KCAI exhibition and sale spread holiday cheer

16 November 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 16, 2010) –– The Kansas City Art Institute’s end-of-semester exhibition and sale is a great shopping destination for holiday gifts. Original works of art in a variety of media created by student artists will be featured throughout the campus Dec. 3-5. The exhibition and sale will include two- and three-dimensional work by students in the departments of animation, ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, 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, Dec. 3: Exhibition and sale

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3: “Digital Filmmaking Exhibition,” hosted by the photography and digital filmmaking departments, will celebrate the convergence of digital film, art and new media technologies. The exhibition will take place in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4: Exhibition and sale

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5: 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.

Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2010, 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.


Contact: Lauren Tobin, ltobin@kcai.edu or 816-802-3532