2022 Art in the Loop Kicks Off on June 22 with Reception & Performances

Generations by DINKC

Generations by DINKC, 2022 Art in the Loop Project

 

The Art in the Loop Foundation invites you to our  Kick-Off event for the 2022 Art in the Loop Project:  Sustainable, on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library – Central Library, 14 West 10th Street. The public is invited to join us for an evening of art, music, and dance as we introduce the 2022 visual artists.  We will also announce the 2022 Art in the Loop Performance Series at the kick-off event.  The event is free and open to the public; click here to RSVP.

This year marks the ninth year for the Art in the Loop Project and includes artwork based on photography, painting, digitized illustrations and paintings, and more. The Art in the Loop Project is a curated outdoor exhibition of temporary artworks presented in partnership with the KC Streetcar Authority.  Artists responded to the 2022 theme of “Sustainable” and addressed questions about how one defines sustainability, what are the intersections between art and sustainability and what a sustainable Downtown Kansas City looks like.

The following artists’ works will be displayed at streetcar stops and on one streetcar vehicle from July through October.

Artist and Art Installations:

  • Devin Edwards, Darrius’s Garden, on KC Streetcar 806
  • DINKC Galicia, Generations, at the Power & Light Southbound Streetcar Stop
  • David Wayne Reed, Mother, at the Kauffman Center Southbound Streetcar Stop 
  • Jennifer Lapka with A.P. Visual, The Dieynaba Dress, at the Metro Center Northbound Streetcar Stop 
  • Raffaela Malazarte, Mahalaga, at the Library Northbound Streetcar Stop  
  • Dave Loewenstein, You Are Here, at the Union Station Streetcar Stop
  • Sol Anzorena, Take Care of Who Cares For You, at the River Market West Streetcar Stop 

Visit www.ArtintheLoop.com to learn more about the artists and their artworks.

Artists are selected for the annual program through an online application process open to artists in the Kansas City metropolitan area. A selection panel consisting of local artists, curators, educators, and community members reviewed over 40 applications and selected 7 artist teams.

The 2022 Art in the Loop Project is provided artistic guidance by Kyle Mullins, who is serving in his second year as art director for Art in the Loop. Mullins is a dance artist living and creating in Kansas City, MO. He is the artistic director of his company Cerca Trova, where he creates works of dance theater, and producer of Making Moves, a monthly dance performance series he founded in 2019. He also works as an Artists Services Program Coordinator at Mid-America Arts Alliance. He is a former Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident. Mullins danced in NYC for ten years before relocating home to Kansas City. He holds an MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

The 2022 Art in the Loop Project is made possible through the generous support of the KC Streetcar Authority, Stinson LLP, UMB Bank, Copaken Brooks and other corporate partners. This project is funded in part by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, as well as by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council, ArtsKC, and the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank Trustee.

Project partners include the Downtown Council, Downtown Community Improvement Districts, KC Streetcar, and the Kansas City Art Institute.

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

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Contacts:

Art in the Loop
Ann Holliday, Program Director, ann@downtownkc.org, (c) 816-718-1355
Kyle Mullins, Art Director, kylewmullins@gmail.com,  (c) 913-230-0311

KC Streetcar
Donna Mandelbaum, Communications Director, dmandelbaum@kcstreetcar.org,  816-877-3219