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Contemporary non profit art gallery artist run and artist centered.
Contemporary non profit art gallery artist run and artist centered.

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The KCAC Oral History Project continues with long time KCAC member, artist and friend Tim Forcade!
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Join Colette Bangert in sharing the 40+ years of KCAC's sucess in the arts of Kansas City and beyond!
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The 3rd Segment from the KCAC Oral Histories is kicking off August with local artist Ada Koch!
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Another great installment to the KCAC Oral History Project with local photographer Angie Jennings!
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We are very excited to share with everyone, a project our KCAC staff, board of directors and friends have been working on over the past several months.
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Join us December 12th from 6 - 8:30 for the opening of three remarkable and talented artists.

Mallin Gallery: Ron Fondaw - installation art
Charno Gallery: Karen Schory - photography
Underground Gallery: R. Gregory Summers - plein air painting

Artist Talks begin at 6 with a reception to follow until 8:30.

Come for art! Stay for friends, food and fun!
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A special one night event! See art! Buy art! Take art home! Bring friends! Have fun! Meet art lovers! Meet artists! Dance to the music! Eat! Drink! Be Merry!
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THROW BACK THURSDAY KCAC STYLE

We are doing it! We are jumping on the Throw Back Thursday #TBT wagon, but of course we are doing it the KCAC way.

Every Thursday we will be pulling articles, photos and information from the KCAC Forum Magazines and Newsletters and sharing them with you! Make sure to check back each Thursday and take a stroll down memory lane with us…

KCAC Forum Newsletter Volume 1 Number 4 July 1975

For Arts Sake
By Sharon Millert

Throughout various states, artists are uniting to improve the lots of fellow artists and hopefully the contagion will spread. What better way than through speaking out on their own behalf to per-sue productive legislation and work together to achieve common goals beneficial to all?

Recently in Sacramento, California 250 artists from all over the state met together to review pending legislation and become acquainted with one another through various art oriented workshops and conferences.

In 1970 the Boston Visual Artists Union was founded by a group of local artists who were dissatisfied with the lack of opportunity for artists in the area, BVAU has a current membership of 900 artists. Through BVAU they discovered a chance to meet, exchange information, an opportunity to improve community and cultural recognition and interrelations. One of their major goals has been met in the form of a gallery “where exhibitions have the approval of artists, no the art establishment.” The organization has its financial problems but for most local artists, BVAU is the only game in town.

At Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, March 25, more than 100 artists met to form a Chicago Artists Coalition. Their list of preliminary objectives included establishment of a larger, more unified community of artists, to increase the level of funding of the visual arts at a state and city level, to lobby for laws favorable to artists’ interests, to expand and strengthen the arts in public education and to help co-ordinate visual arts events within the city.

As for Kansas City…it’s all happening with the KCAC! Though relatively new, there is an enthusiastic response towards gaining a sense of community among local artists. Our desires are very similar to those of other artists coalitions and unions. But, of course, we think we have more work cut out for us than elsewhere with this region’s artistic temperament-which is as it should be if were are to gain any measure of success.

The first appearance of one of the Coalitions most beloved characters, The Angry Artist created by Lou Marak one of KCAC’s founding members!

The original 1974 design is on the left and the right image is a freshened up version created in 1994.
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