ArtOberfest: Kansas City Through Different Lenses Neighborhood Bus Tour and Poetry Shaping Workshop

Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
KC Museum and Greenlease Gallery

The Kansas City Museum together with Rockhurst University’s Greenlease Gallery and Panacea Project Space present a daylong exploration of images of the greater Kansas City landscape, neighborhood history, and an opportunity to scribe personal observations “in the field” to shape into poetic form via a short hands-on workshop led by Kansas City poet, Rockhurst alum and adjunct English instructor and Kansas City Museum’s director of inclusive learning and creative impact, Glenn North.

The day begins at the Kansas City Museum for a brief overview of the historic northeast neighborhood inside the museum’s neighborhood gallery exhibition. A short bus tour, led by Kansas City historian Erik Stafford will explore visual elements of the historic northeast landscape and reflect upon the rich diversity of settlement past and present. Following a box lunch, participants will then bus travel to the 49-63 neighborhood via Troost to explore Kansas City’s ‘dividing line” history then view the exhibition “This Land is My Land/Your Land” at Rockhurst University’s Greenlease Gallery and Panacea Project Space. Glenn North will provide partcipants with a hands-on opportunity to synthesize notes and observations, and shape them into poetic phrases to share. Interested participants will have a public opportunity to share their finished poems Friday, December 2, at the Greenlease Gallery as part of a closing celebration of the “This Land is My Land/Your Land” exhibition. This multi-disciplinary experience is $15 (to cover the cost of box-lunch and confirm your participation). Open to ages 18 and older. Space is limited to 20 participants. You must register in advance here to take part--additional details will be shared with those registered. Generous support for this program is provided by Art Bridges.