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Visual Arts
5:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Artist Creates 'Haven' For Honeybees

Bees fly in and out of Jarrett Mellenbruch's Haven sculpture, a working beehive above the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.
Julie Denesha KCUR

They’re small insects, flitting from flower to flower, and most people don’t give them a second look. But honeybees are vitally important to agriculture, pollinating seeds and crops, mostly fruits, vegetables and nuts.

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Central Standard
12:46 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Artists Combat Gun Violence With Creativity

One of the posters produced through the Artists for Life Project by artists from the group The Light in the Other Room.
Credit The Light in the Other Room / Artists for Life/Rocket Grants

This hour on Central Standard, we talked with Darryl Chamberlain, Martice Smith and George Mayfield of Artists for Life, a coalition of African American artists who hope to raise awareness about handgun violence with their work in Kansas City.

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Visual Arts
5:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

A New Kind Of Wash, Dry, Fold: Art In The Laundromat

The landing with seating inside the Walnut Place Laundromat.
Sean Starowitz

Over the next six months, a quiet Midtown laundromat will be transformed into the site for a series of arts events. It’s an experiment - combining different genres including film, poetry, and even culinary arts - with a focus on public-oriented artwork.

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Central Standard
5:48 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

A Call For Arts Criticism In KC

On this Wednesday's Central Standard, a conversation about the importance of art criticism in the process of art-making and reception. We’ll hear why a San Francisco arts publication called Art Practical devoted an entire issue to our local scene.

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