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.
“Human movement is the basis of all art,” wrote Twyla Tharp. Kansas City Ballet displayed this philosophy with the textural, painterly season closer THARP / PARSONS / FORSYTHE, demonstrating exceptional work from three groundbreaking American choreographers: William Forsythe, David Parsons, and Twyla Tharp. Friday was the first Kansas City performance for each of the pieces, […]
Most of us have experienced the distinct pleasure of scrutinizing a work of art in person or studying a printed version in a book. We wonder, perhaps, what kind of relationship exists between the man and woman in the painting, or what might be going on in that house in the distance. Award-winning author and […]