Discovery Series

The Discovery Series are free lectures and interactive demonstrations presented by Lee's Summit Cultural Arts to increase the understanding of how arts, science, history and more impact our community and provide the opportunity to learn and discuss a variety of unique topics. Lectures take place at various locations throughout the City. Due to space limitations, registration is required for all lectures. 

If you have a topic you would like to present to the community as part of the Discovery Series, email your name, topic and how you are knowledgeable about the topic. You will be provided with information on how to complete a full proposal for consideration. 

Upcoming Lectures

Fostering the Microcosmos: Supporting Diverse Biomes Through Material and Metaphor

Speaker: Sean Nash, Artist

April 12 | 6:30 p.m.
Art School KC
307 A SW Market St. | Lee's Summit  

From Kombucha to yogurt and sauerkraut to sourdough starters, fermentation plays an important part in building the microbiomes that create the foods we love to eat. But did you know that fermentation can also play a role in the artistic process?      

Local artist Sean Nash talks about his practice of using food and fermentation as both material and metaphor in his art over the last decade. Nash discusses how he blurs the lines between the kitchen, science lab and studio to create complex ecosystems that encompass food, community and fermentation. This lecture is a dive into his experience and fascination with integrating fermentation into his artistic practice.  

Reserve free tickets