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UMKC Art and Art History Senior Seminar students have played a major role in the Charlotte Street Foundation's latest exhibition.

College Town. City Life.

UMKC's weekly arts and culture roundup

Every week, the University of Missouri-Kansas City offers an array of on-campus activities. It’s nothing new. UMKC has a long legacy of hosting countless culturally enriching events. These activities are part of what has made UMKC an arts and culture powerhouse. The influence of UMKC-based and UMKC-trained artists extends well beyond the campus’ edge, so their activities are listed here as well.



Featured Event: “Have I been here before?”

One of the highlights of this weekend’s First Friday events is the latest exhibition from the Charlotte Street Foundation. UMKC Art and Art History Senior Seminar students have played a major role in the new project from the very start.

Curator-in-Residence Jamilee Polson Lacy gave the students real world experience when she invited them to write, design and even help hang the works that make up “Have I been here before?” 

“We’ve had the opportunity to do everything from the designing to the installation of the artwork. We’re all very grateful to be part of this,” Amy DeSitter, Studio Art student, said.

The exhibition features work from local artists as well as UMKC student artists. In “Have I been here before?” local artists explored the question: What is it about a place that makes it instantly recognizable? Opening night is Friday, November 2, 7 – 11 p.m.

The collective works bring together Kansas City-specific and not-so-specific moments, memories and histories in an attempt to capture what is just so familiar about this place, that place or any place.

Featured writing ranges from travelogues and historical accounts to short fictions and non-fictions that recount the lives of place-dwellers. Excerpts from each piece of writing are scrawled along the gallery walls, operating both in tandem with displayed artworks and as ancillary reading throughout the exhibition’s installation. The complete texts, artist biographies, and a curatorial essay are presented in a limited edition poster publication designed by UMKC students Karen Daugherty, Erik Mitchell and Aamina Nahlawi.

What:“Have I been here before?” This is the first exhibition organized by Charlotte Street Foundation’s inaugural Curator-In-Residence, Jamilee Polson Lacy. UMKC Art and Art History students assisted with this exhibition.
Where: La Esquina, 1000 W 25th St. Kansas City, Mo.
When:Opening reception takes place Friday, November  2, 7 – 11 p.m.The exhibit will run November 2 – December 22
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Friday, November 2 – Thursday, November 8

What:Crescendo.Crescendo 2012 will place more than 250 students and faculty on stage in a seamless performance designed to be as brisk as it is eclectic.
Where: Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
When:Friday, November 2Get more details.

What:Kids Club: "Aesop's Fables."The Greek storyteller Aesop wrote many well-known fables such “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Boy who Cried Wolf,” and the “Ant and the Grasshopper.” UMKC dancers whirl their way through some of Aesop’s best-loved fables, telling stories through dance, movement, and music.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Saturday, November 3, 10 -11 a.m.
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What: “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson.” This is an edgy rock musical about our nation’s seventh president.
Where: Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Nov. 4
UMKC Connection: Co-production with UMKC Theatre. Many of the actors and designers are UMKC graduate students.
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What:Look Attractive.” The UMKC Gallery of Art presents a curated exhibition that features work from seven national and international artists who address the subject of attraction.
Where: 204 Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Opening nightThursday, November 8, 5 -7 p.m. Exhibit runs November 8, - January 14.
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What:The Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents “The Mystery of Irma Vep (A Penny Dreadful).”The play has been cited as one of the best plays of 1984 by The New York Times and TIMEmagazine.  The thriller/comedy has been called a gender-bending tour-de-force.
Where: Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Nov. 18.
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What:A doctoral recital with Charles Pridgen on saxophone, and Viktoria Martirosyan Fatu, piano; Hillary Sametz, viola; Tiffany Bell, cello; and Natalie Lassinger, soprano.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:The UMKC Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet (Charles Calloway and Dustin Williams, trumpets; Matthew Haislip, horn; Kathleen McGowan, trombone; and Brielan Andersen, tuba) will perform.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Sunday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:Jazz Combos. Conservatory jazz students perform in combos.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Monday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:Student Recital with members of the Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, with Parinya Chucherdwatanasak as orchestral conductor.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Monday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:The Conservatory presents an all-Corigliano concert, supported in part by the Howard and Patricia Barr Institute for American Composition Studies. John Corigliano is the Conservatory's current Barr Laureate.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
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What:Faculty pianist Karen Kushner and the Conservatory's 2012 Barr Laureate ensemble, eighth blackbird, will conduct a Mozart/piano coaching session.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, November 8, 11:30 a.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:A collaborative concert between Conservatory students and eighth blackbird. The Conservatory's current Barr Laureate ensemble, eighth blackbird, and Conservatory faculty, alumni, and student musicians will perform music written by composition students of all levels, with choreography and dancing from dance students.
Where: EventPort, 208 West 19th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, November 8, 5:30 p.m.
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What: Nick Yarsulik, Forgotten Pieces and Broken Memories. MA Thesis Show of digital artist Nick Yarsulik. Yarsulik’s current work explores the complexity of human relationships, the distortion and intangibility of memory, and the translation of these concepts into computer simulations and animations.
Where:The UMKC Gallery of Art, Room 203 of the Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through November 2.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A master class presented by trombonist Todd Schendel. Schendel is a member of Contrapunctus Brass Trio and a professor at Coe College.
Where:James C. Performing Arts Center, Room 326, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, November 8, 6 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: “On Display: Exploring Body Image,” a multi-media, group invitational exhibition. The selected works explore the broad concept of “body image” through a variety of methods – urging viewers to rethink personal perceptions. 
Where:Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Friday November 2 at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will run November 2-December 1.
UMKC Connection: UMKC Studio Art BA student Jason Carron is included in the exhibition.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Noah McNair, double bassMaster's Recital with Victoria Fatu, piano.
Where:Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: UMKC Theatre presents “Cover of Life,” a play about spouses and their families left behind when soldiers go to war. This play is set in WWII.
Where:James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, Studio 116, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Previews start Friday, November 2.
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What: David Owen, author of “The Conundrum,” will discuss his book. He posits that we already have what we need to live sustainably. His concern, and the crux of the argument in his new book is that increased efficiency makes it possible for us to consume more.
Where:Student Union Multipurpose Room 401, 5100 Cherry, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, November 8, 7 - 8 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:The Blue Gallery presents Bernal Koehrsen’s Landscapes from the Spirit” and D. Ross’ Everlasting.”
Where: The Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Exhibition runs through October 27.
UMKC Connection: Kelly Kuhn, co-owner of the Blue Gallery, is a UMKC graduate. 
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What:The New Theatre Restaurant’s “Social Security,” features Barbara Eden, best known for her role in “I Dream of Jeannie.”
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster, Overland Park, Ks.  
When: Now through Nov. 4.
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates and both were presented this year with honorary doctorates by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.
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What:The Coterie Theatre presents “The Presidents Tour,” which tours schools this fall. Students will learn about 44 presidents in 45 minutes.
Where: Call the Coterie Theatre to schedule a performance.
When: Performances began Oct. 4.
UMKC Connection: Two UMKC graduate theatre students founded the Coterie.
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What:Love: It Takes Two. In this program, the Kansas City Symphony explores the most famous couples, pairs and star-crossed lovers in history. Highlights include Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March.
When: Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m.
Where: Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
UMKC Connection:The Kansas City Symphony was founded by faculty member Karl Krueger in 1933.Eighth Blackbird’s connection with the Symphony is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Symphony and the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.
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“We’ve had the opportunity to do everything from the designing, to the installation of the artwork. We’re all very grateful to be part of this.”

Amy DeSitter
Art Studio Student