Arts Alive Event: September 13th Reception at Shook Hardy & Bacon followed by Finian’s Rainbow

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
Reception and Art Viewing at Shook Hardy & Bacon
2555 Grand Blvd, KC, MO
Followed by:
Finian's Rainbow @ 7:30 PM
Spinning Tree Theatre
3051 Central, KC, MO  





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Arts Alive begins the fall 2017 season with a visit to one of the best corporate art collections in Kansas City. Over the years Shook Hardy & Bacon, one of the top law firms in the city and with 12 offices worldwide, has assembled paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture from local, regional and nationally known artists and we’ll visit their offices on Wednesday, September 13th, beginning at 5:30 PM. They are located at 2555 Grand Boulevard, one of these most beautiful buildings within the Crown Center complex. We’ll enjoy a reception and tour of the collection before heading to a 7:30 curtain at the Just Off Broadway theater.

Spinning Tree Theatre has produced such favorites as West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof and now presents one of the great musical theater classics, FINIAN’S RAINBOW, originally produced on Broadway in 1947. This version features two pianos and well known local actor, Phil Fiorini, in the lead role. In addition to Old Devil Moon, the story line deals with racism and class distinctions, subjects still discussed even today.

Just Off Broadway theater is a little jewel just a few blocks from Crown Center at 3051 Central easily reached by coming down Central from Linwood. There is ample free parking next to the theater. Seats are limited so reserve your place quickly on our PayPal system and join us for another wonderful Arts Alive evening.

Reception, tour of the collection and ticket to Finian’s Rainbow still a bargain at $35.

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**Please note that we do not mail our tickets in advance and will instead distribute them at the event. You will receive an email a day or two prior to the event confirming your registration.

***Also, we regret that we are unable to give refunds.
Volunteer! Please contact us if you would like to volunteer with Arts Alive or would like to consider joining the board.

Tech & Design Volunteers! Join the tech team as we redesign the website and email newsletter. Beginner to expert skills in email marketing, graphic design or web know-how are welcome, contact us.

Thanks! for your support of the arts and Arts Alive. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.

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Jun 08

Event: Irma Starr Art & Jennifer Lacy Music, on 6/25

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The Event
Sunday, June 25th, 2017 – 4pm – $30
Private Art Collection & Studio of Irma Starr
Near Loose Park, Kansas City, MO
~ Catering by Cupini’s ~
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Music of Jennifer Lacy & Friends
Unity Temple on the Plaza; 707 W 47th St; KC, MO

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Sunday afternoon, June 25th, those fortunate enough to sign up for the Arts Alive June event will be treated to visit the spectacular home, garden, ceramic collection and artist’s studio of Irma Starr. Long ago, Irma studied under Ken Ferguson, chairman of the Department of Ceramics at the KCAI, fell in love with the famous Burnap Collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum and has spent a lifetime using the collection as a basis for her slipware designs. From dinnerware sets to Christmas ornaments, she designs work in her studio, teaches ceramic students and has filled the house with historic and contemporary works of art that make the experience unique among collections in the city.

The afternoon begins at 4pm and consists of a reception catered by Cupini’s restaurant, a tour of the two acre garden sculpted by her husband Fernando and a guided tour of the private collection in the house and a visit to the pottery studio in back. There is a unique work of art both large and small for everyone’s budget so be prepared for an amazing afternoon and take a memory home with you.

We leave in time to drive the short distance to Unity Temple on the Plaza and a concert featuring the accomplished pianist Jennifer Lacy and six of her friends and students. One of her amazing pupils is the 10-year old Fritz Volini. He and several ensembles will be playing musical scores and arrangements by John Williams, Charlie Chaplin, Astor Piazzolla, Aaron Khatchaturian, Gershwin and many others like Nina Rota, the composer for all of Fellini’s films, to create the live soundtrack for short motion thematic clips. The evening in the historic sanctuary of Unity Temple will be another memorable Arts Alive event you won’t want to miss.

Don’t wait to sign up or you’ll be left off the attendance list as we’re limited to a maximum number who can view the collection. Those lucky enough to make the cut will be notified of the home address and other issues related to the event by email. We hope to see you on the 25th.

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**Please note that we do not mail our tickets in advance and will instead distribute them at the event. You will receive an email a day or two prior to the event confirming your registration.

***Also, we regret that we are unable to give refunds.
Volunteer! Please contact us if you would like to volunteer with Arts Alive or would like to consider joining the board.

Tech & Design Volunteers! Join the tech team as we redesign the website and email newsletter. Beginner to expert skills in email marketing, graphic design or web know-how are welcome, contact us.

Thanks! for your support of the arts and Arts Alive. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.

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Apr 30

Event: Private Collection & Jazz Trio, on 5/20

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Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 5pm – $30
Private Art Collection of Michael Klein
Corinth Downs, Prairie Village, KS
~ Catering by Michael Sherman ~
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Joey Alexander Trio at Yardley Hall
12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS



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Johnson County here we come. Circle Saturday, May 20th for an exciting visit to a private collection with amazing paintings, ceramics, glass and Judaica. After a wonderful reception catered by Michael Sherman, we head to Yardley Hall at the JCCC to hear the Joey Alexander Trio. Discovered by Wynton Marsalis, this gifted young pianist from Bali has thrilled audiences all over the world.

We begin at 5 pm at the Corinth Downs home of Michael Klein. This three story, 3600s/f home is filled with the likes of Hung Liu, Red Grooms, Thomas Hart Benton, an extensive ceramic collection including Ken Ferguson, Victor Babu and Viola Frey, a large selection of vintage Stueben glass and designer furniture throughout the home.

We depart the home in time for an 8 o’clock curtain featuring this extraordinary and uniquely talented pianist and his trio. Alexander is a 3-time Grammy nominee and again this year has received a nomination for the Best Improvised Jazz Solo for the title track of his most recent release, Countdown.

We are limited to accommodate our guests to the Klein home. Address will be given a few days prior to the event to those who reserve first on our new website. The cost is still only $30pp for the entire evening of visual art, a reception and a show not to be missed!

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**Please note that we do not mail our tickets in advance and will instead distribute them at the event. You will receive an email a day or two prior to the event confirming your registration.
***Also, we regret that we are unable to give refunds.
Volunteer! Please contact us if you would like to volunteer with Arts Alive or would like to consider joining the board.
Tech Volunteers! Join the tech team as we redesign the website and email newsletter. Beginner to expert skills in email marketing, graphic design or web know-how are welcome, contact us.
Thanks! for your support of the arts and Arts Alive. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.
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Mar 30

Event: KC Ballet & Monarch Glass, on 4/18

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The Event
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 – 5pm – $30

Kansas City Ballet Studio
500 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108
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Monarch Glass Studio
1919 E. Truman Road
~ Catering by Californos ~




The Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity is housed in a beautifully restored former energy station that served the Union Station complex for many years. It now houses the administrative offices of the Kansas City Ballet and the rehearsal studios for the company and its extensive school of dance. We have been invited to view a rehearsal with the artistic director, Devon Carney, of a future ballet entitled “The Lottery”. Afterward we will meet the director and members of the ballet, then tour the facilities and admire the beautiful restoration of the Bolender Center.

The event begins at 5PM sharp on Tuesday, April 18th. First time visitors should turn north off Pershing Road just west of Union Station, then proceed west into the ballet parking area. There is general seating in the rehearsal studio. Please arrive in time to find a seat before the rehearsal begins.

At 6:45 we leave for the Monarch Glass Studio at 1919 E. Truman Road where we meet Tyler Kimball and Katie Hubbs, studio managers and view the best works of glass art on view at the Heartland Regional Glass Show. Selected works by Zach Arroyo, Adam Arth, Vernon Brejcha, Dierk Van Keppel and others will be on display. We will also observe a hotshot demonstration, a live glass blowing session.

Our reception will be catered at the glass studio by Californos.

Join us at the Bolender and the Monarch Glass Studio for another memorable cultural event. Seating at the rehearsal is limited so buy a ticket quickly.

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**Please note that we do not mail our tickets in advance and will instead distribute them at the event. You will receive an email a day or two prior to the event confirming your registration.
***Also, we regret that we are unable to give refunds.
Volunteer! Please contact us if you would like to volunteer with Arts Alive or would like to consider joining the board.
Tech Volunteers! Join the tech team as we redesign the website and email newsletter. Beginner to expert skills in email marketing, graphic design or web know-how are welcome, contact us.
Thanks! for your support of the arts and Arts Alive. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.
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