FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2015
The Art of Data exhibit opens tonight at ArtsKC
Join us for a creative convergence of Art and City Data
The City of Kansas City, Missouri invites residents to attend a free opening night reception for the City’s first data-driven art exhibit, The Art of Data. The Art of Data exhibit represents a unique visual perspective on the data that drives decisions and improvements in Kansas City. This is the first time Kansas City has combined statistical data with artistic renderings to create a visual experience for residents.
What: The Art of Data opening-night reception with remarks from Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte
Where: ArtsKC, 106 Southwest Blvd.
When: 6-8 p.m.
The opening-night reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. with remarks from Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte. Residents will have the opportunity to experience Kansas City’s data in a new and visual way, while engaging with the artists who created the pieces. Residents will also enjoy a sneak peak of the Art of the Car Concours showcase, which premiers on June 28 at the Kansas City Arts Institute. Following the opening-night reception on June 5, The Art of Data exhibit will be on-display at ArtsKC through the month of June.
About the Art of Data
The Art of Data exhibit was conceived as a way to showcase Kansas City’s data, and to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Office of Performance Management. The exhibit combines the strategic talents of Kansas City’s Office of Performance Management with the creative and economic inspiration from the Office of Culture and Creative Services.
This exhibit that sparks awareness of and connection to City services while attracting input on City priorities. Ten local artists and creative teams answered Kansas City’s call to re-interpret the charts and graphs used in actual meetings at City Hall into a new art form. The exhibit is the first community project of the newly formed Office of Culture and Creative Services.
More information about The Art of Data exhibit can be found online at /artofdata.
Media inquiries should be directed to City Communications Director, Chris Hernandez, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 816-513-3474.