David Frese is a writer, photographer, artist and community advocate from rural Kansas who spent 21 years covering Kansas City’s arts and culture for “The Kansas City Star.” He is a graduate of Kansas State University.
It was the right idea, maybe just the wrong time. The online arts and culture journal KCMetropolis.org announced this summer that it is ceasing operations. The site will remain operational as the principals figure out a way to archive the more than 7,000 articles generated over the last decade. “It was a hard decision,” said “KCMetropolis” executive director and publisher, Marcy Chiasson.
Dan Cameron treated the last few days in July like he was training for the Olympics. He found time for the gym. He tried to get to bed on time. He ate his veggies. All of this in preparation for Open Spaces KC, a brand new cultural event that will take place over nine weeks in several usual and not-so-usual arts destinations in the city. “There are going to be lots of surprises between now and Oct. 28,” the artistic director of Open Spaces said the other day.