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An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

This Friday, November 6th would have been Kathy’s birthday. She passed last year after a battle with cancer. I was fortunate to have known Kathy, and her art was a big crowd favorite at the Rare Visions/Detour Art show at the Belger. Eclectics Gallery in…

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Rare Visions/Detour Art Exhibit…Opening Night

(Erika Nelson’s “World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things” from Lucas, Kansas) Rare Visions. Detour Art Exhibit March 6, 2009 – May 1, 2009 Belger Arts Center 2100 Walnut Kansas City, Missouri (Bob Smithy “Angel” from the collection of Kelly…

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A tourist in my own town

Don, Narrow Larry, and Erika Nelson Sometimes it takes visitors to get you out into your own town. Luckily, Don, Erika and Larry aren’t your typical visitors, and wandering aimlessly is AOK with them. Downtown Kansas City Public Library 14 West 10th Street Signs ‘n…

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SPACES magazine visits

The March 2009 “Green” issue of the home/shelter magazine, Spaces has hit the newsstands and it was a doubly-good issue.  Not only did they come by my over-crowded home to see the collection as it was being packed up for the Belger show, there is…

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Art has migrated…

Whew – yesterday we moved all of the rest of the art from my house (102 pieces in all) and also from Mike Murphy’s house.  Luckily, it was one of those freak February days that was 65 and sunny.  Last week the art came in…

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finally…I like the building

There has been so much hoopla about the Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, winning all sorts of architectural awards and all…but I have failed to see it. To me, architecture that is truly successful visually works from any angle, any time of the…

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