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Stingrays, Sharks and Art

Enter the Kansas City Zoo’s new Stingray Bay, and you’ll be fascinated by the ethereal stingrays gracefully gliding, almost flying, through a warm saltwater pool. You’ll sit on the edge

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Stingrays, Sharks and Art

Stingrays, Sharks and Art

Enter the Kansas City Zoo’s new Stingray Bay, and you’ll be fascinated by the ethereal stingrays gracefully gliding, almost flying, through a warm saltwater pool. You’ll sit on the edge of the touch tank, reach your hand in to pet one and a small, shy, spotted “cat shark” might swim by. Look around the room […]

ARTcap Microloans Help Artists Pursue Their Dreams

ARTcap Microloans Help Artists Pursue Their Dreams

When fine art photographer John Lamberton put on his “Extrasensory” exhibition at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center last year, a publicity release said he “fires a warning shot challenging the status quo.” At the same time, Lamberton challenged the status quo of how entrepreneurial artists obtain money. He took out a $7,000 loan from ARTcap, a […]

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Marilyn Carbonell: No Ordinary Librarian

Marilyn Carbonell: No Ordinary Librarian

Marilyn Carbonell, the popular and personable head of Library Services at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Spencer Art Reference Library, is leaving the post she began in 2006 to enjoy a well-earned retirement. It’s a milestone for the museum: “Marilyn significantly expanded the role of the Spencer Art Reference Library regionally, nationally and internationally,” said Carbonell’s supervisor, Anne Manning, director of Education and Interpretive Programs.

Artist to Watch: Juniper Tangpuz

For the past decade, Juniper Tangpuz has been redefining indoor and outdoor spaces around the world with his dynamic, imaginative sculptures. Extracting spirit and vibrancy from two unassuming materials — corrugated plastic and cable ties — Tangpuz constructs larger-than-life characters inspired by a deep well of childhood experiences and a life dedicated to creative exploration.

“Amy Kligman: Everyday,” Haw Contemporary

“Amy Kligman: Everyday,” Haw Contemporary

It might be up on the second floor and in the smallest gallery space in Haw Contemporary, but Amy Kligman’s exhibition “Everyday” speaks volumes. True to the exhibition’s name, Kligman paints ordinary and everyday objects: lighters, hair clips, a sheet cake, a bowling trophy. With a loose brush and attention to detail, Kligman paints objects […]

Gallery Glance: Works by Kahlil Irving at Epsten Gallery

Gallery Glance: Works by Kahlil Irving at Epsten Gallery

Although he moved to St. Louis after earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015, ceramic artist Kahlil Irving continues to be a fixture of the Kansas City art scene, with appearances in the Kansas City Art Institute Crossroads Gallery’s “Chromophilia | Chromophobia” exhibit in 2016, and the Nerman […]

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