Featured Exhibit

Presented in conjunction with Open Spaces 2018: A Kansas City Experience and Opens Spaces Expanded Field Aug. 25-Oct. 28, 2018, hosted in Swope Park and at sites throughout Kansas City.

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A group exhibition highlighting the work of 10 artists who engage in a process of investigation, research and experimentation in the production and presentation of their work, A Periodic Table examines the phenomena of the tabletop tableau in contemporary art.

Jane Almirall
Shawn Bitters
Jill Downen
Alessandra Dzuba
Marcie Miller Gross
Kahlil Irving
Jarrett Mellenbruch
S.E. Nash
Anne Austin Pearce
Robert Quackenbush

Artist Talks

October 5th, 6:00 pm
November 7th, 6:00 pm

First Fridays

October 5th, 5-8pm
November 2nd, 5-8pm

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm - 3 pm

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For information on MCC Art classes or Graphic Design A.A.S. degree,
contact Darlene Town: 816.604.4757.

Recent Exhibits

The mission of the Metropolitan Community College Art Program is to develop students' visual literacy and awareness that art is practiced in a variety of forms within different cultures.

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Scholarship Winners

Carter Art Center

2018 A Periodic Table: Imagined Spaces

Carter Art Center

Student Art Exhibit/Sale - 25% of sales goes toward student scholarships

Carter Art Center 2018 Student Award

MCC-Penn Valley Gallery Overview

Carter Art Center 2018 Student Award

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Carter Art Center 2018 Student Award

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About Carter Art Center

In March 2003, MCC-Penn Valley dedicated the Anna & Kemper Carter Center for Visual Arts and Imaging Technology. This beautiful structure provides classrooms, computer labs and fine arts studios with natural light. The gallery features exhibits that educate, challenge and inspire. Anna's Room is a wonderful place to relax. Outside, a stainless steel sculpture by Rita Blitt, "Black Box VII: Aspects of Nature II," is permanently installed. The Carter Art Center provides quality arts education to students in midtown Kansas City, preparing them to transfer to baccalaureate institutions. It provides employers

with workers who are well-prepared for jobs such as graphic designers and digital prepress technicians. It also provides a place for the community to gather to celebrate and enjoy the visual arts. Operational costs for the Carter Art Center are greater than those of a traditional community college art department. We are seeking support from the community we serve so the Center can provide the highest quality art programming for students and the community. To help accomplish this the Friends of the Carter Art Center will provide financial and community support so the college can continue to offer quality art exhibits, scholarships, and growth opportunities for arts education.

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