Grand Arts

Visual Arts
5:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Ellie Ga, Searching For An Ancient Light

During one of her dives, Ellie Ga brought along replicas of Roman coins.
courtesy of the artist

There were Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, 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.

An Arctic trip sheds light on a new project

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Visual Arts
9:03 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

'SmellScape' Encourages Nose-First Exploration

Just follow your nose, or the nose glyph, to collect one of 20 possible smell cards in the game/project called SmellScape.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Berlin-based artist Sissel Tolaas travels the world collecting scents.

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Visual Arts
2:59 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Temporary Artwork Generates Discussion about Economic Policy

Artist John Salvest looks at the diagram for "IOU/USA" in Memorial Hill/Penn Valley Park.
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

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.

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