Apr 27, 2011    #093
Contact: Laura Byerley
(816) 235-1592

UMKC Student Art Exhibition begins May 5

KANSAS CITY, MO. - The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Art and Art History invites everyone to the 2011 UMKC Student Art Exhibition in Room 106 of the Fine Arts Building's Gallery of Art, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. The opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Gallery of Art, and the exhibition will run through July 30.

The exhibition is open to any student enrolled in classes at UMKC and includes painting, photography, sculpture, prints, graphic design, video and motion graphics. Featuring works by 37 artists, this year's exhibition is juried by Cara Megan Lewis.

Lewis is the curator at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary and works independently on curatorial projects in Kansas City and San Francisco. Lewis received her Master's Degree in June 2007 from the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts. Her professional experience includes three years as a registrar at Fraenkel Gallery, registration work on the Diane Arbus Retrospective at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and curatorial assistance for the arts programming at Mama Art Cafe in San Francisco.

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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