Discuss issues and solutions around Kansas City’s vanishing studio spaces with business and art leaders on 1/16/20, 5:30-7:10pm at 21c. Register today!
Quality studio spaces are disappearing from prime areas in Kansas City. Artists and their art have enhanced and rejuvenated areas, communities, and businesses only to have their studio spaces face increased rents, or have their buildings be repurposed to attract a different clientele.
Nationally businesses, communities, and patrons are hosting art studios, residencies, galleries, and pop-up performances to help support artists. The process projects innovation, diverse thinking, outreach, reflection, and outward thinking. What can we do in Kansas City to support our artists?
If you’re a business owner, a patron of the arts, or an artist, you won’t want to miss the conversation. Join us Thursday, January 16 at 21C Museum Hotel.
p.s. Stay after for drinks and networking at The Savoy at 21C.
5:30-6pm – Networking with light refreshments and a cash bar
6-7:10pm – Panel & community discussion
– Suzie Aron is a developer with Aron Real Estate, a past president of the Crossroads Community Association, and is on the Kansas City Business Journal’s ‘The List of 100 Most Powerful People in KC’.
– Philip Botana is in commercial real estate with Newmark Grubb Zimmer. He has produced films with combined budgets of over $30M. He is a former Board Member of AMC Theaters KC FilmFest.
– Dylan Mortimer has created public art installations in several states, is represented by Haw Contemporary, currently studios at Townsend Communications and formerly at the Drugstore Studios.
– Rachelle Gardner-Roe has exhibited nationally, done private commissions and been selected for public projects, grants, awards, and residencies. She is represented by the Weinberger Fine Art.
– Moderator, Simon Kuo is a BetaBlox Partner, Lighthreads business consultant, has a photography studio, is a founding member of GUILDit, and was a former VP of Sprint.