America: Now and Here Launch Party with DJ SpookyFriday, May 6th, 7pmLeedy-Voulkos2012 Baltimore AvenueKansas City, MO 64108-1914Celebrate the launch of America: Now and Here, Kansas City, on First Friday, May 6th, in the Crossroads Arts District with a live performance by audio-visual installation artist and mix-master extraordinaire DJ Spooky and DJ Sheppa (of Nomathmatics). America: Now and Here presents a cross-disciplinary experience in visual art, poetry, music, theater, and film as the foundation for engaging audiences in a unique American experience. Through art, people will come together for timely dialogues about America, sharing their insights, ideas, and points of view. Through the America: Now and Here experience, everyone can participate in an exciting national conversation and contribute to this historic American journey. While in Kansas City, America: Now and here will present innovative and exciting programs in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District as well as a series of co-sponsored events with cultural partners throughout the city.The Studios Inc resident artists Archie Scott Gobber, Beniah Leuschke, and Dylan Mortimer will be exhibiting along side artists Eric Fischl, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Jim Leedy, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Chuck Close and many more. Curated by former resident artist David Ford, the exhibition will also include former resident artist May Tveit and Studios Inc Patron and newest member of our Board of Directors, Mike Lyon.Additionally, resident artist James Woodfill has been commissioned to design and fabricate the interior of the “Pop up Shop” located at the Leedy Voulkos Art Center.