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Group Support for Individual Growth
The Kansas City Artists Coalition:
is a group of artists and those interested in art working together for the good of the arts is a forum for the exchange of ideas works for the promotion of quality encourages exposure of its member artists is directed toward developing a positive environment for artists
FORUM is the monthly publication of the Kansas City Artists Coalition. It is dedicated to the positive encouragement and critical study of the arts in Greater Kansas City and the region.
Copyright 1981 Kansas City Artists Coalition, Inc., P.O. Box 7202 Kansas City, MO 64113. Typed, double-spaced articles and accompanying photographs about art and artists of Greater Kansas City and the region are welcomed but will not be returned unless postage is enclosed. Deadline: 10th of each month. Published ten times yearly excluding July and August.

KCAC Officers,     FORUM Staff
President          Editor
Sharon Hunter      Walter Brayman
Vice-President     Associate Editor
Marty Nichols      William Kay
Treasurer          Design and Layout
Ed Bramson         Nancy Morrison
Secretary          Atif Rome
Jane Pronko        Distribution
Directors          Judy McCully
                   Contributors
Walter Brayman     Myron Brody
Norma Cowdrick     Charles Cowdrick
David Knaus        Elizabeth Kirsch
Margo Kren         Michael Ott
Michael Walling    Hal Parker
                   Michael Walling
typesetting by The Pica Place
printing by Mack-Lang Printers, Inc.
Financial assistance for FORUM has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council.
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On the Cover
Jim Sajovic, Debra Rising (1980)
charcoal on paper, 27 3/4" x 39"
See Sajovic's statement on his art in this issue.
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From the President
by Sharon Hunter
As the FORUM goes to press this month, we can look forward to some major KCAC exhibitions in the Spring. By the time this article is read, the judging will have been completed for The Philharmonic Women's Association's 1982 Calendar, which will be Kansas City: City of the Visual and Performing Arts. In light of the many financial problems involving the Philharmonic's season, and the question "of a season," Corky Pfeiffer wrote an excellent letter which I read at the January general meeting. She wrote, in part, "The Philharmonic Women's Association is producing the 1982 Calendar. Our enthusiasm has not dimmed. I want to show the fine art produced in this area, and I want to show it in a form that will produce dollars to help our symphony orchestra have a future." There will be an exhibition of work selected by the jurors in addition to the thirteen pieces selected for reproduction in the Calendar.
At the end of March, the Mulvane Art Center's Selected Artists exhibit will open in Topeka. Margo Kren is working with Jim Hunt on the show. Along with a fine catalog produced by Rosemary Yoho, there will be a speaker or performance for that opening. In early April the Coalition is sponsoring a juried collage exhibition at the U.M.K.C. Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibit will run concurrently with the traveling exhibit of collages by Anne Ryan. Lois Kellogg is the Chairperson of this exhibit.
December and January were busy months. The Coalition was involved with writing grant applications to the Missouri Arts Council. The committee, comprised of me, Denyse Johnson, Marty Nichols, Ed Bramson, Walter Brayman and David Knaus, submitted two grants to the Council. The major grant has three components: FORUM, one speaker program, and an open exhibition that will be the base for a
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smaller touring exhibition. This exhibition, juried by jurors from three areas in Missouri, would travel to six locations throughout the state. In conjunction with this show, we are proposing two workshops for the summer: the first would be a framing workshop, to ensure adequate and unified framing for the open exhibit, and the second would involve crate-building for the touring exhibition. We will not know for several weeks about the grant money that will be awarded to KCAC.
On January 5, I attended a Municipal Art Commission meeting at which the 47th street location of the Dale Eldred Solar Sculpture was discussed. Although the location was voted down by the Parks Commission, the Coalition did give its positive support for the 47th street location. The meeting ended on a lighter note with a presentation by Thomas Michael Stephens of TELIC '81, a Constructivist exhibition that will run in several phases from January 18 through April at the Art Research Center. Also, the Nelson Gallery will exhibit Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition from January 23-March 15. This show is composed of works from the McCrory Corporation Collection of New York. There will be more than 200 works of art in the tradition of geometric abstraction.
It was so great to see such a large group of members and their friends at Studio West for our January general meeting. There will be no meeting in February, our Missouri traditional "bad weather month," but on March 4 we will have a general meeting with a program featuring several area collectors. There were so many people at Studio West that I felt we needed some sort of identification. Because I personally have negative feelings toward traditional name tags, how about taping your driver's license to your front at the next meeting? Just think of how much information is on that little rectangle!
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From the President   Letter from London
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