Liggett’s Legacy

For Kansas artist and firebrand M.T. Liggett, fire was his brand. Over a period of 30 years, the self-taught Kansas artist wrought fire, by means of an arc welder, into


A Novel Approach

In July 1814, 16-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin departed her home in England and travelled to France with the already married poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Two years later, during the summer


Honors: Laurel Gagnon

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…”

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Artist to Watch: Juniper Tangpuz

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.

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Gerald Trimble: Sharing Diverse Cultures Through Music

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.

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Arts News: KC Artist Creates a Magical Community Garden

Against the backdrop of Kauffman Legacy Park, Kansas City artist Maria Ogedengbe has created Missouri GOURDen, a magical community garden at 48th and Troost, in which she shares the simple beauty and creative potential of gourds. A collaboration between Ogedengbe and Kansas City Community Gardens, this interactive space dedicated to gardening, education, music, performance and […]

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Tom Toro’s Take, July/August 2018

Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Audubon, among others. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in KCMO with his wife, Marissa Wolf, a theatre artist who is the Director of New Works at KC Rep.

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