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Welcome to KCAI Alumni Exhibitions & Events


(Listed by closing date)


Image: Nick Cave ('82 fiber) in "Until" at MASS MoCA

Nick Cave: Until
Oct. 16, 2017 – Early Sept. 2017

Nick Cave ('82 fiber), the artist celebrated for his wearable sculptures, turns expectations inside out in a massive immersive installation where not a single "Soundsuit" will be found. Instead, he uses MASS MoCA’s signature football field-sized space to create his largest installation to date, made up of thousands of found objects and millions of beads, which will make viewers feel as if they have entered a rich sensory tapestry. Mass MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. 01247 http://massmoca.org/event/nick-cave-until/



Image: Matt Bollinger ('03 painting) in "Domestic Seen" at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art 

Domestic Seen featuring Matt Bollinger
Oct. 20, 2016 – March 26, 2017 

Works by KCAI alumnus Matt Bollinger (’03 painting) are featured within the group exhibition, “Domestic Seen” on view at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary art. The exhibition features seven artists who use interiors and domestic scenes to show how the mundane can be imbued with critical content that resonates both locally and nationally. Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kan. 66210-8500 http://www.nermanmuseum.org


Image: Ellen Carey ('74 printmaking) from “A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age” at George Eastman Museum

A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age" featuring Ellen Carey 
Oct. 20, 2016 – March 26, 2017

Ellen Carey (’74 printmaking) is featured in the group exhibition “A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave., Rochester, N.Y. https://eastman.org/matter-memory-photography-object-digital-age


Image: James Clover ('62 sculpture) in "Woke AF" at Yeelen Gallery

James Clover: Woke AF
Oct. 29, 2016 – Jan. 14, 2017

Yeelen Gallery presents “Woke AF”, a solo exhibition of new work by artist James Clover (’62 sculpture). This exhibition marks Clover’s second solo show with the gallery in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. Yeelen Gallery, 294 NW 54th St., Miami, Fla. 33127 http://yeelenart.com.


Image: Dylan Mortimer ('02 painting) from "Regeneration” at Haw Contemporary

Dylan Mortimer: Regeneration
Nov 11, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016

Dylan Mortimer (’02 painting) presents his solo exhibition “Regeneration” at Haw Contemporary, 1600 Liberty St, Kansas City, Mo. 64102 http://www.hawcontemporary.com



Image: Mike Sinclair ('74 phot from "Regeneration” at Haw Contemporary

The Nelson – Photographs by Mike Sinclair
Nov 11, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016

Mike Sinclair (’74 photography) presents his solo exhibition “The Nelson – Photographs by Mike Sinclair” at Haw Contemporary, 1600 Liberty St, Kansas City, Mo. 64102 http://www.hawcontemporary.com


Image: Sean Semones ('02 printmaking) in "Flower!” at Telephonebooth Gallery

Sean Semones: Flower!
Nov 5 – Dec. 31, 2016

“Flower!” features new work by St. Louis-based artist Sean Semones (’02 printmaking) at the Telephonebooth Gallery, 3319 Troost, Kansas City, Mo. 64109, http://telephoneboothgallery.com


Image: Nick Cave ('82 fiber) in "Property" at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nick Cave: Property
July 23 – Dec. 31, 2016
Explore a recently acquired work by one of America’s foremost contemporary artists at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I n "Property," KCAI alumnus Nick Cave (’82 fiber) transforms 1,000 found objects, laden with symbolic, personal and autobiographical meanings, into a highly charged, socially responsive sculpture. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gallery L8, Project Space, 4525 Oak St. Kansas City, Mo. 64111 www.nelson-atkins.org


Image: Anne Easterday (Attended '05-07 sculpture) at the Prairie Museum of Art and History
Prairie Museum of Art and History featuring Anne Easterday
Nov. 13 – Dec. 30, 2016
Annie Easterday (Attended ’05-07 sculpture) presents an exhibition of photography on view at the Prairie Museum of Art and History, 1905 S. Franklin Ave., Colby, Kan. 67701 http://prairiemuseum.org



Image: Rita Blitt (Attended "52-53 painting) in "Dance of the Line" at Washburn University Mulvane Art Museum

Dance of the Line: Rita Blitt in Motion
Nov. 4 – Dec. 23, 2016

Washburn University's Mulvane Art Museum hosts a special exhibition for Rita Blitt (Attended ’52-53 painting) and her husband, Irwin Blitt, at the Mulvane Art Museum. The exhibition, “Dance of the Line: Rita Blitt in Motion,” includes 17 artworks from the Mulvane Art Museum’s collection and explores Blitt’s passion for incorporating line and movement in her work. Mulvane Art Museum 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, Kan. 66621 http://www.washburn.edu/about/community/mulvane-art-museum/exhibitions/index.html


Image: Debra Smith ('93 fiber) in "The Thread You Follow" at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

Debra Smith: The Thread You Follow
Sept. 30 – Dec. 20, 2016

Debra Smith (’93 fiber) presents the solo exhibition “The Thread You Follow” at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, State Fair Community College, 3201 W. 16th St, Sedalia, Mo. 65301 www.daummuseum.org 



Image: John Buck ('68 sculpture) from "Biennial of the Americas” at Robischon Gallery

John Buck: Biennial of the Americas
Sept. 22 – Dec. 17, 2016

Robischon Gallery is pleased to present the highly-compelling work of distinguished American artist John Buck ('68 sculpture). Buck’s intricate and commanding kinetic bronze and wood sculptures are prominently featured in an extensive showing. John Buck’s provocative artworks reflect and explore a wide range of cultural ideas and global topics. Robishon Gallery, 1749 Wazee, Denver, Colo. 80202 http://www.robischongallery.com/news/66/

Image: Ky Anderson ('95 fiber; sculpture) in "The Cave” at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Ky Anderson: The Cave
Nov. 4 – Dec. 17, 2016

Featured at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art is a series of new large-scale works from Ky Anderson (’95 fiber; sculpture) in the solo exhibtion “The Cave.” Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64108 http://sherryleedy.com.


Image: Gerry Trilling ('89 painting) in "Transformers: Re-contextualizing our Material Culture" at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

Transformers: Re-contextualizing our Material Culture featuring Gerry Trilling
Sept. 17 – Dec. 17, 2016

Gerry Trilling (’89 painting) is featured in “Transformers: Re-contextualizing Our Material Culture” at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Florida Institute for Technology in Melbourne, FL. The show presents Trilling’s and several other artists’ work as reflections of the raw materials they find in everyday culture to build their pieces. Transformers showcases how normal aspects of the most common materials can gain significant meaning through the artists’ reconstructions. Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, Fla. 32901 http://textiles.fit.edu


Image: Jeremy Long ('95 painting) in "Stories and Studies" at Grace Albrecht Gallery
Stories and Studies featuring Jeremy Long
Nov. 28 – Dec. 16, 2016

Jeremy Long (’95 painting) is featured in a two-person exhibition “Stories and Studies” with Colleen Kelsey at the Grace Albrecht Gallery in the Sauder Visual Arts Center at at Bluffton University, 1 University, Dr., Bluffton, Ohio 45817 http://www.bluffton.edu/art/gallery.html


Image: Miles Neidinger in "ReModel” at Studios, Inc.

Miles Neidinger: ReModel
Nov. 11 – Dec. 16, 2016

Miles Neidinger (’00 sculpture) presents the solo exhibition “ReModel” at Studios Inc.,1708 Campbell St, Kansas City, Mo. 64108 http://thestudiosinc.org


Image: Josh George ('97 illustration) in "Root to Bloom” at Principle Gallery

Miles Neidinger: ReModel
Nov. 11 – Dec. 15, 2016

Josh George (’97 illustration) is featured in the juried group exhibition “Root to Bloom” at the Principle Gallery, 208 King St., Alexandria, Calif. 22314  https://principlearttalk.com


Image: Richard Notkin ('70 ceramics) in "Consent of Silence: The Hill Jar Series” at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery

The Consent of Silence: The Hill Jar Series, New Works by Richard Notkin
Nov. 4 – Dec. 9, 2016 

Richard Notkin (’70 ceramics) presents “The Consent of Silence: The Hill Jar Series” at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654. For nearly five decades, Notkin has focused his work on narrative ceramic sculptures and teapots imbued with political and social commentary.  He has extensively researched historical ceramics to find inspiration, aesthetic styles and techniques which are pertinent to his detailed, image-based works.  The new “Hill Jar Series” is based on a marvelous body of work produced during the Han Dynasties (circa 200  BCE – 200 AD) in China. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60654 www.zollaliebermangallery.com.


Image: Liz Smith ('00 painting) in "Now as Ever – Recent Works by Liz Smith" at Thornhill Gallery, Avila College

Now as Ever – Recent Works by Liz Smith
Nov. 14 – Dec. 8, 2016

"Now as Ever" is a solo exhibition featuring the recent work of Liz Smith (’99 painting at Thornhill Gallery near the campus of Avila College, 11901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 64145 https://www.avila.edu/arts/thornhill-art-gallery


Image: Lush Newton ('97 illustration) in "Travelin’ Dave presents the Big Foot Family Band”

Lush Newton: – Travelin' Dave Presents the Big Foot Family Band
Nov. 3 – Dec. 8, 2016

Lush Newton (’97 illustration and design) presents “Travelin’ Dave presents the Big Foot Family Band” at the Art Gallery of Mendocino College at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd. Ukiah, Calif. 95482 http://www.mendocino.edu/the-arts/art/art-gallery/current-exhibits



Image: Mary Ann Stafford (Attended '50-51) at the North Central Arkansas Art Gallery

North Central Arkansas Art Gallery featuring Mary Ann Stafford 
Oct. 24 – Dec. 7, 2016

KCAI alumna Mary Ann Stafford (Attended ’50-51) is the featured guest artist in a group exhibition at the North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery. Stafford’s rural scenes of Arkansas allow the viewer to feel the serenity of nature as opposed to the fast, complicated aspects of modern life, assisting them in slowing down and really seeing the world around them. See Stafford’s work on view at the NCA Gallery, open Mon through Fri. 9:00-4:00, 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay, Ark. 72088http://www.arkansas.com/attractions/detail/north-central-arkansas-art-gallery/92878


Images: Howard Harris ('71 industrial design) and Michele Harris in "Double Vision" at Sugarman Peterson Gallery

Double Vision: Howard Harris and Michele Harris 
Aug. 19 – Dec. 4, 2016

“Double Vision: Howard Harris and Michele Harris” features KCAI alumnus and Board of Trustees member Howard Harris (’71 industrial design) and his wife and artist Michele Harris, who have created works especially for this combined showing at Sugarman Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. This two-artist exhibition includes Howard’s dimensional photography and Michele’s pastels, and much of the work has emerged from the couple’s winter 2016 tour of the African countries of Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Ethiopia. Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St., Sioux City, IA 51101 http://www.siouxcityartcenter.org


Image: Jay Schinn ('02 painting) in "Air Space” at Barry Whistler Gallery

Jay Schinn: Air Space
Oct. 21 – Nov. 26, 2016 

Jay Schinn (’02 painting) presents his solo exhibition “Air Space” at the Barry Whistler Gallery, 315 Cole St., Suite 120, Dallas, Texas 75207 http://www.barrywhistlergallery.com

Image: Debbie Barrett-Jones ('07 fiber) in "Unspoken, An Art Installation" at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
Unspoken, An Art Installation by Debbie Barrett-Jones
Oct. 7 – Nov. 26, 2016

Debbie Barrett-Jones (’07 fiber) presents her solo exhibition and art installation “Unspoken” at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore, Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64108 http://www.leedy-voulkos.com


Image: Slightly Undercooked at BBQLA

Slightly Undercooked
Nov. 5 – Nov. 26, 2016

KCAI alumni Timo Fahler (’09 ceramics), Thomas Linder (’08 sculpture) and Adam Beris (’09 painting; creative writing) present a group exhibition “Slightly Undercooked” at BBQLA with KCAI Associate Professor in sculpture Michael Wickerson at BBQLA, 2315 Jesse St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90023 http://bbqla.net



(Listed by closing date)

Image: Jerry Lyles ('95 painting) in Where I Am" at the Bry Art Gallery

Jerry Lyles: Where I Am
Oct. 17 – Nov. 22, 2016

 Drawings and paintings by Jerry Lyles (’95 painting) were recently on display at the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts Bry Art Gallery, University of Louisiana, Monroe, 700 University Ave., Monroe, La. 71209 http://www.ulm.edu/art/exhibits.html


Image: Deanna McKeown ('60 painting) in “A Confluence of Color: Deanne McKeown and Byron McKeown” at Sedona Art Center

A Confluence of Color: Deanne McKeown and Byron McKeown
Nov. 4 – Nov. 20, 2016

The Sedona Art Center of Sedona, AZ recently presented “A Confluence of Color” featuring work by Deanne McKeown (’60 painting) and Byron McKeown (’60 design). Sculptor and jewelry artist, Deanne, is known for her delightful bronze works and exquisite jewelry designs. Her husband Byron McKeown is a mixed-media artist well known for creative exquisite objects like walking sticks and knives. Sedona Art Center, 15 Art Barn Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336 http://sedonaartscenter.org.


Image: KC Crow Maddux ('02 painting) in "Post-Human Animal Instinct” at Transform Fitness

KC Crow Maddux: Post-Human Animal Instinct
Nov. 8 – Nov. 20, 2016

KC Crow Maddux (’02 painting) recently presented the solo exhibition “Post-Human Animal Instinct” at Transform Fitness, 1909 Wheless, Austin, TX 78723 http://www.transformfitnessaustin.com


Image: Loreta Feeback (’60 design) at Images Art Gallery

Loretta Feeback at Images Art Gallery
Oct. 21 – Nov. 20, 2016 

Works in pastel and oils by Loreta Feeback(’60 design) were recently featured in an exhibition at the Images Art Gallery. Feeback creates patterns and designs of rich color that radiate into an abstraction of shapes and forms, often discovering an image. Images Art Gallery, 7320 W. 80th Street - Overland Park, KS 66204 http://imagesartgallery.com.


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Future Deadlines for Alumni Exhibitions and Events submissions to ARTNotes and to this site:

Dec. 11 for publishing on Dec. 27

If you would like to include an image with your post, please send it via email to our Director of Alumni Relations and Development Marcus Cain (’98 painting and printmaking) at mdcain@kcai.edu with the following format and content:

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