In Pursuit: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial

“Parfleche” by Cary Esser. Photo credit: E.G. Schempf

The current show at the H&R Block Artspace, titled “In Pursuit: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial,” features work by “faculty who are preparing to conclude their distinguished teaching careers alongside new work created by faculty members during their recent sabbatical leave.”

The work that Cary Esser made while she was on sabbatical at the Archie Bray Foundation in the spring 2015 semester is on view, alongside works by Julie Farstad, Dwight Frizzel, Richard Mattsson, Karen McCoy, Jason Pollen, Brett Reif, Warren Rosser, Jim Sajovic, Gary Sutton, and Pauline Verbeek-Cowart.

Today, Cary, Julie Farstad, and Pauline Verbeek-Cowart talked about their sabbaticals in a panel discussion that was led by Michelle Fricke. Each of them talked about their research, the complications with their projects, and the incredible results that came out of those serendipitous “mistakes.”

The show will be on view until October 3, 2015.

Cary Esser presenting images of her travels during her sabbatical

Cary Esser presenting images of her travels during her sabbatical

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