- 12:00 AM
Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artist of all kinds are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope and messages of concern in response to or in support of the politics, policies, and rhetoric of President Trump and his administration.
This project aims to create a unique collection of political art indicative of this moment, forever to be held within the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries, and a collection of the responses from the White House. Artists should submit documentation of their artwork and later documentation of a letter from the White House. In addition to the online archive, physical gallery presentations are being sought.
Artists are especially encouraged to participate during the first 100 days of the new administration.
For more information on how to participate, please visit http://InCareOfTheWhiteHouse.org
Project by: Steven H Silberg
- 6:00 PM
At 6:00pm on Thursday, April 20, 2017, 31st&Brklyn (3504 Woodland Ave., KCMO) will host an info session on Associate Artist Ryan Tenney project AgroArt!, a live/work artist residency focused on galvanizing socio-
ecological transformation in urban and rural communities. AgroArt! is housed at Sankara Farm, a 22-acre organic farm in KCMO. Individual artists receive 2-week residencies including accommodations, unrestricted studio access, on-farm training and a small living/material stipend. Participants are supported in claiming capacity for self determination of their bodies and imaginations: material, cultural and spiritual, and become active agents of healing change.
Info Session: AgroArt: Art + Agroecology Project on Thu Apr 20, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: the Quilombo, 3504 Woodland Ave., KCMO
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ryan Tenney is a returning generation farmer and multimedia artist from Kansas City, Missouri. He studied painting at University of Missouri-Columbia and Columbia College Chicago. Upon returning to Kansas City he made the decision to create a living and aesthetic return to agriculture, just as his father’s father did. He followed his interest in agro-ecology to Cuba in 2014 and annually attends the Black Urban Growers (BUGS) conferences. He is about developing art centered answers to political questions through turn of ideas of ecology, Afrofuturism and decolonization. He currently manages Sankara Farm a 22 acre organic vegetable production farm that maintains a 20 member CSA and weekly farmers market.
31st&Brklyn was founded to develop, sustain, and promote contemporary performance art and community engagement, with an emphasis on challenging and serving artists of color. It’s the only cultural arts platform in KCMO with a direct mission of presenting dynamic socially-engaged works led by artists and artists of color. 31st&Brklyn strives to be a primary catalyst in supporting artist communities of color in KC. For more information about 31st&Brklyn, its programs and artists, visit 31stBrklyn.com.