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A Field Guide to the Crossroads Art District
May 1, 2005
Map depicting the area roughly between Truman Road (north boundary), Pershing Road (south boundary), Broadway (west boundary) and Cherry Street (east boundary). Includes drawings and identification of...
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 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....
A Spray of Promise
February 17, 2011
Art review of the newly opened Spray Booth Gallery that occupies a back room accessible only through the new Volker Bicycles at 18th and Wyandotte streets. The initiatior of the gallery, Andrew Lyles,...
A Walk through the Crossroads
Article printed from http://bradleyosborn.com/a_walk_through_the_crossroads.pdf Bradley Osborn website, describes the Crossroads or Crossroads Arts District. Bordered roughly by Truman Road on the north,...
Addicted To Art, Byron Cohen Gallery Hits 10-year Mark
October 21, 2004
The Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art is now celebrating its 10th anniversary. It is a contemporary art gallery located at 2020 Baltimore Avenue in the Marietta Chair Building in the Kansas City...
Art for the Masses.
Revievw of The Forum at 124 W. 18th owned by John Raux.
File contains photos, illustrations, and information on various art galleries and their exhibits in Kansas City history.
Review of Gallery G owned by Gerald Kawa in Kansas City, Kansas.
At a Crossroads: KC Artists Feel Unappreciated
January 6, 2004
Lead story in the Star Business Weekly about difficulties facing art galleries and studios in the Crossroads Arts Districts, mainly increases in property taxes and the liquor crackdown on First Fridays....
Biography of Laurence Sickman (1906-1988), Museum Curator and Director
Central Park Art Gallery
Northeast corner of gallery at 1644 Wyandotte
City Art Rooms
Advertising card for City Art Rooms showing a cat's face on an artist's palette. Card is cut in the shape of a palette with thumb hole cut out. Front of card says: "Buy Picture, Frames, Etc., At City Art...
Corbin Bronze Firehouse
January 23, 2010
Colored pictures of Tom Corbin's new studio in an historic building built in 1912.
Crossroads Arts District Draws Crowds on First Fridays
April 1, 2005
Article featured in the "Arts & Culture" section of the magazine. Describes the Crossroads Arts District and its impact on the art community as well as on the revitalization of the downtown area. Names...
Article describes "First Fridays" in Kansas City's Crossroads District. On the first Friday of each month, galleries in the area (of which there are over 40) open from 7-9 p.m., providing a lively atmosphere...
Culture Divided: Suburban Art/Art in the City--the Center Does Not Hold
Discusses attitudes toward art galleries and art collectors in the suburbs of Kansas City.
Daum Museum: Sedalia's Jewel on the Prairie
The Daum Museum in Sedalia, Missouri contains one of the most extensive contemporary art collections in Missouri. The museum opened in January is located on the campus of State Fair Community College....
Dogged Pursuit: A Furry Muse Inspires This Kansas City Painter's Creations
June 1, 2004
Photo and short article about Marie Mason and her art work featuring dogs. She and partner Kate Marts operate The Works Gallery in Kansas City's River Market District.
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