Editor’s Letter, May/June 2016

In this primary election season, we are reminded more than ever that stereotypes are the bane of a just society.  And so it is no wonder cultural institutions worldwide see dispelling stereotypes as an important part of their mission. The season’s exhibits and events in Kansas City reflect a vigorous effort to set the record […]

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Communication. Collaboration. Reconciliation.

Called To Walls film documents positive impact of community murals. Painting changes things. This simple premise led artists Nicholas Ward and Amber Hansen down a six-year path through four states that ended in the creation of their film, Called To Walls. Shown in February at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, Kan., and in April at Kansas […]

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Mary Wessel: “Water”

Mary Wessel knows how to wrest magic from photography. She produced her 2008-13 “Worldscape” series in the darkroom, pouring acid and other substances on photographic paper to produce luminous, multi-hued abstractions suggesting imaginary worlds and events. More recently, Wessel has returned to using a camera, standing on a dock over a North Carolina creek with […]

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