public art http://kcur.org en Public Art Commission Awarded To Iowa Artist Sparks Discussion http://kcur.org/post/public-art-commission-awarded-iowa-artist-sparks-discussion <p>More than 200 cities across the United States have a percent-for-art ordinance, calling for a portion of construction project budgets to be set aside for public art.</p><p>Kansas City's one percent for art ordinance has been in effect since 1986. The first installation: "Bull Wall" by Kansas City native Robert Morris in the West Bottoms in 1992.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:00:41 +0000 Laura Spencer 58277 at http://kcur.org Public Art Commission Awarded To Iowa Artist Sparks Discussion Historic Northeast Neighborhoods: People, Art, Food http://kcur.org/post/historic-northeast-neighborhoods-people-art-food <p>As part of KCUR's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/topic/beyond-our-borders">Beyond Our Borders</a> series, <em>Central Standard</em> met with a handful of residents of Kansas City's historic Northeast to hear about the people and projects shaping the future of that part of town. In particular, artist Hector Casanova told us about his project working with students to transform a boarded-up old school building in the neighborhood by treating its surfaces as a giant canvas.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:12:49 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 56887 at http://kcur.org Historic Northeast Neighborhoods: People, Art, Food 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 Kansas City Announces $100K For Art At Streetcar Stops http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-announces-100k-art-streetcar-stops <p>The city of Kansas City, Mo., will commission $100,000 of public art for the <a href="http://kcur.org/post/city-council-moves-streetcar-plan-forward">first phase</a> of the streetcar line, and has announced a request for proposals.&nbsp;</p><p>In a release Friday, the city said it is looking for professional artists or artist-led teams to create proposals for art projects to be displayed at selected streetcar stops. The release says while all proposals will be considered, the city is looking for ideas that integrate the artwork into the infrastructure of the stops.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:59:18 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 48676 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Announces $100K For Art At Streetcar Stops KCI Terminal A Closing, But Public Art Remains, For Now http://kcur.org/post/kci-terminal-closing-public-art-remains-now <p>At <a href="http://www.flykci.com/">Kansas City International Airport</a>, Air Canada, US Airways and United are moving to Terminal C, and Terminal A is expected to close on Jan. 9, 2014. But what does this mean for the public artwork - inside and outside the terminal?</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:40:49 +0000 Laura Spencer 46706 at http://kcur.org KCI Terminal A Closing, But Public Art Remains, For Now A Vision Taking Shape For KC's Arts And Culture Plan http://kcur.org/post/vision-taking-shape-kcs-arts-and-culture-plan <p>In January, the <a href="http://www.kcmomentum.com/">Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts</a> launched a series of meetings - at community centers, nature centers, libraries and other venues - to try to map out a vision for Kansas City’s arts and cultural policy. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 33806 at http://kcur.org A Vision Taking Shape For KC's Arts And Culture Plan Boxcar Installation Transforms Downtown Rooftop http://kcur.org/post/boxcar-installation-transforms-downtown-rooftop <p>A landscaped roof at 12th and Walnut, in the Power &amp; Light District of downtown Kansas City, is now an art space and community focal point with the addition of a new sculpture called “Prairie Logic." Thu, 04 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer & Julie Denesha 24916 at http://kcur.org Boxcar Installation Transforms Downtown Rooftop 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 A Small Victory For Fun: Hammocks Outside The Kauffman Center http://kcur.org/post/small-victory-fun-hammocks-outside-kauffman-center <p class="MsoNormal">The Crown Center Fountains may be <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/crown-center-bans-water-play-fountains">off limits</a>, but there&#39;s a hammock with your name on it downtown.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:12:28 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon 19376 at http://kcur.org A Small Victory For Fun: Hammocks Outside The Kauffman Center 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 Art Generates Controversy In Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/art-generates-controversy-johnson-county <p>Prompted by a recent visit to 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> with her family, an area resident has started circulating a petition to remove one of the sculptures. The work is called &quot;Accept or Reject&quot; (note: a brass plaque also lists the title as &quot;Choice&quot;) by sculptor 余畅 Yu Chang, <span class="st">an artist who also reportedly directs the<em> </em>Guangzhou<em> </em>Sculpture Academy. Overland Park officials say that, at this time, there are no plans to remove it from the Arboretum. </span> Thu, 24 May 2012 17:03:43 +0000 Laura Spencer 18245 at http://kcur.org Art Generates Controversy In Johnson County Terpsichore for Kansas City: Sound and Light Installation in a Garage http://kcur.org/post/terpsichore-kansas-city-sound-and-light-installation-garage <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1d42f316d3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1d42f316d3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1d42f316d3-"></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-995308.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 – Parking garages in Kansas City are infused with art - from the light and sound work called <i>Pulse</i>, next to City Hall; to the dancing lights in the underground garage at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from a reflecting pool overhead. In the new parking garage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, there's a public art installation activated by movement.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:43:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2349 at http://kcur.org Terpsichore for Kansas City: Sound and Light Installation in a Garage 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-53d1d4ba6c92a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1d4ba6c92a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1d4ba6c92a-"></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 Debate over Controversial Statue Resumes http://kcur.org/post/debate-over-controversial-statue-resumes <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1b3bd2c51f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1b3bd2c51f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1b3bd2c51f-"></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-980066.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 – Renovations of the police communications building mean that a well-known statue will have to find a new home. Will it be sent to storage or be moved to another public spot in Kansas City? The debate is on!</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:41:00 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Laura Spencer 2269 at http://kcur.org Debate over Controversial Statue Resumes