Some cities may look down their noses at Kansas City's less-than-cosmopolitan veneer, but one thing outsiders can't say is that we have no art scene. Along with dozens of thriving galleries, we have the Kansas City Art Institute, one of the top 10 art schools in the country. Tonight, see what makes the KCAI a great school at a show titled New, Three: 2008 Kansas City Art Institute Faculty. The exhibit features the work of newer faculty, including Brian Collier, James Woodfill and others. Collier's recent show, Teach the Starlings, suggested that birds could be taught to speak. Woodfill, ThePitch's choice for 2006 Best Artist, is known for public art such as the Freight House Signal Project and the I-670 Bridges Project, Pedestrian Stands. Stop by the H&R Block Art Space (16 East 43rd Street, 816-561-5563) between 6 and 8 p.m. The exhibition closes October 4.
Aug. 23-Oct. 4, 2008