Midwest Trust Center (MTC) at Johnson County Community College announces its first-ever digital artists-in-residence — Kansas City-based Opus 76 Quartet. To launch the partnership, MTC and Opus 76 Quartet present
Connecting Community, Blackness and the Art of Jazz at the American Jazz Museum The American Jazz Museum is proud to partner with Black Space Black Art (BSBA) to present Jazz and the Black Aesthetic, a new exhibit in the museum’s Changing Gallery, opening February 2021. BSBA Founder and Curator Natasha Ria El-Scari started this collective […]
When COVID-19 upended the way we do nearly everything, School and Educator Programs at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art was no different. With physical access to the museum limited by the pandemic, school field trips were by necessity cancelled. This seemed especially unnerving, since art was needed more than ever as a source of comfort […]
How do you connect with audiences during an unwelcome intermission in performances? The Kauffman Center has been finding unique ways to do just that. Recent offerings include curated playlists on Spotify, puppet-hosted videos filled with theater lore and unique, take-home menus from The Dining Experience. It is easy to connect to the Center’s new offerings […]
It has been nearly 20 years since local artist Dianne Dickerson took brush and paint to a drab railroad underpass in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast, creating what would come to be called the Patriotic Mural. She drew it like a coloring book, inviting others in the community to help fill in the ribbon of bright […]
Mstislav Rostropovich once said, “When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice — my voice.” It’s the voice-like characteristic of the cello that makes it one of the most heart-melting of instruments.
Johnson County Community College plans an exciting future for performing arts in the community. The College has received a $1 million donation for an ongoing endowment supporting its performing arts series. The fund will also provide scholarships for students studying creative arts at the College. Donors Brad and Libby Bergman are longtime supporters of the […]