Katie Kalahurka

5:30 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Frida Kahlo Comes Alive In The Living Room's 'Frida...A Self Portrait'

The iconic artist Frida Kahlo as played by Vanessa Severo in 'Frida...A Self Portrait' at The Living Room May 8-18.
Credit Brian Paulette / The Living Room

Much like Vincent Van Gogh, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo wasn’t famous in her own lifetime. A new play at The Living Room examines the artist's trials and tribulations, especially a series of tragic events that would have daunted many people but actually motivated her to paint in the first place.

Kahlo had a look as distinctive as her art. In a series of self-portraits, she emits a piercing stare from beneath an arched unibrow and a crown of braids. And her work has found the acclaim that eluded her in life.

Picture perfect

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5:00 am
Fri July 20, 2012

KC Fringe Dares Artists To Take A Chance

The title of Katie Kalahurka's production, "Lessons from Marlene," is scrawled in lipstick in the Fishtank window.
Laura Spencer KCUR

KC Fringe has been called a festival of daring – providing an opportunity for artists to take risks and to challenge themselves.

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