Collectors Corner: Roberta and Elton Gumbel, Jr.

Children preserve their optometrist father’s legacy: Dr. Elton Gumbel (1921-2006) was also a prolific self-taught artist. When Dr. Elton Gumbel died in 2006, he left behind hundreds of paintings and drawings. Many people knew Gumbel as an optometrist. He was the first black optometrist in Kansas City and the first licensed black optometrist in the […]

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Honors: Carlos Perez

KC playwright’s transgender stage drama, In Hyding, makes world premiere in Detroit. Transgenderism is more mainstream than ever in 2015, if only because of unprecedented media coverage surrounding the transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner. Local writer Carlos Perez stands to benefit from the trend with his new transgender stage drama, In Hyding, although […]

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Artist Pages: Art Miller – “Transformed”

“In recent years, I’ve noticed an odd marriage (both metaphysical and substantive) between America’s Christian churches and American commerce. Structures originally designed and built as commercial buildings—retail, office, and industrial—are increasingly re-purposed and transformed into church sanctuaries. Additionally, existing church steeples may now be transformed into functioning cell towers, or sometimes, cell towers, fabricated in […]

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Sharing the Wealth: American Jazz Museum Exhibits Hale Woodruff Family Collection

 “Hail to Hale: Homecoming the Hale Woodruff Family Collection” offers an intimate look at the artist’s art and life. Hale Woodruff (1900-1980) is “one of the most important figures in 20th-century African-American art,” according to the authoritative reference work, African Americans in the Visual Arts, and this fall, Kansas City-area art lovers will have two […]

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