Illustration NOW

TWO EVENTS this week!!

Hi everyone! It's been a busy, bustling semester! After months of planning, we have two events coming up THIS WEEK here in Kansas City, both of which highlight and feature the work of our junior and senior Illustration students. 

Our first event, The Harvest (held on Thursday, November 30, from 5-8pm), is an annual event that enables students to make connections, meet people and share their work with various individuals from the creative community of Kansas City that we invite to our department for the evening. If you're looking for an intern or are curious about the work that's currently being created within the department, we'd love for you to join us! The event is set up trade-show-style; juniors and seniors will have their portfolios available and will be in attendance for the duration of the evening to answer your questions and share their work with you.

Our second event, ILLUSTRATION NOW (held on Friday, December 1, from 5-8pm), features exceptional junior and senior work that was selected, curated and juried by the faculty. This show is also being held in the Illustration department and coincides with the campus-wide End of Semester shows at KCAI. This show, along with the End of Semester shows, continues throughout the weekend on Saturday, December 2 from 10am-5pm and on Sunday, December 3 from 12-5pm.

The work featured below is a sampling of some of the work that will be featured in ILLUSTRATION NOW 2017. We hope to see you at The Harvest and/or ILLUSTRATION NOW!

KCAI Illustration is located at 324 East 43rd Street, KCMO, 64111. Street parking is available.

Gabbi Brandini, '18

Gabbi Brandini, '18

Meredith Lucius, '18

Meredith Lucius, '18

Vaughn Parish, '19

Vaughn Parish, '19

Austin Chapman, '19

Austin Chapman, '19

Jeff Schoenhofen, '19

Jeff Schoenhofen, '19

Willow Hardman, '19

Willow Hardman, '19

Brinnon Schaub, '18

Brinnon Schaub, '18

Arlan Engin, '19

Arlan Engin, '19

Jess Bonniwell, '18

Jess Bonniwell, '18

ILLUSTRATION NOW 2014

Once again, we're nearing the end of the fall semester which means that we're close to our end of the semester show. ILLUSTRATION NOW 2014 opens this Friday night, December 5, and we couldn't be more excited! Between the ILLUSTRATION NOW show and The Harvest Internship Event and all the work the students are finishing up before the winter break, the studios are buzzing!

Since the exhibition space within our department is somewhat small, we decided to keep this show simple and manageable. This year 34 students (out of 96) were selected by full-time faculty and invited to submit up to 2 pieces for consideration in the show. Once all the pieces were submitted, one piece per student was chosen. 

Here's a little preview of some of the work that will be in the show. Check it out!

Taylor Fourt

Taylor Fourt

RT Smith

RT Smith

Nathan Hall

Nathan Hall

Nicholette Haigler

Nicholette Haigler

Emily Stout

Emily Stout

JC Franco

JC Franco

Kristopher Martin

Kristopher Martin

Wesley Derstine

Wesley Derstine

Johannah Miller

Johannah Miller

Alison Polston

Alison Polston

Coleman Stampley

Coleman Stampley

Kendall Quack

Kendall Quack

Tobias Rose

Tobias Rose

Twodee Weaver

Twodee Weaver

Thanks for checking out the work! Join us this Friday night at 324 East 43rd Street from 5-8 pm. Be sure to stop by the other departments on campus for the 2014 End of Semester shows! 

ILLUSTRATION NOW preview #2

We're just a few days away from ILLUSTRATION NOW 2013! We're going to be prepping and painting the space tonight and the work will be hung tomorrow. So exciting! Here's some additional work that will be in the show.

Juan Carlos Franco  •  Niku , digital painting, 2013, $60 framed, $15 unframed

Juan Carlos FrancoNiku, digital painting, 2013, $60 framed, $15 unframed

Cassie Allen  • spread from  Stranger Things , hand-made book, ink on paper, 2013, $150

Cassie Allen • spread from Stranger Things, hand-made book, ink on paper, 2013, $150

Ellen Fox  •  Bumbershoot , pencil, digital, 2013, $60 framed, $30 unframed

Ellen FoxBumbershoot, pencil, digital, 2013, $60 framed, $30 unframed

Spencer Pullen  •  interior (exterior) interior , ink on paper, 2013, $275

Spencer Pulleninterior (exterior) interior, ink on paper, 2013, $275

Adam Soyring  •  Feet of Lead and Wings of Tin , found object sculpture, 2013, $225

Adam SoyringFeet of Lead and Wings of Tin, found object sculpture, 2013, $225

Christina Larkins  •  Poe Intoxication , digital painting,2013, $40 framed, $20 unframed 

Christina LarkinsPoe Intoxication, digital painting,2013, $40 framed, $20 unframed 

Nathan Hall  •  Troll , ballpoint pen on panel, 2013, $600

Nathan HallTroll, ballpoint pen on panel, 2013, $600

Thanks for looking! We hope to see you sometime this weekend! (See previous post for exhibition details.)