This isn’t THE story on Ron Chaney. This is A story. Do you remember your first visit with him? At the EthnicArt Gallery on 18th & Vine, or the second floor of the Troost building, or the spot on Gillham? What about when he was really getting to know about the kind of art he […]
And so the artists at Kansas City Actors Theatre wrestled with the question all theater professionals have confronted this year: What are we gonna do? The COVID-19 pandemic basically shut down theater everywhere — Kansas City, Chicago, New York and all points in between. Actors Equity Association, the union for actors and stage managers, enacted strict guidelines that largely prevented conventional rehearsals.
Rising rents often lead artists into a peripatetic existence, and Don Wilkison is no exception. Wilkison, a Kansas City artist known by the pseudonym “Minister of Information,” was settling into a new studio at the end of June. Located in a renovated building at 32nd Street and Gillham Road, it is the latest of several spaces Wilkison has labored in during the past year.
“I’m totally hooked,” says Kati Toivanen, about her recent turn to marathon running. Her Midtown studio is piled with gear — colorful running shoes and lightweight jackets, headlamps, foot pods, cage-like contraptions called Yaktrax and other accoutrements needed for protection and endurance. In a nearby alcove, Toivanen uses her digital camera to capture the source […]
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.
On September 10, 2020, a billboard proclaiming “THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE” was unveiled in the Crossroads Arts District at Broadway Boulevard and Pershing Road. The signage, presented by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City, a branch of Germany’s federal cultural institute, the Goethe-Institut, is part of a project by the same name produced by […]