ArtsKC Encounter: NYC '81 Joe Kelly

Presented by ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council at The ArtsKC Gallery, Kansas City MO

Jan 31
ArtsKC Encounter: NYC '81 Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly’s photographs from New York City in 1981 explore the juxtaposition of the dream-like space of Studio 54 against the realities of the streets of New York. Representing depictions of political rallies, rock n’ roll, and late-night clubs.

On September 12, 1981, Studio 54 re-opened with a guest list consisting of A-listers such as Andy Warhol, Calvin Klein and Brooke Shields. Joe Kelly grabbed his Leica and a flash, and took it upon himself to capture New Yorkers lost in solitary, or at times ecstatic moments at Studio 54. Joe will give a short artist talk regarding those days and what his work represents.

Our featured musician for the evening will be Matt Hopper. A mainstay of the Kansas City jazz scene, Matt is the featured

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  • Jan 31, 2019 at 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm (Thu)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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