Welcome to 160,000 square feet of innovation. After five years of planning and negotiating, Plexpod Westport Commons, a millennial-styled center for business that encompasses community, culture and entertainment, opened to the public Oct. 11 in the former Westport Junior High School building at 300 E. 39th St. The open house allowed visitors a firsthand look […]
Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Audubon, among others. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in KCMO with his wife, Marissa Wolf, a theatre artist who is the Director of New Works at KC Rep.
Kansas City artist Christopher Leitch is well known for his illustrated dream journals filled with funny, scary, bittersweet and personally revealing words and pictures. (KC Studio featured a selection of them in our July/August 2016 Artist Pages.) Coming up: Leitch will unveil a new twist on the dream journals concept in the exhibit, “chance diaries: dream things,” beginning Jan. 23 at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery.
The Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, still in the process of attaining not-for-profit status, is currently one of the most promising new art organizations in the city. Only two years old, KCSCP has already organized seven exhibitions for its artist members in such well-established venues as the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, the Leedy-Voulkos Art […]
Politicians . . . passed a bill that would put taxpayers on the hook . . . to build and run a conservatory for dancers and art students. I’m ready to fight them on this . . . You know who would have to pay that bill? You. Missouri families. I think that’s wrong.” — […]
When “the writing is on the wall,” it usually indicates the end. For the Boston Camerata, it was just the beginning. The phrase comes from the Biblical story of Daniel, when mysterious writing appears to a corrupt leader, an omen of his demise, and has been used on countless politicians since. The ensemble performs their new interpretation of “The Play of Daniel” (c. 1200) on Jan. 19 at Grace and Holy Trinity, presented by the Friends of Chamber Music.