Kids Events

Kansas City Art Institute "Connecting Community, Culture & Ceramics"

This show features works by KCAI students in “Connecting Community, Culture and Ceramics.” Over the course of a semester, students worked individually and collaboratively to gain a greater understanding of the impact that “sense of place” has on both individuals and communities. This exhibition is a sampling of works that have been executed around this broad topic, a focus directed to works that offer insights on the connections between
human perception and subsequent human/environment interactions.

“Home Together”: An Exhibit by Studio Seven Textile & Mixed Media Artists

Studio Seven is a group of artists who meet regularly to offer camaraderie, support and critical challenges; in many ways, an artistic family. Their meetings have the feeling of “coming home” to nurturing places where talents are welcomed and encouraged. The exhibit “Home Together” displays individual textile and mixed media works, as well as art created as part of recent group challenge projects.

Works by Nedra Bonds, Emily Evans Sloan & Traci Bunkers

The concept of “home” in these works of Nedra Bonds, Traci Bunkers and Emily Evans Sloan manifests itself through the exploration of textures, memories, dreams and experiences. These become the catalyst for a uniquely personal interpretation of “home” for each of these three artists.

JCDS Emerging Artists & Accessible Arts

Johnson County Developmental Supports Emerging Artists will work in tandem with Accessible Arts to create a wide variety of pieces for exhibition. Accessible Arts’ Kate Schroder will guide JCDS artists through the creation of a large mixed media mural representing their collaborative ideals of “home.” They will also work on small, individual sketches and three-dimensional pieces that represent desires for control, accessibility and inclusion.

National Art Honor Society

The purpose of NAHS is to recognize high school students who have
shown outstanding ability in art; to foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art; and to bring art to the attention of the school and community. The works on display feature young artists working in two-dimensional formats from Shawnee Mission East High School.

Creative Placemaking with InterUrban ArtHouse

InterUrban ArtHouse (IUAH), a project in Creative Placemaking, places art and artists at the center of the community. This exhibit presents plans and designs by the artists who are helping shape the future of the arts in Johnson County.

Tangled Roots: Voices, Visions and the Spirit of Home

Throughout 2014, seven Jewish and non-Jewish art professionals explored Jewish sources on the topic of “home.” The group included a poet, musician, performance artist, paper cutter, fabric artist and painters. In learning sessions facilitated by a Jewish educator and enlivened by the unique perspective of each artist, they looked at “home” as a land, a time, a state of mind and a people.

Garden City Community College Students: Home

Gallery Area
GCCC is the longest serving community college in the state of Kansas. Nestled in windswept plains and dry sandy river beds, Garden City is home to a student body comprised of international students, speaking a number of languages. These young artists each bring a unique comprising sense of what "home" is through mixed media, ceramics and painting.

Textural Explorations: Susan Righter & Jacirah Clay

This painting and collage exhibit presents work by Jacirah Clay, a home-schooled high school graduate, and Susan Righter, her tutor. Clay's work explores the use of household items to create texture in acrylic painting. Righter, a private tutor who shows her art in Kansas City area, highlight the use of the palette knife to create sculptures on canvas.

Demonstration:Making Christmas Ornaments

Come to the MakerSpace at Central and print a custom Christmas ornament! Watch the Egg-Bot draw designs on globe shaped ornaments. Choose a design and watch it go. You can even create your own design and bring it in (SVG files only - see tutorial at http://wiki.evilmadscientist.com/Drawing_a_smiley_face).

This is a drop-in program. Come in anytime to the MakerSpace and watch the demonstrations.

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