2006 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition

April 15 - May 13


Installation view
Erika Hanson
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view, Carolyn Hopkins
Installation view
The "2006 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition" featured work by nearly 100 candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, majoring in art history, ceramics, creative writing, design, fiber, illustration, interdisciplinary, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
2006 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition Jurors:
David Dowell, Principal Partner, El Dorado Inc.
Elizabeth Dunbar, Curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Raechell Smith, Director, H&R Block Artspace
Best of Show:
Carolyn Hopkins (Intedisciplinary)
Honor Award:
Derek Stoops (Photography/New Media)
Honorable Mention:
Kurt Bozif (Painting and Art History)
Jonathan Ivester (Photography/New Media and Art History)
Bobby Belotte (Painting and Art History)
In conjunction with the exhibition, the following public programs were presented:
- On Friday, April 28th in KCAI’s Irving Amphitheatre, a discussion was held on topics in contemporary art and the "2006 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition" with guest critics Elizabeth Dunbar, Curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, David Dowell, Principle Partner, El Dorado, Inc., Raechell Smith, Director, Artspace, and special guest Kate Hackman, Assistant Director, Charlotte Street Foundation and Director, Art in the Loop.
- On Friday, May 12th, in the H&R Block Artspace, Phyllis Moore, chair of the college's liberal arts department hosted "Reading the Refrigerator," a public program highlighting excerpts taken from "Compendium 2006: The Icebox Issue." Compendium is a collection of written work by students who have majored or double-majored in creative writing or art history. Students presented works of poetry, short stories, and art history theses.
For generous support of the 2005-2006 exhibition series at the Artspace, the Kansas City Art Institute gratefully acknowledges the Richard J. Stern Foundation, the H&R Block Foundation, and Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.




Press Release

The 2006 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institut
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Thu, 2006-04-06

The exhibition will feature a range of new work by the Kansas City Art Institute’s graduating class of 2006.