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Maker Faire Has Something for Everyone

Maker Faire Kansas City is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where


Editor’s Letter, May/June 2017

Against the backdrop of police violence toward black men and a surge in racist sentiments, many of the nation’s cultural institutions are making a concerted effort to put black creative expression front and center. The trend is apparent in Kansas City, where exhibits such as the Kemper Museum’s “Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy” […]

Editor’s Letter, March/April 2017

The best way to ensure the future of a healthy arts scene is to invest in artists. Over the past 20 years Kansas City has radically expanded its support for area artists in the form of grants and residencies. The Charlotte Street Foundation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has been an undisputed leader […]

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Editor’s Letter, January/February 2017

Three days after the election, the Truman Library Institute issued a press release that characterized Donald Trump’s victory as “a political upset that stunned the world and rivaled Truman’s surprise defeat of Thomas Dewey in 1948.”  The release went on to announce the 10th annual Howard & Virginia Bennet Forum on the Presidency. The Nov. […]

Editor’s Letter, November/December 2016

“People like having a good time,” a recent KC Star editorial about Mayor Sly James’ planned Kansas City arts festival observed. True. But the mass media’s stress on the arts as entertainment, therapy, economic driver and decoration — on the increase with the elimination of so many critics and specialists — works to overshadow the […]

Editor’s Letter, September/October 2016

“Art is a way to connect people,” says Jazz Museum Executive Director Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner in an interview in the current issue. Kositany-Buckner’s remarks are part of our lead story, “Setting the Agenda,” exploring the plans and ideas of eight luminaries who have assumed new or expanded roles at area arts organizations. Kositany-Buckner’s observation of art’s […]

Editor’s Letter, July/August 2016

“Dream for KC Studio” was the label Christopher Leitch put on his images for this issue’s Artist Pages, featuring his captivating “Dream Drawings.” As it turned out, Leitch’s emailed tags captured an underlying theme of the July/August KC Studio, which is filled with stories about people who are chasing and realizing their dreams, from Spinning […]

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