SKYWAVE by White Art Studios, Skywalk over Walnut south of 12th Street, photograph provided by the artist.

2015 Art in the Loop Project Closing Reception & Artist Talks

at the Kansas City Design Center, 1018 Baltimore
Thursday, October 15th
Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., artist talks start at 6 p.m.

The 2015 Art in the Loop Project will culminate with a closing reception and artist talks on Thursday, October 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Kansas City Design Center, 1018 Baltimore.  The artist talks, introduced by project curator, artist and arts educator,  Jessica Borusky, will start at 6 p.m.  

The 2015 Art in the Loop Project, which was designed to bring cultural experiences to Downtown employees, residents and visitors while also providing the opportunity for local artists to experiment with public art, included 12 performances which took place July 9, 2015 through September 17, 2015.  The project also included nine temporary installations in Oppenstein Park, along Walnut Street and 11th Street.  The artworks were installed in July and August and will be removed in mid-October. Click here for a list of participating artists or visit www.artintheloop.com for more information. 

The event is free and open to the public. Beverages and light appetizers will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, October 12, at https://ailf-closing-event.eventbrite.com or contact Ann Holliday, ann@downtownkc.org.  

Charlotte Street presents “TUNGS” at its Paragraph and Project Space galleries

21 -­ 23 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo
Thursday, October 15th
Reception from 5-­‐8 p.m.

The final exhibition of the 2014-­‐15 Charlotte Street Studio Residency -­‐ Visiting Curator Series, where local and regional arts professionals are invited to curate projects featuring the work of current Studio Residents including visual artworks and performances. This exhibition is curated by Joel Damon, co-­‐owner/curator of Project Project in Omaha, NE.

TUNGS is an investigation into the work of three visual makers and the system of communication trapped within it. Each artist in this exhibition speaks through a unique visual filter and is forced to share their practice in ways potentially difficult to comprehend regardless of the fact that many of the ideas and concepts shared are common human experiences and emotions. The goal of presenting these makers together in one place is not to provide the opportunity to gain a new level of backstory, it is to allow a moment for the viewer to understand and yet still not know and to encourage these three artists to continue speaking in whatever language they deem appropriate. They are talking about what you know, they are talking about you, they are talking to you.  Click here to learn more.