Local artist Hema Sharma will present a performance of traditional Indian dance at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30th. The performance takes place in Kirk Hall, located within the KC Public Library Central Library, 14 W 10th St., Kansas City, MO.

Artists Hema Sharma, Anjali Tata-Hudson, and Jayashree George will present two pieces of dance in response to the theme “Cue!” at the KC Public Library Central Library.  First, “Vrikshasan: Where is your back?” explores the issue of environmental degradation and climate change, using the tree pose from yoga as the main motif.

 The second piece is an example of chitra nattiyam or “dance painting”, where dancers paint with their feet. This choreography stems from an ancient tradition in the Kuchipudi genre. The dance takes its cue from an ancient tradition and recasts it with a contemporary vibe.

This performance 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 CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort 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 DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

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

The Art in the Loop Foundation invites you to the Downtown KC Art Crawl on Wednesday, September 13, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This tour will be an engaging opportunity to learn more about the Art in the Park and Art on the Line artwork that is included the 2017 Art in the Loop Project: “Cue!” We will ride KC Streetcar to selected works of art, where several of the artists will speak about their installations.
 
The crawl begins at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, currently showing the River Market Regional Exhibition: Trust, Truth, Transcend. There will be brief remarks and then at 5:15 we will hop onboard KC Streetcar. The tour ends with a reception in City Market Park. (In the event of inclement weather the reception will relocate to KC Artists Coalition.)

Tickets are $10 each. Register at https://2017artcrawl.eventbrite.com.

Contact Ann Holliday, ann@downtownkc.org for additional information.

This event is produced by the Art in the Loop Foundation and our partners KC StreetcarKC Municipal Art CommissionKC Office of Culture & Creative ServicesKC Artists CoalitionCity Market and KC Public Library. Click here for a complete list of our sponsors, supporters, and partners.

 

About Art in the Loop

This event 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 CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort 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 DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City MarketKansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

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

Artists Kartez Marcel and “They Call Me Sauce” Handy will offer a unique, lively performance at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23rd.  The performance will take place in Kirk Hall, located within the KC Public Library Central Library, 14 W 10th St., Kansas City, MO.

 

Kartez Marcel, a native of Kansas City, Missouri is a recording artist, musician, songwriter and overall creative visionary. Though a rising star in the local arena he sets his standards high and mentally challenges himself to deliver lyrical prose and sonically mature material that holds its weight against some of the most respected award-winning artists.

 

 

 

 

Sauce Handy’s banging beats, amazing lyrics, mesmerizing hooks, positive messages that can change the world, and a live performance that will inspire anyone from any age group or culture; this is all wrapped up in the Kansas City native rapper “They Call Me Sauce.” A local artist with a national appeal, Sauce has been moving art since 2008.

 

 

 

This performance 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 CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort 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 DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

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

Join us at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 23rd for a group run, part of artist Sarah Star’s 2017 Art in the Loop installation, Run the Town.

Illustrations by Sonya Andrews

 

Get on your running (or walking) shoes!  Sarah Star has organized a group run, co-sponsored by Kansas City Track Club’s Wednesday Night Run.  Experience Run the Town:  A Civic Trail with your fellow Kansas Citians, starting from the trailhead at The River Market West KC Streetcar stop, on Delaware between 3rd and 5th streets.  You will be guided by turn-by-turn signs along the route featuring colorful illustrations that playfully blend the rich history of our city with its exciting present. You will be cued to explore the public art and architecture in the area as well.  After the run, join the group for dinner at Il Lazzarone (approximately 7:00 p.m.).

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, August 16th for an engaging performance by local musician Candice Hill.

The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on the East Plaza outside Union Station, near the KC Streetcar stop.

 

Candice Hill is a percussionist and steel pan (steel drum) performer and instructor. She performs live and teaches drum lessons, steel pan lessons, percussion lessons, and more in the Kansas City area.  Join us near the Union Station KC Streetcar stop for this concert, sure to be a quite enjoyable and unique summer experience.

 

This performance 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

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, August 9th for “Cue!”, a dynamic dance performance, directed by local artist Jon Michael Johnson.

The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on-board the KC Streetcar , starting from the Union Station streetcar stop.

The ride begins and the passengers, along with four dancers,  start to hear the sounds that govern the streetcar. There is the clang of the bell, the announcement, the beep, the whistle. These sounds or “Cues” are what will keep the streetcar and its riders moving and informed.

There are also more random cues: voices, laughter, traffic. Each of these prompts a response from a dancer. Each dancer acts in turn until they are all moving. As the streetcar progresses through the route, a visual braid begins to emerge.

These prompts and responses reveal how our lives, and the different strands we represent, are woven together by Cues! Regardless of cultural background, religion, or politics — we all step back when the oncoming car honks its horn; we all quicken our step when we hear the “ding, ding, ding” of the closing doors.  We all push the same button when we call for a stop.  Our individuality is precious — but perhaps our commonality, revealed by our responses to cues we receive all day, every day, is even more so.

This performance 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

Join us for First Fridays and Art Starts at the Library on Friday,  August 4th and be treated to two performances from Art in the Loop.

First, artist Beth Byrd-Lonski makes her final Art in the Loop appearance as Clarity Brown the clown, to lead the final installment of Silly Walkways.  The performance will take place from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on the sidewalk outside the Kansas City Public Library Central Library14 W 10th St.  Join the fun, and let yourself be a little silly, as the group moves through the specially-marked crosswalk near the library.  Clarity Brown will lead groups across in a silly, but safe, manner.

 

 

 

 

Next, move inside the library for a unique, enthralling performance.  Inscribed, by Jeramy Zimmerman/CatScratch Theatre, is a dance that explores what happens when we see reality and cannot look away – when we find a truth we cannot escape.  Four dancers, taking their cue from literature, enliven the library spaces.  Moving from the 4th floor, through the Grand Reading Room, and into Kirk Hall, the characters journey through discovery, understanding, communication, and community.  Inscribed is performed by Maura Garcia, Ilana Silverstein, Paco Vitug, and Jeramy Zimmerman, with Jon Johnson; music by Michael Oshiver and Heather Thornton.

The performance will start at 6:00 p.m.  in the library stacks on the 4th floor.

 

This performance 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 CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort 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 DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

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

Cloud Canopy, Monica Dixon’s Art in the Loop installation, is making City Market Park (3rd & Main) more colorful through September. Her vibrant fabric sculpture aims to restore a sense of vitality to its audience and its environment, bringing presence and awareness to shared physical space.

As part of the installation, Monica invites you to join her remaining guided meditation sessions* in City Market Park from 12:15-12:45 pm on August 3rd and August 10th.

*Please bring water and a cushion, yoga mat, or blanket to sit on in the grass.

 

Each meditation session 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.

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, August 2nd for an exciting acoustic performance by Kasey Rausch, Fred Wickham, Rich Burgess, and Sweet Matt Brahl.  The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on-board the KC Streetcar, starting from the Union Station streetcar stop.

An all star line up of local roots musicians, each stellar performers, and national recording artists in their own right, join forces to deliver authentic country music for the next installment of the Art in the Loop Music Series.  Rausch, Wickham, Burgess, and Brahl will incorporate classic country, western swing, and honky tonk as they delve deep into the catalog of country classics, entertaining patrons of all ages.

This performance 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

Join us at 8:30 pm on Monday, July 31st for a group run, part of artist Sarah Star’s 2017 Art in the Loop installation, Run the Town.

Illustration b y Sonia Andrews

 

Get on your running (or walking) shoes!  Sarah Star has organized a group run, co-sponsored by Run816.  Experience Run the Town:  A Civic Trail with your fellow Kansas Citians, starting from the trailhead at The River Market West KC Streetcar stop, on Delaware between 3rd and 5th streets.  You will be guided by turn-by-turn signs along the route featuring colorful illustrations that playfully blend the rich history of our city with its exciting present. You will be cued to explore the public art and architecture in the area as well.

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, July 26th for an exciting acoustic performance by local artist Enrique Chi.

The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on-board the KC Streetcar, starting from the Union Station streetcar stop.

 

Enrique is best known locally as the lead vocalist for his band, Making Movies.  Originally from Panama, he has called the Kansas City area home since age 6.  In addition to writing and performing music, Enrique and his band-mates offer music lessons at the Mattie Rhodes Center, as well as other metro locations.  His music is usually categorized as “Afro-Cuban” or “Psychedelic Latin”.  Whatever the label, his sound is unique, engaging, and thoroughly enjoyable.  Enrique will board the first streetcar to leave Union Station just after 11:30 a.m.  Please join us from there, or from any stop along the streetcar route.

 

This performance 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.

We’re pleased this summer to work with Cody Hunt, Cody Hunt Films, to produce artist profile videos of a handful of our 2017 Art in the Loop artists.  In this post, get to know Beth Nybeck and Monica Dixon whose artworks are installed in City Market Park this summer.

 

The 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! 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.