The Kansas City Art Institute — you've heard of it, right? In SAT terms, it is to art what Vatterott College is to HVAC certification. It's like Hogwarts, only instead of wizardry, students learn about art. This year, the 'tute is 125 years old, and it seems that every gallery and museum in the city is commemorating KCAI's history with special exhibitions of work by alumni. Take (Re)Form
, an exhibition of work at the H&R Block Artspace (16 East 43rd Street) by KCAI ceramics graduates. The show includes pieces by Cary Esser, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Jesse Small, Arnie Zimmerman, and many others from the '60s to now. An opening reception begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call 816-561-5563 or see kcai.edu/artspace.
;— Chris Packham
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Oct. 9. Continues through Dec. 18, 2010