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Board announces retirement of president

4 August 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 4, 2014) -- Jacqueline Chanda, president of the Kansas City Art Institute since 2011, has informed the college's board of trustees that she plans to retire on Aug.4, 2014. Chanda had joined KCAI following her previous role as academic dean of the Institute for American Universities and director of the Aix Center in Aix-en-Provence in France.  

Kansas City Art Institute introduces fifth-year program in art education

30 April 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 30, 2014) — The Kansas City Art Institute has launched a new fifth-year post-baccalaureate program in art education. The Missouri State Board of Education formally approved the program on April 15. The program is aimed at students who are interested in teaching art in Pre-K through Grade 12 public school classrooms. 

Two KCAI students receive $15,000 Windgate Fellowships

24 April 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 23, 2014) — Two Kansas City Art Institute students have won 2014 Windgate Fellowships. The $15,000 fellowships are awarded annually to 10 senior students, nationwide, working in the field of craft. The fellowship program is supported and administered by the Center for Creativity, Craft and Design, which is based in Asheville, N.C.

“Saints Stars & Selfies” exhibition opens Feb. 22 at H&R Block Artspace at KCAI

13 February 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 13, 2014) — “Saints Stars & Selfies,” which opens Feb. 22 at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, features recent work by a selection of artists who are inspired by art history. An opening reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Artspace, 16 E. 43rd St. the exhibition continues through April 2.

Exhibition of work by KCAI students to open March 7 at Vulpes Bastille in Kansas City

12 February 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 12, 2014) — “Progress and Prosperity,” a juried exhibition of work by Kansas City Art Institute students, opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. March 7 at Vulpes Bastille, 1737 Locust St. The show continues through March 29, when a closing reception and artist talks will take place from 3 to 5 p.m.

SPECTRA presents "Sculpties" at H&R Block Artspace

21 January 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Jan. 20, 2014) “Sculpties,” a one-night-only group exhibition by guest curator David Rhoads ('10 painting) will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, 16 E. 43rd St.

H&R Block Artspace presents new project wall - "Show Me the Money"

18 December 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 18, 2013) — “Show Me the Money” by Ahram Park has been selected for presentation on the Project Wall at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, 16 E. 43rd St. 

KCAI staff member to serve on Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship panel

30 October 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 29, 2013) — On Nov. 5, Emily Brattin, international studies coordinator at the Kansas City Art Institute, will travel to Houston to serve on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program’s scholarship selection panel. She is the first representative from KCAI to have been invited by the U.S. Department of State to serve on the national panel.

KCAI appoints Jamie Koval as Joyce C. Hall Distinguished Professor of Design

21 October 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 21, 2013) — Jamie Koval, a partner with VSA Partners, an independent branding firm headquartered in Chicago, has been appointed the Joyce C. Hall Distinguished Professor of Design at the Kansas City Art Institute, a private four-year college of art and design. For nearly 30 years, Koval’s career has been steeped in design leadership, brand consulting and advocacy.

Newer faculty at KCAI share spotlight in upcoming H&R Block Artspace exhibition

1 October 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2013) — Work by the newer members of the Kansas City Art Institute faculty is the subject of the exhibition “New, Four: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty,” which opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI, 16 E. 43rd St. The exhibition continues through Dec. 12.

Upcoming events at KCAI

Upcoming events at KCAI

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