Bessenbacher lobbying KCMO to install Las Tarascas fountain

By Tere Siqueira Replica of Morelia landmark sits in storage Gloria Bessenbacher is requesting a call to action by Kansas City area residents, particularly the area’s Hispanic community.Bessenbacher, a Mexico City native who has lived in the area for 40 years, is the chair of the Morelia Sister City Committee for the Sister City Association […]

The Nutcracker returns to Kauffman Center

The Nutcracker is back.Starting Friday (Dec. 3), the Christmas-themed ballet with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will run through Dec. 24 at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. “I am so excited to be returning to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, presenting our wonderful, vibrant production of […]

Artista del área cumple un sueño

Héctor Trinidad Pérez-Sevilla, residente del área de Kansas City, hizo realidad uno de sus sueños cuando fue elegido por Kenny y los Eléctricos, una de sus bandas favoritas, para crear la portada de su nuevo disco.Saltó ante la oportunidad porque la música de la banda lo había ayudado a superar los episodios de depresión.“Siempre he […]

Celebrating the Day of the Dead

By CharaDia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is typically associated with Mexican culture. But observance of the Nov. 1-2 holiday is becoming an annual tradition in other countries, too.Rooted in ancient traditions that have been observed by generations of Mexicans, the holiday is based on the belief is that a deceased person’s soul […]

New mural in NEKC brings attention to peripheral artery disease

By Angie Baldelomar A new mural will be unveiled in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Missouri, to help educate and raise awareness about peripheral artery disease.Commonly known as PAD, peripheral artery disease is a vascular disease that causes pain in the legs while walking. It affects 8.5 million Americans over age 40, but only […]

New mural at Kauffman School features work of area artists

By Angie Baldelomar Area artists Isaac Tapia and Rodrigo “Rico” Alvarez have unveiled a new mural at the Ewing Marion Kauffman School in Kansas City, Missouri.The mural — part of a five-mural project commissioned to Spray KC — features Cesar Chavez, Claudette Colvin, Amanda Gorman, Emma Gonzalez and the honorable late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.“These […]

Try art therapy to manage your anxiety

Commentary by Chara During stressful periods, experiencing anxiety is common. But anxiety can interfere with your daily routine if you do not act. One of the most common ways of anxiety treatment is art therapy. A report published in 2017 by the Mayo Clinic states that people over 70 years old who worked on arts […]

Local artists portray border reality in KCMO mural

Story by Chara and photos by Michael Alvarado Some Kansas City area artists are using their work to depict the reality of thousands of immigrants who live on the U.S.-Mexico border. A mural of immigrant life is on display at 30th and Cherry in Kansas City, Missouri. Painted by Rodrigo Alvarez, Issac Tapia, Chico Salvador […]

KC Fringe Festival celebrates 15 years promoting art

By Roberta Pardo The Kansas City Fringe Festival, a festival celebrating the Avant-garde of Kansas City art in all of its forms, is proud to announce the Visual Arts Show at Union Station! At this show you will experience visual art in all its forms with: New painting in many different styles, from Rita Blitts’ internationally […]