When fine art photographer John Lamberton put on his “Extrasensory” exhibition at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center last year, a publicity release said he “fires a warning shot challenging the status quo.” At the same time, Lamberton challenged the status quo of how entrepreneurial artists obtain money. He took out a $7,000 loan from ARTcap, a […]
KC’s Kid-Centric Entertainers Offer More Than Catchy Tunes As a teen Lisa Henry sang with local jazz bands. She won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition. She’s performed with heavy hitters like Herbie Hancock. On this particular Friday, though, she’s facing not jazz aficionados but a sea of children, a hundred plus, ranging in […]
Marilyn Carbonell, the popular and personable head of Library Services at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Spencer Art Reference Library, is leaving the post she began in 2006 to enjoy a well-earned retirement. It’s a milestone for the museum: “Marilyn significantly expanded the role of the Spencer Art Reference Library regionally, nationally and internationally,” said Carbonell’s supervisor, Anne Manning, director of Education and Interpretive Programs.
Laurel Gagnon attracted local and international attention when she placed fourth in the Singapore International Violin Competition in January. “It was a high-pressure situation and also my first big competition, so I didn’t really know what to expect,” she said. “I didn’t really put a lot of pressure on myself, because it was the first time…”
For the past decade, Juniper Tangpuz has been redefining indoor and outdoor spaces around the world with his dynamic, imaginative sculptures. Extracting spirit and vibrancy from two unassuming materials — corrugated plastic and cable ties — Tangpuz constructs larger-than-life characters inspired by a deep well of childhood experiences and a life dedicated to creative exploration.
To listen to Gerald Trimble on viola da gamba is to whirl through the centuries, a cascade of cultures, countries and influences coalescing into a unique sound with ancient roots. Trimble is a wizard, weaving spells on the knee fiddle. Or perhaps an alchemist, mixing the improvisatory styles of Celtic, Turkish and Indian traditions with 17th-century English baroque and American jazz.