As Miguel Rivera winds up his three-year residency at Studios Inc., he departs on a high note with his solo exhibition, “GEO/MATRIX.” Rivera began his tenure as the chair of the printmaking department at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2008. Since then, he has exhibited at the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City, the Kansas […]
“We are the last Mohicans,” observed Sonia Warshawski as she stood near her magnified likeness installed on the courtyard of the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Warshawski is one of 70 Holocaust survivors represented in “Lest We Forget,” an exhibition of photographic portraits by Luigi Toscano, which opened Sept. 20 and runs through […]
Tom Toro is a cartoonist and writer whose work has appeared in “The New Yorker,” “The New York Times,” “Harvard Business Review” and “Audubon,” among others. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Marissa Wolf, artistic director of Portland Center Stage at the Armory.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City makes “The Abduction from the Seraglio”—a story about love, about pride and about power—into a captivating rom-com set in the seedy back alleys of Hollywood. It’s a smart remake, originally for New Orleans Opera, directed by Alison Moritz. These timeless elements translated on stage and beyond. Pride, for one, in […]
Beginning in mid-October, the Center for Contemporary Practice program at the KCAI Crossroads Gallery presents husband and wife artists Ryan MacDonald, a KCAI alum, and Bowdoin College-based choreographer and performer Aretha Aoki in a residency working with students. Their visit includes two performances of the interdisciplinary dance piece “Wind in the Pines,” inspired by Aoki’s […]
Last February, artist Mike Lyon agreed to co-curate “Look Me in the Eye: Portraits of Kansas City,” which is scheduled to run Sept. 15 through Nov. 29 at Village Shalom’s Epsten Gallery in Leawood. Lyon and co-curator Elisabeth Kirsch, an art historian and longtime art critic who contributes to “KC Studio,” know lots of artists […]