Art preparator Paul Churchill doesn’t have the easiest job to explain in a jiffy.“ People ask, ‘What do you do?’” Churchill says. “I tell them, ‘Basically, I’m a preparator,’ and they say, ‘What is that?’ I go, ‘Well, it’s actually somebody who installs, packs, stores and ships artwork in a museum setting.
“You should make a movie of my life,” local jazz legend Myra Taylor (1917-2011) said to independent filmmaker Michael Assesandro years ago. He never forgot it. Now, Assesandro is part of a team including Danny Cox, local acting and songwriting legend, and Harvey Williams, founder and director of KC Melting Pot Theatre, who plan to […]
After a lifetime of making art, Joseph T. Newton has had an especially busy schedule of showing his work in recent months.In late 2018, Newton participated in an exhibition featuring members of Kansas City’s African American Artists Collective at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park.
Sheri “Purpose” Hall is an author of three books, including poetry, epistles and a collection of writings titled “Black Girl Shattered.” A dedicated social activist, Hall has been a steady and consistent fixture in Kansas City’s vibrant spoken word scene, receiving numerous awards and accolades along the way.
Appreciating art and accurately putting a golf ball may seem like disparate objectives. Yet “each requires a certain level of discipline and commitment and creativity,” says Casey Claps, manager of strategic initiatives at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. And each will come into symbiotic play at Art Course, the new mini-golf experience open May 24 […]
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 Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Marissa Wolf, artistic director of Portland Center Stage at the Armory.