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A Fusion of the Funky and the Familiar: California Chic, Midwest Mundane Meet in Karen Koblitz's Work
Photo and biographical article about Karen Koblitz, a ceramics sculptor from California teaching art at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, since 1977.
A Garage Is the Studio for a Popular Young Artist
Photo and biographical article about Melissa Howell, a painter with the pseudonym of "G. Howell" and "the wife of William Morgan Howell, 7208 Santa Fe drive, Overland Park," Kansas. Description of the...
A Glimpse of Eternity: Vince Roark
September 1, 2003
Profile of Kansas City artist Vince Roark.
A Graduate Course in Drawing and Café Sociology
Interview with painters Josh George and Peregrine Honig about their work.
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 Great Painter, a Royal Naturalist on Wild Missouri: Plains Indian Life, Customs and Combat as Recorded in the 19th Century by Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer
Illustrations (by Karl Bodmer) and biographical article about the recordings of pioneer and Indian life along the Missouri River in 1833 by German explorer Prince Alexander Maxmilian (50 years old then)...
A Huge Job in Ceramics
Photo and article about the "[h]eroic masks of comedy and tragedy, said to be the largest ceramics [sic] pieces ever fired in this country" completed for placement in "the University of Kansas City Playhouse."...
A Kansas City Artist Returns: Van Millett Comes Home from His German Studies a Distinguished Painter
Portrait and biographical article about "George Van Horn Millett," or George Van Millett ("son of H. B. Millett"), a painter returning from art studies in Europe "to the old home at the corner of Independence...
A Manual For the Observance of Special Days in Missouri Schools
Under a section in the book entitled Biographical, there is a listing for George Caleb Bingham which includes a brief list of his well known pictures and portraits.
A Memorial to Gustav Pfau, Artist
Illustrations and article on the life of German-born artist Gustav Pfau (1839-1884), centering on his career in Saint Louis and Springfield, Missouri.
A Natural Yin and Yang
October 16, 2011
Review of exhibition at Dolphin Gallery of works by Jim Leedy (14 paintings and ceramics) and "toned photographs" by Philip Heying featuring unpopulated landscapes. Includes pictures of Leedy's "Continuum...
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 Mold: Eligius Bronze Casts Its Lot With Fine-Art Niche
October 20-26, 2006
Story features a fine-art foundry called Eligius Bronze owned by Rick Redhair. It was founded in 1997, has 11 employees and is located at 3401 E. Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The business has...
A New Space For Art
August 8, 2006
Captioned photograph showing the installation of the sculpture "Rusted Spur" by the artist Stretch. This piece and five others are displayed in a field near 44th and Main streets in Kansas City. This has...
A Painterly Escape: Escape as an Artist for a Day in Historic Arrow Rock
Photo and article about the town of Arrow Rock, Missouri as a tourist site for Kansas Citians. Information about the town's Lyceum Theater (pictured) and 19th century Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham....
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...
A Preliminary Survey of Photographers and Artists in Kansas City, Missouri, 1850 to 1882
This paper is also online with the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Kansas City website pages. It is based on research done 30 years ago by the author using primarily local city directories. A...
A Rough Start in Kansas City
August 31, 2003
Article describes the period (ca. 1884) during which artist Frederick Remington lived in Kansas City, and on a sheep ranch near Wichita, Kansas.
A Sculptor Builds a Playground
Photos and article about "the new playground park at 27th and Madison" Streets in Kansas City, designed by local sculptor Dale Eldred in 1962 (interviewed by fellow sculptor Richard Hollander) after resignation...
A Tiny Renoir Began Impressive Obsession
June 3, 2007
Article spotlighting the personal collection of French Impressionist paintings of Henry and Marion Bloch. For the last 35 years the Blochs have acquired works from such artists as Manet, Monet, Renior...
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