Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Johnson County Community College
Click HERE to register.
To kick off the "Whirlwind: Art in Motion" exhibit of kinetic sculpture at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Friends of the Arboretum is hosting a symposium featuring the artists and experts in the field of this unique art form.
- 8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast. No food or drink may be taken into the auditorium..
- 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Symposium
- 12:00-1:00 p.m. Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Guided Tour (limited to first 40 people who register at check-in)
- 2:00-4:00 p.m. Opening Reception at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Executive Director, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
CEO, Zahner, an internationally acclaimed engineering and fabrication company best known for the use of metal in the work of art and architecture.
Co-Founder, Wickerson Studios and former Chair of Sculpture, Kansas City Art Institute
Public Art Manager, City of Boynton Beach, FL
Artists participating in the exhibit
Speakers will cover the history of kinetic art, kinetic sculpture today, and how art and science combine in the construction of kinetic art. The session will conclude with a roundtable discussion featuring the "Whirlwind" sculptors.
Registration includes continental breakfast, the symposium, an optional guided tour of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and an invitation to the grand opening ceremony at the Arboretum with the artists available to discuss their work in person. Admission to the Arboretum is free that afternoon. No tickets will be mailed. Check in upon arrival at the Nerman Museum. Seating is limit. Reduced registration fee for students and educators.