Jason Pollen: Unfurled
Jason Pollen grew up in New York, and has lived and worked in Paris, London, Zurich, and Chennai, India. But the internationally recognized artist and teacher – known for his fiber artwork and use of innovative techniques – has made Kansas City his home since 1983, when he accepted a one-year teaching appointment at the Kansas City Art Institute. It grew into the chairmanship of the institute’s fiber department until his retirement in 2010. He has continued since then to expand upon an impressive portfolio. The Library celebrates this Kansas City treasure with an exhibit of his work, some on public display for the first time, along with a never-before-seen collection of his sketchpads. A second part of the exhibit will open at the Library on November 9, 2014. The exhibit is underwritten by a generous donation from Pam and Gary Gradinger.