Films & Videos now on the NAS

The Fiber Department has a large collection of VHS and DVDs.  We are now in the process of converting all of these videos and films to digital files so they can be downloaded or watched at any time!  Fiber students can access this collection through the Fiber Department folder on the NAS.  Connect to the server while on campus, by following the instructions below, go to Department>Fiber>Videos & Films and download to your personal laptop. We will be continually adding to the collection throughout the semester, so keep checking back for more!

Log onto the Fiber Department folder on the NAS to access recipes and videos related to Fiber artists, processes & properties.
to access the NAS go to  and connect to the Fiber Department Folder while on campus.

OBJET~ boutique pop-up shop + Tea Time ‘zine

You are all cordially invited to OBJET~ boutique pop-up shop opening this Friday night!!!

Curated by Charlotte Street Studio Resident Dean Roper, OBJET ~ boutique is a pop-up shop hosting a selection of utilitarian objects made by contemporary artists.

Opening Reception: January 31, 2014

Time: 6-9pm

Venue: Paragraph Gallery / 23 East 12th Street KCMO 64105

Dates: January 31- March 8, 2014

Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6pm

The KCAI Fiber Department’s very own Maegan Stracy and Hannah Carr both have items in the shop, so be sure to go check it out!

For more information visit the event page on FB:

or the Charlotte Street website:



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Fiber Dept End of Semester Show KCUR Feature

Work from the Fiber Department End of Semester Show has been featured on he KCUR site.  Thank  you to Max Belanger, Paige Beltowski, Luis Gonzalez and Lauren Chastain for participating in the article.

KCAI Fiber Department Showcases Student Work 

Kathleen Sylvestri

Junior, Kathleen Sylvestri has work on display at Resurrection Downtown during the month of November. Resurrection Downtown is a Methodist church that encourages local artists by hosting their work throughout the year. Worship times are Saturdays at 5:10 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 5 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come in during these times to worship and view the artwork! The address is 1522 McGee, Kansas City, MO, right across from The Kansas City Star building in the Crossroads District.


Here’s a sneak peek of the show!

If you’d like to see more of Kathleen’s work, check out her website,

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Fiber Fun!!!


Check out these hard working fiber students! Sometimes you have to take a break to stretch it out! This picture was actually taken a couple of years ago in our old space. Sophomores Hannah Carr, Kimberly Davidson, and Brock Bryan are now seniors. Time flies when you’re having fun!

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The London Project


Paige Beltowski, a junior in the Fiber department, has been accepted to Central Saint Martins in London, for the Spring semester. CSM is a leading fashion design school and Paige will be there from January until June. She started an Indiegogo fundraiser to help with her travel and living expenses while she’s there. Check out her site and help her out if you can- she is very talented!


Also, here’s a link to Paige’s Etsy shop:

And, in case you’re interested in more info about Central Saint Martins, here’s their site too:

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One of our lovely and talented teachers, Kim Eichler-Messmer has a book coming out on November 1st.


You can pre-order it here:, you can hear Kim talking about it during this interview on All People Quilt:

Kim is hosting workshops and other events through the Kansas City Textile Studio, which she just co-opened with Debbie Barrett Jones. You can find the schedule of events on their website:

And just for good measure, here’s Kim’s website:


Modern Color

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The End Of Semester Show Is Almost Here!


Len Klett, Untitled
8″x 7.5″
Photo Transfer on paper with Gouache and Embroidery Thread

Congratulations Lena, for gracing this year’s Fiber Postcard!



congrats class of 2013!

Come out and join us send off our lovely senior class with events all throughout the next month! Our graduating class features surface designers, weavers, garment-makers, photographers, installation artists and performers.

Included below are some reference documents to help you navigate and stay organized, so you can attend as many of these great events as possible! If you’d like a printable pdf to be emailed to you, simply request one at

For you lucky smartphone owners, we’re also including a link below to our personalized google map, so that you can route your night from one destination to the next. This is a resource that we’re trying out for the first time, so if you have any feedback, please leave comments below!




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