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What’s Happening in the Kansas Art World? 1-1-16

It’s a new year and the year ahead in Kansas look great! Although arts funding is a never ending source of concern, the Kansas art world still thrives. That’s apparent by the fresh news stories every week. Even through the holidays the arts news is still consistent.

Here’s some of what happened in the last week:

How Kansas City’s Crossroads Became An Arts District, And The Story Behind …

When Kansas Citians talk about the Crossroads, they’re talking about a bustling place full of innovative restaurants, vibrant art galleries, a world-class performing arts center and specialty boutiques, not to mention high-rent condos. During prime …and moreᅠ»


Event will showcase Kansas City’s downtown health

The council is a private, nonprofit organization whose members represent Kansas City businesses, property owners, entrepreneurs and arts, cultural and nonprofit organizations that are interested in downtown management and development. Diane Staffordᅠ…

Weather dampens attendance at Wichita Art Museum’s post-holiday event

The event, which is free both Saturday and Sunday, provides kids opportunities to create arts and crafts projects and even to watch winter-themed movies like “March of the Penguins” and “Happy Feet.” Courtney Spousta, the museum’s curator of education,ᅠ…and moreᅠ»

Lawrence to host first National African American Quilt Conference in 2017

Lawrence quilt artist Marla Jackson is pictured before an 1890s quilt from an unknown artist at the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy, 2001 Haskell Ave. Jackson recently received a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industriesᅠ…

Volland Store once again a gathering place for community

Now, Meseke volunteers at the store’s reincarnation, an art gallery and event venue that opened this past June after extensive renovations were completed. Patty Reece, who purchased the dilapidated building in 2012 from Otto Kratzer’s granddaughter,ᅠ…and moreᅠ»

Final preps underway for Kansas City’s first public darkroom

Night Blooms Darkroom & Bookstore is set to open on Jan.1, 2016. Local artist, Ruby Hanson, is helping to make a comeback of the darkroom. “I want people to come here and be able to do what they love to do,” said Hanson.

Raygun unveils response to controversial Old Navy shirt

The “young aspiring artist” shirt from Raygun is for sale online and at the Raygun location in Des Moines’ East Village. The shirt will also be available at the Kansas City and Iowa City locations starting Dec. 31. Old Navy has pulled the original …This T-Shirt for Girls Has the Internet Pissed at Old Navy – MicMicall 63 news articlesᅠ»

Leaving a legacy of art

Both Freed and Piche said Daum wasn’t one to ask for recognition, but rather wanted to share his love of art with the community without having to travel to Kansas City or St. Louis. “The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art is in many ways a unique venue …and moreᅠ»



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