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KCAI booth at Plaza Art Fair will host the Kids Art Workshop

13 September 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 13, 2011) — Looking for a fun activity for your kids at the Plaza Art Fair? Be sure to stop by the Kids Art Workshop, which will be hosted this year by The School for Continuing and Professional Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute.

The Plaza Art Fair hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The booth is located on Broadway between 47th Street and J.C.

Daniel F. Musser joins Kansas City Art Institute board of trustees

19 August 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 19, 2011) — Daniel F. Musser, senior vice president-principal and director of development management services for Zimmer Real Estate Services, has joined the board of trustees of the Kansas City Art Institute.

At Zimmer, Musser manages a diverse real estate consulting, development and project management practice, providing service to corporate, public sector, not-for-profit, institutional and investor clients.

New president will be inaugurated and address students at KCAI convocation

10 August 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 10, 2010) — Jacqueline Chanda, Ph.D., president of the Kansas City Art Institute, will speak at the college’s annual convocation, which will double as the inauguration of Chanda as the 23rd president of the college. The convocation and inauguration will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 

"People's Choice" awards go to five special cars seen at the Fifth Annual Art of the Car Concours®

6 July 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 6, 2011) — Some 5,000 visitors who attended the Fifth Annual Art of the Car Concours® on June 26 had a special obligation: Pick a favorite vehicle from among nearly 200 on view that day, and vote for that vehicle. The top five vote-getters would receive “People’s Choice” awards. Although many found it difficult to pick just one, Concours attendees turned in their ballots by the 2 p.m. deadline, and, when the votes were counted, the following five winners were announced:

KCAI to host fifth annual Art of the Car Concours® on June 26

16 June 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 16, 2011) - The fifth annual Art of the Car Concours®, featuring more than 180 vintage, classic and special-interest vehicles, including cars, trucks, racing cars and vintage motorcycles belonging to collectors from eight states, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd. Vehicles from Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina and Oklahoma will be on view.

Kathleen Collins named president emeritus of Kansas City Art Institute

25 May 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 25, 2011) — Kathleen Collins, president of the Kansas City Art Institute since 1996, will become president emeritus of the college following her retirement on June 30. She is the first person in the college’s 125-year history to receive the president emeritus title.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized in this way,” Collins said at farewell reception May 18, when Bill Zahner, chair of the college’s board of trustees, made the announcement.

KCAI professor wins Fulbright Award

4 May 2011

Diana Heise, special assistant professor in photography and digital filmmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute, has won a 2012 Fulbright Award in Creative and Performing Arts. The title of her project is ”Free Form: Challenging Oppression Through Creativity in Mauritius.” 

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.

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.

H&R Block Artspace presents new Project Wall by Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi

5 April 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 5, 2011) – A new Artspace Project Wall has been installed at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi’s cartoon-like drawing, “Relax, I Protect You!,” was selected from five drawings proposed by the artist for this project.

Upcoming events at KCAI

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