A Singular Retirement

The Kansas City theater community knows Douglas Taylor for his 30-year run as head of Theater Technical Production for Missouri Repertory Theatre (now KC Rep), where he was the all-around go-to guy for stage design and management, construction, lighting, sound and maintenance. On productions ranging from “Hamlet” to “A Christmas Carol.”

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Imagine That!

“Our focus is on artists as artists, not artists with disabilities,” says Kansas City artist Jillian Youngbird, community outreach and media coordinator for Imagine That! a creative home for nearly 60 area artists with developmental disabilities. Founded in 2012 by Resources for Human Development, a national human services nonprofit, Imagine That! maintains a multi-faceted space in the Crossroads Arts District, with studios for printmaking, photography, ceramics and fiber projects, as well as a fully equipped music and recording studio.

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Arts News: American Indian Artists Reflect on Identity in New Exhibit

Life in America is inherently political. Especially so if your heritage is indigenous to this land. The upcoming Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art exhibit “(RE)CLAIM” features contemporary works by American Indian artists that explore identity, borders, bloodlines and our complex shared history. Hayk Badalyan curated the exhibit. The 22-year-old 2016-18 Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow said that […]

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Benjamin Rosenthal and the ‘Crisis of Masculinity’

In the future, will people still have sex? How will we form our sexual identities? As the popular slogans say: “The Future is Female” and “The Future is Queer,” but what place will masculinity have in our brave new world? Benjamin Rosenthal’s videos and installations are a fascinating dive into hypothetical futures and the ever-changing course of human sexuality.

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