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Benton, Thomas Hart (...
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Bird's Eye View of Kansas City, Missouri
Sepia-toned aerial view from the northeast, showing the Missouri River, Hannibal Bridge, and the city of Kansas City with streets and buildings marked. Points of interest (churches, etc.) numbered; key...
Bitter, Sweet Celebrated in Westside Mural
October 13-26, 2005
Artist John Bonifacio Moreno has created a mural that is "a tribute to the faith and spirit of indigenous peoples". The mural combines images from Christianity, Aztec, Inca, and other indigenous religions...
Blanche and Cecil Carstenson
Information about Kansas City area artists Cecil Carstenson, and his wife, Blanche Carstenson, both from Kansas. Photos and illustrations of Cecil's sculptures starting in the 1950s and Blanche's textile...
Program converted to DVD from an earlier media type. Local artist Blanche Carstenson talks about her work and her life as an artist. She is working on a fabric piece during the interview. Taped in 1982...
Blanche E. Carstenson
Obituary for local artist Blanche Carstenson. She died October 7, 2002 in Denver, Colorado and was 95 years of age. She was best known for her wall hangings which were exhibited in this area. She managed...
File contains brochures and articles about the life of John William Boone (aka Blind Boone) and his contribution to Ragtime music. Boone performed all over the US, Canada, and Mexico. From 1880 to 1915,...
Blind High Schooler Creates Array of Art
Accessible Arts, "which teaches area children with disabilities," held its first art show with art created by a blind student, Aaron Johnson. Johnson, 18, lost his sight at age 13. His show, "Magic Town...
September 6, 2007
Story features the massive glass sculpture being created for the Sprint Center by artist Tom Bloyd. This steel and glass piece is to be called "Spiral Ribbon" and will weigh 3,000 pounds. It was commissioned...
Bockes Focuses on Celtic Design
Photo and biographical article about T. J. Bockes, a worker at Union Station and acting chairman of "the Northeast Emerging Artists' League" with meetings at the Northeast Branch Library at 6000 Wilson...
Bohemian to Chic
December 7, 2007
Article discusses evolution of housing in the River Market area. The first people to move into the area were artists who rented studio space. Rental lofts followed in 1986 and, Conover Place, the first...
This book contains one page personal accounts of the lives of numerous women from the Kansas City metro area, as well as their photograph. Includes artist and poet Bonnie Tolson.
Bring on the Lightning
Article discusses public perceptions of art in response to Kansas City's "One Percent for Art" Program. The program commissions artists for public art in Kansas City.
Bruder Gives Warm Subjects the Cool Treatment
Biographical article about Kansas City artist Harold Bruder, a teacher at the Kansas City Art Institute with a "recent one-man show in New York" and photos of two of his paintings.
Building an Empire
Profile of sculptor, restaurateur, and "TV personality," Stretch. He was one of the first artists to invest and establish himself in the Crossroads Arts District.
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...
Call on Girl's Facile Pen
Photo and biographical article about Lisa Anne Kerford, or Lisa Kerford, a black "Southwest High School senior art student" drawing artwork "for the students' and teachers' course workbooks" also with...
Calm after the Storm: Cultures without Borders Opens with Success
Photos and article about "the Cultures Without Borders travelling [sic] art exhibit" at Corinthian Hall (home of the Kansas City Museum). Description of the awards for works of various local artists (largely...
Can Kansas Forgive John Steuart Curry?
Article about the legacy of Kansas artist John Steuart Curry (1897-1946), painter of the controversial murals at the Topeka statehouse done in the 1930s. Steuart was originally from Jefferson County, Kansas....
File containing an obituary article about Mary Cannon, a Kansas City landscape artist specializing in "patio paintings," trained with Philomene Bennett and Lou Marak, with photo.
Capturing a Culture
November 30, 2008
Review of show by Kansas City artist Bonnye Brown at the Carter Art Center. "Brown is the founder/owner of G.I.F.T. (Gifted Individuals Finding Their Talents). Her paintings depict her expectations and...
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