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Shenequa Brooks

Last Glance: Shenequa Brooks

In August 2014 Kansas City artist Shenequa Brooks travelled to the village of Anloga, in Ghana, West Africa, where she went to learn the art of “kete” weaving on the

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The Star Behind the Scenes

From Macbeth to The Little Mermaid, Vincent Scassellati has designed costumes for countless productions, and he’s been doing it for 50 years. English literature isn’t a usual road into costume

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Philip Haas: The Four Seasons at the Nelson-Atkins

Philip Haas, a contemporary artist and filmmaker, has created four monumental portrait busts entitled The Four Seasons. Haas’s 15-foot-tall sculptures are 3-dimensional interpretations of the Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s

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Last Glance: Shenequa Brooks

Last Glance: Shenequa Brooks

In August 2014 Kansas City artist Shenequa Brooks travelled to the village of Anloga, in Ghana, West Africa, where she went to learn the art of “kete” weaving on the African traditional loom. The trip was made possible by a 2014 Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft Creativity & Design in Asheville, North Carolina. […]

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Lee’s Summit Arts Council – Join Us Thursday, July 30 at 6:30pm

The Lee’s Summit Arts Council promotes, develops, strengthens and advocates for the arts in Lee’s Summit. The Council is recognized for its success in cultivating arts of excellence, enhancing the quality of life of our citizens, and advancing economic and arts development through the arts in Lee’s Summit. The Council supports and collaborates with Lee’s […]

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The Star Behind the Scenes

The Star Behind the Scenes

From Macbeth to The Little Mermaid, Vincent Scassellati has designed costumes for countless productions, and he’s been doing it for 50 years. English literature isn’t a usual road into costume design. And you might think that a man who has devoted his entire adult life to creating costumes would have played tons of dress-up as […]

“That Used to be Us” at Haw Contemporary

“That Used to be Us” at Haw Contemporary

Ancient nude men fill the walls of the front gallery space of Haw Contemporary’s exhibition,“That Used to be Us.” Images of iconic, art historical statues of ancient Greek warriors, European kings, Indian gods and Chinese soldiers mix with more contemporary figures like Michael Jackson or King Triton from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The installation, titled […]

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