Dolphin Gallery

Visual Arts
6:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

A Final Opening At The Dolphin

The final exhibition at the Dolphin is called "Thanks For The Warning."
courtesy Dolphin gallery

It was only fitting that one of the pioneers of the Crossroads Arts District would announce on a First Friday, May 3, that after two decades, his gallery would close. John O’Brien moved the Dolphin from the Crossroads to the West Bottoms five years ago. But now he says it’s time for something new.

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Visual Arts
8:51 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Dolphin Closes In The West Bottoms, 'Body Blow' To Art World

Dolphin Gallery in the West Bottoms.
courtesy: David Hughes Charlotte Street Foundation

Dolphin Gallery's John O'Brien had hinted about a change for months. But, now, it's official. Dolphin, the exhibition space and framing business in the West Bottoms, will close after its last show (slated to open May 17).

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Central Standard
2:10 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

David Ford / Freedom School

Artist David Ford at the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Coming from a long line of what he calls “prairie people”artist David Ford is the quintessence of politically incorrect and this is exemplified through his works. On this Tuesday's Central Standard, we learn about his journey to West Africa for National VooDoo Day.

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Visual Arts
5:00 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Travel Fuels Inspiration For David Ford's 'I Like African Chicken'

Artist David Ford at the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
Laura Spencer KCUR

David Ford is a painter, performance artist and provocateur. Ford also travels the world - to Mexico, Morocco, Guatemala, Cuba, and Turkey - for "on-site cultural studies."

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Visual Arts
12:14 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Archie Scott Gobber's "SUPER POWER"

Archie Scott Gobber,"...Of My Own," 2010. enamel on canvas, 84 X 70 in.
courtesy of Dolphin Gallery

Archie Scott Gobber's work engages viewers as a partner in an ongoing dialogue. "Super Power" marks Gobber's first solo at the Dolphin since the gallery moved from the Crossroads to the West Bottoms.

Kansas City, MO – Archie Scott Gobber again takes a look at popular culture and politics, examining stark economic realities with gentle wit.

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Visual Arts
10:50 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Kemper At The Crossroads Opens November 7

Kemper at the Crossroads, 19th and Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri.
rendering of Kemper at the Crossroads, courtesy KEM STUDIO

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has two locations near the Kansas City Art Institute and plans to open a third downtown, in the Crossroads Arts District, in November.

Kemper at the Crossroads will be located at 19th and Baltimore, at the former site of the Dolphin Gallery, which has moved to the West Bottoms.

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KCUR Arts
2:13 pm
Tue November 2, 2004

Political Art at the Dolphin

Archie Scott Gobber

During this year's bitter and at times vitriolic election campaigns, political artwork has been on the rise across the nation. Two new politically charged exhibits at the Dolphin Gallery in the Crossroads Art District...use humor and satire to deflect some of the negativity.

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