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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Art in the Loop Names Team for First Project
June 1, 2005
Artists Davin Watne and Dylan Mortimer have received the commission for the first Art in the Loop Project. The installation will be at the KCATA Transit Plaza at 10th and Main and will portray ATA riders...
Art Institute Honors Pryor
July 13-19, 2007
The Kansas City Art Institute has established a scholarship fund in the name of Leonard Pryor, a former art instructor at Lincoln High School and academic dean at the Art Institute. Pryor was the first...
Art Piece Created by Nationally-Known Artist
Photo of artist Janet Kuemmerlein and her woven fiber art piece "in the new $4 million Merchants Bank Building, 9th & Main Streets."
Art Prowess Pays Off: Scholarship to Paris Awarded to Jack Henderson
Biographical article about Jack Henderson, a Kansas City artist residing at 3608 Locust Street, awarded an art scholarship "at the Ecole Beaux Arts in Paris," France, after graduating from the Kansas City...
Reviews of a variety of shows at the following galleries: Old Post Office; Dirt; Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art; Kansas City Artists Coalition; Leedy-Voulkos Art Center; Jan Weiner; and several galleries...
Group review of shows at Jan Weiner Gallery, Leopold Gallery, Byron C. Cohen Gallery, and artists' studios.
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 Writ Large
Review of architectural and fine-art photographer Mike Sinclair whose "work has been seen in major publications and architectural press such as the "The New York Times," "Dwell," "Metropolis," "Architectural...
Art, Commerce Collide in Quandary
January 20, 2007
Two paintings by Kansas artist Birger Sandzen are in the possession of the Kansas City, Kansas School District. The paintings were purchased by the senior class of 1922 and 1938 and for many years hung...
Art: 'Art Hustler' Champions Talent of Local Artists
Biographical article about Myron Brody, arriving in Kansas City in 1976 "as the new director of the Visual Arts Division at Avila College," describing his own sculptures and work in organizing groups of...
Art: Blowers and Lights
File containing a biographical article about Lawrence Whittington, an artist exhibiting at his own gallery at 4524 Main Street.
Art: Bourbon & Old Salt
Short article about Thomas Hart Benton's painting of a New England journalist to be placed in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts "captured [as] a vanishing type on canvas," with a photo of it.
Art: Frank Szasz Plays Role of Artist in Great Style
Photo and biographical article about Frank Szasz, "a portrait artist whoe studio overlooks the Country Club Plaza." Native of Hungary emigrating to Kansas City about 1958 as an artist for Hallmark Cards...
Art: Home Is Where the Heart Is
Article about "Kansas City's most colorful, vocal, and perhaps most important pair of artists," Philomene Bennett and Lou Marak, preparing to return to Kansas City after living in Santa Fe for the last...
Art: Missouri's Greatest Painter--George C. Bingham (1811-1879)
Mention of a self-portrait of Bingham bequeathed to the library by Thomas H. Mastin.
Art: Missouri's Greatest Painter--George P. [sic] Bingham (1811-1879)
Biographical article about Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), listing locations of several of his paintings.
Art: Painter of Passion
Biographical description and photo of Thomas Hart Benton , describing his daily routine at his Kansas City studio, describing his usual goal of illustrating regional histories.
Art: Slathering Her with Praise
Photo (of one of her paintings) and biographical article about Sharon Patten (ca. 1943-1995), an artist in Kansas City since 1998 residing at 9th and Lydia Avenues and exhibiting at galleries all around...
Art: Strictly Hand Made
Illustrations and biographical article about Allan Winkler, an sculptor native to Chicago and coming to Kansas City in 1971.
Art: The Mechanics of Art
Photos and biogrpahical article about James Schultz, a painter in Kansas City and automobile mechanic in Bonner Springs, Kansas since the late 1960s.
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