I have one of the best urban running routes in America; Im sure of it.
By Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian
The Kansas City Star
It takes me past the Roxy Paine tree and giant shuttlecocks on the hills of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; the disembodied heads outside the Kansas City Art Institutes ceramics building; and La Pudeur, a sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero near the east gallery of the Kemper Museum.
Boteros art is easily recognizable because it depicts round, chubby people and animals. La Pudeur is a naked lady coyly trying to cover her crotch and ample buttocks with her hands. She makes me smile.
So does the dishware that Christopher West pointed out at Studio Dan Meiners, 2500 West Pennway St. The Botero Stackable Dinner for One dishes are dark on the outside and neon inside ($48.50 a set). When stacked upside down for storage they take on the voluptuous sculptural quality of a Botero.
West, retail manager for the studio, thinks theyd make great gifts for students living in dorms. Id agree. For more information, call 816-842-7244.