E(ART)h Extravaganza 2019

E(ART)h Extravaganza 2019

Join us Saturday, April 27, during the last weekend of Waiting for the UFOs for an unforgettable Earth Day-inspired event!

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Activities will include:

Flash talks at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. by artist Amanda Gehin, exploring the relationships between native plants and hosts like caterpillars, bees, and butterflies. (20 minutes each)

Earth-conscious artmaking activities from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., hosted by the Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council, where people will be invited to use recycled materials and found objects to create a colorful collage. 

Storytelling at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. with our friends from the Kansas City Public Library. (30 minutes each, indoors in the Learning Gallery)

Music from 1:30–2:15 p.m. with Junkyard Orchestra; Kansas City musicians Amado Espinoza and Karen Lisondra show how musical instruments can be made out of practically anything. Whether playing a classical Arabic flute made from a broom or a Bolivian guitar fashioned out of a cookie tin, Junkyard Orchestra proves that using recycled materials and found objects opens up musical horizons.

Pressed Flower Workshop from 1:00–3:00 p.m. with Duplika Jewelry maker Wanda Wolmar, who will show visitors how to create colorful artwork with pressed flowers and tissue paper. (Drop-in, indoors in the Meeting Room Gallery)

Museum Shop Sale from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. including artists Anthony Pack, who creates recycled material sculptures, and Wanda Wolmar of Duplika with pressed flower jewelry and home decor. Museum members will receive DOUBLE their discount storewide!

BoysGrow, a Kansas City organization mentoring KC youth through agricultural entrepreneurship will be on-site all day to share more about their work, providing some innovative food samples. (Drop-in, outdoors)

And Café Sebastienne will be open for brunch, featuring a special dish highlighting ingredients from the BoysGrow Farm with a portion of the proceeds benefitting BoysGrow. Book your reservation now by calling 816-561-7740 or online by clicking here.