The esteemed poet, essayist and playwright Elizabeth Alexander defines “the black interior” as “black life and creativity behind the public face of stereotype and limited imagination.” Alexander states that tapping
Every year the Belger Crane Yard Gallery invites artists who have been awarded residencies in one of their various programs to be part of a group exhibit. The five artists in this year’s resident exhibition, “Amalgam,” are from very different places, and they make very different art. Yet two distinct themes resonate throughout this show. […]
The esteemed poet, essayist and playwright Elizabeth Alexander defines “the black interior” as “black life and creativity behind the public face of stereotype and limited imagination.” Alexander states that tapping into it “helps us envision what we are not meant to envision: complex black selves, real and enactable black power, rampant and unfetishized black beauty.” […]
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.
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.
Whether silk, papyrus, cotton, thread or twine, fiber is woven through our collective history and serves as a tactile, sensory bridge connecting culture and community. In the current Leedy-Voulkos Art Center exhibit curated by Valerie Bashaw, “Fine Art | Fine Craft: New Work by the Kansas City Fiber Group,” 13 fiber artists have sewn, quilted, […]
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 […]