Featuring digitized images of early ambrotype portraits, informal Box Brownie shots, 35mm documentary shots, and Polaroid pictures, the collection is both a personal and powerful album spanning from the 1850s to the advent of the digital era in the early 1990s. It is presented in conjunction with Culture Ireland’s 2016 International Culture Programme marking the centennial of a key moment in the country’s journey to independence, the Easter Sunday rebellion (or Easter Rising) of 1916.
Co-presented by ExhibitsUSA, a national division of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, with the Missouri Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rosser, the William T. Kemper Distinguished Professor of Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute and chair of the Institute’s painting department for 28 years, was a Charlotte Street Award recipient in 2000. The exhibit features selections from various series he has created since then, demonstrating his interest in painting, construction, and printmaking. Each series carries on a conversation with each other, embedding Rosser’s deep interest in color and how color is manifested through different materials and processes.
The works of four former Charlotte Street award winners will be featured in the Library’s Genevieve Guldner Gallery throughout 2017, rotating quarterly. Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Street Foundation.
Art in Place
Warren Rosser, Thomas Aber, Dwight Frizzell
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Reception: 6 p.m. • Program: 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
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Longtime Kansas City Art Institute instructor Warren Rosser discusses the series of his paintings on display in the Library exhibit Coloring Space. He is joined by musicians Thomas Aber and Dwight Frizzell, who’ve taken inspiration from his art.
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Efforts in Kansas City to combat blight and “renew” the city through redevelopment took off after World War II. But visionary ideas came at the expense of established neighborhoods, architectural landmarks, and sense of community.
Featuring before-and-after photographs, maps, and other documents, this new exhibit examines the origin and implementation of urban renewal and its long-term, segregative effects on the city. Officials and developers tried to create a “city of tomorrow.” Their decisions remain a part of our lives today.
The exhibit, researched and curated by Michael Wells of the Library’s Missouri Valley Special Collections, is on display on the fifth floor of the Central Library.