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Edit-A-thon Coverage

It’s been a whirlwind of a week, and I really just wanted to write a post of gratitude.  I’m thankful to Stephanie for organizing such a wonderful Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon event on Saturday so that about 14 people could come out and help to address the Wikipedia gender gap.  I’m thankful to Matt and Alex […]

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Studio Visit: Shenequa A. Brooks and Daiana Oneto

Shenequa A. Brooks and Daiana Oneto were two artists who immediately came to mind when planning the upcoming YWAs: Young Woman Artists Exhibition with my friend Meredith Moore at Wonder Fair.  Brooks is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute whose senior show generated a lot of positive buzz.  Oneto will be a […]

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Studio Visit: Alison Moyna Greene

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the studio of Alison Moyna Greene.  She lives in a quirky house in a historic neighborhood in Kansas City.  Two aspects of her personality are evident when approaching her home: she is an avid gardener and an avid collector.  Both of these pastimes, it turns out, are also […]

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Unicorn Video

Here is a video re-cap of my PowerPoint and talk from my Nerd Nite presentation on Wednesday.  I hope you enjoy (despite the meowing cats, blaring sirens, and rustling papers in the background 😉 )  

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Unicorn Art: From Medieval Symbolism to Contemporary Kitsch

…find out at the 25th Nerd Nite KC: Wednesday, June 18 at 7 pm at miniBar. I will discuss the History of Unicorn Art: from Medieval Symbolism to Contemporary Kitsch. Other speakers will tell us about Kansas City History and the Pickup Artist Community. More info at http://kansascity.nerdnite.com/ Come out for some drinks and knowledge! […]

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Crystal Bridges: All the Women Artists

On my recent trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, I photographed works by women artists with the intent of conducting my own Guerilla Girls-style “weenie count.” When I inquired at the info desk, I was told that approximately 400 works from the permanent collection are currently on view.  I counted a mere 28 […]

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Crystal Bridges: Part 1

I finally made the pilgrimage down to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.  It only takes about 3 1/2 hours to drive there from Kansas City, but it has taken me almost 3 years to make it happen.  I was not disappointed. Crystal Bridges opened in November 2011, a project of Walmart […]

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End-of-Semester Show at KCAI

One of my favorite twice-annual events is the end-of-semester show at the Kansas City Art Institute.  It takes me back to my student days (and nights) of bonding with my classmates over Quik Trip coffee while working hard (and playing hard) in studio to make our best possible work before the final critique.  These days, […]

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Thomas Hart Benton at the Missouri State Capitol

A weekend trip to the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City was the perfect way to combine my passion for art and my boyfriend’s interest in politics.   There is no better time to visit than the present, as this month marks the 125th birthday of Thomas Hart Benton. Seeing Benton’s State Capitol Murals in person […]

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Impressionist France at the Nelson-Atkins

It is the closing weekend of Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from LeGray to Monet at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.  I had been meaning to see this since it opened.  But between healing from a broken elbow, moving, an odd work schedule, and so much more, I had a crazier-than-usual holiday […]

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