It has been nearly 20 years since local artist Dianne Dickerson took brush and paint to a drab railroad underpass in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast, creating what would come to be called the Patriotic Mural. She drew it like a coloring book, inviting others in the community to help fill in the ribbon of bright […]
“I was terrified. I was nervous and anxious about the details. As nervous and anxious as I was, I wasn’t going to turn down the project. I felt like I had a responsibility to the community to give a visual representation of our struggle,” said Vivian Wilson Bluett.
In the world of theater, a ghost light is placed at center stage after a show closes — a single bulb on a stand that dimly illuminates the boards until the next production moves in. Few images are more haunting, because the ghost light denotes the absence of what makes performance possible: People.
A Fascinating Exhibit at the National WWI Museum and Memorial Chronicles Changes in Life and Attire Chanel’s claim about fashion’s broad reach comes to life in a fascinating exhibit at The National WWI Museum and Memorial. Offering a look at daily life through the changing styles of wartime, “Silk and Steel: French Fashion, Women and […]
After years of living on the coasts Alisha B. Wormsley returned to the Pittsburgh neighborhood where she grew up to participate in a community-based artist residency. She had long been interested in the intersection of science-fiction and Black narratives, especially of and by women. Sometimes referred to as Afro-futurism, it is a genre that visualizes […]
Tall and rangy, Lou Marak was a man of few words, which inevitably hit their mark. “He could really shoot the zingers,” his longtime friend, artist Jane Booth, said in a recent interview. Marak’s superb line drawings of people, landscapes and animals were equally spare and to the point.