The Cultural Arts Center (CAC), completed in 2008, provides the City of Lee's Summit
and the Kansas City metropolitan area with quality arts programming. The CAC has
fostered student and community creativity and innovation since its creation. It
was the vision of MCC to provide a home for the arts in the city of Lee's Summit.
With the help of a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant the CAC broke ground in
2006. The CAC is not only a hub for the arts; it is also a FEMA certified disaster
relief shelter. One of the only sites of its kind in the metropolitan area.
On average the gallery has seven exhibits per year, two of which are dedicated to our students for, "End of Semester" shows and one exhibit is set aside for our, "Lee's Summit Fine Arts Challenge" which is our local high school annual exhibit. Every other year we have an art faculty exhibit showcasing the latest accomplishments and projects of our faculty. The gallery offers 1,600 square-feet of dedicated space for 2D, 3D and 4D works of art.
For gallery inquiries please contact Daniel Reneau.
PRESENTED BY SUMMIT THEATRE GROUP
October 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 7:30
October 22 @ 2:30 2017
Emily Stilson, 70-years old and a celebrated former aviatrix and stunt pilot, suffers a stroke and is plunged into a world of disorientation and grief. Memories flood in between painful attempts to re-learn the basic functions of everyday life. Visit summittheatre.org for tickets.
PRESENTED BY MCC-LONGVIEW
October 28 9 a.m - 5 p.m.
Each year, MCC-Longview hosts the Longview Literary Festival. Join us as we explore diversity across the literary world.
PRESENTED BY MCC-LONGVIEW COMMUNITY EDUCATION
November 2 @ 7 p.m.
Before there was 3D or surround sound movie theaters, there were Silent Films. The early beginnings of Hollywood introduced us to Laurel and Hardy as well as Charlie Chaplin in the simplest form of movie making: The Silent Film.
PRESENTED BY MCC-LONGVIEW COMMUNITY EDUCATION
November 15-17 @ 7:30 p.m.
Join the students of MCC-Longview as they showcase the dramatic, comedic, and thought provoking works of the world stage. Each year, Director Kittie Hardin directs the Playworks project with the Longview acting students to showcase the diverse array of creative works each student is exploring.
Monday - Thursday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 1p.m.
August 31-September 30
Considering the impact of these stars, or “idols”, and the seemingly authoritative power they can possess over our lives, it is worth noting, what happens when they fade or fall away?
October 13 - November 12
This exhibit is entirely focused on artists living solely in the Lee’s Summit and Southeastern Jackson County area. What we found during this process was that our local community houses a large number of talented artists that are making great developments within their practices. There is a great sense of artistic diversity happening right here in our own backyard and we hope you are able to join us in appreciating these talented artisans.
December 5 - 10
At the end of each semester we give our enrolled art students an opportunity to showcase their amazing art works in our gallery. This provides our students a proper and professional format to exhibit their work and it allows families, friends and our MCC-Longview community a chance to see what they’ve been up to all semester.
We have a terrific group exhibit showcasing the work of five Longview students
(Noshaba Bahkt, Brenda Phillips, Tony Harrison, Julie Iseman and Blade Sbisa).
All of the work, in some way, deals with entanglement and the difficulty of finding the origin of a particular/singular meaning. In addition, the idea of, "beginnings and endings" is put into question as well. Challenging our notions of linear objectives and clearly seen or expected outcomes.
The MCC-Longview art department showcases the fantastic work of our students each semester. Here is a sampling of the works you will see at this semester’s exhibit.
Josh Yearout's work encompasses many popular culture references from the 80s and 90s, often reusing and repurposing his favorite television icons. These references become the backbone of his roaming and eclectic nature and influence his physical studio process as well. Yearout uses found objects and alternative materials, many times breaking them down only to build them back up again. Particularly in his paintings, Yearout utilizes heavily layered, covered, cut apart, reassembled processes and at times even paints on both sides of his works creating double-sided paintings.
Yearout is a studio resident with Imagine That! Kansas City, a creative arts studio for individuals with developmental disabilities located in the Crossroads of Kansas City, Missouri. IT!KC supports individuals by providing the tools and materials necessary for those individuals to create art and the supports necessary for them to define themselves as artists. The studio’s artists are supported by a team of trained artists that strive to integrate the studio into the larger art community. Each artist is encouraged to express themselves through a variety of artistic mediums and is given the opportunity to show and sell their art in a variety of venues.
Imagine That! is a program offered by Resources for Human Development (RHD), a non-profit, human services organization founded in 1970. RHD operates in 15 states and provides a variety of services addressing intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, homelessness, addiction recovery and more.
To donate online, please visit our MCC Foundation website or call 816.604.2200.