When Fernando Achucarro was six and attending school in Asuncion, Paraguay, he and his fellow students were given a book describing the fabulistic mythological creatures responsible for his country’s creation
The latest in the Kansas City Public Library’s yearlong series of exhibits commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Charlotte Street Foundation features the luminous beaded works of 2007 award winner Jessica Kincaid. The exhibit will offer an overview, dating to the visionary “Heaven and Earth” (2006) in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
All I’ve ever wanted to do is paint,” Mike Hartung said in a recent interview, “but I’ve never had any desire for self-glorification.” Which explains why, at age 72, the artist from Lindsborg, Kansas, is only now exhibiting his artworks for the first time to the public. In August the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, the Salina Art Center and the Moss-Thorns Gallery at Fort Hays State University will simultaneously exhibit over 60 of Hartung’s works spanning more than four decades.
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” wrote the magician Aleister Crowley in his 1904 grimoire, “The Book of the Law.” A cryptic and potentially amoral commandment, it might cynically be reduced to ‘figure it out for yourself,’ a commandment to follow no command but your own. It makes a decent […]
When Fernando Achucarro was six and attending school in Asuncion, Paraguay, he and his fellow students were given a book describing the fabulistic mythological creatures responsible for his country’s creation stories. Paraguay’s indigenous people are the Guaranis. Their centuries-old myths, which many still believe, revolve around the god Tupa, who created the earth, the people and all the animals.
After the stock market crash in 1929, the United States experienced a deep and long-lasting economic depression. The unemployment rate leapt from 3.2 percent in 1929 to over 25 percent in 1933. Fortunes were lost and many found themselves jobless and homeless. Contributing to the economic disaster was the destruction of countless farms due to […]
On a giant screen in a classroom on the Kansas City Art Institute campus, the diminutive Venus of Willendorf looms large. However, the Art Sofa students in the room aren’t focusing on this iconic female statue circa 28,000 BCE, but on the larger than life teacher in front of it. Erin Dahl is busy demonstrating […]