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Kelly Ludwig’s Outsider Obsession

KC collector hooked on “purity and rawness” of works by untrained artists. “It’s hard to pinpoint the single moment when my appreciation for this art became a mild obsession,” writes

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NCECA 2016 Conference, March 16-19

NCECA is National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.  Colloquially, it is known as “Clay Mecca.”   The annual conference travels around the country from year to year, and this year, it’s in Kansas City!  Whether your connection to clay is collecting, creating, or appreciating from afar, this event is not to be missed.   Mark […]

“Wendy Red Star: Parading Culture (Tokens, Gold, & Glory),” Haw Contemporary

“Wendy Red Star: Parading Culture (Tokens, Gold, & Glory),” Haw Contemporary

Native American artist Wendy Red Star considers different cultures from a variety of angles—consumption and commodity, contradictions within community, insider/outsider identity— in her solo show at Haw Contemporary. Titled “Parading Culture (Tokens, Gold, & Glory),” the exhibit evidences Red Star’s characteristic humor and wit as well as her flair for experimentation with color, form, and […]

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Kelly Ludwig’s Outsider Obsession

Kelly Ludwig’s Outsider Obsession

KC collector hooked on “purity and rawness” of works by untrained artists. “It’s hard to pinpoint the single moment when my appreciation for this art became a mild obsession,” writes Kelly Ludwig in her book Detour Art (Kansas City Star Books, 2007). “It probably started from the get-go.” A long-time Kansas City resident, born in […]

“Dylan Mortimer: Cure,” Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

“Dylan Mortimer: Cure,” Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

If one quality of a great artist is fearlessness—and it is—Dylan Mortimer has it in spades. He’s demonstrated it from the start of his career, when in 2003 he constructed a prayer booth and installed it in a heavily-trafficked park in New York City. It looked very much like a real phone booth, except that […]

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