Fantagraphics will publish the final volume — No. 26 — to conclude its “The Complete Peanuts” hardcover box set. And a guiding hand throughout the creative process, over many years, has been Seth, the Canadian cartoonist and graphic designer who delved into the forthcoming volume by gathering Schulz ephemera, including his advertising art and editorial illustrations.
Eleven projects were chosen for the 2016 Rocket Grants, which are managed by the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art at KU. The projects by local artists were chosen for innovation and how they engage with the public.
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.