With the performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, the Kansas City Symphony and director Michael Stern have completed a monumental goal: a nearly complete cycle of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies. This is the first time, as far as I could ascertain, they’ve had the capacity, ability and chutzpah to tackle this particular work, the longest […]
After a lifetime of making art, Joseph T. Newton has had an especially busy schedule of showing his work in recent months.In late 2018, Newton participated in an exhibition featuring members of Kansas City’s African American Artists Collective at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park.
Sheri “Purpose” Hall is an author of three books, including poetry, epistles and a collection of writings titled “Black Girl Shattered.” A dedicated social activist, Hall has been a steady and consistent fixture in Kansas City’s vibrant spoken word scene, receiving numerous awards and accolades along the way.
Whether silk, papyrus, cotton, thread or twine, fiber is woven through our collective history and serves as a tactile, sensory bridge connecting culture and community. In the current Leedy-Voulkos Art Center exhibit curated by Valerie Bashaw, “Fine Art | Fine Craft: New Work by the Kansas City Fiber Group,” 13 fiber artists have sewn, quilted, […]
Appreciating art and accurately putting a golf ball may seem like disparate objectives. Yet “each requires a certain level of discipline and commitment and creativity,” says Casey Claps, manager of strategic initiatives at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. And each will come into symbiotic play at Art Course, the new mini-golf experience open May 24 […]
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.