Standing Up for Veterans – All of Them

J. Malcolm Garcia has traveled widely — and often dangerously — in his role as freelance journalist, getting his passport stamped from Sierra Leone to Syria, and from Pakistan to Afghanistan. But he calls Kansas City home. So, he qualifies as a local author, albeit one whose writings have documented people and places far beyond the American heartland.

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The Job: Rachael Blackburn Cozad

Except for the few collectors among us, most people know little about the work of fine art appraisers and the prominence in the profession of Kansas City’s Rachael Blackburn Cozad. Cozad, the daughter of two artists, the holder of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art history has been prominent in Kansas City art circles since her arrival in 2001 to begin an 11-year tenure as executive director of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Arts News: Midtown Marvel

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 […]

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Tom Toro’s Take, January/February 2018

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.

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Christopher Leitch — “chance diaries: dream things” at KCAI Crossroads Gallery

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.

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