Local Composer Leads Musical Happening at Rooftop Park

The rooftops of Downtown Kansas City will come alive on Thursday evening May 4, at 7:00 pm, when composer and musician Daniel Morel presents Kansas City Calling

The performance will take place at Prairie Logic, the public art installation and performance venue on the Green Roof above Cosentino’s Parking Garage, 1261 Main St, on the 6th floor.

Kansas City Calling is an evening-length musical happening that evokes both the bustling past and thriving current day of our Midwestern metropolis. The program features the music of Daniel Morel and draws on original and borrowed music to represent the city’s history. Musicians wander the rooftop park of Prairie Logic with ambient hums, antiphonal calls, and spoken texts to build a soundscape wafting over the skyline.

Daniel Morel is a Kansas City-based composer whose works are permeated with the Western sensibilities of his Colorado upbringing, drawing on influences ranging from prairie thunderstorms to classic American poetry.  Performance details and further information are available at www.danmorel.com.

This performance, co-presented by Art/Sounds is free and open to the public and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.
For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

Corrigan Station Art Unveiling, Fri., April 28, 4 p.m.

The Gentle Lady by Joe Munson Studios and Hermanos Design

 

Join Copaken Brooks & 3D Development as they unveil The Gentle Lady at Corrigan Station. View, for the first time, the commissioned sculpture by Joe Munson Studios and Hermanos Design. The Unveiling Ceremony will start at 4:00 p.m. with special remarks followed by a surprise performance and sculpture unveiling.

Corrigan Station developers, Copaken Brooks and 3D Development, join the Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) to congratulate Joe Munson, the artist selected to create a permanent artwork for the Corrigan Station parking garage.

The commissioned sculpture, The Gentle Lady, comprises a 50-foot floating wing that is suspended from the garage and flies – rising, falling and rolling in response to the wind.

Learn more about Corrigan Station and The Gentle Lady at http://www.corriganstation.com/news.

Event Parking

Parking is available on the upper level/rooftop of the Corrigan Station garage (19th & Walnut). Please note, there will be street closure at9th & Walnut to accommodate the event. The garage is best accessed from 19th & Grand, or you can take the KC Streetcar which stops at 19th & Main.

 

 

Charlotte Street Town Pavilion Art Studio Open House , Fri., April 28, 6-10 p.m.

Step into the studios of artists and engage with them about their work during the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Open House on FRIDAY, April 28, 6PM10PM at the Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor. Performance artists will have theatrical, music and dance performances throughout the night.

The event showcases the work of artists in Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program. It provides the public a chance to meet the artists, learn more about their work and processes, and attend live music and dance performances; readings; exhibitions; participatory activities; artist talks; special sales; and more. Activities will take place on Saturday as well. All events are free and open to the public.

Free parking will be available on Friday evening in the 1025 Main/Commerce Bank Parking Garage (park anywhere that is not reserved.)

Click here for additional information and schedules.

2017 Art in the Loop Kickoff Reception, Wed., April 26

Join us for the 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue! Kickoff Program and Reception on Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library Central Library, 14 West 10th Street, in Kirk Hall. Click here to RSVP.

The 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue!, a curated outdoor exhibition staged in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and KC Streetcar, features 14 temporary artworks and performances along the city’s streetcar route, in the City Market, and at the Central Library.  This year Art in the Loop will also bring a diverse array of musicians to Downtown Kansas City through a lunchtime concert series, Wednesdays, from 11:30 – 1:30, May 17 through September 13, at the same locations where artwork is installed.

As the series prepares to open, a number of the participating artists, dancers, musicians, and poets take turns discussing their works. They are introduced by curator Jessica Borusky, an artist, curator, and educator who lives and works in Kansas City.

Art in the Loop¬running from May 1 to September 30¬is designed to make cultural experiences available to downtown residents, visitors, and workers.

The 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue! is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar, the City of Kansas City, Missouri Arts Council, Arts KC and our corporate sponsors to date including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, and UMB Financial Corporation. For a full list of supporters and donors, or to make a donation click here.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

Click here to download the press release.

Call for Visual Documentation (Photo/Video) Assistance

The Art in the Loop Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, wishes to contract with an individual to provide photographic and video documentation of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue!.  

Responsibilities

Within the context of documentation, including but not limited to, photographing and videotaping performances, programs and artworks, organizing photos, obtaining photo release forms, editing photos and videos, and working with Art in the Loop staff to create appropriate documentation for publication in print as well as on-line. Photographs will also be used to create a summary catalog for presentation at the Closing Reception in November. Video footage will be used to create a 3-4 minute video summary of the project.

Click here for more information.

The 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue! will infuse the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise Downtown employees, residents, and visitors. The project also creates opportunities for local emerging and established artists to extend their practice into the Downtown environment with curatorial, professional and logistical support. This a curated outdoor exhibition of 10-12 temporary artworks and 12-16 performances presented in 4 locations Downtown, including:

  • City Market Park, 3rd & Walnut;
  • KC Streetcar stops, located along Main Street between 3rd Street and Pershing Road;
  • Kansas City Public Library Central Library; and
  • Prairie Logic on the Green Roof, 6th floor above Cosentino’s grocery store at 13th and Main.

2017 Art in the Loop Artwork Applications – Due Friday, Feb. 17

The Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is seeking artists to engage the Downtown Kansas City community through a series of art installations and performances in the center of Downtown Kansas City from May 1 through September 30, 2017.

Art in the Loop will offer 3 different opportunities for artists:

  1. Art in the Park: City Market Park (Municipal Art Commission, City of Kansas City, Missouri)
  2. Art on the Line and at the Library (KC Streetcar and Kansas City Public Library Central Library)
  3. Art in the Loop Music Series

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: FEBRUARY 17, 2017 by 11:59 a.m. CST

Click here to learn more, review guidelines and apply.

The theme for our 2017 project is “Cue!” – meaning a signal or prompt to act. Taking inspiration from the current ARTwall installation Cue!” by Larry Thomas which imagines 8 diversely patterned human figures queuing up on a billboard-style artwork adjacent to the Power & Light District, we are looking to artists to cue new interpretations of our City.

Artists cue viewers into reimagining and understanding our everyday experience. As Downtown Kansas City undergoes a vibrant transformation, we invite artists to cue new interpretations of this urban landscape: how can we experience Downtown in fresh ways through visual, physical, and performative cues?

 

Contact Ann Holliday, ann@downtownkc.org, with any questions.

Musicians Needed for Summer Concert Series

Ensemble Iberica performed on KC Streetcar during the 2016 Art in the Loop Project.

Art in the Loop Seeks Musicians and Performers for 2017 Performance Series

Musicians, performers, local bands – are you interested in performing on KC Streetcar this summer? Or on the roof of the Kansas City Public Library Central Library? Or maybe in City Market Park?

If so, please let us know!  Art in the Loop, in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, City Market, KC Streetcar and KC Public Library, will be hosting performances in these 3 locations this summer on Wednesdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We will pay a fee of $300 for each performance.

Applications are due February 24.  Click here to learn how to apply!

2017 Call for Artists Info Session, Friday, Feb. 10

Art:    in the Park   –   on the Line   –   at the Library

2017 Call for Concepts – Information Session
Friday, February 10, 12:00-1:00pm
Paragraph Gallery, 23rd E. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64106

The Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF), in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO), KC Streetcar, and the Kansas City Public Library, is pleased to announce a Call for Concepts for our 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue! Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

AILF and KCMO will host an information session to provide further information about this opportunity at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery on Friday, February 10, from 12 to 1 p.m. Please RSVP to Ann Holliday, ann@downtownkc.org if you plan to attend.

The theme for our 2017 project is “Cue!” – meaning a signal or prompt to act. Taking inspiration from the current ARTwall installation “Cue!” by Larry Thomas which imagines 8 diversely patterned human figures queuing up on a billboard-style artwork adjacent to the Power & Light District, we are looking to artists to cue new interpretations of our City. Artists cue viewers into reimagining and understanding our everyday experience. As Downtown Kansas City undergoes a vibrant transformation, we invite artists to cue new interpretations of this urban landscape: how can we experience Downtown in fresh ways through visual, physical, and performative cues?

Art in the Loop is also collaborating with the City of Kansas City, Missouri to manage the Art in City Market Park project which will include 4 temporary art installations and 6 community performances throughout the summer. For more information about the Art in the Park artist selection process contact Elizabeth Bowman, KCMO public art administrator, elizabeth.bowman@kcmo.org or visit http://kcmo.gov/generalservices/municipal-art-commission-2-2/art-in-the-park/

New for 2017 is the Art in the Loop & Art in the Park Music Series.  The series will take place on Wednesdays at lunchtime throughout the summer at City Market Park, on KC Streetcar, and at the Kansas City Public Library Central Library.

For more information about all of these opportunities, visit http://www.artintheloop.com/opportunities/. Applications are due February 17, 2017, at 11:59 AM. Artists and collaborative projects are encouraged to attend this information session and apply.

For more information contact Jessica Borusky, curator, curationprojects@gmail.com, or Ann Holliday, program director, ann@downtownkc.org.

2017 Art in the Loop Call for Artists Open

Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is seeking artists to engage the Downtown Kansas City community through a series of art installations and performances in the center of Downtown Kansas City from May 1 through September 30, 2017.

ARTwall: Cue! by Larry Thomas, 2016

The theme for our 2017 project is “Cue!” – meaning a signal or prompt to act. Taking inspiration from the current ARTwall installation Cue!” by Larry Thomas which imagines 8 diversely patterned human figures queuing up on a billboard-style artwork adjacent to the Power & Light District, we are looking to artists to cue new interpretations of our City.

Artists cue viewers into reimagining and understanding our everyday experience. As Downtown Kansas City undergoes a vibrant transformation, we invite artists to cue new interpretations of this urban landscape: how can we experience Downtown in fresh ways through visual, physical, and performative cues?

Art in the Loop is partnering with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, theKC Streetcar Authority and the Kansas City Public Library to offer 3 different opportunities for artists:

  1. Art in the Park: City Market Park (Municipal Art Commission, City of Kansas City, Missouri)
  2. Art on the Line and at the Library (Kansas City Public Library Central Library and KC Streetcar)
  3. Art in the Loop Music Series

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: FEBRUARY 17, 2017 by 11:59 a.m. CST

Click here to learn more, review guidelines and apply.

Contact Ann Holliday, ann@downtownkc.org, with any questions.

Artists Sought for Creative Placemaking in Kansas City

The City of Kansas City, Office of Culture and Creative Services (OCCS) seeks two artists to participate as part of the core design team for the West Bottoms Reborn project. The selected artists will collaborate with the team to research, plan, design, and execute the project. The OCCS requests qualifications from artists who live and work within a seventy-five mile radius of Kansas City, Missouri. Up to five finalists will be selected and interviewed. From the group of finalists, two artists will be recommended for the project.

Each selected artist will act as a consultant to the team and will be expected to meet with the team for eight hours on a weekly basis, requiring a 400 hours total commitment, in addition to attending Advisory Committee meetings and project presentations. A stipend of $15,000.00 will be provided for each artist; the timeline for this project is February 2017 through May 2018.

Interested artists should read the full Request for Qualifications, including evaluation criteria, timeline, and project background and scope.

The deadline for submission is February 1, 2017. Candidates must email a letter of interest and resume to publicart@maaa.org. Candidates may attach up to five images and/or five short video clips (these should be condensed to fit the maximum allowable 25MB) or provide a website link. Please reference “West Bottoms” in the subject line.

Lawrence, KS – 29th Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition – Call for Artists

The City of Lawrence, KS is seeking artworks for the 29th Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition.

The Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition or ODSE was founded by local sculptor and executive director of the Kansas Sculptors Association Jim Patti in 1988 to provide an opportunity for area sculptors to showcase their work in various locations in downtown Lawrence. More than 160 local, regional and national sculptors have participated in the ODSE since 1988 and thousands of citizens and visitors have enjoyed their work.

The ODSE is sponsored by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission. A range of temporary artworks are displayed in downtown Lawrence along Massachusetts Street, in the Cultural District and in select sites city-wide.

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 and older
Honorarium: Selected Artists will receive a $1,200 honorarium for each selected or commissioned work
Entry Deadline: 4:00 PM, Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Works that explore an expanded notion of art in the public realm are encouraged.

More information and the online application form can be found here: https://lawrenceks.org/odse/

Contact information:
Porter Arneill, Director of Arts and Culture
parneill@lawrenceks.org
(785) 832-3402
http://lawrenceks.org/cmo/arts-and-culture

2016 Art in the Loop Project Connect: Video Art

Photograph from Walking on Eggshells Mandala by Alison Greene.

Photograph from Walking on Eggshells Mandala by Alison Greene.

The Art in the Loop Foundation is pleased to wrap up the 2016 Art in the Loop Project by sharing our video summarizing the project created by local artist and film-maker Cody Hunt, as well as videos created as extensions of artwork by Neil Goss, Alison GreeneJon Johnson, Elizabeth Stehling and Lauren Thompson with Jonathan Robertson and Tom Hipp.

Click here to view the videos, as well as the 2016 Art in the Loop Catalog and links to more information about each of the projects.

We appreciate the participation of the artists, musicians, actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, videographers and performance artists that participated in this year’s project.  The creativity, vision and skill of these artists provided a series of cultural experiences that added a new dimension to Downtown Kansas City during the project.

We also appreciate the leadership, management and support provided by the Downtown Council, Kansas City Art Institute, Municipal Art Commision of the City of Kansas City, MO, Downtown Community Improvement District, KC Streetcar Authority, Missouri Arts Council, Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, ArtsKC and many corporate sponsors.