sculpture http://kcur.org en An Engaging Sculpture Taking Shape At The Nelson-Atkins http://kcur.org/post/engaging-sculpture-taking-shape-nelson-atkins <p>If you’ve walked or driven by the <a href="http://www.nelson-atkins.org/">Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art</a> recently you’ve probably noticed a flurry of activity on the southeast corner of the grassy lawn. Work is underway to ready the site for the installation of a new sculpture, <em>Glass Labyrinth</em>, a triangular-shaped, glass-walled labyrinth designed by artist <a href="http://www.artnet.com/artists/robert-morris/">Robert Morris</a>, a native of Kansas City, Mo.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:51:39 +0000 Laura Spencer 52581 at http://kcur.org An Engaging Sculpture Taking Shape At The Nelson-Atkins Nelson-Atkins Commissions Work From Artist Maya Lin http://kcur.org/post/nelson-atkins-commissions-work-artist-maya-lin <p>The <a href="http://www.nelson-atkins.org/">Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art </a>has commissioned a new work by architect and artist <a href="http://www.mayalin.com/">Maya Lin</a>, who's probably best known as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p><p>Lin’s sculpture, <em>Silver Missouri, </em>inspired by the Missouri River, is crafted from recycled silver, and it’s one in a series of works exploring water conservation. It will be installed in the Bloch Building on November 15.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:42:49 +0000 Laura Spencer 46037 at http://kcur.org Nelson-Atkins Commissions Work From Artist Maya Lin Bronze Installation Inspired By Idea: 'Look Up, Look Down, Look All Around' http://kcur.org/post/bronze-installation-inspired-idea-look-look-down-look-all-around <p>At the new South Branch Library in the Argentine district in Kansas City, Kan., nine 700-lb. bronze panels flank the entrance, some with images of vertical stacks of library books. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 27837 at http://kcur.org Bronze Installation Inspired By Idea: 'Look Up, Look Down, Look All Around' Controversy In A Sculpture Garden http://kcur.org/post/controversy-sculpture-garden <p>The 300-acre <a href="http://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/overland-park-arboretum-and-botanical-gardens/">Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens</a> garnered national attention in recent months over a bronze statue titled "Accept or Reject." The work, by Chinese artist Yu Chang, depicts a headless, bare-breasted woman holding a camera, pointing it at herself.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:15:06 +0000 Laura Spencer & Julie Denesha 25496 at http://kcur.org Controversy In A Sculpture Garden Bare-Breasted Statue Remains, Jury Refuses Obscenity Finding http://kcur.org/post/bare-breasted-statue-remains-jury-refuses-obscenity-finding <p>At Olathe, Kansas, the Johnson County seat, a county grand jury has refused to find any violation of&nbsp; Kansas obscenity laws in display of a statue at an arboretum park in Overland Park. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 02:42:59 +0000 Dan Verbeck 26647 at http://kcur.org Bare-Breasted Statue Remains, Jury Refuses Obscenity Finding City Officials Call Special Session To Discuss Controversial Statue http://kcur.org/post/city-officials-call-special-session-discuss-controversial-statue <p>The Overland Park City Council called an extra meeting for Wednesday night. On the <a href="http://apps.opkansas.org/City-Government/Agendas-and-Minutes/City-Council/Agendas/2012/2012-09-12_Emergency_Special/agenda.html">agenda</a>: an executive session to discuss legal issues around controversial statuary at the city’s <a href="http://www.opkansas.org/Things-to-See-And-Do/Overland-Park-Arboretum-And-Botanical-Gardens">Arboretum and Botanical Gardens</a>. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:40:29 +0000 Laura Spencer 24403 at http://kcur.org City Officials Call Special Session To Discuss Controversial Statue Group Files Signatures To Remove Controversial Sculpture http://kcur.org/post/group-files-signatures-remove-controversial-sculpture <p>A grand jury may decide the fate of a life-sized bronze sculpture at the <a href="http://www.opkansas.org/Things-to-See-And-Do/Overland-Park-Arboretum-And-Botanical-Gardens">Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens</a>. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 22:56:24 +0000 Steve Bell & Laura Spencer 23950 at http://kcur.org Group Files Signatures To Remove Controversial Sculpture Clay Town: 3D Arts Education at Red Star Studios http://kcur.org/post/clay-town-3d-arts-education-red-star-studios <p>On this Thursday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a></em>, learn what makes Kansas City a Clay Town.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:54:51 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22921 at http://kcur.org Clay Town: 3D Arts Education at Red Star Studios Kinetic Sculpture Mimics Movement Of Construction Equipment http://kcur.org/post/kinetic-sculpture-mimics-movement-construction-equipment <p>Johnson County launched its <a href="http://www.artsjoco.org/arts-the-community/1-public-art-program/">one percent for art program</a> in 2007. This means that one percent of the budget of a new major capital project is set aside for public art. Thu, 31 May 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 18585 at http://kcur.org Kinetic Sculpture Mimics Movement Of Construction Equipment Local Fountain Sculptor Gives Background To Popular Works http://kcur.org/post/local-fountain-sculptor-gives-background-popular-works <p>Click below to hear local sculptor <strong><a href="http://corbinbronze.com/">Tom Corbin</a></strong> sharing stories about a few of his big works around town.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 03:31:19 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 17010 at http://kcur.org Local Fountain Sculptor Gives Background To Popular Works Kemper ARTcast: Interview With The Artist Eric Fertman http://kcur.org/post/kemper-artcast-interview-artist-eric-fertman <p>In this Kemper ARTcast, Kemper Museum Chief Curator Barbara O’Brien interviews Brooklyn-based artist Eric Fertman, who made a conscious decision to stay in New York after graduating with a BFA from Cooper Union in 1997. This decision was important in his success as it allowed him to stay connected to a supportive group of people. “One person gets their foot in the door, and then they pull their friends in with them.”</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:00:11 +0000 Drew Bolton 12655 at http://kcur.org Kemper ARTcast: Interview With The Artist Eric Fertman Artist Petah Coyne: Peacocks as Symbol of Renewal http://kcur.org/post/artist-petah-coyne-peacocks-symbol-renewal <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d5f7193cbad-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d5f7193cbad-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d5f7193cbad-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-990023.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo – Sculptor Petah Coyne's <i>Untitled #1336 (Scalapino Nu Shu)</i> is a massive installation, featuring a 14-foot-high apple tree covered in black sand, and taxidermied pheasants and peacocks. The subtitle of the work refers to Coyne's friendship with the late poet Leslie Scalapino, and n? shu - a centuries old Chinese writing technique used by women, stories told in secret writing.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:09:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2320 at http://kcur.org Artist Petah Coyne: Peacocks as Symbol of Renewal Bloch Building Filled with Sculptures of Rodin [VIDEO] http://kcur.org/post/bloch-building-filled-sculptures-rodin-video <p>Kansas City, Mo. – "Rodin: Sculptures from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation" displays 40 bronze sculptures in the Bloch Lobby of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.</p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:47:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2309 at http://kcur.org Bloch Building Filled with Sculptures of Rodin [VIDEO] June Ahrens: Tapping Memories through Material http://kcur.org/post/june-ahrens-tapping-memories-through-material <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Artist June Ahrens draws on a wide range of materials, from rusty razor blades and air conditioner filters to insulation foam and pillows.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:55:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2306 at http://kcur.org June Ahrens: Tapping Memories through Material CNN's "9/11 Ripple" Project: Peregrine Honig http://kcur.org/post/cnns-911-ripple-project-peregrine-honig <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d5f5a0b47e3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d5f5a0b47e3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d5f5a0b47e3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-985469.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – CNN.com commissioned artists from around the world "to create or choose work to illustrate the ripple effect of 9/11." Here, Kansas City's Peregrine Honig describes her work called "Twins," and recalls where she was on September 11, 2001.</p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:35:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2295 at http://kcur.org CNN's "9/11 Ripple" Project: Peregrine Honig Artist Leo Villareal: Microcosm [VIDEO] http://kcur.org/post/artist-leo-villareal-microcosm-video <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Leo Villareal's <i>Microcosm</i> (2007) is a permanent site-specific light sculpture at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kan.</p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:02:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2249 at http://kcur.org Artist Leo Villareal: Microcosm [VIDEO] Kansas Sculptor Arlie Regier's Stainless Steel Creations http://kcur.org/post/kansas-sculptor-arlie-regiers-stainless-steel-creations <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6114c75a39-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6114c75a39-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6114c75a39-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-936802.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Stainless steel is an elegant medium. It's an alloy of metals, including chromium and nickel. A local master of the material says he's hanging up his hat, at least for now.</p> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:42:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2018 at http://kcur.org Kansas Sculptor Arlie Regier's Stainless Steel Creations