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A Foundation for Creativity
April 10, 2011
The 2011 award winners of grants from Charlotte Street Foundation include Peggy Noland, Ricky Allman, and Andy Brayman. Works from the three are pictured: Noland's Crossroads boutique "with outlandish...
A Grand Statement
September 1, 2011
Article describes sculptor John Salvest's two projects--one a "massive wall of cargo containers" that spell out IOU on one side and USA on the other and also his "New Cornucopia," a cargo container filled...
A Nest for Creativity
January 9, 2011
Article describes the opening of the City Ice Arts Center located in the old Kansas City Ice Building at 2029 Campbell Street in the Crossroads Arts District. Sean Kelley, owner, sees it as "a comfortable...
A New Owner Steps Up
July 7, 2013
Article announces that Bill Haw Jr. will open a new art gallery in the space formerly occupied by the Dolphin Galleries. Haw's background as a businessman and supporter of the arts in Kansas City is outlined....
A Tiny Renoir Began Impressive Obsession
June 3, 2007
Article spotlighting the personal collection of French Impressionist paintings of Henry and Marion Bloch. For the last 35 years the Blochs have acquired works from such artists as Manet, Monet, Renior...
Anne Lindberg's Line Leads Her to New York
January 10, 2010
Article profiles Kansas City artist Anne Lindberg and her first solo show in New York at the Cynthia-Reeves Gallery. The exhibition features a series of works described as "tightly spaced parallel lines...
Another KC Winner
April 20, 2008
Kansas City artist Elijah Gowin won a Guggenheim Fellowship. This is the second time in two years that a Kansas City artist has won this award. Gowin is assistant professor of art and art history at the...
Art Amid Destruction
August 4, 2011
"Project Reclamation," initiated by Kansas City artist Matt Dehaemers, was a fund-raising event that involved Joplin-area artists that created artworks using debris from the May 2011 tornado that devasted...
Artists' Careers Get a Boost
February 14, 2010
Three artists have received the 2010 Charlotte Street Foundation visual artist awards for artistic merit. They are clothing designer, Ari Fish; fabric artist, Sonie Ruffin; and painter, Caleb Taylor. Article...
Avenue of the Arts Expands
May 17, 2009
The year 2009 marks the tenth anniversary of the Avenue of the Arts project which showcases contempory works by local artists along Central Street in downtown Kansas City. The 2009 display will feature...
Benton’s KC Flood Painting for Sale
May 18, 2011
Thomas Hart Benton’s “Flood Disaster (Homecoming—Kaw Valley)” is set to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on May 19, 2011. The painting “was inspired by the devastating floods of the summer...
File containing an obituary article about Mary Cannon, a Kansas City landscape artist specializing in "patio paintings," trained with Philomene Bennett and Lou Marak, with photo.
Ex-Astronaut Still Soars As Historical Artist
October 15, 2010
Ed Dwight of Kansas City, Kansas, has made a name for himself as a sculptor of public works, displaying sculptures in places like Denver, Detroit, and Kansas City. Dwight made history in 1962 by training...
Fertile Ground for Change
November 18, 2007
Review of the inaugural special exhibition of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art titled "American Soil." Described as a "morality tale told in paint," the dominant theme of the exhibit is the exploitation...
Finding the Kingdom Within
July 8, 2007
Article profiling Kansas City artist Jay Norton, whose work is currently exhibited at the Paragraph Gallery, 23 E. 12th Street. Norton is a practicing criminal defense lawyer who holds a bachelor's degree...
First Friday Goes to School
September 2, 2010
To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the Kansas City Art Institute will have shows of art works by faculty, students, and graduates in various places in the city. The article includes a list of some of...
Friend to KC Artists
January 13, 2013
Article announces that David Hughes, founder and co-director of the Charlotte Street Foundation, will step down from his position in 2013. Hughes is interviewed and describes his decision. A history of...
Gallery has a Hot New Location
November 1, 2012
Article announces that Pat Jordan, a Kansas City art dealer, has moved her gallery into the former Station 11 firehouse located at 2033 Vine Street. Jordan is interviewed and explains her decision to relocate...
Going Global: Kansas City Sculptor is in Demand in China, New York, Des Moines and Dubai
August 10, 2008
Kansas City artist Jesse Small is featured in this article. Small is a 1997 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and has a studio in the East Crossroads. He recently spent a year in China, living...
Harlem Renaissance Man
September 9, 2007
African American artist Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka in 1899 and taught at Lincoln High School in Kansas City at one time. He later became part of the "the early 20th-century explosion of black arts...
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