New art show at MCC-Penn Valley promises to pique the senses

“Toil” by Kathryne Husk is featured in the “Colla Voce” exhibit.

By Mary Beth Hope

Carter Art Center at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley will open a nontraditional show of original art, “Colla Voce: Follow the Solo Voice,” 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

In addition to painting and sculpture, the show will include a performance artist and a spoken-word artist.

“Fools Robe” by Ari Fish

Featured artists Maria Vasquez Boyd, painting; Kathryne Husk, photography; Annie Cherry, performance; Ari Fish and Bernadette E. Torres, sculpture; and Natasha Ria El-Scari, spoken word, are all from Greater Kansas City. Artist talks will be at 6 p.m. on First Fridays, Feb. 1 and March 1.

Vasquez Boyd said the uniqueness of this show is in the experience elicited by the incorporation of six diverse types of art.

“The artists’ multifaceted exploration and development of work offer viewers the opportunity to engage, examine, confront and gain insight to each artist,” Vasquez Boyd said. “Thus, we follow the solo voice in six parts.”

Carter Art Center is on the south end of the Penn Valley campus (facing 33rd Street). Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-3 p.m. Saturdays; 5-8 p.m. on First Fridays.

The exhibit closes March 1.

Artist bios and detailed exhibit information can be found at mcckc.edu/pvart. Follow the gallery on Twitter @cartergallery for announcements about pop-up events during the exhibit.