Two Kansas City Art Institute Students, Lauren Chasten (’16 fiber) and Kara Dunbar (’15 ceramics), will have work featured in the upcoming 6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial, a competition in artworks created in handmade paper. After taking Marie Bannerot McInerney’s, Fiber to Form fiber elective, these students were among five selected by the department to compete nationally.
Anne Q. McKeown of the Brodsky Center of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and Lynn Sures of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, George Washington University, Washington, DC, co-direct the Triennial. The distinguished juror, Joan Hall, put together a selective exhibition of 21 works from over 170 competitive images she viewed. These were submitted by 12 papermaking programs at undergraduate and graduate universities, colleges and art schools nationally. The show will be a diverse and high-quality representation of art currently being made of handmade paper. The traveling show begins with an opening February 18 at 5pm at the The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, D.C. and will travel to the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, OH.
Kara Dunbar, In Pursuit of Permanence, 2015, cotton and porcelain (all pieces except one incorporated cotton pulp at some point in the process), 4″ x 72″ x 3″
Lauren Chastain, Trues Bruise,2015, pulp painting, watermarks, abaca, cotton, and hand stitching, 15″ x 18″