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'Water Plaza' For Bartle
August 4, 2006
The City Council agreed to a $1 million city contract for new public art at the Bartle Hall ballroom expansion. A Japanese-American artist named Jun Kaneko was awarded the contract. His concept includes...
105 Artists are Right at Home
November 24, 2012
Article on the art collection of John "Topper" Johntz of Prairie Village. Johntz has over 800 pieces by 105 artists in his home, including works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Francisco de Goya, Mark...
2007 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards
Article lists 2007 Charlotte Street Foundation Award winners with brief biographies and color reproductions of their work. Artists are: Cody Critcheloe, Jessica Kincaid, Emily Sall, and James Trotter.
A Brushstroke of Genius
Article describes the life and work of Ernst Ulmer, a Kansas painter educated at the Kansas City Art Institute. Ulmer's work is influenced by artists such as George Bellows, George Caleb Bingham, and Mary...
A Figure/Ground Relationship: New Work: Peregrine Honig and Judy Pfaff
March 1, 2003
Review of show at Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art.
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 Natural Yin and Yang
October 16, 2011
Review of exhibition at Dolphin Gallery of works by Jim Leedy (14 paintings and ceramics) and "toned photographs" by Philip Heying featuring unpopulated landscapes. Includes pictures of Leedy's "Continuum...
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 Pictorial Historian
Brief article describing a George Catlin exhibit on loan (from the Smithsonian American Art Museum) to the Museum of the American West in Los Angeles from the Smithsonian Institution from Jun 4-August...
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...
A Turn Toward Abstraction
October 20, 2011
Profile of Kansas City ceramic artist Bowie Croisant and a review of his work on display at Red Star Studios at the Belger Arts Center (2100 Walnut). The exhibition, also featuring the work of Stephanie...
A Walk through the Crossroads
Article printed from http://bradleyosborn.com/a_walk_through_the_crossroads.pdf Bradley Osborn website, describes the Crossroads or Crossroads Arts District. Bordered roughly by Truman Road on the north,...
Aaron Douglas taught art at Lincoln High School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1923-1925. Painted murals in Fisk University Library, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1938.
Abstractionist Exhibition Long Overdue in Kansas City
Article describing an exhibit featuring Colette Bangert's art.
Accolades for KC's Ed Hogan
December 15, 2013
Article summarizes the life and notable artistic works of Kansas City artist Ed Hogan. Members of the Kansas City arts community are interviewed and provide insights into Hogan's long career. The author...
Addicted To Art, Byron Cohen Gallery Hits 10-year Mark
October 21, 2004
The Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. It is a contemporary art gallery located at 2020 Baltimore Avenue in the Marietta Chair Building in the Kansas City...
Affirming Community and Enabling Art
Interview with David Hughes, John O'Brien and Raechell Smith about the history and future of the Charlotte Street Fund on the occasion of its sixth anniversary. Article also contains "Eyes on the Prize:...
American Artist, American Indians
February 8, 2004
Article notes the traveling exhibit of George Catlin's paintings of American Indians, currently at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The exhibit opened February 7, 2004 and will run until April 18, 2004....
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...
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