Wednesday, February 3, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org
Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd chats with TJ Templeton gallery director/artist in residence at the Bunker Center for the Arts, musician & KKFI DJ Jason Vivone, and artists Kevin Hopkins and Izsys Archer.
TJ TEMPLETON the Gallery Director and artist-in-residence at the Bunker Center for the Arts talks about the current group exhibition “Stupid Cupid/Eros Unbound” and other projects in the future.
The Bunker Center was established 5 years ago as an artist-run gallery and studio space. The Bunker currently provides studios for 12 artists in a variety of disciplines and contains 6 different galleries that feature a rotating monthly exhibition as well as an inventory of over 350 artworks by local, regional, and internationally collected artists.
Bunker Center for the Arts is located on the corner of 19th and Troost and is open to the public through appointment only. Appointments can be made through the facebook page or the website.
Our February show is the second annual “Stupid Cupid/Eros Unbound”, featuring 25 regional artists focusing on sex, love, relationships, and sexual identity. Over 25 artists ranging from emerging to internationally collected. Media in various 2d and 3d forms. Show opens February 5th and runs through Feb 28th. Viewings are by appointment only and our virtual First Friday reception will be closed to the public and streamed via Facebook live.
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KEVIN HOPKINS, born in Beaufort, South Carolina, is a KCAI Painting and Art History double-major. Hopkins has focused his studies on contemporary art, including painting and drawing to create representational images concerning the black perception and the contradictions of humanity. Kevin is frequently active on Instagram via the handle “@beebro_irl”.
IZSYS ARCHER is from Lafayette, Indiana and is a current junior in the photography department at Kansas City Art Institute. In 2019 she participated as a panelist at the H&R Block ArtSpace in Kansas City. Archer has also co-curated and shown work locally at Leedy-Voulkus Arts Center.
Dress Code: Black Only celebrates resilience reserved for the Black student body at Kansas City Art Institute. The work in this exhibition showcases intersections of the Black consciousness, interior, and internet spaces. As critical political conversations have moved from the streets to online platforms, there has been a rise of the fetishization of Black suffering supporting agendas detrimental to the Black community.