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Thursday, October 3, 2019 through Sunday, January 26, 2020

2019 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to host the 2019 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards exhibition, presenting recent work by three Kansas City–based artists: Boi Boy, Megan Pobywajlo, and Fatimah Tuggar. 97 local artists have received the Visual Artist Awards from Charlotte Street Foundation, with $721,500 in unrestricted cash grants being awarded directly to artists who are making exemplary contemporary work in the Kansas City metro area.

The opening reception for this annual exhibition takes place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 and is open from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. You can RSVP for the exhibition on Eventbrite.

A jury of arts professionals selected the artists to receive this prestigious award as a testament to their practice and achievements in the visual arts. Each artist has risen to the challenge of presenting a selection of new work and expanding individual presentation methods at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Thursday, November 28 at 7:30 PM

Spine Showcases Thanksgiving Special with Logan Richardson

For a special Thanksgiving  performance, Spine Showcases is thankful to be hosting Logan Richardson! Spine Showcases is a monthly concert series featuring the best contemporary jazz artists in Kansas City for free. Curated by Kelley Gant, patrons can expect some of the freshest experiences that the Kansas City jazz scene has to offer. After celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family in the day time, swing on over to Capsule for a free performance from touring artist Logan Richardson! The Spine Showcases are FREE and open to the public. Every show takes place at Capsule (located 1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO). Spine Showcases occur on the third Thursday of every month. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the performance begins at 8:00 PM.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 6 -9 PM

Reading as Publishing: Access to Books – No. 2

“Books need to circulate to have an impact by being read.” — Eva Weinmayr, Library Underground — A Reading List for a Coming Community In essence, Reading as Publishing: Access to Books is a participatory publishing workshop, during which Capsule will be transformed into a temporary library and reading room. The library will feature printed facsimiles of complete and partial publications that were listed and/or reviewed in issues of the The Whole Earth Catalog. Visitors will be invited to read the materials in the space at their leisure and mark-up the facsimiles with written notes, annotations, and other edits, highlighting excerpts of the materials that they find interesting, notable, or shareable. A librarian will document their excerpts and upload them to a website which will display them as a stream. This website will be updated in realtime, publicly accessible, and on view in the library. Later, the compiled excerpts will be published as a print-on-demand book. Participants are welcome to come to this free show that is all ages and open to the public. The event takes place at Capsule, which is the performing arts space at 1664 Broadway Blvd. Street parking is available along 17th street, Washington Street, and in the gravel parking lot behind the building.

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Monday, December 30 at 7:30 PM

Spine Showcases – “Best Of” Live Taping!

To wrap up an exciting calendar year of Spine Showcases shows in Capsule, the final show will go out with a "Best Of" bang and live taping! Spine Showcases is a monthly concert series featuring the best contemporary jazz artists in Kansas City for free. Curated by Kelley Gant, patrons can expect some of the freshest experiences that the Kansas City jazz scene has to offer. This final show in 2019 features some of your favorite artists from the year and the show will documented for online streaming!

The Spine Showcases are FREE and open to the public. Every show takes place at Capsule (located 1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO). Spine Showcases occur on the third Thursday of every month but due to the holidays, this last edition will be on a Monday evening. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the performance begins at 8:00 PM.

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