If you’re into jazz, you know that it’s capable of reshaping any kind of music to its improvisational ends — and that includes holiday music. Even the hoariest chestnut can take on a whole new life as a jazz musician takes its melody for a ride. But if you’re not into jazz — or think […]
The winter solstice is a time of mystery and a moment of hope in the darkened chill of December. The Wires, an alternative string duo, celebrate this promise of renewal with a candlelight concert at Pilgrim Chapel in Hyde Park on December 17. The concert is a welcome escape from the endless oratorios and commercial […]
Support emerging artists and find great one-of-a-kind gifts at the Kansas City Art Institute’s End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale, Dec. 1 to 3. The much-anticipated annual event features affordable works by KCAI students in ceramics, filmmaking, fiber, illustration, painting, printmaking, graphic design and sculpture. Part of the fun is being the first to discover a new talent that may be destined for greatness!
Who doesn’t like a wonderful piece of handmade ceramics? The holidays offer gift-giving choices galore, from cups and vases to ornaments and dinnerware. From late November through December, KC’s clay artists are offering shows and sales throughout the city. Read on for details.
Four years ago, Amina Marie had never entertained the idea of designing hats, but when a good friend called and asked her to make a hat for the Burning Man Festival, she embarked on a millinery career that is now a growing business serving clients worldwide. Add a dash of style to your everyday look with a hat from the Amina Marie Collection, like the wonderful charcoal fur felt “London Slouch,” (left), priced at $250.
From murals to museums and pop-ups to performance stages, the Kansas City arts scene has grown like a weight lifter on steroids in recent years. There’s more to see and more to do in more places. But for many artists and arts-oriented organizations, one thing that has not pumped up is financing, whether through grants […]