Christian Rattemeyer is the Harvey S. Shipley Miller associate curator in the department of drawings at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. From 2003 to 2007, Rattemeyer was curator at Artists Space in New York City. He has published widely on contemporary art and contributes regularly to art magazines.
Rattemeyer has taught at several art schools and universities, including the M.F.A. program of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, as well as at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons The New School for Design and the Rhode Island School of Design. He holds an M.A. degree from the Free University in Berlin and is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public. His appearance at KCAI is sponsored by the painting department.
Ellen Ziegler is an artist working in Seattle. She is also a graphic designer and teacher. Her practice includes drawing, sculpture, assemblage and artist's books. She works with mirrored glass, tar paper, cyanotype and other experimental materials.
Ziegler's artwork has been featured in a number of solo and group shows throughout the United States and in Europe, including Seattle, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, New York, London and Sofia, Bulgaria where she was represented in the 2011 Sofia Biennale.
She has lectured and taught at the University of Washington School of Art; University of Guanajuato, Mexico; Cornish College of the Arts; the School of Visual Concepts; Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA; and at the 2011 Sofia Biennale, Sofia, Bulgaria under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of State and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public. Her appearance at KCAI is sponsored by the printmaking department.
Stuart Hinds is the director of special collections at the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He received his Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Iowa in 1994 and has been a special collections/local history librarian in the Kansas City region since that time. He is a founding partner of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, a collaborative collecting initiative between the UMKC University Libraries and the Kansas City Museum.
Utilizing research drawn primarily from the collections in the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, Hinds' lecture will focus on how female impersonation has been a consistent thread in the fabric of Kansas City’s rich theatrical tradition. In addition, attention will be given to the reaction of audiences to practitioners of this alternative performing art and how, over time, it ranged from absolute adoration to complete marginalization. The unique qualities of several legendary Kansas City’s female impersonators will be examined, as well as how some of the characteristics of local performers reflected national trends.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public. His appearance at KCAI is sponsored by the art history department.
National Portfolio Day will take place today on the KCAI campus.
The schedule: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Student registration, Vanderslice Hall 9:30 a.m. - Tours of the KCAI campus 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. - Welcome remarks and information session at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (4501 Warwick Blvd.) Noon to 4 p.m. - Portfolio reviews, throughout the KCAI campus
Schools that will be represented on campus during National Portfolio Day include:
California College of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Art
Columbus College of Art & Design
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Memphis College of Art
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons The New School for Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Kansas Departments of Design & Visual Art
Washington University in Saint Louis
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Paris College of Art
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
College for Creative Studies
Artspace - NEW, FOUR: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial: Faculty Biennial opens at H&R Block Artspace
"New, Four: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial" opens today at the H&R Block Artspace. The exhibition introduces recent work by artists who have joined KCAI’s faculty in the past three years.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Corey Antis (painting), Anthony Baab (painting), Anne Boyer (creative writing), John Kelly Clark (printmaking), Maura Cluthe (illustration), Jonah Criswell (painting), Stephen Erin Dinehart IV (digital media), Jill Downen (sculpture), Paul Donnelly (ceramics), John Ferry (illustration), Misty Gamble (foundation), Cory Imig (fiber), Marie Bannerot McInerney fFiber), David Steele Overholt (foundation), Christoph Steger (animation), Caleb Taylor (foundation), Carla Maloney Steck (foundation), and David Terrill (illustration).
The exhibition continues through Dec. 12.
Also on view at the Artspace from Oct. 26-Dec. 12: "In Time" in the Artspace Studio.
Randy Regier is a contemporary visual artist living in Wichita, Kan. He has exhibited his sculptures, objects and installations in a number of solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Regier’s work primarily pulls from 1950s and 1960s ephemera, with a focus on retro-inspired toys and their packaging. He creates his toys from salvaged parts and pieces from vintage household, scientific and industrial parts.
Regier’s travelling installation “NuPenny” has been moving throughout the United States since 2010. Showing up in vacant storefronts, NuPenny appears to be a full-functioning toy store, filled with Regier’s toys. Although the lights are always on in the building, the doors are always locked. Viewers can only look in at the all gray-scale store scene. After a few months, the installation is taken down and reinstalled in a new location.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public. His appearance at KCAI is sponsored by the H&R Block Artspace.