Art in the Loop and the Box Gallery invite you to explore temporary, public art this summer! Join in the fun at the opening reception Friday, June 1st, from 11:30 am-1:00 pm, held in the Commerce Bank Building at 1000 Walnut St. Daniel Yung, a local musician who experiments with cello-looping, will be providing the soundtrack for the lunchtime reception.
The Box Gallery exhibit is a companion show to KC Plays, Art in the Loop’s summer program of temporary artwork, events, and performances. The exhibit is intended to provide insight into the development and creative process of the many local artists who are participating in this year’s public events and to encourage viewers to explore downtown and experience the art for themselves.
Visit the gallery for a peek at the diverse and unexpected artworks, interactive activities, and performances that are taking place throughout the summer in Downtown and along the KC Streetcar. The exhibit contains a map to all of the installations, interesting facts about the participating local artists, as well as samples of past works. Check out Denise DiPiazzo‘s sketchbook, full of inspiration that led to SlinkyBall, or Stephen Proski‘s original drawing for Night People. Get up close and personal with one of StoneLion Puppet‘s creations, or the face of Megan Karson‘s Stranger on a Train. Before you go, be sure to leave a note for one of the artists in David Alpert‘s Passing Notes, where he riffs on his original idea of leaving messages hidden in books for others to discover. The exhibit runs through the summer and is free and family-friendly.
This exhibition could not have been created without the curatorial talents of art directors Jahaira Aguilar and Andrew Lattner.