Stories from the Sea
Jul
5
to Aug 30

Stories from the Sea

Stories from the Sea is a unique exhibition of works by more than 20 of Israel’s most prominent professional artists, along with Kansas City artist Heather Loewenstein of StoneLion Puppet Theatre and National Geographic Explorer Ziggy Livnat.

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Wild Savage Beauty
Mar
1
to Apr 26

Wild Savage Beauty

Wild Savage Beauty features photography, video, and audio captured during many trips to remote game reserves in Botswana, Africa. As visitors view the images, they will be transported to the bush with audio recording of the African environment, such as a lion’s roar, a hyena’s mournful call, and birds singing in the trees. With this project, photographer Steve Lumpkin works to remind the public how important it is to conserve this irreplaceable habitat and protect endangered animals.

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Recycled Art
Feb
1
to Feb 22

Recycled Art

Kansas City artist and musician Allan Winkler may be best known for his ceramics, murals and cut-outs, but his boundless creativity spills out in many forms. This exhibit focuses on work created from found and discarded materials recycled in unexpected ways. At first, his technique and materials appear unsophisticated, but Winkler’s talent for transforming our everyday world into something magical skillfully sparks the imagination and spirit.

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Ekphrasis
Nov
2
to Jan 24

Ekphrasis

Since Ancient Greece, artists and writers have been inspired by each other’s artform. This is the meaning and spirit of Ekphrasis. In this exhibit, selected artists and writers were paired and challenged to create new work. View 40 original works of poetry and prose and 40 artworks – and explore the subjective landscape of inspiration and creative interpretation.

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Inside/Out
Sep
7
to Oct 26

Inside/Out

INSIDE/OUT is comprised of Portals, Outliers, Descendants, Oracles, and Nomads. These series of works were inspired by a fascination with how surfaces can both conceal and reveal. Our skin acts as an envelope, hiding its precious contents; the earth we live on hides the fathomless depths of its molten core.

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KC Plays
Jun
1
to Aug 3

KC Plays

This exhibit celebrates KC PLAYS, Art in the Loop’s summer program of temporary artwork, events and performances in Downtown KC. Visit the gallery to learn how local artists created unexpected installations along the KC Streetcar line, interactive fun at the Kansas City Public Library, and projects in West Terrace Park – all free and family-friendly.

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The Art of Comics
Apr
6
to May 25

The Art of Comics

Comics have shaped American popular culture since their first appearance in 19th century newspapers. But it was the visionary founders of Andrews McMeel Universal in Kansas City who, starting in 1970, challenged convention to give voice to groundbreaking comic storytellers and cultural commentators, having a profound and lasting effect on the medium.

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HOPE 22: Dark to Light
Feb
2
to Mar 30

HOPE 22: Dark to Light

HOPE 22 was named for the alarming fact that approximately twenty-two veterans take their own lives each day, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs. With this exhibit, HOPE 22 aims to raise awareness surrounding our country’s veteran suicide epidemic while educating the public on mental health issues. The exhibit includes twenty-two photograph portraits of Kansas City veterans, each displayed with short personal stories of struggle, resilience, and hope.

Image: GySgt. Bradley Jackson, photography by Steve Gibson

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Echoes of the Prairie: Works in Cloth
Nov
17
to Jan 25

Echoes of the Prairie: Works in Cloth

For over seventeen years, local artist Susan Lordi Marker has found inspiration for her work in the ecosystems of native tall-grass prairie. Her exhibit features eleven works of cloth, each hand-manipulated to create vibrating patterns and dramatic textures. By experimenting with materials derived from the earth, including linen, silk, gold leaf, and iron oxide, the artist creates meditative works in rich, harmonious tones.

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More Than a Pretty Face
Sep
29
to Nov 10

More Than a Pretty Face

UMB Bank and Commerce Bank both have Kemper family connections and a long tradition of supporting the arts. But few know it was Charlotte Crosby Kemper who inspired generations of Kempers to celebrate the arts. More Than a Pretty Face features a selection of portraits from both corporate art collections, as well as tips for viewing portraiture.

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Hank Young: People + Places
Aug
4
to Sep 22

Hank Young: People + Places

Hank Young is a Kansas City native whose photographic journey is in its fifth decade. For most of those years, Young’s photography served the corporate, advertising and editorial community, including 42 years in professional and college athletics. People + Places features both his past work and a new chapter of photography inspired by ordinary people and the extraordinary places they inhabit.

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The Art of War: Gifts of Peace
Jun
2
to Jul 28

The Art of War: Gifts of Peace

As part of The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College’s The Art of War Initiative, this exhibit highlights the college’s impressive history and art collection. The paintings, sculptures and objects on display were selected from more than 3,800 in the College’s collection and represent the school’s long tradition of teaching leadership and building international relations.

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The Glory of the Hills
Apr
7
to May 26

The Glory of the Hills

Clifford Stone of El Dorado, Kansas, was a WWII hero, banker, community advocate, and patron of the arts. The Glory of the Hills features artwork he collected after being inspired by the poetic writing of Rolla A. Clymer on the glorious seasons of the Kansas Flint Hills.

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