Mar 22, 2011    #046
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Artist and entrepreneur Peregrine Honig discusses the effects of technology on art, media and audiences

UMKC Friends of the Library hosts annual celebration April 19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - UMKC Friends of the Library will host its 46th annual celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 at Boulevard Brewing Company, 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Artist and entrepreneur Peregrine Honig will present "BOUND: a conversation about art in multiples," discussing the effects of technology on art, media and audiences.

Ticket prices for Friends of the Library members and UMKC students are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Ticket prices for guests are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here or at the event. Additional tickets are $10 each, and one raffle ticket is included in the price of admission. The raffle winner will be announced at the event and will receive a copy of Honig's "Widow," a limited-edition magazine valued at $700.

"I'm excited about this year's event because our speaker, Peregrine Honig, is a nationally-known artist with thought-provoking ideas, and many creative interests," said Jeanine Cobler, UMKC Friends of the Library board vice president. "Her limited edition magazine, 'Widow,' is an innovative work, and we are proud that soon, thanks to the UMKC Friends of the Library, the UMKC Libraries will be the only library in the Midwest with a copy of this work."

A 2010 finalist on Bravo TV's "Work of Art," Honig's work is included in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; and in several other galleries across the U.S. In Kansas City, Honig owns Fahrenheit, an alternative exhibition space, and Birdies, an independent lingerie boutique.

"I enjoy giving lectures and showing my work in alternative settings," Honig said. "Celebrating literature and experiencing a speaker in a casual space with beer and snacks appealed to me. Preparing my lecture and organizing my ideas for 'Bound' has been fun because the final environment is relaxed and easy. The talk is a great way for me to explain the process of 'Widow,' an important project in my creative life. I am honored to have 'Widow' in the UMKC permanent collection and excited to share my concepts behind it."

About Friends of the Library

UMKC Friends of the Library is a membership organization dedicated to providing needed community support to strengthen collections and services of the UMKC Libraries. Since its founding in 1965, Friends of the Library has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for the collections of UMKC's Dental, Health Sciences, Miller Nichols and Music/Media Libraries, through an annual gift and individual gifts and bequests.

About UMKC Libraries
An essential partner in intellectual discovery, knowledge creation and empowerment, UMKC Libraries serves as the hub of learning activities for students, researchers and UMKC's urban neighbors. Not only the home of books and print materials, the UMKC Libraries also provides access to a wide range of audio-visual media, over 300,000 sound recordings and rare and unique collections of books, photographs, manuscripts and maps. UMKC Libraries also links users to a world of scholarly information available through licensed online databases and journals and a vast network of reciprocal borrowing agreements with libraries around the world.

Miller Nichols Library, located on the Volker campus, is UMKC's largest library and houses the general collection, Music/Media Library, LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives. On the Health Sciences campus, the Dental Library and Health Sciences Library serve students and researchers in those disciplines. Along with its partners, the UMKC School of Law's Leon E. Bloch Law Library and the Linda Hall Library, University Libraries is the comprehensive public research library for Kansas City and the very heart of UMKC.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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