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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 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 Owner Steps Up
July 7, 2013
Article announces that Bill Haw Jr. will open a new art gallery in the space formerly occupied by the Dolphin Galleries. Haw's background as a businessman and supporter of the arts in Kansas City is outlined....
City Art Rooms
Advertising card for City Art Rooms showing a cat's face on an artist's palette. Card is cut in the shape of a palette with thumb hole cut out. Front of card says: "Buy Picture, Frames, Etc., At City Art...
Corbin Bronze Firehouse
January 23, 2010
Colored pictures of Tom Corbin's new studio in an historic building built in 1912.
First Friday Goes to School
September 2, 2010
To celebrate its 125th anniversary, the Kansas City Art Institute will have shows of art works by faculty, students, and graduates in various places in the city. The article includes a list of some of...
Gallery has a Hot New Location
November 1, 2012
Article announces that Pat Jordan, a Kansas City art dealer, has moved her gallery into the former Station 11 firehouse located at 2033 Vine Street. Jordan is interviewed and explains her decision to relocate...
Gallery Looks to a Virtual Future
November 21, 2010
The Byron C. Cohen Gallery, “a Crossroads fixture for more than 15 years,” will no longer operate in a physical gallery, but will continue business online with a new partner, Charlotte Matthews. The...
The Hanson house in Overland Park includes an art gallery that "showcases teenage artist Jeff Hanson's abstract artwork." "Jeff is an award-winning philanthropic artist whose mission statement of creating...
Kansas City's Creative Community, "The Show Must Go On"
October 21, 2012
Article describes the early career of Sherry Leedy and her relationship to Jim Leedy. The establishment and daily operations of her Crossroads gallery, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, is discussed. Her...
KC Art Gallery Scene Takes a Hit with the Departure of Dolphin
May 2, 2013
Article announces that John O'Brien has decided to close his Dolphin Gallery in the West Bottoms area of Kansas City. O'Brien is interviewed and describes his motivations for closing the gallery and his...
Kemper Museum Ready to Expand into Downtown
December 8, 2007
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has purchased the Dolphin Gallery at 1901 Baltimore Avenue. Dolphin Owner, John O'Brien, was one of the early adopters in the Crossroads District arriving around 1992....
Article describes blossoming of Kansas City as a "culture hub" focusing particularly on visual arts. The Nelson-Atkins, Nerman, and Kemper Museums are profiled as well as public art, galleries and foundations...
Local and Loving It
October 23, 2008
Review of art show "On Liberty" at the new Dolphin gallery in the West Bottoms, 1600 Liberty St. It features 13 Kansas City artists.
New Gallery Has N.Y. Link
October 23, 2011
New York art dealer Bill Brady is opening a new gallery at 1505 Genesee Street in the West Bottoms District. The gallery will occupy the north side of the former Daily Drovers Telegram Building. Brady...
On a Street by Myself: Dolphin's Big Move
Dolphin Galleries will move from the Crossroads Arts District to 1600 Liberty in the West Bottoms. The Dolphin's former space at 19th and Baltimore will become a "satellite gallery" for the Kemper Museum...
On the Town
Part of a glimpse of three businesses in Kansas City includes a short biographical look at Paul Dorrell, owner of Leopold Gallery, and his work promoting outdoor art to beautify Kansas City. The other...
December 2010/January 2011
Review of the formation and work of the Kansas City Artists Coalition, founded by Philomene Bennett and Lou Marak with others in 1975. The article includes pictures of Asheer Akram's sculpture in Armenia...
Stockyards District Has a New Direction
February 11, 2012
Article describes efforts "to build a new hub for creative culture" in the West Bottoms beginning with the opening of the new Bill Brady Gallery in the former Daily Drovers Telegram Building (1505 Genesee...
The column "Neighborhoods" examines the West Bottoms and its variety of establishments including restautrants like the Golden Ox (1600 Genesee St., Suite 225), R Bar (1617 Genessee St.), and the Genessee...
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