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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...
Accolades for KC's Ed Hogan
December 15, 2013
Article summarizes the life and notable artistic works of Kansas City artist Ed Hogan. Members of the Kansas City arts community are interviewed and provide insights into Hogan's long career. The author...
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: Strictly Hand Made
Illustrations and biographical article about Allan Winkler, an sculptor native to Chicago and coming to Kansas City in 1971.
Information on Barbara Shanklin (a graduate of Kansas University), an artist of sculptures on exhibit at the Main Branch Library of the Kansas City Public Library in 1971.
Biography of Blanche Carstenson (1907-2002) and Cecil Carstenson (1906-1991), Artists
Biography of Dale Eldred (1933-1993), Sculptor
Biography of Jorgen Dreyer (1878-1948), Sculptor
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.
Capturing the Essence of Eudora
August 20, 2008
Kansas City fireman Nick Berardi has sculpted a 10-foot bronze statue of author Eudora Welty that will be installed near her home in Jackson, Mississippi. Article describes how Berardi, a battalion fire...
Photos, illustrations, and article about "[t]he pools and platform for the long awaited Volker Memorial Fountain," "the last major work of the late Swedish Sculptor" Carl Milles.
Catch a Wave
Ed Waldman creates "studio furniture" and sculpture. His work features curved and variegated surfaces and combine fine woods with materials such as acrylics or aluminum.
Charging Bulls Go Unseen
May 22, 2014
Article reports on the "Bull Wall" sculpture displayed near the entrance of Kemper Arena and the American Royal complex (1800 Genessee St.), and concerns that the work largely goes unnoticed by the public...
Chinese Sculptor Molds a Hundred Hands into a Soaring Statement of Freedom
File containing photos and a biographical article about Xin Kun Wu, or Xin Wu, a University of Kansas art teacher and creator of the "Bill of Rights" sculpture at the new Downtown Kansas City federal courthouse,...
Photos and information on Cindy Snodgrass, a Kansas City Art Institute graduate exhibiting her sculptures and tapestries in the 1970s from the top of Chicago skyscrapers, overhanging Lake Michigan.
City Hall Profile
Colby Smith: Full Bore in the Studio
December 1, 2006
Profile of Kansas City sculptor, Colby Smith.
Colonel Robert Van Horn Bust
A marble bust of Colonel Robert Van Horn was sculpted by Frank Edwin Elwell, or Frank Elwell in 1903 as a gift of C. S. Gleed for placement in the lobby of the Kansas City Journal-Post Building in Kansas...
File contains numerous newspaper articles and other material on sculptor Dale Eldred, former head of the sculpture department at the Kansas City Art Institute.
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