Lead Bank and KCAI Host Steamroller Engraving Event

April 14, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO (APRIL 2016) — Lead Bank, a locally owned financial institution dedicated to the needs of small businesses, and Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), one of the bank’s community partners, will host a steamroller engraving event Friday, April 15, at 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Lead Bank parking lot. Burgers and brats will be served 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 

“We are proud to be involved in such a cool and creative event,” said Lead Bank Vice Chairman Josh Rowland. “It’s great to be a part of this process as we share this art with our community neighbors, providing them a cultural piece for reflection and enjoyment.”

Steamroller engraving is an experience that is not often available for public viewing. The process requires a steamroller, a heavy construction vehicle normally used for leveling surfaces, to be used as the pressure point to transfer the ink from a matrix onto a fabric or paper, creating a printed design. KCAI students from Associate Professor Miguel Rivera’s printmaking department will be performing the steamroller engraving process, and the end result will be introduced as Lead Bank’s new community art piece Friday, May 6. Lead Bank will be hosting a First Fridays celebration that evening where the public is encouraged to come see the new printmaking installation.

"We're enjoying a wonderful partnership with Lead Bank who is challenging our students with creative projects through our Sponsored Studio program. It's been monumentally beneficial for the students and makes a genuine impact in the Crossroads art community," said Nerman Family President Tony Jones. Lead Bank Crossroads is located at 1801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo, 64108. The event is open to the public, but reservations can be made to rsvp@lead.bank. 

About Kansas City Art Institute

Founded in 1885, the Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent four-year college of art and design awarding the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in animation, art history, ceramics, digital filmmaking, fiber, graphic design, interdisciplinary arts, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and studio art with an emphasis in creative writing. KCAI also hosts a free public lecture series — “Current Perspectives” — and a range of public programs including exhibitions, events and partnerships in the community to benefit the general public as well as evening, weekend and summer classes in art, design, multimedia studies and desktop publishing for children, youth and adults. For more information, visit KCAI on the web at http://www.kcai.edu.

About Lead Bank

For more than 85 years, Lead Bank has remained a strong independent commercial bank dedicated to delivering smart financial solutions for business owners, managers and their families and communities. With locations in Garden City, Lee’s Summit and now the Kansas City Crossroads, Lead Bank continues to provide treasury management, lending services, and personal client products. Lead Bank also offers advisory services to companies from bookkeeping to business brokerage services through its division, Lead Business Advisors. The new flagship location in Kansas City’s dynamic KC Crossroads District introduces clients to a new “era of banking.” For additional information, call (816) 220.8600 or visit http://www.lead.bank

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