Welcome to the
L.M. Alcott Art Center Foundation/Alcott Arts Center
Thank you for Eighteen successful years of Art Exhibitions, Theatrical Productions, Musical Performances, Classes in various forms of the Arts, along with all of the community activities in which we have participated.
The "Alcott" is an all Volunteer Staffed Organization
TO HELP NURTURE ARTISTIC TALENT, TO PROVIDE A PLACE TO TEACH, LEARN, EXHIBIT AND PERFORM IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT BOLSTERS COMMUNITY, TO BRING TOGETHER PEOPLE OF DIVERSE CULTURES FOR A COMMON CAUSE: THE ARTS.
August Second Saturday at the Alcott will be featuring Cheyenne Banda and Xavier Gayden who are both very fantastic Artists with different Art backgrounds. They have their own unique styles and processes.
Cheyenne is a self taught mixed media Artist: I’ve been drawing since I can remember, I was a very shy and quiet kid and art has helped me to find my voice. It was an escape for me for a long time and I needed a place to get out what was in my head. Art helps me connect with others, in a way I sometimes can’t with words, and I think it's a beautiful thing. Hopefully I can inspire others like me to find their voice.
Xavier: I've been doing art for as long as I can remember. It is always been my source of relief and comfort. through my art I've been able to create and develop my own world. I've even developed characters based around my real life and my life experiences each character brings their own flavor and believes to my art that make them fly off the page. Each character has there own color that surrounds them throughout each picture to help convey how they feel or what they are thinking. Some support the Arts and see some awesome pieces of Art. Xavier uses Paper and Watercolors.
Galleries open at 6-8:30pm with a Reception starting at 6:30 . The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible, sorry for any inconvenience. 913-233-2787
July 13th 2019 Second Saturday Art Exhibition’s will include a very talented group of family and friends. All incredibly excited for you see what they have created over the last few years. Exhibit will open with a reception at 6:30pm and the galleries will close at 8:30pm.
Featured Artist Ivan Fetters is an 18 year old artist and recent graduate of Sumner Academy of Arts and Science. Mostly self taught, he began drawing in 2010 and has been developing his resume since then through freelance work, commissions, galleries, teaching classes, and a variety of personal projects including a comic book 5 years in development.
Ivan primarily works in mixed media with an emphasis on drawing ink and acrylic paint. However, he also has experience in watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, marker, pyrography, and digital media. He works in a semi-realistic style, characterized by high detail, heavy line work, and soft shading.
Inspired by surrealism, Ivan’s work features the supernatural in how it interacts with the familiar. Saturated colors combined with unnatural features create a dream like quality to the characters in his pieces. Heavily influenced by modern comic artists and cartoonists, he puts an emphasis on fluidity and feeling in his work rather than a deeper meaning, choosing to leave interpretation to the viewer.
A featured Artist and graduate from Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, Chloe Grimm is an 18 year old, primarily self taught artist. She began working on art around her 7th grade year and knew it was a very important part of who she is. The guidance of peers and faculty in classes have helped to improve her skills in different media.
Chloe mostly works with illustration, colored pencils and watercolor. However she is familiar with the process of etching, painting (both oil and acrylic), digital media and sculpture. Chloe's style ranges from the practice of realism to pieces that capture the essence of fantasy.
The artist has been heavily inspired by content creators of her generation such as animators, cartoonists, and comic book artists. Seeing new fantasy worlds that have sprung from the imagination of many of her idols has made her feel the urge to create new concepts that are interesting to the eye.
HELP SAVE THE ALCOTT ARTS CENTER!
WE ARE IN NEED OF HELPFUL PEOPLE TO STEP UP AND HELP THE ALCOTT GROW, RENOVATE OUR HISTORIC LANDMARK AND BRING MORE ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES TO EVERYONE!
THE ALCOTT NEIGHBORHOOD STARTED THE ARTS CENTER TO SAVE AND RESTORE THE OLD ALCOTT GRADE SCHOOL. THEY ALSO WANTED TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON AREA CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE. INNER CITY PEOPLE WHO WANT AN ARTISTIC LEG UP.
ALCOTT IS AT A POINT OF CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. THE ORGANIZATION HAS DEVELOPED A GREAT PROGRAM OF ARTS FOR THE LAST EIGHTEEN YEARS AND WE NEED TO RESTORE THE BUILDING.
WISH US LUCK AND IF YOU WANT TO HELP OUT CONTACT US AT alcott@ALCOTTARTSCENTER.ORG.
*Two People of Verona
by William Shakespeare*
Looking for actors to play fathers, mothers, young men and women, teens, clowns, robbers, acrobats, dancers, almost every kind of person for a dynamic and audience-friendly
Produced by Alcott Arts Center, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, 180 S 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for information about auditions or interest
Production title: Two Men of Verona
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union, community
Project length: full-length play, performs Saturday and Sunday for two weekends for a total of 4 performances
Director: Susan Proctor
Alcott Theatrical Director: Anna Olson
Compensation: Community Theatre, fun, family, happiness
June 29 at the Alcott Arts Center 10:00-noon
Cold reading from Act 1 Scenes 1, 2, 3
*Wednesday Evening Art Classes are now in session.
Ages 5 years and up. Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Call ahead of time to reserve your spot! 913-233-(ARTS)2787
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We are formally known as the L. M. Alcott Art Center Foundation and we are an all Volunteer organization. For the last seventeen years the LMAACF has offered Incubation space for developing performance groups, Theatrical Productions, Art Exhibitions, Art Classes of many different types and several forms of theatrical training. We have provided opportunities for first time directors to direct semi-professional plays, allowing a nurturing environment for incubation of developing associate member groups that use the Alcott facilities for rehearsal space, theatre productions and fundraisers.
The Foundation’s goal is to provide Artistic opportunities. This has proven to be something we do very well. The facility has seen participation of artists from a larger than anticipated geographical area. Turning into a regional Arts environment within the first two years of our sixteen year stint. People really love the old school feel, tall ceilings, wood floors and steam radiators. Some have likened the rehearsal space and Art Galleries to New York style studios.
Alcott functions under the “Everything Positive-Nothing Negative” Motto. We have never depended on grants ( but have greatly appreciated the ones that we have received) to sustain our existence and have to look to the positive things in order to persevere to provide programming and events that uplift others.