Chico Sierra and Carol Zastoupil • Visiting Artists

Third Thursdays have returned at the Nerman! Join JCCC faculty moderators John Carroll, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, and Tonia Hughes, Associate Professor of Film & Photography and Co-Chair of Fine Arts, for an in-depth discussion featuring artists Chico Sierra and Carol Zastoupil.


Third Thursday Visiting Artists Presentation

Chico Sierra

Chico Sierra
Chico Sierra

In addition to being a visual artist, Chico Sierra is a musician and author. Sierra says, “As a multi-disciplinary artist my goal is always to move people. I aim to either change their understanding or verify their ideas. Through sculpture, music, photography, murals and illustration, I’ve created a lexicon of symbolism that fits into each medium. My work is political and at the same time very personal.”

Sierra Grew up in El Paso, Texas. He currently lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri.

Carol Zastoupil

Carol Zastoupil
Carol Zastoupil

Carol Zastoupil says, “I paint landscapes, but not real places, using single point perspective, a winding road, and a high horizon, that invites the viewer to wander into imaginary hills, valleys and plains filled with vegetation.” Her series include Landscapes, Palm Trees and Bonsai

Zastoupil received an MA in Art History from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, an MFA in Textile Design in Weaving from the University of Kansas and a BA in Arts Education, also from the University of Kansas.

Both artists have work in the Nerman Museum’s permanent collection, which are on view in the museum’s current 1st floor exhibitions.

Third Thursday programs are supported in part by an Ovation Grant from the ArtsKC Regional Arts Council Fund of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City.

Registration is free. Reservations are required.

Reception hosted by Nerman Museum Student Advisory Committee immediately following for in-person attendees. Face coverings are required.

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