Dúo muralista se recupera del golpe de la pandemia

Muralist duo rebounds from pandemic hitBy Angie BaldelomarAs part of #WhoNeedsArt, ArtsKC’s new campaign, Dos Mundos spoke with muralist duo Isaac Tapia and Rodrigo “Rico” Alvarez — better known as IT-RA Icons — about their experiences with art.Tapia and Alvarez started working together about four years ago, when Alvarez was commissioned to paint a mural […]

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 […]

Venegas elevates Mexican heritage through her art

By Angie Baldelomar Artist Italia Venegas’ work reflects her Mexican heritage and experiences growing up in Mexico.“I definitely try to explore my identity as a Latina raised in Mexico,” she said. “I have focused on exploring themes that resonate with my cultural background and that celebrate my heritage and experiences.”Born in El Paso, Texas, Venegas […]

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 […]