|Raechell Smith (c) with Spotlight artist Libby Williams (l) |
& Emerging Curator Laura Reese (r)
Serving as guest curator for Momentum Tulsa, Raechell Smith has begun working with the Momentum Spotlight artists on their projects and will select work for the exhibition opening October 13, 2012.
Smith is the chief curator and founding director of the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. A dynamic contemporary art venue with a strong teaching mission, the Artspace has been recognized for excellence in architectural design and visual art programming within the region, since it opened in 1999.
Smith has organized exhibitions and public art projects presenting work by regional, national, and international artists including David Shrigley, Ghada Amer, Shirin Neshat, Wenda Gu, Lee Boroson, Alexis Rockman, Jenny Holzer, and Vik Muniz. She has also organized numerous thematic exhibitions.
Smith is an advocate for artists and the visual arts, serving as a consultant for numerous national and regional organizations. She is a founding board member of The Charlotte Street Foundation, a Kansas-City based non-profit organization, which recognizes outstanding artists in Kansas City and provides them with artistic, material, and financial support.
Artists may enter artwork into the Momentum Tulsa survey exhibition until September 5, 2012. Learn about and submit online: www.MomentumOklahoma.org.