Gallery of Art & Design
"Every Fiber of Her Being" features the marble mosaics, stained glass, tapestries, stone sculptures and high-relief copper panels of Kansas City artist Gabriella Polony-Mountain. Polony-Mountain was born in April of 1918 in Sasvar, Hungary and studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. She spent years traveling across Europe and studied more in Rome, before finally arriving in America in 1951.
Polony-Mountain aimed to become a respected exhibition artist in Kansas City while picking up commissions for regional architects and becoming a sought-after commodity in the commercial market. She received the Huntington-Hartford Fellowship in 1954 and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship in 1955. In 1958, she was given the American Institute of Architecture Craftsmanship Award in Kansas City for her repousse doors at the Taliaferro residence in St. Joseph and an "Art in Architecture" award for her repousse fireplace mantle in the home of architect Peter Keleti in Kansas City.
Many examples of Polony-Mountain's work can be found in and around the Kansas City area. A few examples include repousse and stained-glass installations on the UCM campus, stained-glass windows in the chapel at Whiteman Air Force Base and mosaics for the baptistery of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mission Hills, KS.
Steven L. Gorman
September 30 - October 25
Steve Gorman attended Central Missouri State University receiving a BFA in Art Education in 1985 and his MA in 1995. Gorman held teaching positions in the Centerview School District for 7 years and the North Kansas City School District for 18 years. Recently retired from his 25 year teaching career, Gorman is finally able to pursue his art career full time. Gorman's work is in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art - Campus Collection; the Oppenheimer Collection; the Southern Illinois University; the Waterloo Museum of Art; Baker University; and many private collections. He has shown his work at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Arts in Kansas City and Componere Gallery in St. Louis. In 2011, Gorman had a solo exhibit at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
Gorman writes: "Predominantly, my sculptures have been asymmetrically balanced, using the "hybridization" of plant, bird, fish, animal, human, and elements of fashion... A sensuousness, deliberate sexiness, and ambiguity also results from the merger of multiple biomorphic life forms, smooth surfaces, and smooth graduated color values applied by means of an airbrush.
September 30 - October 25
Burmeister's exhibition "Let's Dance" opened in Gallery 115 and he traveled to UCM from Nebraska for a two day install and demonstration of how he uses 3D Printing with a MakerBot II in his work.
JamieBurmeister’s artworks have been exhibited in galleries, museums and public places throughout the world. His “vermin.me” project has resulted in over 1000 installations of small ceramic figures, called vermin, on 6 continents, 36 countries and 38 US States.Burmeister’s gallery and museum pieces have been exhibited in the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska, Create Fixate in Los Angeles, California, Annmarie Garden in Dowell, Maryland, and the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming. Jamie has completed commissions for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Crisp Recording Studios in Fayetteville, Arkansas and the South Omaha Library. He has received numerous awards including the Nebraska Art Council’s 2010 and 2007 Individual Artist Fellowships, Omaha Entertainment and Arts 2007 Best Public Art and 2006 Three-Dimensional Sculpture Awards, UNL’s Trickey Memorial Award and UNL Woods Fellowship. He received a B.A. in Exercise Science from Creighton University in Omaha in 1992, an M.S. in Health Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1995, and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2005.
Saturday, October 19 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Join the Gallery of Art & Design and UCM Art Education students for an afternoon of creativity and art in the Gallery and Art Education classroom. Programs are based around a theme related to the current exhibition and every participant will leave with a unique work of art that they create with UMC students of Art Education.
FREE. For ages 5-12 years. Open on a first come, first served basis. Class limit is 20.
Please REGISTER HERE.
For questions or more information please call or email the Gallery Office: 660.543.4498, firstname.lastname@example.org.