Washington High School Art Exhibits
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Washington High School Art Exhibits

“Our Unique Selves” an exhibition of Portraits by Washington High School Art Students. The exhibition is a Projects Based Unit on health fields, mental health, or ways to alleviate stress. The Project involved the students creating some individual art pieces: monochromatic self-portraits that illustrate an emotion, Colorful Pet Portraits using nontraditional colors to highlight the importance of animals on our stress levels and overall health.

There are several young artists involved in the Exhibit and they are more than worth the time to view their Artwork.

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Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

The KCK Council PTA Introduces Student Art Night

Open to all Kansas students, this free event is for children in Kindergarten-12th grade to come in and create! All materials will be supplied for those children interested in creating an entry for the National PTA Reflections Contest and/or Kansas PTA Citizenship Programs. 

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2018-2019 theme: “Heroes around me" 

Kansas PTA is proud to sponsor, support, and encourage our
students in grades 5-12 to write an essay or poem on the selected
theme. The theme changes every year as it encourages our students to think about Citizenship.Kansas PTA Citizenship Theme is "My motivation"

Please Note: The Alcott Arts Center is NOT ADA Accessible, sorry for any inconvenience. Alcott Arts Center 180 S. 18th Street KCK 66102 913-233-2787 www.alcottartscenter.org


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The Alcott Arts Center Presents our 2018 Sports Art Exhibition
Sep
8
to Oct 6

The Alcott Arts Center Presents our 2018 Sports Art Exhibition

We will have 3 incredible Sports Artists exhibiting their talents with us. Come see artists Darryl Woods, The Darth Artist /Lucas Film Illustrator, Anthony AO Oropeza who has done work for Eric Hosmer, Jarrod Dyson, and Deidre Pujols (Albert Pujols’ wife) to name a few and Corey Jones Artist Chief. They will have Chiefs, Royals and other Sports art to view. We will have a Reception with the Artists starting at 6:30pm. Live paintings, DJ, food, drinks and more. The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible, Yet. Sorry for any inconvenience. 913-233-2787 www.alcottartscenter.org September 8th! This is a free event for all. Please share!

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Alcott Arts Center's Shakespeare In The Parking Lot Presents "Witty Fools and Foolish Wits”  Directed by Lindsay Weaver
Sep
8
to Sep 16

Alcott Arts Center's Shakespeare In The Parking Lot Presents "Witty Fools and Foolish Wits”  Directed by Lindsay Weaver

"Witty Fools and Foolish Wits”  Directed by Lindsay Weaver
From the works of William Shakespeare!" 
With scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew,
and much      more!   

Performances will take place outdoors on the West Campus Lawn of the Alcott Arts Center. In cases of inclement weather, they will be moved indoors. The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible, sorry for any inconvenience. For more info call 913-233-2787 or email us alcott@alcottartscenter.org

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Alcott's August Second Saturday Art Exhibitions
Aug
11
to Sep 1

Alcott's August Second Saturday Art Exhibitions

This month we will have several artists exhibiting with us. Author and Spiritual Artist Sarah Jeanne Johnson, Acrylic Artist Lindsay Weaver, Mixed Media Artist Larissa Shively-Vitt. 
We will have a Reception with the Artists starting at 6:30pm with the Galleries open from 6-9pm. the exhibit runs August 11 thru Sept. 1st.
The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible, sorry for any inconvenience. 913-233-2787 www.alcottartscenter.org

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"The Wind and the Willows" By Kenneth Grahame  Adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny
Jul
27
to Jul 29

"The Wind and the Willows" By Kenneth Grahame Adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny

This is the classic tale of the "Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame Adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny
Produced by special arrangement with
Plays For Young Audiences
Directed by Katya Mason
Co-Directed by Mark "Antony" Fletcher
July 27,28,29 7pm $10 adults/$6 children. 
Come join us  and take this magical journey with Toad, Mole, Ratty, Badger and all the woodland creatures on the River Bank. 
It will be an adventure you are sure to remember. This youth production with a few adults helping along the way.

This tale will be Narrated by Mark "Antony" Fletcher.
Dakota Campbell: Mole, Driver
Maggie Martinez: Ratty, Washer Women
Layla Friend: Toad, Hedge Hog #2
Mariah McQueen: Badger, Hedge Hog #1, Bargee
Ella Cole: Otter, Clerk
Calliope Cole: Portly
Finnley Jefferson Smith Morris: Rabbit, Judge & Guard
Mark "Antony" Fletcher: Narrator, Weasel, Chief Weasel
Joselyn Carolus – Gaoler's Daughter, Horse
Jasper H.B: Stage Manager

Katya Mason has shared her love of theater with the Alcott Arts Center since the performance Beyond the Box.  She has also performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Loves Labours Lost, Dracula the Final Countdown, and directed Hansel and Gretel.  Katya works in Montessori education with preschool age children and introduces nature adventures, yoga, creative movement, dramatic storytelling and creating our own play.

Mark 'Antony' Fletcher has assisted in the production of High School amateur theatre and is a costume character actor. Check out his Facebook page 'Forgery of Faces'. Antony's ability to write fiction, non-fiction and poetry has been recognized by the English Honor Society and became a member in 2017. Antony studied History, English and Education at Park University graduating with a B.Sc Interdisciplinary Studies.Hons. A native of The UK, Antony now lives in Riverside Missouri with his Wife Robin, his day job is in Special Education. Antony can be reached at antony.fletcher1966@gmail.com

Jasper H.B. is something of a "passionate hobbyist", this is his second showing at The Alcott. He has also done technical work for The Wiz at The Barn Players as well as played a role for The Kansas City Renaissance Festival.

 

Joselyn Carolus been performing and helping out at Alcott for a few years now.  I've always enjoyed it so much.  I want to thank Katya and the Alcott for giving me yet another opportunity to be part of another production. Its been fun.

 

My name is Dakota Campbell and I've been acting at Alcott Arts Center for 5 years and it's a joy to be here every year.

 

Maggie Martinez plays Ratty.  She is a 7th grader and just turned 12 years old.  She loves being dramatic and so theater is best for her.

 

Layla Friend is a 7th grader at Fort Osage middle school. Her hobbies include singing, playing piano, writing, and reading. Before Wind in the Willows, she performed in six CYT productions.

 

Mariah McQueen is in 7th grade at Fort Osage middle school. She enjoys drawing, writing, reading, and spending time with her friends and siblings.

 

Ella Cole is going into fifth grade at Rhein Benninghoven Elementary. She has studied all types of dance at Byrd’s Dance & Gymnastics since she was 3, but her true passion is art. She loves attending art classes at the Alcott. She is also looking forward to playing the violin in the school orchestra this year. El-Boogie loves cats, foxes, and otters! 


Calliope Cole just finished the school year as a sighted peer at Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired. She is excited to start preschool at Benninghoven with her big sister in a few weeks. She loves the stage and stole the show at the Lied Center during her first show for Byrd’s Dance & Gymnastics. Opie Sioux is scared of ladybugs, but loves Pennywise the clown! 

 

Finnley is a student at Noble Prentis Elementary School and will be starting 2nd grade in the fall. This is his second production at The Alcott Arts Center and was seen previously as the Changeling Boy in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” He enjoys happy music and art.

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Jul
15
to Jul 17

Auditions for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot X at the Alcott Arts Center

Alcott Arts Center presents "Witty Fools and Foolish Wits: Scenes from the works of William Shakespeare!" With scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, and more! Directed by Lindsay Roland

Auditions will take place on July 15 from 2:00-5:00 & July 17 from 6:00-9:00. Cast will be made up of 8-12 players. People of all ages, races, and genders are welcome to audition. Experience with Shakespeare is a plus, but not required. If there's a scene you'd love to do and would like for it to be put into consideration for the show, make a note of the Play, Act number, and Scene number on the audition form (to be completed at the time of auditions).

Rehearsals will be Sunday-Thursday evenings from mid-August through early September, with performances on September 8-9 and 15-16 at 3:00.

Performances will take place outdoors at the Alcott Arts Center. In cases of inclement weather, they will be moved indoors. The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible, sorry for any inconvenience. For more info call 913-233-2787 or email us alcott@alcottartscenter.org

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Glass Beads (from solid glass rods) and Jewelry Making Classes Start July 14th, 2018
Jul
14
to Aug 25

Glass Beads (from solid glass rods) and Jewelry Making Classes Start July 14th, 2018

Beautiful Beads made by Anna Olson the Instructor of this Class.

The Lampwork Glass Beads and Jewelry Classes Start July 14th, 2018

Ever seen some really neat glass beads and wondered how they’re 
made? Now’s your chance to learn!
Anna Olson (Fairie Beads Lampwork Bead and Jewelry artist) has 
been making lampwork beads and jewelry since 2000 and is excited to share her knowledge with you! In this 6 week class you’ll learn about lampwork tools and torch safety, and how to make 5 different kinds of glass beads. You’ll also learn how to put your beads into wearable, durable piece(s) of jewelry, and even gather some tips and tricks for displaying your piece(s) in your very own art show, during Second Saturday at the Alcott Arts Center on August 11th, 2018
Classes will be held at the Alcott Arts Center starting Saturday, July 14th and will run for 6 weeks. Classes will be every Saturday from 2-4pm and are limited to 6 students. If there is enough interest, a second class may be made available. Total cost is $200 for all 6 classes and includes all materials. Students must be 18 or older (16-17 will be allowed with parental written consent).
To register contact us at contactus@alcottartscenter.org@ or call 913-233-2787

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Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Auditions for "Wind in the Willows" at the Alcott Arts Center

  • Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • 12:30 PM  4:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 9,2018
  • 6:00 PM   8:00 PM

Open Auditions June 3,2018 1-4pm for ages 8 to 18 years old. We will be holding cold readings from the script for our Summer production of the "Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Graham. This is the classic children's story about the animals Mole, Rat, Badger, Toad and all their friends. We will cast across gender roles. Some acting helpful but not required. Bring your resume & head shot if you have them. This will be an Outdoor Production July 20,21,22 2018 at the Alcott Arts Center. The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible, sorry for any inconvenience. For more info 913-233-2787 or send a email to alcott@alcottartscenter.org

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Jun
5
to Aug 1

2018 Summer Classes at the Alcott Arts Center

Summer Classes at the Alcott Arts Center
Ages 5 and up. Class fee $5 each class attended. Class size 10 students. Sign up today and get your spot reserved at alcott@alcottartscenter.org or 913-233-2787
Each week will have a different Theme with (3) different projects to choose from. The Alcott Arts Center is NOT ADA Accessible, sorry for any inconvenience. 
Week #1 Weaving/Textiles
Week #2 Directed Drawings
Week #3 Collages
Week #4 Painting
Week #5 Patriotic
Week #6 Printmaking/Stamping
Week #7 Clay/Ceramics
Week #8 Jewelry
Week #9 Student/Teacher Choice

Classes are filling fast. To make sure you can get your Child into them reserve their place ASAP.

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Jun
3
12:30 PM12:30

Auditions for "Wind in the Willows" at the Alcott Arts Center

Open Auditions June 3,2018 1-4pm for ages 8 to 18 years old. We will be holding cold readings from the script for our Summer production of the "Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Graham. This is the classic children's story about the animals Mole, Rat, Badger, Toad and all their friends. We will cast across gender roles. Some acting helpful but not required. Bring your resume & head shot if you have them. This will be an Outdoor Production July 20,21,22 2018 at the Alcott Arts Center. The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible, sorry for any inconvenience. For more info 913-233-2787 or send a email to alcott@alcottartscenter.org

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"Graphic Novels, Romance Novel and Novellas" Exhibition
May
12
to Jun 2

"Graphic Novels, Romance Novel and Novellas" Exhibition

We are very fortunate to have such a wide range of Authors exhibiting with Alcott at the same time.

If you missed the opening night, there is still time to meet the authors and artists before the exhibit ends. We are setting dates for book readings by the authors. as well as one on one time for direct interaction. Look for times of each reading to be posted soon.(5-20-2018)

Galleries are open Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 to 8PM.

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"Dracula: The Final Countdown" by Geoff Bamber Director Glendora Davis By Arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts
Oct
20
to Oct 29

"Dracula: The Final Countdown" by Geoff Bamber Director Glendora Davis By Arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts

A humorous interpretation of Bram Stoker's gothic horror stories. Vampires, brides, zombies and more!: 

Dracula:Stephen Tafoya
Van Helsing: Kate Williams
Beatrice: Kathy Murphy
Crabtree: Mark Millham
Harbor Master/Villager: Gabriel Millham
Hawkins/Bride: Jeremy Walter
Inn Keeper/Bride: Joselyn Carolus
Igoretta: Kristi Hibschman
Villager/zombie/extra: Zack Edwards
Mina: Alice Pollack
Harker: Brent Custer
Bride: Katya Mason
Remington: Dan Daly
Lucy: Shelby Bessette
Shepard/Villager/Dead Sailor/Zombie: Dakota Campbell
Cabin Boy: Tyler Howard
Props/Backstage: Kamren Howard
Stage Manager: Rebecca Parker De Schepper

October 20,21,27,28 7pm    October 22 & 29 3pm
Admission Price: $10 Adults and $6 Students
Alcott is not ADA Accessible, sorry.

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The Varigated World of Kitt Van Hassel
Sep
9
to Oct 7

The Varigated World of Kitt Van Hassel

Kansas City-based illustrator, Kitt Van Hassel, created Simply Kitts Illustrations as an outlet for her bright and whimsical imagery. She is in the business of creating warm, fuzzy feelings for all ages using traditional ink and watercoloring mediums. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2013 and has been steadily gaining traction since, producing work for the Kansas City Symphony and Windrose Armoury. She has also been developing her own greeting card line, and self-published several coloring books over the past few years. When left to her own devices, Kitt’s work veers more towards the fantastical, exploring imaginative worlds of medieval gnomes and deep-ocean dwellers through brush and ink. Her upcoming show at the Alcott Arts Center, “The Variegated World of Kitt Van Hassel”, will explore the same mix of fantasy and whimsy she has become known for, following her progression from fresh graduate to budding artist through paper, ink and color. 

www.simplykitts.com

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Allison Welter "Paper & Glue: Cut-Papers Works of Art"
Sep
9
to Oct 7

Allison Welter "Paper & Glue: Cut-Papers Works of Art"

Born in a suburb of St Louis, Alli grew up traveling the country. She was exposed to so much culture, it was difficult to pinpoint just exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute for five years before getting her bachelors in Illustration. Her paper work reflects everything around her, her own collections and her favorite things. She currently lives in Merriam, Kansas with the love of her life and two pit bulls, and she still doesn't know what she wants to do when she grows up. 

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Second Saturday Drawing Frenzy Art Exhibits
Aug
12
to Aug 13

Second Saturday Drawing Frenzy Art Exhibits

Featuring:
Viet Nguyen:

Viet is a Kanas native and as currently an aspiring local artist. Viet has spent the last 34 years on a never ending quest to perfect his penciling, animating, watercolor and sculpting skills to bring his story ideas to life. Viet's current project is attempting to put his love of mythology, westerns and manga to create a memorable ghost story
Yen Nguyen:
Born from the land of Robot Ninjas and Eldrtich Biker gangs (Kansas City, KS). This artist has developed a love of the twisted, arcane, metal gods (ridiculous geek). He uses his talents to develop art from the ether and shatters what is real and makes one believe the impossible(takes work from more talented people and pretends he makes it, paid them beans of course, suckers). With overwhelming confidence he continues to strive to redefine the impossible(egotistical idiot that cries himself to sleep wondering why nobody likes him).www.ybnguyen.com
Darryl Woods: 
Darryl’s art literally spans the globe with his varying styles and interests. His art reaches man and woman, boys and girls from all walks of life. He has drawn for many companies and organizations. He draws cartoons and serious illustrations and images that span a very wide range of interests. Although Star Wars is one of his favorites, he also does caricature, portraits, fantasy and sci-fi imagery, T-shirt and tattoo design etc.....
One of his favorite things to do is draw personal name cartoons and draw caricatures at children’s events. Also live paintings are a specialty. Darryl would also like you to know that he is available for all gatherings and events to entertain you with his talent.
Arie Monroe:
Arie
is originally from Kansas City Missouri. She received a BA in Studio Art from the University of Missouri Kansas City, giving her a strong foundation in fine art and computer illustration. She also attended school in NJ at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon Graphics where she studied Character Animation and Comic Book Illustration. Arie has worked as a caricature artist since 1997. She has worked for a variety of companies doing parties and events and live caricature all around the country. Some companies she has worked for includes Universal Studios Hollywood, Kamans Art Shoppes, Goofy Faces, Eileen Mccoy Caricatures, Fusion Designs, About Faces Entertainment, Creative Carnivals, The Fine Tooners and many more. In 2015 after many years of working for other companies Arie decided to take her work to the next level and officially started Drawlikecrazy Studios LLC. This began her journey as a small business owner working with clients to provide caricature entertainment.
DrawLikeCrazy Studios, LLC
http://www.facebook.com/DrawLikeCrazyStudios
Drawlikecrazy.net
Drawlikecrazy@mac.com
Mike Worley:

Sean McKittrick:
aka 'Groovy' is known for drawing “sexy girls and gross monsters” (as a former girlfriend put it).  He is primarily self taught and takes inspiration from artists such as Josh Agle (SHAG) and Rob Zombie as well as classic cinema, golden age comics, and the aesthetic of the 1960s.
Drawing Frenzy is comprised of Local artists and writers who get together to work on their respective comic-related art projects each week.

 

Added Artists: 
Legion Fetters:
Legion is a 16 year old artist and junior at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science. She is a traditional artist and has been drawing seriously for roughly 6 years with plans of going professional after high school. With a focus on detail, her work tends to star humanoids and monsters in a style that lies somewhere between cartoony and surrealistic. The self taught artist uses mixed media in most of her work, generally using a mix of; drawing ink, acrylic, and watercolor. Most of her effort goes into development of a fantasy comic series titled "Memento Mori" and although the project has been in development for 4 years and counting, it is still unclear when it will begin production. 

Ronin Fetters:
I am a 12 year old artist working in graphic design. I'm mostly self taught, working with an art style I've developed over the years. I usually draw humans and ferals or some weird variation. I use my characters, that I've been developing since somewhere in 3rd and 4th grade, in most of my artwork, traditional or digital. Although, my main medium is digital, my artwork featured in this gallery, is all traditional. When drawing traditionally, I make pretty messy pencil sketches, or watercolors. I've been drawing since 3rd grade, but I started creating stories for the characters I made, was somewhere in 4th. I'm in 7th grade now, and I can say with confidence I have improved so, so much. I do plan to go professionally in the future, but for now I draw just to draw, and have fun with it. Meanwhile adding hints of story in them, till I have the patience and ability, to reveal the full story, in some sort of format. 

 

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Second Saturday: Life is a Puzzle Exhibit with Colleen Cook
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Second Saturday: Life is a Puzzle Exhibit with Colleen Cook

"Life is a Puzzle" Exhibit with Colleen Cook  

Colleen is a KCK Hometown Artist that will be having her first solo Exhibit after a lifetime of creativity. Colleen's talents vary from making Jewelry in several forms to creating new designs for Coloring pages but what really stands out is her Puzzle Art. She takes a simple puzzle and assembles it on a base gluing it down, then proceeds to paint wonderful scenes and designs in a 3D style process. Colleen will be featured in the Alcott's East Gallery.


There will be a reception with the Artists starting at 6:30.

Exhibits are Free and Open to the Public. Exhibits run thru July 1. Galleries are open Weds. and Saturdays evenings 6:30-8pm throughout the month.

The Alcott is NOT ADA Accessible, sorry for any inconvenience.
 

For more info contact us at 913-233-2787  

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