Professor’s work featured in Art in the Loop Project

Professor Toivanen's HopscotchUMKC College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean and Studio Art Professor Kati Toivanen was one of 25 artists selected for the third annual Art in the Loop Project in Kansas City, Missouri.

Toivanen’s work, a larger-than-life rendition of the childhood game of hopscotch entitled “Hopscotch,” will be on display in Ilus Davis Park at 11th Street and Locust through September.

“Hopscotch aims to provide moments of surprise and playful delight in the downtown business environment,” Toivanen said. “Images of familiar toys and even a spilled ice cream cone merge into the sidewalk, inviting participation from viewers.”

The 2016 Art in the Loop Project is a curated outdoor exhibition of temporary artworks and performances presented in four downtown locations: Ilus Davis Park; KC Streetcar stops; Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park; and Prairie Logic on the Green Roof. A presentation by the 25 participating artists will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, July 19 at the Kansas City Public Library.

Visit the Art in the Loop website for more information about this year’s project, artists and performances.