Monthly Archives: January 2016

teresa magel

KC Artists Lifestyle is back this week with Kansas City painter Teresa Magel (@teresamagelart). Teresa has been a long time KCAC friend as an artist and patron. Her paintings have been included in several shows at KCAC over the years and she is always at the ready to lend a hand as a volunteer!

Here is a little bit about Teresa in her own words…

“My work is meant to define my ideal of femininity from an introspective view.

Creating my life the way I want it to be, my paintings lend a sense of serenity, calm, peace and beauty as I see it. My work is intended to be not only a definition of femininity, but a dialogue of what internal femininity is. The aesthetic beauty is visible because that is how I choose to see my world. In all honesty, true feminine beauty is visible only because it is a reflection of all aspects of what I feel the essence of being female is. It is feeling and being beautiful outwardly because your soul is as well. It is displaying strength and persevering amidst vulnerability. It is being proud of yourself without apology, loving yourself unconditionally so that you may be love to others…Beauty.

My figures are often identifiable by factors which lend them a sense of serenity and/or ardor, such as their dreamlike closed eyes or their emotion baring stares. I also use elements of nature that I feel emote passion and show grace including, flowers, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, hummingbirds and layers of color.

I create my painting with intermittent layers of both acrylic paints or oil paints and glaze mediums. My intent is to create one of a kind pieces that embody my ideal of femininity and express the sentiment therein.”

We are looking forward to seeing what a week in the life of Teresa (@teresamagelart) is all about, but since we just can’t wait, here are a few images of Teresa’s work and past Instagram images…

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Be sure to follow Teresa on her KCAC Instagram journey Thursday, January 21st – Tuesday, January 26th! And if you find yourself in need of your very own Teresa Magel painting, you can find her artwork here in Kansas City, at the always awesome Hilliard Gallery @hilliard_gallery.

If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search all social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle

kate schroeder

KC Artists Lifestyle is back this week with Kansas City ceramic artist Kate Schroeder (@neatartiststudio)! We happened upon Kate several months ago on Instagram and just couldn’t take our eyes off her work, so naturally we wanted her to share her passions with you!

Kate received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri and continued North from here to receive her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2012. Here is a little insight in to Kate and her work…

“Over the last 2 years I have focused my energy on the exploration of clay and the meaning of form and function. I believe that the life cycle of a ceramic vessel is not complete until the work is used. Until it is filled with nourishment and that nourishment is consumed. It is at this point that the viewer is able to truly connect with the work. Since the relationship between viewer and the functional ceramic is so intimate, I focused this energy on craftsmanship. In 2015 I hit a breakthrough on my relationship with clay and the aesthetic development of my work.

This current body of work is feminine and playful.  Each piece is unique and no two are alike. They are intended to portray a union of opposing classifications that we so often find within our culture and artistic language. These classifications include, but are not limited to: functional vs. sculptural, fragility vs. stability, attraction vs. repulsion, and elegance vs. clumsiness. The works implore consideration and placement within each category, so that they might open the door to the possibility of blending our opinions and make way for a world of beautiful art pieces that are meant to be touched and that are meant to and used, rather than looked at from a distance.”

We are looking forward to seeing what a week in the life of Kate (@neatartiststudio) is all about, but since we just can’t wait, here are a few images of Kate’s work and past Instagram images…

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Be sure to follow Kate on her KCAC Instagram journey Thursday, January 14th – Tuesday, January 19th!

If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search all social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle

Throwback Thursday – KCAC Forum Jan 1983

KCAC Forum Magazine January 1983

KANSAS ARTIST POSTCARD SERIES
by Don Lambert

Fifteen Kansas artists have had their postcard-size paintings chosen to be included in the 1983 Kansas ARtist Postcard Series sponsored by the Associaton of Community Arts Councils of Kansas.

It is the fifth year that ACACK has sponsored the series in an effort to familiarize Kansans with some of the state’s finest artists, according to Ellen Morgan, ACACK’s executive director.

The new series, which includes works by Barbara Roberts, Shawnee Mission; Paul Wolf, Kansas City; and Joan Foth and David Zlotky, Topeka, now is being sold for $4 by various arts councils, art galleries and books hops in the state as well at the ACACK office, 333 N Penn, Oberlin, Kansas 67749.

More than 200 artists entered this year’s competition which was judged by Stephen Doherty, editor of the New York City based magazine, American Artist.

In addition to being reproduced as postcards, the 15 winning works and ten alternates form an art show which ACACK tours to banks, libraries, businesses, and other facilities in the state.

For the unveiling of the new postcard series, the originals from the new series plus those from the previous four series were shown Nov. 13-26 at the Kansas Gallery of Fine Arts in Topeka. Referred to as “The Best Little Art Show In Kansas,” the show consisted of more than 100 works of art, each, the size of a 4×6 postcard.  Also at the gallery  during that time were regular size works of art by the new postcard artists, as well as by previous winners including Robert Sudlow, Walter Hatke, Charles Sanderson, and Roger Shimamoura.

johnny starke

2016 is here and so is the Artist Lifestyle Project! With a new year comes TONS of new and awesome artists. We are kicking it off super duper special like with KC Artist Lifestyles’ very first filmmaker Johnny Starke (@johnny2tone).

Johnny was born in New York City, graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2005 and promptly began his first film job in NYC at Troma Entertainment, Inc. Film and family brought him to Kansas City in 2007 where he has since carved out a niche in the burgeoning KC film community directing and producing local and national movies, music videos and commercials.

Beyond his love for film, Johnny also puts his creative juices into the local and international music scene. Since his youth, he has curated and collected an impressive vinyl collection of music spanning from 50’s Jamaican soul all the way to current British ska. In 2015, his passion for music led him to create his very own music label and online record distribution site, Teenage Heart Stateside Distro, to help spread his love of all things music.

So, let’s get ready for a wild week of movies, music and more friends! We are looking forward to seeing what a week in the life of Johnny (@johnny2tone) is all about, but since we just can’t wait, here are a few images of Johnny’s work and past Instagram images…

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Be sure to follow Johnny on his KCAC Instagram journey Thursday, January 7th – Tuesday, January 12th!

If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search all social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle