We are seeking your support for the Westport Center for the Arts (WCA), as we celebrate our TENTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR of fulfilling our core purpose—“When the community creates art, the arts create community.”
Consider how generous giving from arts lovers such as you have uncovered beauty and meaning in the heart of Kansas City:
Free Brown Bag Concerts every month for over 20 years—our current season has been highlighted by the Doug Talley Quartet’s Jazz Concert on Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, a stunning organ concert by Jan Kraybill, and a journey into authentic traditional Missouri folk music from the duo Shortleaf—all in the rebuilt and acoustically outstanding Westport Presbyterian Church.
Our 2016-2017 season includes two more noontime concerts:
April21–Mary Shemon, flutist, EzgiKarakus, cellist, and Sophia Zey, pianist and soprano
May 19–The Wires:Laurel Morgan Parks, violinist & Sascha Groschang, cellist
WCA Theatre—With the flute music of renowned Native American musician, Dennis Yerry from New York, the leadership of veteran director Jacqee Gafford, and help from Haskell Indian Nations University, we held a staged reading of a contemporary play Big Horn’s Secret in November.
We are now reaching out to local playwrights to create staged readings of new plays: Booth: Is There a Murderer Here? (Penelope Weiner and Frances Farah) on April 7-8, 2017 and River Like Sin (Lindsay Adams) on June 23, 2017. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m.
Kids Team Up for Art—a quality arts program for children and teens! KTUFA is now running at the Plaza, Waldo, Southeast and Bluford public libraries. Under the leadership of KTUFA director, Lisa Marie Winslow, we have signed a contract with the Kansas City Public Library. And we are beginning to plan an exhibit of KTUFA art in tandem with an evening Brown Bag Concert as a special 10thAnniversary Party in September 2017.
Visual Art Exhibits – We are in the process of installing a gallery hanging system at Westport Presbyterian Church for an opening night reception (Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m.) of The Collected Works of S. Brian Morgan. Stan Morgan is one of Kansas City’s most accomplished, creative painters, mask makers and mixed media collage artists. For the first time, a lifetime of art will be on display, including works such as “Let My People Go” and “Inside the Music.”
If you want to see, hear and experience more of these kind of creative arts, please support the work of WCA by sending your donation by mail to: Westport Center for the Arts, 201 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111 or go to our website at: WCAkc.org/join/donate to give online through PayPal.
You may make also make a pledge to give a certain amount per month, which is a great way to be a constant supporter of WCA’s mission and many ongoing programs.
Celebrating the arts with Kansas City,
Deanna Capps, Lora Farrell, Christina Hoxie, Stanley Brian Morgan,
Scott Myers, Melvin Sims, & Marian Thomas
Westport Center for the Arts board members
201 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64111