Emerging artists to show and sell work at end-of-semester exhibition and sale

14 April 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 14, 2010) –– The Kansas City Art Institute’s end-of-semester exhibition and sale, showcasing contemporary student artwork in a wide range of media, will take place May 7-9. The exhibition and sale will feature two- and three-dimensional work by students in the departments of ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, interdisciplinary arts, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Pieces will be displayed in the various studio buildings on campus. Work can be purchased beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, but in some cases it will not be permitted to remove the purchased work from the exhibition until Sunday.

The events are as follows:

5-8 p.m. Friday, May 7: Exhibition and sale

7 p.m. Friday, May 7: Hosted by the photography and digital filmmaking departments, the evening will include performance art, animation, digital film, audio art, music and new media in Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 8: Exhibition and sale

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 9: Exhibition and sale

The studio departments where the students will display their pieces are located throughout the campus, which is at 4415 Warwick Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo. For a map of KCAI, visit www.kcai.edu/campus. For more information, call 816-802-3423.

The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, interdisciplinary arts, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. KCAI also hosts a free public lecture series –– “Current Perspectives” –– and a range of public programs including exhibitions, events and partnerships in the community to benefit the general public as well as evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. For more information, visit KCAI on the Web at www.kcai.edu.

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Contact: Lauren Tobin, 816-802-3535 or ltobin@kcai.edu