granner uses the history of their craft to examine who they are as artists and who they want to be.…

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New Exhibition opening: Evolving, Eugenia Ortiz

New Exhibition opening: Evolving, Eugenia Ortiz

OrtizEvolving, Eugenia Ortiz

July 5th – July 27th

Opening on First Friday, July 5th 5:30-8:30pm.  The exhibition will be taking place at Coldwell Banker, John Moffit and Associates Urban Living Center, 1705 Baltimore Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Special SAFEHOME Fundraiser Reception, Friday, July 12th, 5:30 – 7:30.  25% of All Sales will benefit SAFEHOME, A Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter

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