9:54 am
Tue February 21, 2006

Local Artists React to Sprint Center Commission

Kansas City's One Percent for Art Program sets aside one percent of construction costs to city buildings for public art. With the boom in downtown development, an estimated 3 million dollars will be spent on art. Last week, an advisory panel recommended New York based artist Chris Doyle to create work outside the Sprint Center arena. And local artists say they're not happy about major commissions getting outsourced.

Kansas City, MO – The next Power and Light Entertainmment District 1% for Art Selection Panel Meeting takes place on March 29.

Short list for the Power and Light District:

Rie Egawa & Burgess Zbryk - Kansas City, Missouri

Electroland (Cameron McNall) - Los Angeles

Barbara Grygutis - Tucson, AZ

Mags Harries & Lajos Heder - Cambridge, MA

Helmick & Schechter (Ralph Helmick) - Newton, MA

May Tveit - Kansas City, Missouri

Janet Zweit - New York

Related links:

Paul Dorrell's commentary on the Sprint Center Commission

Details about the Sprint Center Commission: Sprint Center RFQ.

Artist Chris Doyle: bio and projects, and profile.