Tag Archive: Kansas City Art Institute

Cary Esser in Studio Potter

  Our department chair, Cary Esser, contributed an article to the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of Studio Potter, a prominent publication within the ceramics community. Her piece appears alongside writings by prolific artists such as Ayumi… Continue reading

Casey Whittier at Plenum Space

“My work is based in my need to better understand my own relationship to the objects and environments that surround me. I see each sculpture as a way to advocate for a direct… Continue reading

Lineage & Language

Our semester is wrapping up with Lineage & Language, our end of semester exhibition and senior thesis exhibition! The exhibition will be on view through this Saturday, May 14 from noon to 5… Continue reading

Students Intern with Misty Gamble

Monica Turner (junior) and Erika Hiebert (special status student) are currently wrapping up an internship with Misty Gamble, a local sculptor and Assistant Professor in the School of Foundation at KCAI. Each semester, Misty… Continue reading

Paul Donnelly does it all

For the past three years, Assistant Professor Paul Donnelly has been working as an On-Site Conference Liaison for the 2016 NCECA Conference. This means that, in addition to being a full time teacher,… Continue reading

KCAI Represented in National Student Juried Exhibition Awards

The Kansas City Art Institute was well represented in the National Student Juried Exhibition 2016 merit awards. Ariel Bowman, who graduated in 2011 and is currently attending graduate school at the University of Florida,… Continue reading

Chromophilia and Chromophobia

The new KCAI Gallery, formerly the GrandArts building, opened this spring with Chromaphobia & Chromaphilia, two alumni exhibitions sponsored by KCAI and organized by the KCAI Gallery and Director of Alumni Relations and Development,… Continue reading

A Look at NCECA Sponsored Exhibitions

Though NCECA has left Kansas City, many exhibitions sponsored by the conference are still up for a little while longer! NCECA has a complete list  of places to check out, but we wanted to… Continue reading

NCECA Awards & Honors

NCECA Awarded several of Kansas City’s own makers and mentors this year, including Victor Babu, Linda Lighton, and Richard and Evelyn Craft Belger. The Belgers received the Regional Award of Excellence, Linda Lighton… Continue reading

Mentors, Makers, and Milestones: Highlights of the Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection

As part of NCECA coming to town, the KCAI ceramics department opened its (newly renovated) doors and allowed visitors to come tour the studios, the new plaster and glaze lab, the kiln room,… Continue reading

Midterms

This week is midterm critiques! Here are some images from critique set-ups of student works.  

Ceramics Represented in KC Studio

KC Studio, Kansas City’s performing, visual, cinematic, and literary arts publication, recently featured several KCAI faculty and alumni, including Cary Esser on the cover, Victor Babu, Casey Whittier, Paul Donnelly, Brett Ginsburg, and… Continue reading

Emily Connell: Vade Mecum

Alumni Emily Connell (graduated 2012) has a solo exhibition opening at Kiosk gallery this Friday, March 11 through April 7th in conjunction with the NCECA conference. Kiosk Gallery describes the work in the… Continue reading

Guest critiques: Raechell Smith, Jose Faus, Mo Dickens, Amy Kligman

Juniors and seniors got some practice talking about their work in group critiques with special guest critiquers Jose Faus, Raechell Smith, Mo Dickens, and Amy Kligman. The group critique format allows for students… Continue reading

Driveway Renovations

The ceramics department updated the interior facilities and is now updating the exterior as well! Renovations on our new front entryway are almost complete!

Every Semester: Collecting KCAI Ceramics 1995-2015

The spring semester opened with one of the many shows coming to Kansas City for the NCECA Conference: “Every Semester: Collecting KCAI Ceramics 1995-2015″ at the Belger Arts Center. Organized and with selections by Cary… Continue reading

Lecture: Garth Clark at Belger Craneyard Studios

Garth Clark visited Kansas City a few weeks ago to deliver a lecture very pertinent to the upcoming spring, with shows like Every Semester at the Belger Arts Center and NCECA approaching: he spoke… Continue reading

Exhibition set up

Stay tuned for images of the works from the fall end-of-semester exhibition, “In Transition.” In the mean time, here is a behind-the-scenes look at setting up the show:

Sophomore final critiques

The 2015 fall semester wrapped up this week with the end-of-semester exhibition, “In Transition” – but before that, students put together displays of the work they did this semester for final critiques. Here… Continue reading

Visiting Artists: Joanna Powell and Jesse Ring

The KCAI ceramics department welcomed Joanna Powell and Jesse Ring this week to give lectures and critique student work. Jesse graduated from the KCAI ceramics department in 2006 and recently received his MFA degree… Continue reading

Update: Upstairs

After the renovations to the “old kiln room” this summer, their is a new upstairs wing that is dedicated to 3D printing and expanded storage for the teaching collection. Here are some photos… Continue reading

Resin Relics: Student Interns with Rain Harris

This semester, senior Leah Nelson is interning with Rain Harris, a local sculptor. Leah is helping Rain prepare for several upcoming shows – including a show at the Belger Arts Center during NCECA 2016.… Continue reading

EXHIBITION: DREAMING IN MAGYAR

This Friday, October 2, six students from the KCAI ceramics department have a show opening as part of Leedy-Voulkos’s “Undergrad Underground” series. The students (Donut Goshorn, Maggie Demeulmeester, Melanie Johnson, Angelina Yang, Erika Hiebert,… Continue reading

Senior Critiques with Marcus Cain and Beverly Ahern

Seniors had their first group critiques of the semester last Wednesday with special guests Marcus Cain and Beverly Ahern. Marcus and Beverly critiqued the seniors’ progress on their Elsewhere projects, which are on… Continue reading

In Pursuit: Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Biennial

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… Continue reading

Breaking in the new facilities

This summer, the section of the building known as the “old kiln room” was completely remodeled – the space is now a new plaster lab, an expanded glaze room, and space upstairs for 3D… Continue reading

Welcome, Casey!

2008 graduate Casey Whittier is joining us again this year – this time, as a full time instructor for the sophomores. The image above is from her most recent solo show, titled Above… Continue reading

Modularity: Spring 2015 end of semester ceramics show

The 2015 school year finished with a fantastic end of the year exhibition titled “Modularity.” Here are images of some of the work from the show, including our 2015 graduating seniors’ work and… Continue reading

Passing the Torch

With the beginning of a new year, a new blogger is taking over. My name is Donut and I am going to be carrying on where Dia Saunders left off. (Thanks, Dia!) I… Continue reading

Just Weeks Away From the Spring Exhibition

Everyone in studio is hard at work preparing for the end of semester. Take a look at some of our work and don’t forget to see the fruits of our labors at the 2014… Continue reading