21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C., installs “We Don’t Care” sign designed by KC artist Peregrine Honig. Hotel president Craig Greenberg says his company put up the signs to promote inclusiveness. Honig has shipped more than two dozen signs to 7 states since introducing it about three weeks ago.
Porcelain is for paupers because this toilet is made of pure gold. It will go on display in a few days at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Visitors will get to use it, with a security guard standing nearby.
Rima Girnius, a Lithuanian and U.S. citizen, was raised in Munich and Prague. She remembers being drawn to Dutch paintings as a 10-year-old. The associate curator of European painting and sculpture at the Nelson-Atkins museum helped prepare the “Reflecting Class” exhibit.
Kansas City Art Institute students used a 1,500-pound steamroller during a public printmaking session Friday morning in the parking lot of Lead Bank in the Kansas City Crossroads at 1801 Main St. KCAI students from professor Miguel Rivera’s printmaking class used the steamroller as part of the engraving process. Lead Bank will host a First Fridays celebration May 6 where the public can view the new printmaking installation.
T.J. Jenkins began carving with a chain saw to get his mind off troubles. He then turned it into a community art project that’s starting to get noticed and has become a treasure hunt for people enjoying the back roads of rural Platte County.
Formerly based in Lawrence, the Kansas Grassroots Arts Center is now in Lucas, Kan., known for the Garden of Eden, a home and garden featuring concrete biblical and political characters, created by S.P. Dinsmoor in the early 1900s.
Heather White, a master's student at the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program and an intern at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's object conservation lab, was restoring a statue of a servant from 2400 B.C.E. and had the inscription that was carved in the limestone translated by Egyptian scholars.
Photographer Sabrina Staires opens her show, “Echo,” April 1 at Leedy-Voulkos gallery. Her project, “Echo,” portrays an Oklahoma Superfund town devastated by lead mining as a haunting echo of its former self.
Evelyn Craft Belger, formerly director of Morean Arts Center in Florida, is the first female leader of Belger Cartage Service. She and her husband, Dick, recently received a regional award of excellence from National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts.
On a trip a year ago to the Prado, Spain’s great art museum in Madrid, Julian Zugazagoitia, CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, was taken aback when he learned that the institution’s leader wanted a few words. That conversation led to a startling discovery and the culmination of a journey that could only have happened in Kansas City.
For years, officials in Florence, Italy, have tried to discourage graffiti, but the urge to generate the declarations of eternal love, political slogans, spontaneous feelings and frustrations or other musings, it seems, is a powerful instinct, difficult to tame. So the officials have decided to try a digital solution to their age-old problem, starting with Giotto’s bell tower, the Campanile.
Mini-art galleries in local city halls are part of a growing scene that partners hard-working volunteers dedicated to the idea that art makes living better with governments in small municipalities that understand that art also makes economic sense. Prominent examples are the art galleries in the city halls in Prairie Village and Liberty.
Joe Harter, a mostly self-trained painter, had a hard time finding a place where he fit in. Then he heard the calling to paint and hasn’t stopped since. He’ll have a show during the March 4 First Friday at Green Grass Gallery in the Crossroads.