• Gina Adams, Survival/Zhaabwiiwin (Installation view) , 2013-15
    Deer, elk and buffalo hides, nylon, wood, sinew, wax
    96 x 76 x 46 inches each
    (9:00) audio
    Photo courtesy of the artist

    Gina Adams, Survival/Zhaabwiiwin (Installation view) , 2013-15
    Deer, elk and buffalo hides, nylon, wood, sinew, wax
    96 x 76 x 46 inches each
    (9:00) audio
    Photo courtesy of the artist

The Center is a Moving Target: If You Lived (T)here

Friday, September 4, 2015 to Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Kemper at the Crossroads

The second in a series of exhibitions presented at Kemper at the Crossroads, The Center is a Moving Target addresses the evolving rhythm and elusive modern definition of “regionalisms” in contemporary art. Artists living and working within a two-hundred-mile radius of Kansas City along a central corridor of the Midwest—from Iowa, through Kansas City, and to Oklahoma—address the history and peculiarities of place in projects that explore architectural concepts of our time.

Exhibition artists:

Gina Adams
Jill Downen 
Peter P. Goché
Eyakem Gulilat
Caitlin Horsmon
James Woodfill

In conjunction with the exhibition, there are a number of exciting new programs for children and adults. Events are held at the Kemper at the Crossroads location. Programming begins September 4 with the exhibition opening and ends October 10 with an intergenerational family drawing workshop. View the calendar for the full list.

 

Press Release

 

Exhibitions Programming
All programs at all three locations are free and open to the public.

FIRST FRIDAY OPENING
Artists in Attendance
Friday, September 4
​open 5:00–10:00 p.m.

PANEL | 18TH STREET CORRIDOR, ART AND COMMUNITY
Saturday, September 12, 2:00 p.m.
Moderated by Erin Dziedzic, curator and head of adult programs at the Kemper Museum, in conversation with Pat Jordan, co-chair of the Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts; Michael Schmidt, co-author of the “18th Street Reimagined” conceptual plan; and James Woodfill, artist and Kansas City Art Institute professor.

ADULT PROGRAM | DRAWING WORKSHOP | ARTS DISTRICT PLANNER FOR A DAY
Saturday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Reimagine the current exhibition, Kemper at the Crossroads, or the surrounding Crossroads Arts District at a drawing session with a professional instructor.
Space is limited; RSVP at reservations@kemperart.org, Subject: Drawing Workshop/Crossroads

FAMILY DAY | DRAWING THROUGH THE GENERATIONS
Saturday, October 10, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
All ages | Drop-in | No registration required
Children, parents, and grandparents will create awe-inspiring drawings while focusing on intergenerational collaboration. This Family Day is facilitated by a local artist and will provide charcoal, pencils, and ink; families are encouraged to bring personal sketchbooks.