Category Archives: Art

Submissions Now Open!

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Kansas City Voices and KKFI ArtSpeak Radio

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Tune in on December 10th to Kansas City’s 90.1 KKFI FM (at 6-7:30 pm) for their ArtSpeak Radio program. Host Maria Boyd will sit with managing editor Jessica Conoley, and the senior editors Marianne Getchell, Pat Daneman, and Annie Raab to discuss our upcoming submission period and the growing art scene in Kansas City. Don’t miss this awesome program every… Read more »

Volume 12 Launch Party

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Sunday, October 26th 2014, 4-5:30pm Come celebrate the 12th volume of Kansas City Voices with our contributors, staff, friends, and supporters. Join us at the Kansas City library, Plaza branch (downstairs and follow the hall the way down to the room at the very east end of the building, you can take the elevator or stairs). Anita Ofokansi, Jeff Tigchelaar,… Read more »

ArtsKC Serving Up Great Tools to Help you Develop as an Artist and Writer

Come curious…leave inspired! The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City invites you to join us for a one-hour tour and be inspired by the stories of how we are connecting, supporting, and transforming the arts in our community! Visit the Charlotte Street artists’ studios and Mattie Rhodes Folk Art Museum, all while learning more about our work.  These free sessions… Read more »

"Mount Blackburn, Wrangell Mountain Range, Alaska" by Judy Beyer–Guest Blogger

This oil painting was done from a photograph Judy took of Mount Blackburn, part of the Wrangell Mountain Range, during our trip to Alaska in August of 2010.  The original work is an 11 x 14 Oil on Canvas Panel. –Judy works with a variety of mediums with a focus on landscapes and portraits of children and animals.  We are… Read more »

"Teresa of Avila" by Celia Smith–Guest Blogger

  Celia Smith is a graduate of the University of Madrid, Spain. She sketches from nature and people, and composes paintings that tell stories, or impart feelings or ideas. — You may find more info about artist Celia Smith at: You may see more of her art in Volume 9 of Kansas City Voices.  Order your copy today at… Read more »

"Evening Slipper" by Norma Herring–Guest Blogger

  The watercolor “Evening Slipper” depicts the Showy Lady Slipper (also called Orchid of the North) growing wild by native Aspen trees near her summer lake home in NW  Ontario, Canada.  This finely detailed painting took five months to complete and was featured in the 2011 Watercolor USA exhibit at the Springfield, MO Art Museum.  It received a Purchase Award… Read more »

“Sophie—Hagia Sophia: Lost In The Past” by Lorrie Crystal Eigles ––Guest Blogger

  The young woman in this acrylic/collage is the paternal grandmother I never met—Sophie Eigles. She was nineteen and filled with life. Her beauty parallels that of the “Hagia Sophia” (Istanbul) in the middle of a sunlit day. A few years after my grandparents married and began their family, Sophie began struggling with mental illness. After the birth of her… Read more »