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Kansas City Museum reopens after seven years of renovation work

By Tere Siqueira After seven years of renovation efforts, the Kansas City Museum staged a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on Oct. 21 to celebrate its reopening.The reopening follows the completion of work on Corinthian Hall, one of five buildings that comprise the museum. Built in 1910 and occupied for 20-plus years by Robert Alexander Long […]

Street Talk: What does the Day of the Dead mean to you?

By Tere Siqueira The Day of the Dead celebration, known in Spanish as Dia de los Muertos, is right around the corner.Although the celebration is significant to the Latin community, what Day of the Dead means depends on the person you ask about it. Recently, Dos Mundos asked some people what the Nov. 1-2 celebration […]

Nelson-Atkins to host Day of the Dead celebration

By Chara For the 11th year, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, will host a Day of the Dead celebration.This year’s theme will be a traditional altar within a house. This year’s altar will be designed by area artists, in conjunction with the Mattie Rhodes Center and the Mexican Consulate in Kansas […]

Manco makes a difference teaching at Van Horn

Jessica Manco marca la diferencia enseñando en Van Horn La artista y educadora del área de Kansas City, Jessica Manco, está tratando de hacer una diferencia en la vida de los niños.Manco enseña pintura, dibujo y escultura en Van Horn High School en Independence, Missouri. También está involucrada en el diseño de escenarios y escenografías […]

Vuelven las festividades del Día de Muertos de Mattie Rhodes

Durante la primera semana de noviembre, el Mattie Rhodes Center en Kansas City, Missouri, celebrará nuevamente las vidas de aquellos que ya no están con nosotros.Mattie Rhodes está organizando sus festividades anuales del Día de los Muertos, una tradición del área que lleva más de 20 años e incluye exhibiciones de artistas, comida local, vendedores […]

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 […]