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.
Museum Shop Artist: Momoko Usami
Momoko Usami received a BFA and an MFA from Kyoto City University of Art in Kyoto, Japan, and moved to the United States in January 2008. A resident artist at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago in 2009-2010, Momoko went on to establish her personal studio in the countryside near Kansas City, Missouri, where she started Art Farm in 2014, hosting small art classes for the community. Momoko draws inspiration from many things, including Japanese painting from the Edo period, dreams, and daily encounters on the street.
Calling all Members! Pop Up at the Museum Shop
The Kemper Museum Shop is excited to host area artists for "Pop Up at the Museum Shop: Valentine's Day Edition" from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, and Sunday, February 11, 2018.
Enjoy warm Winter cocktails, mimosas, or Café Sebastienne's signature coffee, and the sweet treats of Cirque du Sucré by Natasha of Mulberry & Mott.
On Saturday, February 10, participating artists will include:
Pamela Johnson: Textiles
Evie Englezos: Ceramics
Desiree Warren: Ceramics
Wanda Wolmar: Jewelry
Angelica Sandoval: Jewelry
New Museum Shop Facebook & Instagram Accounts
Museum Shop Artist: Kent Stetson
Born on a horse farm, Kent learned fundamentals of leather craft from his mother, and metal craft from his father who is a blacksmith. At Brown University, Kent focused in on new media and arts—where different digital technologies were applied to create art that merged traditional and cutting edge techniques. He believes, "...that a great handbag can engage people in the same way as art." Be sure to view his newly released video, below.