Journey of Asianx Women Artists” opens at KCKCC Art Gallery

The Jewell building on the KCKCC campus. // Courtesy of KCKCC

“Adapted/Adopted: Journey of Asianx Women Artists” opened at KCKCC Art Gallery on October 17. The exhibition tells the stories of six Asian American artists through an exploration of identity and belonging in the United States with an added focus on the adoption phenomenon of relocating Asian children into homes. American families.

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Courtesy of KCKCC Art Gallery

The exhibition features artists Cindy Leung, Eun-Kyung Suh, Haley Takahashi, Hong Zhang, Nichole Schiller and Nina Ghanbarzadeh.

The opening reception will take place on October 27 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a discussion by curator Karlota Contreras-Koterbay and dance performances by the Chilanka Dance Academy and the Nartan Academy of Dance.

The reception will include a concert of Indian heritage music featuring sitar, bansuri/Indian flute and tabla/percussion instrumentation.

The exhibition and celebration are in partnership with the American Association of University Women Student Chapter, the Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Engagement, Fringe Benefits of Education, and the India Association of Kansas City.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The broadcast is free to the public.

William E. Bennett