The Charlotte Street Foundation recently announced its selection of eight artists to create artworks for the 2017 Missouri Bank Crossroads Artboards, a pair of double-sided billboards at 125 Southwest Blvd. The images change out every three months, and each rotation features works by two artists.
Gary Mosby, whose career as a designer and technical builder/director spans more than three decades, is known for his innovations. For UMKC’s “Five Scenes From Life” (1990), he had the audience watch through prison bars. For Coterie’s 1990-91 production of “Most Valuable Player,” the Jackie Robinson story, he created a baseball diamond and installed bleachers […]
Marc Wilson, former director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, called Russell Ferguson “one of the great draftsmen of his generation.” The longtime Kansas City artist is also a profound thinker, whose artworks embed a lifetime of travel and quest. For the past two years, Ferguson has worked with master printer Mike Sims […]
After several years of planning and renovating, the old King Louie building in Overland Park will soon begin a new life as the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center. The former bowling alley and ice skating rink will host occupants such as the Johnson County Museum and a 350-seat “black box” theater that will supplement […]
In a move that reflects the Kansas City area’s burgeoning arts scene, a new visual arts building is on the drawing board at Johnson County Community College. The new building, which could open its doors by January 2019, will offer classes in disciplines such as painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, graphic arts and photography, as well […]
Jazz fans often lament that so many of the music’s legends have moved on to that jam session in the sky. And indeed, there’ll never be another Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria or Ella Fitzgerald. But the spirit of those performers lives on. And by a serendipitous coincidence, each of them — iconoclastic pianist […]