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'Humanbeing': Artist Uses Text and Images to Relate the Spirit of American Indian Culture
Photos and biographical article about David Hunt, a 43-year-old art teacher at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and artist with a warehouse studio next to Lidia's restaurant on Baltimore Avenue, specializing...
'I Have to Be Both of Us': Roberta Lord Is Completing the Artworks on Which She Collaborated with Her Late Husband, Dale Eldred
Photo and biographical article about Roberta Lord, an engineer and sculptor working on the completion of her late husband Dale Eldred's sculptures, residing next to the Kansas City Art Institute.
'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...
'There's no Such Store Anywhere Else.'
April 1, 2004
Harry J. Epstein Co., a singular hardware store in Kansas City since 1930, carries exotic and unusual hardware. In this article local artists describe their favorite finds.
'Water Plaza' For Bartle
August 4, 2006
The City Council agreed to a $1 million city contract for new public art at the Bartle Hall ballroom expansion. A Japanese-American artist named Jun Kaneko was awarded the contract. His concept includes...
105 Artists are Right at Home
November 24, 2012
Article on the art collection of John "Topper" Johntz of Prairie Village. Johntz has over 800 pieces by 105 artists in his home, including works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Francisco de Goya, Mark...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
2006 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards Announced
April 1, 2006
Winners of the 2006 Charlotte Street Foundation awards are: Anthony Baab, Deanna Dikeman, Justin Gainan, Aaron Wrinkle.
2007 Charlotte Street Foundation Awards
Article lists 2007 Charlotte Street Foundation Award winners with brief biographies and color reproductions of their work. Artists are: Cody Critcheloe, Jessica Kincaid, Emily Sall, and James Trotter.
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
40 Years Ago
File containing a biographical article about Waldo Wallis, a former Kansas Citian with paintings "exhibited in the Salon d'Automne in Paris."
60 Artful Minutes: A Visit with Thomas Hart Benton
Interview of Kansas City artist Thomas Hart Benton covering his career and "his recent interview on CBS's Sixty Minutes [television] program, on which both he and Picasso were covered," including his contrast...
A Bit of Nature
Illustrations (by Will Weber, "one of Kansas City's most gifted artists") and poem by local poet Robert Wiziarde about cowboys.
A Bleeding Passion
July 20 - August 2, 2006
Article profiles artist, Luis Garcia. His "bleedingbrown" website includes a blog, podcast initiative store and manifesto for members of minority groups. His exhibit, "The Chicano Experience", featured...
A Brushstroke of Genius
Article describes the life and work of Ernst Ulmer, a Kansas painter educated at the Kansas City Art Institute. Ulmer's work is influenced by artists such as George Bellows, George Caleb Bingham, and Mary...
A Dog's View of the World
October 17, 2007
Local cartoonist Charles Barsotti is scheduled to be part of the Johnson County Library Foundation fundraiser to be held October 20, 2007. Barsotti is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker" magazine. "With...
A Feel for Art
August 1, 2010
Tina Blatter is legally blind but she creates works of art with tactile enhancements that visually impaired persons can appreciate. She also suffered a brain injury which has required many years of therapy...
A Figure/Ground Relationship: New Work: Peregrine Honig and Judy Pfaff
March 1, 2003
Review of show at Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art.
A Form of Journaling
Article discusses the abstract paintings of Curtis Simmons who also works as project designer and associate architect for BNIM Architects. His design of an "ellipse of dichroic filtered film on glass"...
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...
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