KC Studio

From the Founders

As KC Studio’s founders, we are proud to be celebrating the magazine’s 10th Anniversary! We published KC Studio’s first edition in May 2008. On the cover was a rendering of


Tom Toro’s Take, March/April 2019

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.

Editor’s Letter, March/April 2019

In a time of crisis and division in American culture, arts institutions are doing their best to foster tolerance and understanding, and in some cases, to directly address issues of financial stress and income inequality. During the recent government shutdown, the Kansas City Symphony offered free tickets to furloughed government employees for its January 25-27 […]

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Editor’s Letter, January/February 2018

Happy New Year! It is one we kick off with “See Hear,” a new regular column by author and “KC Studio” contributing writer Steve Paul, who knows KC’s arts scene — visual, performing, cinematic, literary, architectural — better than anyone, following his decades of work as arts editor at the Kansas City Star. Steve gets […]

Editor’s Letter, November/December 2018

Reviews are the lifeblood of an art scene, but with cutbacks in The Kansas City Star’s cultural coverage and the demise of KCMetropolis, the number of reviews of KC exhibits and performances has been in decline. Reviews are essential to a lively discourse on the arts in Kansas City. They acknowledge accomplishment, share ideas and […]

Editor’s Letter, September/October 2018

Sorry to swamp you. But … as the September/October issue of “KC Studio” attests, Kansas City’s culture scene is robust. The fall season is one of non-stop events by a multitude of presenters across the metro, and, as seen in our illustrated calendar of fall highlights, the mix is rich, balancing sophisticated selections of top […]

Editor’s Letter, July/August 2018

The arts are now in summer mode. As the Ballet, the Symphony and the Opera take a much-needed break to recharge for next year, many cultural offerings move outdoors and strike a note of informality. How about the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s “Puppies & Pints” mixer, where guests were invited to bring their dogs to […]

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