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'Humanbeing': Artist Uses Text and Images to Relate the Spirit of American Indian Culture
Photos and biographical article about David Hunt, a 43-year-old art teacher at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and artist with a warehouse studio next to Lidia's restaurant on Baltimore Avenue, specializing...
'I Have to Be Both of Us': Roberta Lord Is Completing the Artworks on Which She Collaborated with Her Late Husband, Dale Eldred
Photo and biographical article about Roberta Lord, an engineer and sculptor working on the completion of her late husband Dale Eldred's sculptures, residing next to the Kansas City Art Institute.
'Last Supper' Finds Home: Sculpture in Image of Famous Painting Comes Back to KC Church
September 16, 2000
News about the new "permanent home at Country Club Christian Church" for the sculpture of "The Last Supper," by sculptor Domenic Zappia, dying in 1964, about two years after finishing the sculpture, "the...
'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...
40 Years Ago
File containing a biographical article about Waldo Wallis, a former Kansas Citian with paintings "exhibited in the Salon d'Automne in Paris."
A Bleeding Passion
July 20 - August 2, 2006
Article profiles artist, Luis Garcia. His "bleedingbrown" website includes a blog, podcast initiative store and manifesto for members of minority groups. His exhibit, "The Chicano Experience", featured...
A Dog's View of the World
October 17, 2007
Local cartoonist Charles Barsotti is scheduled to be part of the Johnson County Library Foundation fundraiser to be held October 20, 2007. Barsotti is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker" magazine. "With...
A Feel for Art
August 1, 2010
Tina Blatter is legally blind but she creates works of art with tactile enhancements that visually impaired persons can appreciate. She also suffered a brain injury which has required many years of therapy...
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 Fusion of the Funky and the Familiar: California Chic, Midwest Mundane Meet in Karen Koblitz's Work
Photo and biographical article about Karen Koblitz, a ceramics sculptor from California teaching art at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, since 1977.
A Garage Is the Studio for a Popular Young Artist
Photo and biographical article about Melissa Howell, a painter with the pseudonym of "G. Howell" and "the wife of William Morgan Howell, 7208 Santa Fe drive, Overland Park," Kansas. Description of the...
A Glimpse of Eternity: Vince Roark
September 1, 2003
Profile of Kansas City artist Vince Roark.
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 Home for Artists Planned Downtown
October 9, 2013
Article reports on a proposal from a Minneapolis developer, Sherman Associates, to renovate the historic Scarritt Building (818 Grand Blvd) into an afforable living and work space for local artists. The...
A Kansas City Artist Returns: Van Millett Comes Home from His German Studies a Distinguished Painter
Portrait and biographical article about "George Van Horn Millett," or George Van Millett ("son of H. B. Millett"), a painter returning from art studies in Europe "to the old home at the corner of Independence...
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 Mold: Eligius Bronze Casts Its Lot With Fine-Art Niche
October 20-26, 2006
Story features a fine-art foundry called Eligius Bronze owned by Rick Redhair. It was founded in 1997, has 11 employees and is located at 3401 E. Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The business has...
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....
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