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Gallery Glance: New Works by Kathy Liao at Studios Inc.

Gallery Glance: New Works by Kathy Liao at Studios Inc.

Since moving to Kansas City in 2014 for a post as assistant professor of art at Missouri Western State University, Seattle transplant Kathy Liao has found her niche in the city’s art community. From 2016 to 2017 Liao was a Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident. She was recently awarded a three-year residency at Studios Inc, […]

Arts News: Charlotte Street 2018 Visual Artist Awards

Arts News: Charlotte Street 2018 Visual Artist Awards

In late February, the Charlotte Street Foundation announced three recipients of its 2018 Visual Artist awards. Each received an unrestricted cash award of $10,000, and the winners’ works will be featured in the 2018 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition later this year at H&R Block Artspace. The three winners — Jillian Youngbird, Jarrett Mellenbruch […]

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American Indian Art Joins Crossroads First Fridays

American Indian Art Joins Crossroads First Fridays

One of the best-kept secrets you can discover on First Fridays is housed in a company headquarters at 310 W. 19th Terrace. In fall 2017, Travois, a Kansas City-based consulting firm focused on promoting housing and economic development in Native American communities, launched an intertribal, international exhibition series dedicated to indigenous artists. It encompasses drawing, painting, textiles, architecture, jewelry, sculpture and photography, curated by experts in the field.

Championing Kansas City’s Black Arts Scene

Championing Kansas City’s Black Arts Scene

Collectively speaking, several organizations are championing Kansas City’s Black arts scene. The brainchild of renowned quilter Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin, the African American Artists Collective has entered its second year of existence. The AAAC includes artists from multiple genres including visual art, dance, filmmaking, jewelry making and quilting. In addition to organizing exhibitions, the AAAC advocates […]

Artist Pages: Black Art in Kansas City

Artist Pages: Black Art in Kansas City

This is, quite possibly, the most critical time for Black art since the 1960s. As the Black community endures a seemingly racist executive administration seemingly obsessed with dismantling the legacy of America’s first Black President, artisans of Kansas City’s Black community have been making their presence felt and voices heard in both traditional and innovative […]

A Plea for the Planet

A Plea for the Planet

Celebrating nature’s alluring power while simultaneously warning of the perils that threaten our natural world, “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World,” is a sweeping botanical tapestry of works by 50 artists spanning six centuries. Five years in the planning, the exhibit at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence reflects a lifetime passion of curator Stephen Goddard.

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