James Woodfill’s poetic exhibit, which continues through Sept. 13 at City Ice Arts, features photographs, abstract paintings and different compilations of tables and workstations placed at intervals around the gallery. The entirety of the space reads as an evocative stage set for an event suspended in potential.
The United States Postal Service has reproduced a detail of Thomas Moran’s “Grand Canyon” (1912) from the collection of the museum as part of its “American Treasures” series of four Hudson River School landscape paintings, to be released Thursday.
“I Am What I’m Doing,” a group show curated by artists Jonas Sebura and Alex Gartelmann at the Charlotte Street Foundation’s La Esquina gallery, features works by 20 artists who stress fearlessness and personal accountability rather than the dictates of art theory.
The Midwest suffuses the works in this year’s exhibition in myriad ways, but the show is cohesive, held together by sensitive surfaces, technical proficiency, and a startling lack of ego and pretension.
Less than four months after the school’s faculty voted no confidence in her, Chanda, 64, has retired. In her letter to the board of trustees, Chanda, who took the post in 2011, gave no reason for her decision. The chairman of the institute’s board of trustees said Chanda is retiring to Arizona and plans to continue her art.
This “motion picture review” of MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz” appeared Sunday, Aug. 20, 1939, in The Kansas City Star. The film played a one-week exclusive engagement starting Aug. 18 at Loew’s Midland theater, 1228 Main St.
A new study the museum commissioned from the New York urban design firm Weiss/Manfredi envisions a unified district stretching from Broadway to the Paseo and 44th to 55th streets. The district would encompass roughly 4 square miles in a 1-mile radius around the intersection of Oak Street and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard.
Chicago-based Kansas City native Jason Lazarus addresses human vulnerability and momentous historical events in an exhibit of his photographic works at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Lazarus is a conceptual artist who uses photography as a tool of research and exploration.
A group of artists is looking to turn two of the 500 empty lots in Kansas City’s Ivanhoe neighborhood into community gathering places. The artists, in partnership with the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center, hope their initiative, called Lots of Love, will spread throughout the city. Thanks to a similar effort, a lot already has been transformed in the Marlborough neighborhood.
After closing his popular and prestigious Dolphin gallery in the West Bottoms, John O’Brien bought and remodeled two industrial buildings in Independence, now headquarters of his Hammer Out Design business. O’Brien is collecting and experimenting with a variety of things — textiles, furniture and rugs — as well as doing fabrication.
Kansas City artist Robert Bingaman’s “Night Pools” exhibit at the Nerman Museum features four mysterious and luminous paintings tangled in threads of desire, abstraction, spatial exercises and nocturnal imaginings.
Kansas City public art administrator Porter Arneill spends the work week running the city’s public art program, but at his Waldo home he has embarked on a new adventure: raising backyard chickens with his wife, Cheryl Herzog-Arneill, and their daughter Lainey.