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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 Turn Toward Abstraction
October 20, 2011
Profile of Kansas City ceramic artist Bowie Croisant and a review of his work on display at Red Star Studios at the Belger Arts Center (2100 Walnut). The exhibition, also featuring the work of Stephanie...
Art Center: Radical Art Form Has Found a Home in Kansas City
Photos and article about the "constructivist" type of "non-representational" art originating in Eastern Europe and exhibited at the Art Research Center.
Art in Everyday: Mo Dickens and the Belger Arts Center
Article describes the Belger Arts Center, located in the garage of the Belger Cartage Service trucking company, 2100 Walnut Street. Mo Dickens, gallery director, is also profiled.
Artist Celebrates Mujeres in GCI Show
November 30-December 12, 2007
Article profiles artist Alisha Gambino. Her show, Mujeres, runs December 7, 2007 through January 31, 2008 at the Guadalupe Centers. Inc.
Artist Takes Bite Out of Hunger
November 19, 2009
Review of artist Jennifer Boe's "How to Cook a Wolf" exhibition at Rockhurst University's Greenlease Gallery. Boe uses several mediums and themes of hunger and meat cuts "to relate a narrative about confronting...
Artists Get Into the Game
April 29, 2010
Review of a group exhibition at the Urban Culture Project's Paragraph Gallery titled "You're Such a Good Sport." The sports-themed show features 30 works by 18 local artists.
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...
Bloch Gift to go for Nelson Upgrade
April 8, 2015
Article announces a renovation project planned for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, financed by the Bloch Family Foundation. This new space will display 29 works of art from the personal collection of...
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."...
July 11-17, 2013
Interview with artist Glen Hansen that focuses upon his exhibition of representational graphite and oil drawings on display at the Central Kansas City Public Library through September 13, 2013. Hansen...
Crafting the Write Stuff
July 28, 2011
Review of an exhibition at the Writer's Place (3607 Pennsylvania Ave.) titled "Extreme 3-D Interactive Blog Zines and Art by Eve Englezos, Brigette Poniewaz and Alex Schubert." The exhibition spotlights...
April 9-15, 1998
Review of painting show at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Earth and Sky
May 11, 2010
Pictures and article about Kansas City ceramic artist Linda Lighton and her exhibit, "Luminous," of 70 porcelain chandeliers at Rockhurst University's Greenlease Gallery.
Fertile Ground for Change
November 18, 2007
Review of the inaugural special exhibition of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art titled "American Soil." Described as a "morality tale told in paint," the dominant theme of the exhibit is the exploitation...
First Friday Goes to School
September 2, 2010
To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the Kansas City Art Institute will have shows of art works by faculty, students, and graduates in various places in the city. The article includes a list of some of...
Fragile Life, Powerful Work
July 7, 2011
Review of textile art exhibit, "Wounded/Healing," by Jason Pollen, on display at the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom. The 18 works are reflective of Pollen's struggle recovering from multiple back surgeries...
Harlem Renaissance Man
September 9, 2007
African American artist Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka in 1899 and taught at Lincoln High School in Kansas City at one time. He later became part of the "the early 20th-century explosion of black arts...
Home, Hearth, Self
February 19, 2012
Review of artist Rashawn Griffin's one-person show at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Griffin grew up in Olathe.
Kemper Museum to Open Space in Crossroads District
August 1, 2008
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will be opening a downtown venue at 1901 Baltimore Avenue on November 7, 2008. The space will be used for exhibitions and administrative functions. It positions them...
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