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Arts News: Lennie Berkowitz (1929-2019)

KC Mourns the Loss of a Cultural Leader Lennie Berkowitz was a style maven and a trendsetter, one of the first in Kansas City to embrace contemporary architecture, furniture and design. But she was so much more than that. An arts and education promoter, Berkowitz was a genius at enlisting others to work with her […]

The Job: Leslie Miller

Nude model Leslie Miller no longer hangs at crowded art galleries on First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District. But her likeness likely does.“You see an amazing piece that’s selling for hundreds of dollars — and it’s of you,” Miller says. “So I don’t go to First Fridays anymore, because I’m already there. Why go? What’s the point?”

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Arts News: Glorious Glass

Featuring glass art from more than a dozen artists working in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska and Iowa, the third annual Heartland Glass exhibition opens April 5 and continues through May 15 at Monarch Glass Studio. Working from photos presented without any identifying information, a jury selects works purely on aesthetic quality. In the past, […]

“Appropriation Nation,” Kansas City Artists Coalition Snap Gallery

“Appropriation Nation,” Kansas City Artists Coalition Snap Gallery

Some of the most iconic European masterpieces convey simple, universal feelings, but white artists do not have a monopoly on expressions of love, bravery, wanderlust, curiosity, or compassion. Artist Chico Sierra’s awareness of this fundamental truth permeates his exhibition, “Appropriation Nation,” in a beautiful and enticing way. Rather than attempting to assert the legitimacy of […]

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