Polly Alice McCann
  • Female
  • Kansas City, MO
  • United States
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"Hi, Polly, Please visit www.nailsinthewall.org for the prospectus for the upcoming exhibit:  ANGELS wild and winsome. Best, Linda LaStella, Director"
Oct 13, 2017

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Organization or Business Name
New Thing Art Studio
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Art Interests
Art Criticism, Arts Administration, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Theology, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
Polly Alice merges oil painting and soft sculpture using sewing techniques and a postmodern color palette. Her stories and personal archetypes, become artful experiments that she stitches together to create bold and beautiful bodies of work.
"I love words and images and how they play together through symbols. My work centers on themes of healing, time, and women's identity.”
She graduated from Messiah College in Studio Art and received her Master's in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University.
Accomplishments / CV
MFA, Writing for Children & Young Adults Hamline University St. Paul, MN, 2011
Critical Thesis — Self-Awareness for Writers & Illustrators: Maurice Sendak
BA, Liberal Arts, cum laude Messiah College Grantham, PA 2000
Studio Art: Oil Painting Thesis —Art as Women’s Memory

50 year Anniversary Mural, Lippert Mechanical, KC, MO 2016
Hands of Hope, Kid’s Oncology Installation, Lung & Lymphoma Society, KC, MO 2012
Wall of Ascension, Oil on Pieced Canvas, Bethel University Seminary, St. Paul, MN 2003
Ágape Center, Founding Logo & Poster Design, Grantham, PA 1998

Managing Editor August 2018
Flying Ketchup Press North Kansas City, MO

Youth Program Manager Summer 2017
Interurban Art House Overland Park, KS

Adjunct Professor of Writing Aug 2016—Present
Metropolitan Community College Kansas City, MO

Co-founder Sept 2015—May 2016
Paper Birch Landing Gallery for Emerging Artists, Midtown Kansas City, MO

Art Teacher
Maranatha Christian Academy 2015
KCAI & Park Hill Community Ed. 2010—2012

Gallery 504, Kansas City, MO June 2018
Knots, Jenson Chiropractic, KC crossroads, November 2017
NeoPop Art, ArtsKC Now Showing, KC University of Medicine, Summer 2017
Love Stamps, Quintiles, ArtsKC Now Showing, Overland Park, KS 2016
Healing Wings, New Life City Church, Crossroads, KC, July – September 2016

Interportrait, BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Aug 2018
Pushing the Envelope, Endres Gallery, Prairie Village, KS 2018
Resilience, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, MO Spring 2017
Chocolate and Champagne, Living Arts 23rd annual fundraiser, Tulsa OK Nov 2017

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At 7:20pm on October 13, 2017, Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella said…

Hi, Polly,

Please visit www.nailsinthewall.org for the prospectus for the upcoming exhibit:  ANGELS wild and winsome.

Best, Linda LaStella, Director


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