Sunset Music Fest 2022
- March 3, 2022
6 things to know about the color-casting exhibit on view now
“It’s important to us to create ease in the purchase, leasing and enjoyment of art in our clients homes, offices and event spaces.” – Michael Jones, co-founder of Collisions In Art and owner of True North Outdoor and KC Landscapes & Pools.
The Collisions In Art duo, co-founded by Michael Jones and Todd Weiner, each have strong individual track records as evidenced by Todd Weiner, of Todd Weiner Gallery. Weiner was formerly in the business of commercial holiday lighting for some of the top retailers in America. Weiner has produced over 75 art exhibits in Kansas City and always has the inside scoop on curating art to fit individual client needs.
Michael Jones, a multipreneur offers an abundance of knowledge in the world of outdoor design and installation. Currently, Jones is owner of True North Outdoor, specializing in commercial snow, ice, landscape maintenance and landscape construction. As well as the current owner of KC Landscapes & Pools, a company specializing in the design and installation of high-end residential outdoor spaces.
“This light exhibit is a collaboration that highlights our effort to be innovative in delivering value and enjoyment to our community. We are proud to support local business leaders and artists who strive to create unique and beautiful landscapes in Leawood. Together we are pleased to offer a holiday display with a new perspective. – Jacqueline Shrum, General Manager of Town Center Plaza | Crossing.
Cail owns two commercial spaces near Swope Park; he has dedicated the spaces, which include an outdoor courtyard garden, to the production and pursuit of art.
The adopter of the term that is now known at Town Center to be color-casting, has earned a BFA and MFA in sculpture and most recently developed an interest in working with light.
In Spring 2021, Cail began working with light on a small scale in his studios and garden when he got the call for the Town Center project from the Collisions In Art team.
Cail says, “I’ve always turned to simplicity, it’s powerful, it’s emotional.” If thinking about the project as a canvas, the flood lights are used as a primer and can be noticed on the Town Center Plaza towers. According to Cail, the flood lights are a universal laydown of lights so there aren’t bare spots. The brushstroke highlights are conveyed through the custom foam lights, light bars and pex arches.
“I want people to have an experience…if you look at this project, the objects themselves are simple. The difficulty is in getting it to a place of simplicity. I keep refining, and refining to get it down to its essence. I set the challenge for myself to make art that touches on universal things, like love and the sublime. Things that everyone, every demographic, and every era feel”. – Martin Cail.
“We hope to continue using color-casting and light capture to bedazzle holiday enthusiasts starting in Kansas City and then branching outward to other art friendly regions and areas.” -Todd Weiner, co-owner of Collisions In Art.