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'Humanbeing': Artist Uses Text and Images to Relate the Spirit of American Indian Culture
Photos and biographical article about David Hunt, a 43-year-old art teacher at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and artist with a warehouse studio next to Lidia's restaurant on Baltimore Avenue, specializing...
'I Have to Be Both of Us': Roberta Lord Is Completing the Artworks on Which She Collaborated with Her Late Husband, Dale Eldred
Photo and biographical article about Roberta Lord, an engineer and sculptor working on the completion of her late husband Dale Eldred's sculptures, residing next to the Kansas City Art Institute.
'Last Supper' Finds Home: Sculpture in Image of Famous Painting Comes Back to KC Church
September 16, 2000
News about the new "permanent home at Country Club Christian Church" for the sculpture of "The Last Supper," by sculptor Domenic Zappia, dying in 1964, about two years after finishing the sculpture, "the...
'Water Plaza' For Bartle
August 4, 2006
The City Council agreed to a $1 million city contract for new public art at the Bartle Hall ballroom expansion. A Japanese-American artist named Jun Kaneko was awarded the contract. His concept includes...
35 Years to Finish Job
Photos and biographical article about Daniel MacMorris, a painter starting out in Kansas City as a sculptor in 1908 of gargoyles on "the tunnel of love at the old Electric Park at 47th and Woodland" Avenues....
40 Years Ago
File containing a biographical article about Waldo Wallis, a former Kansas Citian with paintings "exhibited in the Salon d'Automne in Paris."
A Dog's View of the World
October 17, 2007
Local cartoonist Charles Barsotti is scheduled to be part of the Johnson County Library Foundation fundraiser to be held October 20, 2007. Barsotti is a cartoonist for "The New Yorker" magazine. "With...
A Feel for Art
August 1, 2010
Tina Blatter is legally blind but she creates works of art with tactile enhancements that visually impaired persons can appreciate. She also suffered a brain injury which has required many years of therapy...
A Fusion of the Funky and the Familiar: California Chic, Midwest Mundane Meet in Karen Koblitz's Work
Photo and biographical article about Karen Koblitz, a ceramics sculptor from California teaching art at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, since 1977.
A Natural Yin and Yang
October 16, 2011
Review of exhibition at Dolphin Gallery of works by Jim Leedy (14 paintings and ceramics) and "toned photographs" by Philip Heying featuring unpopulated landscapes. Includes pictures of Leedy's "Continuum...
A New Space For Art
August 8, 2006
Captioned photograph showing the installation of the sculpture "Rusted Spur" by the artist Stretch. This piece and five others are displayed in a field near 44th and Main streets in Kansas City. This has...
A Rough Start in Kansas City
August 31, 2003
Article describes the period (ca. 1884) during which artist Frederick Remington lived in Kansas City, and on a sheep ranch near Wichita, Kansas.
A Walk through the Crossroads
Article printed from http://bradleyosborn.com/a_walk_through_the_crossroads.pdf Bradley Osborn website, describes the Crossroads or Crossroads Arts District. Bordered roughly by Truman Road on the north,...
A Winter Scene out of the Past
January 11, 1969
Illustration and caption about the painting by artist Gale Stockwell of the barn (torn down by 1969) "on the farm of Stuart Perkins, realtor and developer of the Briarcliff addition" in Clay County, Missouri....
File containing a pamphlet with photos and biographical article about Aaron Douglas, a black painter born in Topeka, Kansas in 1899 and becoming successful as an artist before "return[ing] to his native...
Abstract But Entertaining
April 17, 2008
Art review of John Ochs' exhibit of abstract works of shellac on wood panel, canvas, and paper showing at the Jan Weiner Gallery. Includes photograph of "Standing Behind" (2008).
African American Artists in Greater Kansas City
File contains a publication entitled "Exhibit of Outstanding Negro Americans" which is dated May 7-June 1, 1947. This exhibit contained 32 oil portraits done by Betsy Graves Reyneau and Laura Wheeler Waring...
Biographical information about sculptor Alfred Coe, starting in 1948 creating wood sculptures, including a bust of Thomas Hart Benton, the artist, located in the Missouri Valley Room at the Central branch...
American Indian Artist Seeks to Retain Identity
File containing a photo and biographical article about Antowine Warrior, a "young Sauk-Fox Indian" and Indian artifact collector and artist of Kansas City, Kansas.
Illustration and biographical sketch of artist Thomas Hart Benton.
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