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Ford, Susan Jezak
'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...
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 New Space For Art
August 8, 2006
Captioned photograph showing the installation of the sculpture "Rusted Spur" by the artist Stretch. This piece and five others are displayed in a field near 44th and Main streets in Kansas City. This has...
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...
Art by Default Excites UMKC Sculptor, Critic
Wave of outdoor sculpture displays both intentionally artistic and otherwise.
Art Subjectivity Can Sculpt Misunderstanding
July 11, 2006
In "The Watchdog" column is featured some of the large sculpture pieces on the grounds of Kansas City International Airport. These pieces known as "Three Figures/Fifteen Elements" by artist Joel Shapiro...
Art: Strictly Hand Made
Illustrations and biographical article about Allan Winkler, an sculptor native to Chicago and coming to Kansas City in 1971.
Art? For Art's Sake, It's an Exciting Time
August 12, 2006
Outdoor art is becoming more plentiful in Kansas City it appears. This article features a new outdoor sculpture being installed at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art called "Architect's Handkerchief"...
Artist Brings Her Joy to Kansas City
September 29, 2011
Article on native Kansas City artist Rita Blitt and exhibits of her work at Longview and Penn Valley Community Colleges. Her paintings and sculptures "are noted for their colorful, sweeping, swirling lines...
Artist James Bass
Profile of Topeka, Kansas, artist James Bass, a sculptor of metals starting in the 1960s, many displayed in Topeka public places and copies in Los Angeles, with photos.
Framed (37.5 in. x 18 in.) and matted watercolor entitled "Autumn Fields," which depicts farm and fields by artist Frederic James.
Biography of Arthur M. Kraft (1922-1977), Artist
Biography of Blanche Carstenson (1907-2002) and Cecil Carstenson (1906-1991), Artists
Biography of Jorgen Dreyer (1878-1948), Sculptor
September 6, 2007
Story features the massive glass sculpture being created for the Sprint Center by artist Tom Bloyd. This steel and glass piece is to be called "Spiral Ribbon" and will weigh 3,000 pounds. It was commissioned...
Capturing the Essence of Eudora
August 20, 2008
Kansas City fireman Nick Berardi has sculpted a 10-foot bronze statue of author Eudora Welty that will be installed near her home in Jackson, Mississippi. Article describes how Berardi, a battalion fire...
Carl Bodmer Print
Unframed (16.25 in. x 22 in.) color print reproduction (2 copies) of a Carl Bodmer print entitled "The Big Soldier." One print is loose and the other is attached with information concerning the print....
Framed (27 in. x 22 in.) and matted watercolor entitled "Cefalu, Italy," which depicts a beach scene with boats by artist Frederic James.
Chinese Sculptor Molds a Hundred Hands into a Soaring Statement of Freedom
File containing photos and a biographical article about Xin Kun Wu, or Xin Wu, a University of Kansas art teacher and creator of the "Bill of Rights" sculpture at the new Downtown Kansas City federal courthouse,...
City of Art, Kansas City's Public Art
Tom Corbin "may be the most prolific artist in Kansas City." His works include the Firefighters Memorial Fountain, the Children's Fountain in the Northland, Kauffman Memorial Gardens, the figures of the...
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