Amid the heartbreaking artistic and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing redevelopment of the old Kansas City Star building has been a bright spot. Developer Vince Bryant of 3D Development has been forging ahead with a $98 million conversion of the historic structure at 18th and Grand into a mixed-use development known as […]
For 21 years, the Kansas City Art Institute’s H&R Block Artspace at 43rd and Walnut Streets has served as the college’s front door to the community, consistently presenting exhibits and displays that inspire, provoke, educate and entertain, furthering the school’s intellectual and creative mission.
I’m not real, I’m just like you. You don’t exist in this society. If you did your people wouldn’t be seeking equal rights. You’re not real, if you were you’d have some status among the nations of the world. So we are both myths.” —Sun Ra While Sun-Ra claimed to be from Saturn and passed […]
When I hear the word crochet, I envision the vintage cloths known as antimacassars that used to reside on the backs of chairs to protect their fabric from being stained by men’s hair oil. Thankfully, Gerry Trilling has provided us all with a new visual repertoire to replace those outdated images in “Memory Ponds,” her […]
Natasha Ria El-Scari, who co-founded the El-Scari Harvey Art Gallery with artist Warren “Stylez” Harvey in 2018, has embarked on a solo venture. Like the previous gallery, the Natasha Ria Art Gallery occupies the lobby of the Center for Spiritual Living, 1014 W. 39th St. The inaugural show, on view through October 31, features the […]
According to the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg, “women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” In a project of timely and provocative clarity, Danish artist Christine Buchholtz has created an alternate universe of global power that channels the Supreme Court Justice’s sentiment. Transforming the Todd […]