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sike

KCAC Artist Lifestyle is returning this week with local artist, designer and mural magician Sike (@sikestyle). We imagine that many of you have happened across many of Sike’s work throughout the KC area on your afternoon strolls or while driving through the city. His bright, graphic style murals can be seen on walls from the Boulevard all the way up and throughout the Westport area and beyond.

Sike earned his BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute, and for the past 15 years, has run his successful art business Sike Style Industries while working full-time as a designer for the Kansas Life Science Research Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His creative practice includes fine art paintings, 2D design on walls and print graphics. His love of street art and graffiti has led him to community engaged projects as a muralist. Murals allow Sike to transform bland or vandalized surfaces with colorful, positive and uplifting imagery that inspire pride in the nearby communities. On the long list of walls you may see some of his awarded commissions from: Qdoba Restaurants, the Kansas City Art in the Loop foundation & the Kansas City Royals.

We are very excited to see what all he has in store for us! Here are a few images of his artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…Shafer_Phil-SIKE_Image-3_AL_5_17      Shafer_Phil-SIKE_Image-2_AL_5_17     Shafer_Phil-SIKE_Image-1_AL_5_17

Be sure to follow Sike on his KCAC Instagram story starting tomorrow Thursday, May 18th – Tuesday, May 23rd!

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 social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle

veronica ceci

KCAC Artist Lifestyle is back this week, but we are heading down south and a bit to the west to visit with our printmaking friend Veronica Ceci (@lithographette). Veronica will be showing her artwork in the KCAC galleries May 12 – June 23, 2017, so we are very excited to get a early look into what is going to be making its way to Kansas City next week!

Veronica received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, is a certified Tamarind Institute lithographer and completed her MFA at Kent State University. Her pieces have been included in exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the IPCNY. Veronica’s works are held in many collections including the Zuckerman Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Experimental Printmaking Institute, Capitol One and the Dell Children’s Hospital.

Although Veronica’s primary identity is that of artist, this role is largely unpaid, so she supplements it by working as Master Printer at Flatbed Press in Austin, TX, where she collaborates with other artists to create lithographs from stone. She also labors as a housekeeper, and the intersection of these jobs and their symbolic value in American society are explored through her colorful prints and print based installation work.

Her solo exhibition Keeping House opens May 12th here at KCAC, so we are very excited to see what all she has in store for us! Here are a few images of her artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…

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Be sure to follow Veronica on her KCAC Instagram story starting tomorrow Thursday, May 4th – Tuesday, May 9th!

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 social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle

jefferson blair

KCAC Artist Lifestyle is back this week with long time KCAC friend and artist Jefferson Blair (@jblair007)! Please help us in welcoming him and his spectacular glass sculpture to the KCAC Instagram account this week!

Jefferson has been a long standing supporter of KCAC for several years now and many of you may have actually met him in person at a variety of events here at the Artists Coalition! His countless volunteer hours and general rallying for staff, member artists and the organization have sometimes overshadowed the simple fact that he too is a TERRIFIC artist! We thought, it was long over due that he take a minute to share with everyone his own artwork and amazing glasses creations on the KCAC Instagram. Over the next six days we are looking forward to seeing what Jefferson have in store for us, but in the mean time, here are a few words about Jefferson, his art and his current inspiration:

“My current work focuses on innovative, sculptural, kiln-formed glass, metal and lighting design. All facets of work pay homage to light and its interaction with our senses. Within the final piece, the beauty of the art continually evolves via light and seasonal shifts. As the light source varies, the work itself embodies a new radiance, meaning, and ever-changing expression.”

We are very excited to see what the world looks like through Jefferson’s eyes and to see what he will be sharing with us on his Instagram journey. Here are a few images of his artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…

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Be sure to follow Jefferson on his KCAC Instagram story starting tomorrow Thursday, April 27th – Tuesday, May 2nd!

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 social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle

beacon and bird

We are doing a little switch up this week on the KCAC Artist Lifestyle, and have a two person take over in store for you all! Please help us in welcoming local artists Bryan Werling (@BRD_Designs) and Jen Brown (@Artistchickster), collectively known as Beacon & Bird, to the KCAC Instagram account this week!

Over the next six days we are looking forward to seeing what Bryan and Jen have in store for us. Together they create handcrafted furniture, accent walls, and wall art all from reclaimed wood. These two artists are going to give us a look into how and why they make the artworks they do and give us a little peek into their day to day lives along the way!

We are very excited to see what the world looks like through Bryan & Jen’s eyes and to see what they will be sharing with us on their Instagram journey. Here are a few images of their collaborative artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…

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Be sure to follow Bryan and Jen on their KCAC Instagram story starting tomorrow Thursday, April 20th – Tuesday, April 25th!

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 social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle