Union Station is widely acknowledged as the place for Kansas City to gather and celebrate,” George Guastello, Union Station president and CEO, said. “And when it comes to stunning and expansive outdoor venues, we offer one of the grandest green spaces in the downtown area. Haverty Family Yards - part of our recent Western Expansion Project - provides the perfect place to present the brilliant visual spectacle of Patrick Shearn’s creation, Reflecting Motion. In collaboration with Quixotic for the opening event, this unprecedented, contemporary outdoor art installation will bring an international focus to Kansas City and further establish Union Station as a crown jewel for our entire community.
CommunityAmerica Credit Union is all about Kansas City, which is why we invest in organizations and projects that make our town a better place to live. We are excited about Mr. Patrick Shearn’s work because it will add to the uniqueness and beauty of our city. We are thrilled to partner with Union Station on this project that promises to connect Kansas Citians through the arts this summer and decorate our beloved skyline.
You won’t believe your eyes! This is an art experience that is just fantastic. It flies, it transforms itself, and constantly changes - like clouds and vast wheeling flocks of birds, it’s pure visual delight and surprise, a wonderful mixture of art, technology, and science - with a lot of magic mixed in!
When Union Station asked us to imagine something on a grand scale for their expansive crossroads greenspace, Haverty Family Yards, we knew exactly who to bring to the table to compliment our own international presence. Patrick Shearn’s Poetic Kinetics is one of the world’s premiere and most prolific creators of outdoor visual spectacle. For the last year, REFLECTING MOTION has been moving from inspiration to extravagantly engineered concept to brilliant reality. For the opening event on May 11th, Quixotic is collaborating with Patrick to create a stunning experiential evening under a sea of holographic dazzle. This will be the fusion of world-class artistic talent and leave our audiences in absolute awe. What a thrill to be part of this inspiring gift to all of Kansas City for the entire summer.
Today’s announcement is just another reason to put Union Station and Kansas City on the must-visit summer list,” said Jason Fulvi, President and CEO, Visit KC. “It’s because of attractions like this that KC was crowned one of the Best Trips in 2019 by National Geographic. Visit KC applauds Union Station and CommunityAmerica Credit Union for their investment in this incredible arts experience.