Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

After Ad Astra: The Story of Ed Dwight Jr.

  • 13 minutes

Photography by Mark Mangan When the government pulled the plug on Ed Dwight Jr.’s chance to become the nation’s first Black astronaut, the talented Kansas native refocused his life into becoming a…

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11 Epic Murals to Explore

  • 6 minutes

Of all the two-dimensional art forms, perhaps none is as epic or accessible as the mural. Mural artists and experts Lora Jost and Dave Lowenstein, authors of Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide…

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Kansas Women Trailblazers: Janelle Monáe

  • 4 minutes

Many Kansas-born artists, musicians, actors, and other creative types came of age and into their careers in other states and countries: horror hostess Elvira was born Cassandra Peterson in Manhattan…

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Beauty in Paper, Blooms and Glass

  • 3 minutes

Wayasashi Studio From her home studio in Wichita, Tomiyo Tajiri creates stunning kimonos, origami art and accessories. Tajiri began studying her craft while growing up on Okinoerabujima, a small…

Reasons to Love Kansas

"Who are You?"

  • 5 minutes

An award-winning Kansas quilt artist answers her grandfather’s challenging question with every stitch As a child, narrative quilt artist Marla A. Jackson delighted in fabric and color and artistic…

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Botany and Bluegrass

  • 7 minutes

Photography by Aaron Patton and John D. Morrison It’s as if a favorite landscape painting has come to life. Winding roads, a canopy of trees, peaceful waters and—come spring—thousands and…


Behind the Lens: Emily Barnes

  • 3 minutes

A conversation with Kansas! photographers about their lives in photography Emily Barnes began her photography journey at a young age as she experimented with her parent’s film camera in the 1980s. Her…

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