Meet Shop Artist: Jamie Gray
Jamie Gray is the Kansas City based designer and artist behind Grayjay Studio. Gray established her multidisciplinary art practice in 2013, while living in England. There she began selling her jewelry in some of London’s finest curated craft markets and independent boutiques and was also commissioned to create a collection for the Royal Academy of Arts museum shop.
Calling all Members! Pop Up at the Museum Shop
Making plans to shop for the perfect gift during Small Business Saturday? Support Kemper Museum and some of your favorite area artists during a special "Pop Up at the Museum Shop" taking place from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018.
Participating artists will include:
Jennifer Janesko, Jewerly
Momoko Usami, Ceramics
Kim Casper, Jewelry
Manda Wylde, Jewelry
Jamie Gray, Jewelry
Whitney Manney, Textiles
Café Sebastienne will be on hand with warm and cold seasonal ciders, mimosas, wine, and coffee available for sale.
Meet Shop Artist: Paula Winchester
Kansas City native Paula Winchester has long sought out nature. Since 2004, when she took up pastels, Paula has put to paper what from nature has inspired her. In 2009, after her sister Rebecca thought her work would look great on a scarf, Paula found a way to do just that, and today she has twelve scarf designs in production, touching China; India; Japan; Portland, Oregon; Tucson, Arizona; the Kauffman Gardens; the grounds of Linda Hall Library; and her own yard.
Meet Shop Artist: Manda Wylde
Manda Wylde is a globe-trotting jewelry artist who fell in love with the art of adornment upon discovering her mother’s jewelry box at the age of two. She began creating her own jewelry with a kit of snap beads at the age of three, graduating to porcelain, pearls, and precious metals later on. Wylde now makes jewelry that is unique in style and crafted with exquisite care, pulling on influences from the past, present, and imagined future.
Museum Shop Artist: Cheryl Eve Acosta
Cheryl Eve Acosta makes sculptural jewelry intentional in both style and theme. Her avant garde designs take inspiration from nature, referencing marine preservation, coral fossilization, and aspects of the cycle of life such as birth and growth. Acosta’s unique copper fused glass and fabric processes have garnered international, national, and regional attention.
Museum Shop Artist: Jean Meinhardt
Jean Meinhardt has worked in clay for 35 years; the first 8 years as a production thrower. That experience helped to hone her skills at throwing as well as her eye for form. In 1992, Meinhardt started her own pottery and from that time, has focused on developing glazes to fit with her forms.
“My goal is to have a balance of an interesting glaze on a form simple enough to stand on it’s own. I prefer to work in porcelain for the strength and the impermeability it develops when high-fired. It also creates a pure background which doesn’t interfere with the glazes.”
Museum Shop Artist: Tyler Kimball
Tyler Kimball is a Kansas City born artist who worked out of Seattle from 2004 to 2014, before moving back to Kansas City to establish Monarch Glass studio in the 18th and Vine district. The studio offers classes, events, a gallery with gifts and artwork, as well as working within corporate and private installations. Kimball has shown in galleries and museums internationally and continues to push the boundaries of limits of glass art.
Museum Shop Artist: Rachel A. O’Flannagan
Rachel A. O’Flannagan makes utilitarian pots with complex line design patterns and bursts of color. Her patterns evolve from various items that may have once held value but are often overlooked with the passing of time. Ornate handles on silverware found in antique stores, crown molding patterns, and factory structures all play into the line designs Rachel applies to her sleek, functional forms. Striving to transform a detail from a 3D object to a flattened 2D pattern, Rachel pulls the aesthetic together with a balance of white space and color details.
Calling all Members! Pop Up at the Museum Shop: Spring Edition
Just in time to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift for all the mothers in your life, the Kemper Museum Shop is excited to host area artists for "Pop Up at the Museum Shop: Spring Edition" taking place from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Participating artists will include:
Rachel Akin: Ceramics
Rochelle Brickner: Mixed Media
Cydney Ross: Jewelry
Rachel O'Flannagan: Ceramics
Jordan Crozier: Textiles
Jo Kamm: Ceramics
Evie Englezos: Ceramics and Jewelry
Wanda Wolmar: Jewelry
2018 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly
Please join us in welcoming the 2018 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly – Tuscan Red Seaform, Laguna Persian, Capri Blue Seaform, and Ivory Luster Basket. Each of these hand-blown sculptures is drawn from Dale Chihuly's distinctive series of work.