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Meet the ArtsKC team. For general information and inquiries, please email info@artskc.org.

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A. J. Hoyt

A half track Army truck. That was my first drawing at age three and a half. I’ve been painting, drawing, carving, playing since. As an adult, I’ve studied with local artists and at JCCC: watercolor, oils, Life drawing, bronze casting, pottery. My work has been shown at fairs and shows and won prizes and purchase … Continued

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Aaron Dougherty

Graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in Environmental Design and Architecture; studied sculpture at Kansas City Art Institute; earned certification in secondary education at Avilla College, Kansas City. I’m a registered architect with 25+ years experience, but have been taking photos since my brother and I convinced Dad we wouldn’t drop his Argus … Continued

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Abri Eyre Wayne

Abri Eyre grew up in small town Kansas and moved to Kansas City, MO a few years ago with her family. She is a part time studio artist and is focusing on portrait paintings, photography, and book making. Abri received her BFA from Emporia State University in 2016, with many accomplishments, including the ESURP grant … Continued

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Ada Niedenthal

Following her 25 year career as a Landscape Architect, in 2002 Ada Niedenthal became a full-time artist.  She uses fiber, fabric and textiles.  Her art quilt wall-hangings often feature hand painted and hand dyed fabrics crafted by the artist in her studio. The inspiration for her work comes from patterns and forms found in nature, … Continued

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Adam Crowley

Clouds pass through the sky. Countless lives begin, and countless end. Light from the sun passes through a leaf outside a window in early summer. Mountains grow and fall. Space hums.   Painting from photographs allows one to study in depth a moment in a specific place in time. Taking weeks to analyze and render … Continued

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Adrian Halpern

Maryland Institute College of Art: 1999-2003 Curated Exhibitions (including participation) 2010 -Mantik Manifesto Group Show, Windhorse Tattoo/Gallery, Kansas City, Mo. Also curated by Mark Galloway -Immovable Axioms Group Show, 2631 Gallery, Kansas City, Mo. Curated by Adrian Halpern 2005 -The Vault Gallery @ Leedy-Voulkos Art Center–“Newrotica”, Experiment in Eroticism, Kansas City, Missouri 2002 -Innervision Entertainment, … Continued

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Aimee Fresia

I am a fiber artist and printmaker who discovered a real love of the monoprint.  Working quickly allows me to take chances and work in a stream-of-conscious manner.  My gelatin prints have become works of art in their own right, but I also use them to work out colors and compositions for my fiber work. … Continued

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AJ Harbison

AJ Harbison (born 1985) is a composer and singer/songwriter living with his lovely wife and young daughter in Kansas City, Missouri. His music lives at the intersection of concert music and vernacular music, each bringing unique vitality to the other in a language both adventurous and accessible. He often integrates harmonies and rhythms from pop … Continued

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Al Zieglowsky

I am primarily a self-taught artist who loves Impressionism and Contemporary art. I love color and texture, which give my works a “unique look”. I choose not to name my paintings, since I want to allow the individual to “see what they want to see”. I work in acrylics, use different texture mediums, and create … Continued

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Alber

Alberto Racanati is a contemporary jazz musician originally from Italy and now working and living in Kansas City. Performing under the moniker “Alber,”  Alberto’s music is deeply influenced by his connection to the city and his survey of its various musical cultures. A studious evaluation of these cultures creates a cohesive composition that tells the … Continued

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Alex Hamil

Bio/Statements Alex Hamil is a former instructor in digital technology, humanities and the visual arts. While completing a BFA from KU (’92) the teaching bug bit Alex during his summers working as an art instructor with elementary and middle school students, so as a commercial artist in television, print and advertising, Alex continued his collegiate … Continued

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Alex Harbolt

I was raised in a small midwest town of less than 2,000 people with only one blinking stoplight. My experience growing up in a poor rural community has shaped my worldview and allowed me to create stories that are unique and powerful. The goal of my storytelling is to provoke serious questions and hopefully encourage … Continued

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Alex Martinez

Writing for me has always been a form of therapy; a way to process the trauma and uncertainty in my life. I was born in Mexico and raised by my grandmother and other strangers. I came to this country as an undocumented minor, a perilous and traumatic journey I often write about. I started to … Continued

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Alexander Austin

Alexander Austin has left his artistic mark on Kansas City’s architecture for years. His big break came in 1982, when Austin entered his artwork in the North Florida Fair. Professional billboard artist Alan Pippenger turned a corner and stopped dead in his tracks in front of a drawing of Stevie Wonder that Austin had submitted. “I … Continued

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Alexander Wilson

I use fighting forces between ideas and formal elements to birth an image. Creating with both two and three-dimensional material at once, I discover formal information and understand conceptual meaning. Because material becomes essential in my work, I propose different languages and voices through various ways of drawing and painting color and void. To provide … Continued

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Alexej Savreux

Alexej is a poet, satirist, video and performing artist, and journalist living and working in Kansas City, Missouri. Alexej’s literature incorporates social theory, psychology, philosophy, and STEM with a satirical bent. He has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and written for art publications and journals in the region. Academically trained as a linguist, journalist, … Continued

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Allan Chow

Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Allan Chow’s creative journey began when he moved to the States as a teenager. Inspired by his Malaysian and American culture, Allan’s natural instincts as a painter is manifested through his exuberant colors, bold paint strokes and irresistible textures that set him apart from his peers and made … Continued

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Allison Bowman

Allison Bowman is an oil and acrylic painter who focuses on abstracted botanical environments. As a Kansas native Bowman grew up surrounded by the Flint Hills. From when she was a child, she remembers walks through the Konza Prairie discovering different species of plants. The natural forms made by native prairie life are what initially … Continued

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Alyza Perez

Alyza Perez is a visual artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking & Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2019. Her works in zine and book format have been shown at Arizona State University, Utah State University, and Rhode Island School of Design. She often hosts demonstrations for … Continued

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Amanda Jolley

Amanda’s paintings are about the inner landscape of the mind. Many layers of encaustic paint build on each other as her subconscious is allowed a voice. Some of the layers are quite chaotic, some are geometric and orderly, yet they all build to a translatable landscape. The inspiration for her work comes from a observation of the … Continued

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Amy Bretall

Amy is founder of LiveBreatheAlive.com, specializing in providing unique inspirational gifts of her original photography to lift spirits and celebrate connections. Authentic photography explores faith and the natural world, while honoring rural environments with the symbolism of the cross. Starting with a desire to help a little girl in Cuba, LiveBreatheAlive.com has grown into a … Continued

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Amy DeSitter

SOLO EXHIBITIONS New Studio Show, Central Bag Building, Kansas City, Missouri 2019 Signs of Life, Pop Up Art Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri 2018 It’s all in the mind, you know., MFA Thesis Exhibition, Trisolini Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2017 ArtsKC Regional Arts Council: Now Showing, Henderson Engineers Inc., Lenexa, Kansas, 2013 The Evolution of an Idea, Kiosk Gallery, Kansas City, … Continued

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Amy Fisher

I am an artist and photographer.  My Degree is in Advertising Design and Commercial Art with a minor in Photography.  I live in the Kansas City area and was born in South Florida.  I pride myself on my out of State and out of the Country photographic collection.

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Amy Meya

The most important part of my work is the medium, I feel passionate about clay itself, there is something about taking a lump of mud and forming it into an object that fills a primal urge for me. The intimate and personal nature of ceramic objects stands out against other mediums. The next step is … Continued

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Music; performance; music

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