Art Exhibition: “Open Spaces”


Kansas City, Missouri’s major cultural event (dubbed the Kansas City Arts Experience) includes a major exhibition, on view in various venues across the city from August 25 to October 28, 2018. Among the Caribbean artists included are Alexandre Arrechea (Cuba), Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaica), Lee Quiñones (Puerto Rico), and Paul Anthony Smith (Jamaica).For those of you in the area, you have two more weeks to view their work!

Description: Forty-two renowned and emerging local, national and international artists have been selected for the exhibition component of Open Spaces 2018. Work by the artists is exhibited from August 25 through October 28, 2018 throughout Kansas City, Missouri, with Swope Park serving as the exhibition hub. The 42 exhibition artists represent ten countries and four continents as well as nine different states in the U.S. The nine-week, citywide celebration of contemporary visual and performing art will happen on a scale previously unseen in the City, and with a multi-disciplinary focus unseen in the country. In addition to highlighting Kansas City’s rich history and cultural heritage, creativity, innovation and wide array of artists and artistic practices, Open Spaces is meant to spark new ideas and initiatives that can transform and connect the City and public spaces through the arts.

[Above: Alexandre Arrechea’s “Meat and Music,” at Swope Park. See]

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