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Plaza Art Fair
Avenue of the Arts
A Lesson in The Arts
September 18, 2011
Cover story with pictures tells of the Alcott Arts Center at 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Named for Louisa May Alcott, the center provides music, theater, and art for children. The nonprofit organization...
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...
Abstractionist Exhibition Long Overdue in Kansas City
Article describing an exhibit featuring Colette Bangert's art.
After Dark on Charlotte Street
February 1, 2004
Review of seventh annual Charlotte Street Foundation Award Exhibition.
Art and Soul
September 23, 2006
This article features 75 years of Plaza Art Fair memories. It includes a timeline for the event starting with 1932 and going to 2005. This year's 75th annual Plaza Art Fair is to be held September 23-24,...
Information on art exhibits in Kansas City, with illustrations.
Art Fair Celebrated 50th Anniversary
Plaza advertising supplement.
File contains photos, illustrations, and information on various art galleries and their exhibits in Kansas City history.
Bottoms & Biblical Landscapes
November 26, 2009
Review of two separate solo shows at the Late Show, 1600 Cherry; one by Brookfield, Missouri, artist Nora Othic called "Torah! Torah! Torah!" and Kansas City artist Marci Aylward called "Urban Landscapes."...
Broadway, North from 11th
Postcard of Broadway, North from 11th
Enabling the Artist Within
October 20, 2004
Article features art works of Virginia Kellogg and Curt Stokes both who received therapy at the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City. ''They participated in the agency's first major fund-raiser, Arts...
Historical Society to Observe 150th Anniversary of George Caleb Bingham's Birth: Thomas Hart Benton to Give Memorial Address
Notice about an art "exhibit of paintings by George Caleb Bingham, sponsored by the Jackson County Historical Society at the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art," with an address by artist Thomas Hart...
Kansas City Brings Western Artists "Home"
Article about the history of Western art and the art exhibit by the Kansas City Society of Western Art at the Alameda Plaza.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Multiple articles on collections of Indian art and artifacts at the museum, entitled collectively as the "Sacred Circles: Two Thousand Years of American Indian Art."
On the Avenue of the Arts
January 11, 2003
Article describes projects envisioned for the Summer 2003 annual exhibition of temporary art installations.
Philomene & Lou
Article about the "struggle to make a living" for "the best-known artists working in Kansas City," Philomene Bennett and Lou Marak, with photos of them and their work, discussing art exhibits, etc.
Plaza Art Fair, Plaza Art Galleries
Allows chance for more artists to exhibit "than any other" area show, with a schedule of fall events.
Profile--Michael Meyers: When He's Working, He Worries about Fame, Money and Getting Older
Photos and biographical article about Michael Meyers, a 38-year-old artist (in 1978) and "an Assistant Professor in Kansas City Art Institute's Foundations Program for the last six years" with art exhibits...
Suzanne Richards Stays in Kansas City to Boost Art
Photos and article about artist Suzanne Richards and Kansas City not being known nationally as an art center.
Vandals Hit Avenue of Arts Again
July 13, 2007
For the 2007 Avenue of the Arts, artist Larry Thomas had displayed life-size figures made of vinyl along Central Street downtown. Vandals peeled off pieces of the art work, causing Thomas to remove his...
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