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'There's no Such Store Anywhere Else.'
April 1, 2004
Harry J. Epstein Co., a singular hardware store in Kansas City since 1930, carries exotic and unusual hardware. In this article local artists describe their favorite finds.
2006 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards Announced
April 1, 2006
Winners of the 2006 Charlotte Street Foundation awards are: Anthony Baab, Deanna Dikeman, Justin Gainan, Aaron Wrinkle.
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.
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
60 Artful Minutes: A Visit with Thomas Hart Benton
Interview of Kansas City artist Thomas Hart Benton covering his career and "his recent interview on CBS's Sixty Minutes [television] program, on which both he and Picasso were covered," including his contrast...
A Bit of Nature
Illustrations (by Will Weber, "one of Kansas City's most gifted artists") and poem by local poet Robert Wiziarde about cowboys.
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 Form of Journaling
Article discusses the abstract paintings of Curtis Simmons who also works as project designer and associate architect for BNIM Architects. His design of an "ellipse of dichroic filtered film on glass"...
A Graduate Course in Drawing and Café Sociology
Interview with painters Josh George and Peregrine Honig about their work.
A Great Painter, a Royal Naturalist on Wild Missouri: Plains Indian Life, Customs and Combat as Recorded in the 19th Century by Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer
Illustrations (by Karl Bodmer) and biographical article about the recordings of pioneer and Indian life along the Missouri River in 1833 by German explorer Prince Alexander Maxmilian (50 years old then)...
A Huge Job in Ceramics
Photo and article about the "[h]eroic masks of comedy and tragedy, said to be the largest ceramics [sic] pieces ever fired in this country" completed for placement in "the University of Kansas City Playhouse."...
A Memorial to Gustav Pfau, Artist
Illustrations and article on the life of German-born artist Gustav Pfau (1839-1884), centering on his career in Saint Louis and Springfield, Missouri.
A Painterly Escape: Escape as an Artist for a Day in Historic Arrow Rock
Photo and article about the town of Arrow Rock, Missouri as a tourist site for Kansas Citians. Information about the town's Lyceum Theater (pictured) and 19th century Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham....
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 Sculptor Builds a Playground
Photos and article about "the new playground park at 27th and Madison" Streets in Kansas City, designed by local sculptor Dale Eldred in 1962 (interviewed by fellow sculptor Richard Hollander) after resignation...
A Window into Lisa Lala's World
Profile of artist Lisa lala, who paints landscapes and still-lifes on glass.
Portrait of and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, known by some as "the father of black American art." Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1899, studied art at the University of Kansas, and taught...
Abstractionist Exhibition Long Overdue in Kansas City
Article describing an exhibit featuring Colette Bangert's art.
Across Our Wide Missouri: What a Capitol Idea
Article about the gallery of art work at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, and the contradictions between the art and the state's stereotypic image.
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