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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 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...
An Egyptian Gem for KC
December 17, 2007
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has recently purchased "a spectacular painted coffin of a noblewoman named Meretites created in Egypt 2,500 years ago." The coffin does not include a mummy (the museum already...
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...
Art From Pain
June 3, 2007
Profile of local photographer Larry Schwarm, who is best known for his images of Kansas prairie fires. Schwarm spent 10 days in his hometown of Greensburg, Kansas, photographing the carnage wrought by...
Art Installations Need More 'Wow'
June 10, 2007
Review of exhibits in newly opened Bloch Building.
Art Museum Gets a Major Gift
October 23, 2009
Morton and Estelle Sosland have made a gift of about 200 "rare and important objects of Northwest Coast art" to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Gaylord Torrence, curator of American Indian art, said that...
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...
Arts World Mourns a Champion
August 15, 2010
Richard Nadeau who died August 5, 2010, "is remembered as 'a crazy, eccentric, wonderful fighter' for real art." Article includes a picture of Nadeau and one of the many artworks given to the Spencer Museum...
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...
Aycock Work Lands at KCI
July 1, 2007
Article describes new work of public art at Kansas City International Airport. "Strange Attractor for Kansas City," by New York artist Alice Aycock features red neon zigzags that are best viewed at night....
Blitt Sculpture Moves from Mall to UMKC
September 28, 2008
Short article about the Rita Blitt sculpture, "Dancing," a 26-foot-high abstract figure that was once at the Bannister Mall. It was moved to the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center Courtyard at the University...
Buildings in Nation's Spotlight
January 9, 2008
The Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Liberty Memorial have recently won national architectural awards. The American Institute of Architects has awarded their 2008 Institute Honor...
Cathy Campbell, Manager of the John Wornall House Herb Garden
April 21, 2013
Interview with Cathy Campbell, manager of the John Wornall House herb garden. Campbell discusses preparations for the 25th Annual Herb and Wildflower Sale that will take place on Saturday the 26th of April,...
College Names Sculpture Park for Oppenheimers
July 31, 2011
Johnson County Community College announced that the lawn in front of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art will be renamed the Oppenheimer Sculpture Park. Marti and Tony Oppenheimer are the museum's largest...
Cook Named Kemper Curator
July 8, 2007
Christopher Cook was appointed the new curator of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Cook first joined the museum in 2006 as assistant curator and has served as acting curator since March 2007. He...
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