Last Glance: Seeking Change and Transformation

With Fathomers, Stacy Switzer carries the Grant Arts mission forward. The closing of Grand Arts, the cutting-edge project space founded 20 years ago by Margaret Silva and Sean Kelley, sets some talented people in play. Foremost among them is artistic director Stacy Switzer, the gallery’s intellectual driver for the past 11 years. Since 2013, when […]

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Artist to Watch: Frank Oakley III

Truthfulness is the hallmark of this emerging actor’s style. Over the past few years Kansas City audiences have thrilled to Frank Oakley III’s notable performances in Jitney at the Metropolitan Ensemble, Blacktop Sky at the Unicorn, Rosa Parks at the Coterie, The Freedom Riders at UMKC and at the Shakespeare Festival. Oakley’s performances stand out […]

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Seasons’ Greetings

“Flowers to Frost” exhibit explores significance of the seasons in East Asian art. “Flowers to Frost,” on view in the Chinese paintings gallery at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, is the kind of poetic, revelatory exhibit we have come to expect from Ling-en Lu, the museum’s associate curator of Chinese art. Filled with beguiling paintings, […]

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