Today's the big day - 14 years and millions of dollars later and an art lover's dream is a reality. The Kansas City Star has run innumerable articles as the project has progressed - yet another on the eve of the opening. Numerous season previews from both the Star and KCMetropolis.org have began with, "In... Continue Reading →
I wrote an article about the visit/discussion with (le) Poisson Rouge founders, hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Does Kansas City need a venue like this? Could it support one? Read it here.
I wrote about the experimental music scene in Kansas City for KCM's 2011 fall preview. Read it here.
Themed "A Summer in Spain," the 11th annual West 18th Street Fashion Show was an eclectic mix of artistic endeavor and schticky accessories. Of the 18 designers, about half showed wearable creations, a few truly innovative collections, and an assortment of odd choices and lackluster finishes. I was both intrigued and annoyed by the model selection, since the... Continue Reading →
I have a few additional thoughts regarding “America: Now and Here”. I’ll admit that I never gave the visual art a fair shake, focusing more on the events, thinking I’d be back soon and check out what’s what. As such the various prints, paints, sculpture and collages worked more as backdrop, then as cultural or... Continue Reading →
I want to recap a show that opened last month here in Kansas City. Well, more event than show, at least for my involvement and observation. “America: Now and Here” ran at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in the Crossroads over the course of May. The project was conceived and spearheaded by artist Eric Fischl. The prescribed... Continue Reading →
Since a portion of this blog is devoted to the perfect meal - le sandwich - I feel it is my duty to corral links and information in honor and celebration of that aforementioned item. Behold: Selleck Waterfall Sandwich.
I wrote an article for the Kansas City Star about a new piece, visible, that was partially developed in Kansas City by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Nora Chipaumire. Zollar is a Kansas City native and founder of the dance group Urban Bush Women. She brought the international ensemble, cast specifically for this project, to... Continue Reading →
I reviewed the music for the KC Symphony/Quixotic Fusion collaboration Symphonic Quixotic, a multi-media performance work with musicians, dancers, aerialists, visual and sound artists. Read the double review here.