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The Art of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments first emerged in the early 1800s in the form of fruit, a tradition representing the certainty that life would return in the spring. To this day, most of

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“Women in Glasses” – A Reminiscence by Doug Drake

“Women in Glasses” – A Reminiscence by Doug Drake

After two years of showing paintings and drawings by Impressionist and Abstract Expressionist masters as well as contemporary sculpture, photography and videotapes, in December 1976, I presented an interactive installation work by Cyndi Ketchum at Douglas Drake Gallery, 4500 State Line Road. Ketchum was a 34-year-old recent graduate of the Art Institute whose previous art […]

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Victorian Photos Capture Children and Their Toys

Victorian Photos Capture Children and Their Toys

The bond between child and toy is special, and this holiday season The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is celebrating that bond with a charming exhibit. “Forever Young: Victorian Photographs of Children and Their Toys” features more than 100 early photographs of children and toys from the collection of Lawrence, Kan., resident Nick Vaccaro. […]

The Art of Christmas Ornaments

The Art of Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments first emerged in the early 1800s in the form of fruit, a tradition representing the certainty that life would return in the spring. To this day, most of us who grew up celebrating Christmas have experienced and developed our own traditions associated with the tree, whether it be ornaments, angels or tinsel. The […]

Exhibit of 1930s Woodcuts Illumines Depression-Era Collecting in KC

Exhibit of 1930s Woodcuts Illumines Depression-Era Collecting in KC

“Originality, Simplicity, Freedom of Expression, and above all Sincerity, with a clean cut block, are characteristics of a good wood block print.” These are the words of Blanche Lazzell, a champion woodblock print maker and probably the best-known artist in the exhibit, “The 1930s in Prints: A Gift to Kansas City from The Woodcut Society.” […]

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