Original works of art are the lifeblood of any art museum. Without them, the visitors’ experience would be one-dimensional and dreary. The joy of encountering an unfamiliar work opens doors and windows to new worlds, emotions and avenues of exploration. Visitors love discovering new works and museum curators, such as myself, love showing new objects. […]
This June, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts will present the fifth annual Future Stages Festival. The free community event places a spotlight on youth performances and family-friendly programming, showcasing young artists from the greater Kansas City metro area. Future Stages Festival will feature entertainment throughout the day on Sunday, June 10 from 11 […]
Chances are that the woman had walked into the downtown Central Library for something a little more . . . um, library-ish. More bookish. But there was music in the air, the distinctive stylings of a local threesome jamming on centuries-old instruments, and she settled into a seat to listen in. It was last September, […]
Isaac Lee felt confident in his future as an illustrator when he enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) a couple of years ago. Now he’s not so sure — animation, for instance, is on his mind these days. Digital art, too. Even sculpture. Yet this diversification of Lee’s curiosity — owed, he says, to his experience in KCAI’s immersive program for freshmen, Foundation — hasn’t confused the 20-year-old.
One of the hallmarks of the Harriman-Jewell Series is its presentation of the world’s greatest orchestras. But next season, the Series is outdoing itself. Three major orchestras will appear in Kansas City, accompanied by their conductors along with highly acclaimed soloists. On September 26, The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin will perform Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and violinist Lisa Batiashvili will be the soloist for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.
Strong women performers highlight the 2018-2019 Carlsen Center Presents season at Johnson County Community College. And yes, the phrase “strong women performers” can mean two different things. Are these women giving a strong performance? Or are the women themselves full of tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoners strength? The answer: both. Take, for example, pop and folk superstar Emmylou Harris, who will be performing for the Carlsen Center series on Oct. 13 in Yardley Hall.