Hopscotch – Testing the Materials at the Site – The City Hall, KCMO

I took some previously printed images to the site to test and practice my technique. I plan to tuck the sides in and around the corners to secure them. The size will be a challenge (each panel is 50″ x 50″ with an inch of extra to tuck in/trim). Also, several of the panels will span across three squares.



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Hopscotch – Studio Peeks

Here are some pictures of the planning process and making of the public art project.



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Treasure Hunt – Installing at the Lawrence City Parks & Recreation

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The making of “Treasure Hunt” – matching the pebble color of the trash can panels

This is pass 2.

Pass 4.

Version 5 – getting closer.

Two at a time, 6 and 7 – closer but not quite there yet. Now, I am also really hoping that this can has the same color pebbles as the ones in Lawrence.

I think I got it.

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KC Studio Online Review of Winter Stream at Epsten Gallery


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Artist Talk – Kemper Museum 1-15-2016

Artist Talk: Kati Toivanen – Public Art + Finnish Influence
Friday, January 15
5:00–7:00 p.m. cash bar | 6:00 p.m. artist talk

Finnish-born, Kansas City–based artist Kati Toivanen presents her 2015 public art projects for Art in the Loop and Art in the Park and discusses Finnish influences in her work. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition, Dark Days, Bright Nights: Contemporary Paintings from Finland. Artists talks at Kemper Museum are always FREE and open to the public. Space is limited.

Thank you Tiffany Matson, for coming and taking this picture.


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Deinstalling the Flowering Wall 1-2-2016

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Behind the Scenes – The Petticoat

Here are some studio pictures of the process of making the Petticoat.

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The Flowering Wall – The Marathon Day

The day I got this commission I signed up for my first full marathon because it started and ended in the Washington Square Park in Kansas City, MO. It was pitch dark when we arrived at the start, so the iPhone photos are what they are. But the sun came out and it was a glorious day. 4 hrs 26 minutes 31 seconds of running through a beautiful city – to my art.


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Transmutations at Cottey College, Nevada, MO

Solo Exhibit

August 19 – September 11, 2015


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