In an era of political paranoia, propaganda and literal armed uprisings, never has it been so essential for the people to have an ally in the arts. And in Kansas City, the people are fortunate to have a champion in artist Don Wilkison.
“So, you make clothes, right?” is a question that fiber artist Nazanin Amiri Meers is accustomed to hearing. And the answer is always the same. “No,” she says, with a hint of patient bemusement. “I don’t even know how to sew.
From a streetcar wrapped in a rendition of a poppy field to kiosks adorned with paintings and animations, this summer’s Art in the Loop project promises a visual cornucopia to residents and visitors of the downtown Kansas City area.
Arts News: Exhibit Marks 10th Anniversary of Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America
For 10 years, the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) at the University of Missouri Kansas City has been an invaluable repository for historical, social, cultural and political material involving the region’s LGBTQ community.