Illustration Now 2013

BiG thanks!

Although last semester seems like forever ago (!), we wanted to stop and give a special shout out to Pam and Gary Gradinger for their generous support and for sponsoring our department. Your belief in our department and our students means the world to us and to KCAI. Thank you!!

Here are just a few picks from the Illustration NOW show, held on December 5, 2013.

Thank you Pam & Gary!

Thank you Pam & Gary!

What is normally classroom space was transformed into gallery space for Illustration NOW 2013.

What is normally classroom space was transformed into gallery space for Illustration NOW 2013.

Junior Rosie Ruzicka talking about her piece with patrons Cindy and Steve Kunz.

Junior Rosie Ruzicka talking about her piece with patrons Cindy and Steve Kunz.

Several juniors checking out the work in the show.

Several juniors checking out the work in the show.

Professor David Terrill and senior Christina Larkins talking about the show.

Professor David Terrill and senior Christina Larkins talking about the show.

Professor and Department Chair Steve Mayse talking with patron Cindy Kunz about the show. (That's me, prof Maura Cluthe, on the right ready with some red dots. I was more than happy to place red dots on some pieces that night!)

Professor and Department Chair Steve Mayse talking with patron Cindy Kunz about the show. (That's me, prof Maura Cluthe, on the right ready with some red dots. I was more than happy to place red dots on some pieces that night!)

ILLUSTRATION NOW preview

ILLUSTRATION NOW 2013 is just over a week away and we couldn't be more excited! Between the ILLUSTRATION NOW show next weekend, The Harvest Internship Event on December 12 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. 38 students (out of 102) were selected by full-time faculty and invited to submit up to 3 pieces for consideration in the show. Once all the pieces were submitted, one piece per student was chosen. 

Since the show is almost a week away, we thought we'd post a little preview of some of the work that will be in the show. Check it out!

Lamya Al Douri  •  Hilawaa (Beauty)  , graphite, digital, 2013, $75 framed

Lamya Al DouriHilawaa (Beauty) , graphite, digital, 2013, $75 framed

Kelsey Borcherding  •  Sketch #118 , gouache, 2013, $150 framed original 

Kelsey BorcherdingSketch #118, gouache, 2013, $150 framed original 

Salvador Carrasco  •  Eschaton , digital, 2013, $75 framed

Salvador CarrascoEschaton, digital, 2013, $75 framed

Kim Chapman  •  Walk My Dog , 2013, digital, 2012, $60 framed, $30 unframed

Kim ChapmanWalk My Dog, 2013, digital, 2012, $60 framed, $30 unframed

Katherine Dodson  •  The Jungle Book , ink on board, 2013, $245 framed

Katherine DodsonThe Jungle Book, ink on board, 2013, $245 framed

Austin Gober  •  Just Numbers , acrylic and ink, 2013, $450

Austin GoberJust Numbers, acrylic and ink, 2013, $450

Angelita Medina Gonzales  •  Kishi Bashi , mixed media, 2013, $65 framed, $25 unframed

Angelita Medina GonzalesKishi Bashi, mixed media, 2013, $65 framed, $25 unframed

Phil Hernandez  •  Funkadelic , digital, 2013, $60 framed, $30 unframed

Phil HernandezFunkadelic, digital, 2013, $60 framed, $30 unframed

Emma Jennings  •  Untitled , graphite on paper, 2013, $350 framed

Emma JenningsUntitled, graphite on paper, 2013, $350 framed

Kristopher Martin  •  Crow Mother of Country Club Drive , ink, acrylic, mixed media, 2013, $200 framed

Kristopher MartinCrow Mother of Country Club Drive, ink, acrylic, mixed media, 2013, $200 framed

Suzanne Nelson  •  Face Assemblage , mixed media, $275 / prints $45

Suzanne NelsonFace Assemblage, mixed media, $275 / prints $45

Purps Percival  •  Kintsukuroi , watercolor and ink, 2013, $125

Purps PercivalKintsukuroi, watercolor and ink, 2013, $125

Brittany Plachecki  •  Blasphemy , digital, 2013, $50 framed, $20 unframed

Brittany PlacheckiBlasphemy, digital, 2013, $50 framed, $20 unframed

Tara Raweewon  •  V---- d- M--- , digital, 2013, $65 framed

Tara RaweewonV---- d- M---, digital, 2013, $65 framed

Carrie Riehl  •  Tractor Ride , oil on canvas, 2013, $400

Carrie RiehlTractor Ride, oil on canvas, 2013, $400

Jacob Robinson  •  The Transfiguration of Horselover Fat (Vast Active Living Intelligence Systems) , mixed media + digital, 2013, $70 framed, $40 unframed

Jacob RobinsonThe Transfiguration of Horselover Fat (Vast Active Living Intelligence Systems), mixed media + digital, 2013, $70 framed, $40 unframed

Rosemarie Ruzicka  •  Fox In Snow , silkscreen, 2011, $150 framed  This piece was a part of  Illustrators 55 , a juried exhibition on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York, January 2013.

Rosemarie RuzickaFox In Snow, silkscreen, 2011, $150 framed

This piece was a part of Illustrators 55, a juried exhibition on display at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York, January 2013.

Patti Ryland  •  Streptococcalroach , digital painting, 2013, $65 framed

Patti RylandStreptococcalroach, digital painting, 2013, $65 framed

Brantly Sheffield  •  Outfield , oil on masonite, 2013, $400

Brantly SheffieldOutfield, oil on masonite, 2013, $400

R.T. Smith  •  400 Funerals , acrylic, watercolor, digital, 2013, $75 framed

R.T. Smith400 Funerals, acrylic, watercolor, digital, 2013, $75 framed

Coleman Stampley  •  Rise and Fall , digital, 2013, $70 framed, $40 unframed

Coleman StampleyRise and Fall, digital, 2013, $70 framed, $40 unframed

Clinton Walker  •  Artist's Block , ink and digital, 2013, $60 framed, $25 unframed

Clinton WalkerArtist's Block, ink and digital, 2013, $60 framed, $25 unframed

Allison Welter  •  Hindu Demon Mask , cut paper, 2013, $20 unframed print

Allison WelterHindu Demon Mask, cut paper, 2013, $20 unframed print

Kelsey Wroten  •  Monster Mash , ink and digital on paper, 2013, $70 framed, $35 unframed

Kelsey WrotenMonster Mash, ink and digital on paper, 2013, $70 framed, $35 unframed

David White  •  It'sa Mario , cut paper and spray paint, 2013, $200

David WhiteIt'sa Mario, cut paper and spray paint, 2013, $200

We will be posting additional work in the next few days. Stay tuned!

 

Patron Preview Night 
This is a ticketed event; Students, Faculty, and Patrons Welcome
Thursday, December 5th from 6 to 9 PM

For ticket information, visit kcai.edu/patronpreview

End of Semester Show 
FREE and open to the public
Friday, December 6th, Opening Reception from 5 to 7 PM; Weekend Hours: Saturday, December 7th from 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday, December 8th from 12 to 5 PM

The Flex Space Gallery • KCAI Illustration Building, 324 East 43rd Street KCMO (Street parking is available)

ILLUSTRATION NOW 2013

ILLUSTRATION N0W 2013 is a faculty curated group show featuring the work of Kansas City Art Institute Illustration students. 

Featuring work by: Cassie Allen, Lamya Al Douri, Kelsey Borcherding, Salvador Carrasco, Kim Chapman, Katherine Dodson, Ellen Fox, Juan Carlos Franco, Caleb Gebel, Austin Gober, Angelita Gonzales, Nathan Hall, Phil Hernandez, Emma Jennings, Christina Larkins, Kristopher Martin, Suzanne Nelson, Purps Percival, Brittany Plachecki, Austin Pritchett, Spencer Pullen, Kendall Quack, Tara Raweewon, Carrie Riehl, Jacob Robinson, Rosie Ruzicka, Patti Ryland, Brantley Sheffield, Taylor Smith, Adam Soyring, Coleman Stampley, Luke Taylor, Clinton Walker, Alli Welter, Kelsey Wroten, David White

Find us on Facebook: ILLUSTRATION NOW 2013

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 the Kansas City Art Institute will host a Patron Preview from 6 to 10 p.m. on the eve of the public opening of the end-of-semester student exhibition and sale. Partygoers will have an opportunity to tour selected studio departments; view and purchase work before the exhibition and sale opens to the public; and enjoy a progressive evening of food and drinks. Proceeds benefit the student scholarship fund.

Exclusive Patron Preview
OPENING: Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6-9 pm
For ticket information, visit www.kcai.edu/PatronPreview or call 816-802-3483.

KCAI’s “End-of-semester student exhibition and sale” showcases work by students in the departments of ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. 

End of Semester Exhibition Show & Sale
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
OPENING: Friday, December 6, 2013, 5-7pm
Weekend Hours: Saturday, December 7, 10am-5pm and Sunday, December 8, 12pm-5pm

Join us at The Flex Space Gallery in the KCAI Illustration Building, 324 East 43rd Street, KCMO

Street parking is available.

We hope to se you there!!

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