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Benton, Thomas Hart (...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Another View of Art in the Americas
Interview with artist Juan Ormaza, who also serves as a teacher at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Anthony Benton Gude
May 3, 2006
Color photograph and caption about Anthony Benton Gude, the grandson of Thomas Hart Benton, and his painting, ''The Creation of Union Station.''
Anything But Lousy: J. Bird Studios Builds a Nest in Armourdale
J. Bird Studios, at 516 Kansas Avenue, opened September 2006. Tile-maker Jori Herbert established the six-artist studio in Armourdale because of its affordability and proximity to West Bottoms and Crossroads....
Applied Center Embroidery
Embroidery art "a charmed novelty for effective needlework."
Art & Artists: A Brilliant Architect Drew Designs for Baltimore
Description of the architecture of a demolished hotel and its architect, including its unusual features, such as a wide hallway called "Peacock Alley."
Art Amid Destruction
August 4, 2011
"Project Reclamation," initiated by Kansas City artist Matt Dehaemers, was a fund-raising event that involved Joplin-area artists that created artworks using debris from the May 2011 tornado that devasted...
Art and Artists: Charts for Wartime Activity a Part of Her Varied Career
Photos and biographical article about Jan Havlena, a "young Kansas City artist" and woman starting out with "the drawing of pictorial charts for the government in World War II." Description of her later...
Art and Artists: From Fast Ad Pace to Portraits
Photo and biographical article about Harry Fredman, a former advertising artist as a teenager in Kansas City for men's clothing, moving to New York in 1945 and becoming an illustrator of portraits and...
Art and Artists: Kansas City Students Excel in Exhibitions
Photo and biographical article about Fred Merida, a "junior at the Kansas City Art Institute" and artist exhibiting at the Library of Congress coming to Kansas City from Indianapolis "as winner of the...
Art and Artists: Long Work toward a Clear Style
Biographical article about Kansas City painter Daniel Brennan from New York, with a photo of him with one of his paintings at the Lawrence Gallery.
Art and Artists: Needle on Electric Razor Becomes Sculpture Tool
Photo and biographical article about Julius Schmidt, "chairman of the sculpture department of the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design," using electric razors for his sculptures.
Art and Artists: Restores Painting for Cathedral
File containing a photo and biographical article about Dan Spicer, an artist restoring a painting for a local Catholic church.
Art and Artists: Swiss Hurries His Brush to Create Best Paintings
Photo and biographical article about Werner Portmann, a Swiss painter in North Kansas City, Missouri attempting to establish American residency.
Art and Artists: The Vagaries of Light Captured on Canvases
Photo and biographical article about Robert Graham, Jr., a painter of scenes and people of the past from Kansas City and Missouri, residing near Hickman Mills, Missouri.
Art and Artists: This Area at Dawn of the West Unfolds in Mural
Biographical article about Mrs. Aileen Franklin, painter of a new mural in the Columbia National Bank, with her Jackson County home studio at "North river and Kentucky roads" and other murals "in the Kansas...
Art and Artists: Vivid Meaning in a Role of Painter and Teacher
Biographical article about "nationally recognized artist" Ross Braught, "the senior member of the fine arts faculty at the Kansas City Art Institute," with paintings in "the Nelson Gallery of Art, the...
Art and Soul
September 23, 2006
This article features 75 years of Plaza Art Fair memories. It includes a timeline for the event starting with 1932 and going to 2005. This year's 75th annual Plaza Art Fair is to be held September 23-24,...
Art by Default Excites UMKC Sculptor, Critic
Wave of outdoor sculpture displays both intentionally artistic and otherwise.
Art in Columbus Park Gallery Draws a Crowd
June 5-22, 2005
Review of show by "muralist, artist, musician, actor and filmmaker" John Bonifacio Morenos.
Art in Kansas City
Two articles highlight the art scene in Kansas City: "Kansas City's Glittering New Galleries" and "Kansas City: A City of Art." The first article reviews the new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum...
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