Artist uses glitter to illuminate inequality
All that glitters is not gold
Kara Brooks works with glitter, a medium she stumbled upon while helping a friend with a third-grade project. She doesn’t consider herself a glitter-loving person, but through her art she aims to make sense of racism.
See This: PS Gallery's Hallery
Featuring a series of monsters
This series of monsters is a collection that local artist Jessie Starbuck has found herself going back to since 2012.
In the Studio: Jessie Starbuck
Starbuck's inspiration is all over her walls
The layers of items in the studio mimic the layers of her artwork: a fanciful mix-and-match of pieces that somehow fit together.
The locals that revived Columbia's art scene
Kate Gunn, Lili Vianello and Joel Sager are Columbia's art allies
When it comes to revitalizing Columbia’s art scene, Kate Gunn, Lili Vianello and Joel Sager prove that three heads are better than one.
Local father-daughter duo create art in the same studio
Jenny McGee and Robert Hodgson share a love for art and a space for creating it.
These two artists work in close quarters. She paints with passion; he paints with pragmatism.
Student makes film stills into painted squares
Artist creates minimalist-inspired show
MU Master of Fine Arts student Eric Norby currently spends at least 20 hours per week in his studio at Bingham Commons. He is organizing paintings for his upcoming show in the MSA/GPC Craft Studio.
Twins create artistic quilts together from the first stitch
Karon Huggler and Sharon Pendergraft have identical passions for quilting
These twins are entwined with more than their identical genomes. Karon Huggler and Sharon Pendergraft have created quilts together from the first stitch.
Local artist creates tiny pieces of street art
Maggie Tripp hides her handcraft trinkets in Columbia alleyways
These miniature replicas of real-life items — a clothesline with white and blue garments, a red gum ball machine barely 2 inches high — are part of local artist Maggie Tripp’s collection of art installations she hides around downtown Columbia.
SPEAK empowers students through arts
Playwriting, poetry, rap and cartoon drawing express feelings about bullying
The goal of SPEAK is to convey to students that their voice matters, and they should feel safe expressing themselves.
World Naked Bike Ride inspired MU director of drawing's latest collection
World Naked Bike Ride inspires artist's collection of paintings
After Mark Langeneckert saw a naked cyclist, he found inspiration for his latest collection. “The people are having a good time, and they’re promoting what I consider is a good cause,” Langeneckert says.
Retiree India Marie Knowles creates bead-embroidered jewelry for fun
Knowles has crafted jewelry for more than 10 years
After retiring from her private practice as a counselor in 2002, Knowles turned her attention to her passion for art. Though she's been beading for 10 years, she started using the bead-embroidering technique only three years ago.
Two actors bring 18 characters to life in Tuna Does Vegas
Vegas, baby! Let's go to Arrow Rock
The cast of the stage production Tuna Does Vegas is not your average lineup. There are only two men, but a combination of costume changes, voice alterations and personality adaptations help them create an entire town’s worth of characters.
Artists trade projects for "Interpretations" experiment
Marriage of minds
The Columbia Art League is hosting “Interpretations,” the marriage of 40 visual artists and 40 literary artists in a union with an element of mystery.
Columbia resident sells handcrafted jewelry to support Brazilians
Nathalia Maduenho sells golden grass jewelery made by small-scale artisans
After she learned about the history and rarity of golden grass, Maduenho took it upon herself to become immersed in understanding its trade. She saw an opportunity to help Brazilian villages and decided to bring the distinctive jewelry to Columbia.
Talking Horse Productions finds a new home
Look for a hobo and a hooker at Talking Horse's opening night
The Man with the Plastic Sandwich will be the first performance in the new Talking Horse Productions theater on St. James Street after relocating from Berlin Theatre on North Tenth Street on July 13.
Bluestem partner Marilyn Vernon made art with fabrics and paper
Exhibit tribute will run until August 19
Marylin Vernon's teacher said she had "magic fingers." One of Vernon's signature designs included the batik technique, which uses dye and wax.
Cake decorating in CoMo
The Velvet Cupcake and U Knead Sweets bakers share tips on their specially designed desserts
Putting a tiered cake together is all about balance. McDonnell places the layers one on top of the other and holds them in place with wooden dowel rods, stakes that stick into the cake and support the weight of the tiers. A column cake, on the other hand, is separated by bakery pillars which are carefully placed by McDonnell. Once the tiers or columns are in place, the designing begins.
Tigers on the prowl art event
Fiberglass tiger statues are created by local artists to support Columbia charities
Tigers on the Prowl features 10 ceramic 5-foot-10-inch tigers, painted and decorated by 10 artists, each paired with a sponsoring business and charity. Hartgrove and the other artists had about 10 weeks to create their tigers.
The State Historical Society showcases three Civil War exhibits
SHSMO rolls the Battle of Wilson's Creek, General Nathaniel Lyon and art history into one
The State Historical Society of Missouri’s master work is a sight to see all its own. Viewers have the chance to delve deeper into history with the society's special gallery additions for exhibits "Remembering Gen. Order No. 11," "Money, Mail and Memoria: Ephemera of the Civil War Era" and "The Missouri State Capitol in Art/Art in the Missouri State."
Jennie Graham-Henderson teaches Columbians to upcycle
Eco Chic Studio turns disposable materials into repurposed art
Eco Chic Studio, located in the Catacombs Gallery of Artlandish Gallery, opened on April 19. It offers open studio hours during which people can participate in upcycling projects, summer camps and classes that teach kids about upcycling and being resourceful and sustainable.