Mattie Rhodes Day of the Dead festivities return

By Tere Siqueira Through the first week of November, the Mattie Rhodes Center in Kansas City, Missouri, is again celebrating the lives of those who are no longer with us.Mattie Rhodes is staging its annual Day of the Dead festivities – an area tradition for 20-plus years that includes displays by artists, local food, vendors […]

UGPHD announces school poster contest winners

Story by Angie Baldelomar and photos by Michael AlvaradoOn Sunday (May 16), the Unified Government Department of Public Health (UGPHD) announced the grand prize-winners of the #IHelpedConquerCOVID school poster contest.Held at the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte Lake Park, the awards ceremony celebrated the finalists representing each school district in Wyandotte County and the […]

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 […]