NV in KC: a story about artist and envy in Kansas City to screen at KCAI on Sept. 5, 2013

Judith G. Levy’s film, NV in KC: A Story About Artists and Envy in Kansas City, will screen on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall on the Kansas City Art Institute campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.

Levy’s humorous and probing film set in the vibrant art world of present-day Kansas City is included in the film series program of H & R Block Artspace’s current exhibition, Performance Now.

No reservations are required, and there is no admission charge. Questions for the event can be directed to info@kcai.edu. and more information is available at http://www.kcai.edu/events/current-perspectives

In her film, well-known, local performers, such as Jaimie Warren, Shannon Michalski, De De DeVille and Erin McGrane appear alongside notable arts leaders, such as Julian Zugazagoitia, Raechell Smith and Sherry Leedy. In this diary-like tale, fictional artist Lee J. Ross and her artist friends struggle with Ross’s conceptual art project about envy. Music is by Ssion, Kirstin Paludan and Jeff Freling.Image

Lee J.’s journey takes us into her home, her therapy sessions and into Kansas City studios, galleries and museums. Levy’s blends invented narrative with documentary-like interviews to explore a difficult subject with humor. More than 30 Kansas City and Lawrence actors and crew participated in the production of this film. Levy was awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Rocket Grant, administered locally by The Spencer Museum of Art and The Charlotte Street Foundation to create this film.

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