Work by graduating seniors to be on view at H&R Block Artspace at KCAI

12 April 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 12, 2011) – Artwork by candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Kansas City Art Institute will be on view in the “2011 B.F.A. Exhibition” from April 16 to May 14 at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI, 16 E. 43rd St. A closing reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13. Readings from the “Compendium 2011,” a compilation of writings by graduating seniors, will take place at noon on Friday, May 14.

With work installed throughout the Artspace — in the main gallery and also on the upper level — this invitational exhibition will include work from most departments at KCAI, including animation, art history, ceramics, creative writing, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

In connection with the exhibition, Peregrine Honig, who studied at KCAI, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. April 28 in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. Honig will deliver the college’s fourth annual “Distinguished Alumni Lecture,” as part of the “Current Perspectives” free public lecture series.
 
Born in San Francisco, Honig lives and works in Kansas City, Mo. She has had recent solo shows at The Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City, Dwight Hackett Projects in Santa Fe., N.M., and JetArtworks in Washington, D.C. Her work has been shown internationally with Gallery Akinci in Amsterdam and Gallery Arcaute in Monterey, Mexico. Honig’s work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, the Fogg Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Kansas City Art Institute. A portfolio of lithographs, “Father Gander,” published by the Lawrence Lithography Workshop, was recently acquired by the 21C Museum in Louisville, Ky., and the Ball State University Museum of Art. “Widow,”her most recent project, published in collaboration with Landfall Press, is a one-volume, limited-edition fashion magazine. In fall 2010, she appeared on the Bravo Channel's “Work of Art: Next Great Artist” reality show.
 
About the H&R Block Artspace
Since 1999, the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute has been dedicated to presenting quality exhibitions of contemporary art and a range of public programs for students, educators, artists, arts enthusiasts and the general public. The Artspace is located at 16 E. 43rd St., one block east of Main Street. Public hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information about upcoming exhibitions and public programs, visit the Artspace on the Web at www.kcai.edu/artspace or call 816-561-5563.
 
About the Kansas City Art Institute
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.
 

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