Philadelphia artist Paul Santoleri’s wall-sized, floor-to-ceiling drawings, now on view at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, immerse viewers in a dream-like world. In this walk-in installation, robust yet graceful curvilinear
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.