This Friday, October 27, 6-9PM, The Leopold Gallery presents two distinct artists, both providing expertise on their respective but differing palettes. Dupo, Illinois (East St. Louis) native Jane Pronko has spent over 40 years capturing the lights, signs and shimmer of urban cityscapes in oil. Her featured pieces depict the movement and presence of that […]
Race, religion and money drive the action in Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced,” a unique entry in the dinner-party-goes-south genre that descends from Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” Kansas City audiences have seen Akhtar’s work in “The Who & The What,” an affecting drama about a Pakistani-American family in Atlanta, and “The Invisible Hand,” a […]
Illusionist Rick Thomas doesn’t promise a good show when he hits the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College Sunday, Nov. 12. He promises the best show, magic or otherwise. In a profession littered by over-the-top presentation, that’s a big boast. Yet Thomas has the résumé to back it up. As a Las Vegas magician for 15 years, he made a name for himself and perfected his craft.
We all know the familiar feeling of stepping inside the Blue Room, sweet notes filling the air while a packed house delights in revelry, whether it be a national artist, local favorite, or Monday night jam session when players of all skill levels are encouraged to take the stage. The Blue Room is a working […]
“Art is long and life is short,” says upcoming featured painter, Brad Teare whose work will be featured at the Leopold Gallery’s Fall Show Friday, September 27, 6-8PM. Teare grew up in Manhattan, KS where land and space were formative and inspirational. Teare’s high school days were spent on homemade rafts moving down the Big […]
Time for weekend calendar picks from KC Studio editor Alice Thorson. This is the opening weekend for Unicorn Theatre’s production of Disgraced and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s The Weir. Friday and Saturday, bring the kids to the highly anticipated Jack-O-Lantern Festival at Powell Gardens. This weekend, the 27th International Sculpture Conference comes to town, with sculpture […]