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Touring International Artists Return to KC for 2021-22 Music and Dance Season
After being deprived of the concert hall experience for more than a year, we look forward more than ever to the classical music and dance season.
From the Magazine
Cesar Lopez: ‘Looking for a Bigger Conversation’
A native of Guatemala, Lopez immigrated with his family to the Midwest as a child. After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2019, he remained in Kansas City to pursue his dream of a creative life. And folks are taking notice.
In Memoriam: Remembering Estelle
Estelle Sosland passed away in April after a long, wonderfully rich and generous life. On April 19, family and friends gathered at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, and on Zoom, for a graveside service.
Gallery Glance: Contemporary Textile at Salina Art Center
“Contemporary Textile,” the inaugural exhibit from the Salina Art Center’s new curator, Jefferson Godard, continues the dialogue initiated by former curator Gretchen Boyum, who came up with the initial concept for the show.
Julius A. Karash on Business and the Arts: Kansas City Spirit Takes Flight in KCI Public Art Selections
Art infused with local connections will greet passengers and visitors at the reconfigured Kansas City International Airport, which is scheduled for completion in March 2023.
KC Fringe Fest Returns: What to Stream (and Skip) at This Year’s Virtual Showcase
Throughout the pandemic, live theater has looked a little less...live. That pattern’s held for KC’s 17th annual Fringe Festival, which has gone virtual for the second summer in a row.
New Unity Performing Arts Center launches with “Broke Open”
In mid-August a new musical and a new performance center were born in Kansas City.
Honors: Tyree Johnson
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing Kansas City native Tyree Johnson play the drums, then you know the 2021 ArtsKC Inspiration Grant winner always delivers the goods.
A Much-Needed Gift to the Community
My first thoughts as I walked into the “Testimony” exhibit space at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art were those of familiarity, warmth and joy.
E.G. Schempf: Decades of Documenting KC’s Artistic Fortunes
Kansas City's premier photographer of art objects and exhibitions is also a keen-eyed artist in his own right.
Honors: Whitney Manney
Whitney Manney is on fire, a remarkable whirling dervish of activity and production.
In Memoriam: Robert Fletcher
ou love “Star Trek,” George Balanchine, Orson Welles, Liza Minnelli and the “Game of Thrones,” then you love the art of famed designer Robert Fletcher.
Arts News: KC Artist Raises Awareness of Transgender Issues in New Film
The “T” in LGBTQIA+ has been the sharp focus of attack in recent years.
Arts News: New Book Traces Architectural History of KCAI
Architectural historian Cydney Millstein agreed to write what would become “The Kansas City Art Institute: Architecture & Innovation 1885-2020” not knowing what she’d uncover in the necessary research.