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

22 April 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 22, 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 6–8. The exhibition and sale will feature two- and three-dimensional work by students in the departments of ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, illustration, 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 6: Exhibition and sale

6 p.m. Friday, May 6: Performance art, digital filmmaking, audio art, music and new media event in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Exhibition and sale

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 8: 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, digital media, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis on creative writing. The college also offers certificate programs in Community Arts and Service Learning and in Asian Studies for students enrolled in the B.F.A. program. KCAI hosts “Current Perspectives,” a free public lecture series; free exhibitions at the H&R Block Artspace gallery; and evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. Founded in 1885, KCAI is Kansas City’s oldest arts organization. For more information, visit KCAI on the Web at www.kcai.edu.