Celia Ruiz & Diane Burkholder with One Struggle KC Engaging Art/Una Lucha KC Arte Atractivo and artist Isaac Tapi, join us live in the studio. One Struggle KC Engaging Art/Una Luch KC Arte Atractivo works to empower, unite, and educate oppressed groups/communities within the KC metro area through art. Awarded a 2015-2016 Rocket Grant, the grant will enable One Struggle KC/Una Lucha KC (1SKC/UL) to serve marginalized communities within their own neighborhoods. By utilizing less stigmatizing settings to address mental health concerns, 1SKC/UL will be able to reach families most affected by trauma. 1SKC/UL will partner with other organizations to capture the attention of people of color who are often unaware of the transformative nature of art.
For more information: www.rocketgrants.org/rocket-grants-projects/the-projects-2015-2016/one-struggle-kc-engaging-art-una-lucha-kc-arte-atractivo/
Ashley Lindeman, President of The Graduate Art History Association (GAHA) treasurer Meghan Donohogne, and artist Maret Miller join us in the second half of the program. The Graduate Art History Association (GAHA) is a student group under the Art & Art History Department that dedicates itself to fostering professional development in art scholarship. We work with local museums, galleries, and educational institutions to enable students to enter into dialogue with established art professionals. This is GAHA’s second exhibition (the group curates one for the UMKC Gallery of Art once every 2-3 years). Body-Mind Entente features multimedia artworks that explore the relationship between body and mind, perception and cognition, consciousness and spirituality. It looks into the biological and cultural factors that shape our existence, enabling us to develop singular identities while simultaneously sharing many features and modes of behavior with others. This exhibition opens a dialogue between art and cognitive sciences by unveiling significant crossovers between artists and scientists’ objects of inquiry. The contemporary artists whose work is included in Body-Mind Entente approach pivotal questions about how people perceive, think, and build a sense of identity in relation to others. The exhibition shows that aesthetics play an important role in heightening self-consciousness and triggering reflection on the interdependence between body and mind.
Opening Reception: Thursday January 21, 2016, 5—7PM UMKC Gallery of Art Fine Arts Building 5015 Holmes KCMO 64110
Free Parking in the Cherry St. garage, levels 5 & 6
Artists Featured: JJ Allen, Emily Connell, Sarabeth Dunton, Diana Heise, Robert Howsare, Nene Humphrey, Maret K. Miller, Molly Murphy, Jodi Lightner & Amber Stene, Miles Neidinger, Patricia Olynyk, Anne Austin Pearce, Jim Sajovic, Jamie Bates Slone, & Hong Chun Zhang
Panel Discussion: Exploring Body-Mind Connections
Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6:00—7:30 pm at the UMKC Gallery of Art. Featured speakers: New York City artist Nene Humphrey, art historian and UMKC faculty member Dr. Cristina Albu, neuroscientist and UMKC faculty member Dr. Nash Boutros, and art history graduate student Tara Karaim as moderator. The discussion will address how the neural basis of perception, along with cultural affiliations, influences aesthetic experience. The program aims to expand the traditional understanding of neuroscience and art by fostering a broader comprehension and appreciation of the qualities of both.
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