Grand Arts http://kcur.org en Ellie Ga, Searching For An Ancient Light http://kcur.org/post/ellie-ga-searching-ancient-light <p>There were <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_Ancient_World">Seven Wonders of the Ancient World</a>, including two in Egypt: the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. You’ve probably heard of the pyramid - because it’s still standing - but the ruins of the lighthouse are underwater. For artist Ellie Ga, tracking down its remains became a quest of discovery.</p><p><strong>An Arctic trip sheds light on a new project</strong></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 44181 at http://kcur.org Ellie Ga, Searching For An Ancient Light 'SmellScape' Encourages Nose-First Exploration http://kcur.org/post/smellscape-encourages-nose-first-exploration <p>Berlin-based artist Sissel Tolaas travels the world collecting scents. Her latest project with Grand Arts, SmellScape, maps the invisible city – well, actually, two cities: Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. - through her sense of smell.</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 02:03:12 +0000 Laura Spencer 24481 at http://kcur.org 'SmellScape' Encourages Nose-First Exploration Temporary Artwork Generates Discussion about Economic Policy http://kcur.org/post/temporary-artwork-generates-discussion-about-economic-policy <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf563aefa7c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf563aefa7c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf563aefa7c-"></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-983644.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. – On the grassy lawn near the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, trucks are hauling cargo shipping containers to be unloaded and stacked into a towering, temporary sculpture. One hundred and five containers, piled almost seven stories high, will spell out IOU on one side and USA on the other. It's a nod to this country's increasing federal budget and foreign trade deficits.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:59:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2284 at http://kcur.org Temporary Artwork Generates Discussion about Economic Policy