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Artist to Watch: Baldemar Rivas

One world might not be big enough for Baldemar Rivas. He’s a Kansas City transplant with California roots. The son of immigrants, he celebrates his Mexican heritage but doesn’t want

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The Job: Douglas Drake

Veteran art dealer Doug Drake no longer maintains a brick-and-mortar gallery space, but he is still very much in the art game. Following 20 years running Douglas Drake Gallery and

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“NUANCE: Recent Paintings by Sherry Cromwell-Lacy,” Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

“NUANCE: Recent Paintings by Sherry Cromwell-Lacy,” Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

Are curators really just frustrated artists?  One senses the pent-up energy coursing through “NUANCE: Recent Paintings by Sherry Cromwell-Lacy” now at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. Remarkably, this is the artist’s debut solo exhibition — 39 small- to medium-sized abstract oil and acrylic paintings, produced over the last four years. Cromwell-Lacy, an accomplished curator, educator, and […]

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Artist to Watch: Baldemar Rivas

Artist to Watch: Baldemar Rivas

One world might not be big enough for Baldemar Rivas. He’s a Kansas City transplant with California roots. The son of immigrants, he celebrates his Mexican heritage but doesn’t want to be known for it. And his art . . . he’s not tethering it to one realm or another, either.

The Job: Douglas Drake

The Job: Douglas Drake

Veteran art dealer Doug Drake no longer maintains a brick-and-mortar gallery space, but he is still very much in the art game. Following 20 years running Douglas Drake Gallery and subsequent stints in development and fundraising, Drake, 74, has spent the last 10 years working as an independent art consultant, operating Drake Fine Art out of his home in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Arts News: New Book Looks at the Spiritual in Contemporary Art

For decades the subject of spirituality and/or religion in contemporary art has either been denied or repressed. The academy, art museums and galleries have dealt openly with sexuality and sexism, politics, racism, identity, the environment and effects of globalism, but God has been taboo. As a prominent art critic once said, “If you bring up […]

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