Julie Schenkelberg @ PLUG Projects, Kansas City [15 September]

Julie Schenkelberg

18:00 - 21:00

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PLUG Projects
1613 Genessee St, Kansas City, Missouri 64102
PLUG Projects is excited to partner with the Kansas City, Missouri Office of Culture and Creative Services and the Kansas City Design Center as part of the “West Bottoms Reborn,” a project supported by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant. Plug is pleased to bring internationally recognized artist Julie Schenkelberg to Kansas City to create a site-specific installation opening September 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Schenkelberg is a 2014 Art Prize recipient in Installation, the recipient of multiple NEA grants, and has been awarded residencies and exhibitions at The Mattress Factory Museum, Art Omi, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Prosjektrom Normanns residency in Stravanger, Norway among others. With a background in theatrical scenic painting, her mixed media installations are three dimensional compositions of found objects painted and layered to create a collective memory of place. Schenkelberg is represented by and an exhibited artist at Asya Geisberg Gallery in Manhattan.

This project is part of a series of public engagements designed to honor the history (and place) of the historic West Bottoms. Incorporating materials from the region as a representation and indicator of site, Schenkelberg will respond to the West Bottoms’ rich history by building a site-specific installation in the front gallery of PLUG Projects. In preparation for the final work, PLUG Projects needs your help! Come join us on Saturday, September 2 and Saturday, September 9th to take part in a public scavenger hunt through the West Bottoms to find and collect materials to be used for the installation. PLUG Projects will also be hosting a Spark Plugs event focusing on the work of Julie Schenkelberg. Spark Plugs is a Saturday youth focused (ages 4 – 13) discussion and art making program. Led by area arts educator, Dennis Helsel, children and parents are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about the work. Following the discussion everyone will be provided supplies and invited to make work in response to the exhibition and discussion. Coffee provided! Check out plugprojects.com for details. We are located at 1613 Genessee St. KCMO, 64102. PLUG Projects would also like to thank the KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice for their support in bringing together this project.
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