If data makes you cross-eyed, maybe you can look at it as art

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The public is invited to The Art of Data opening night reception at ArtsKC, 106 Southwest Blvd from 6-8 p.m. on June 5.

That Art of Data exhibit features artistic adaptations using Kansas City`s data. This is the first time Kansas City has combined statistical data with artistic renderings to create a visual experience for residents. The exhibit continues at ArtsKC gallery space until June 24.

Further explanation from the city:

The Art of Data exhibit began with the notion that charts and graphs, which are used to visually communicate important information to City leaders, are striking and artistic in their own way. To the self-proclaimed data-geeks who operate Kansas City`s Office of Performance Management, these representations are artistic!

The Art of Data exhibit was conceived as a way to showcase Kansas City`s data, and to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Office of Performance Management. The exhibit combines the strategic talents of Kansas City`s Office of Performance Management with the creative and economic inspiration from the Office of Culture and Creative Services.

This Partnership between City departments has resulted in an exhibit that sparks awareness of and connection to City services while attracting input on City priorities. Ten local artists and creative teams answered Kansas City`s call to re-interpret the charts and graphs used in actual meetings at City Hall into a new art form. The exhibit is the first community project of the newly formed Office of Culture and Creative Services.

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