What the artist describes as “a community of naked, plush creatures called fumblys” populate Fuko Ito’s pastel-colored, psychedelic work, and I, for one, would like to go on record as saying I’m up for this adventure anytime. Ito’s two monumental watercolor and colored pencil on paper drawings illustrate her community of what appear to be […]
On Jan. 26, “Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution” opened at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. It tells the stories, in fascinating detail, of four pieces that were looted by the Nazis during World War II, found when the war ended, returned to their rightful owners and legally acquired by the Nelson-Atkins.
The Project 70273, a worldwide collaborative art project dedicated to commemorating the lives of the disabled taken by German Nazis in 1940-1941, has organized an exhibit of commemorative quilts at the McClure Archives and University Museum on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. It is the largest and longest running Project […]
One hundred artists. One day. Once a year. On Aug. 31, KC Zine Con (KCZC) presents its annual fest, where dozens of artists exhibit, sell and trade their self-published zines. This year marks the fifth zine gathering in Kansas City. Typically created from a fusion of written and visual elements, and often produced using copy […]
Jim Hamil, a young artist in 1961 at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, looked up from the watercolor painting on his table to see the commotion in the creative department. What he saw startled him. A group of executives stood in front of his office cubicle, and with them was former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” So said “Winnie the Pooh” and thanks to Molly Balloons, Kansas City is experiencing the truth of that observation. The multi-talented balloon artist, formerly known as Molly Munyan, has long been making people smile — working kid and adult parties, fashioning wild headgear and objects, and decorating events.