Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Working from a Past Heading to a Future

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Ric Dunwoody and Mona Cliff talk contemporary Native art and the futures they envision Photography by Jason Dailey (Mona Cliff) and Aaron Patton (Ric Dunwoody) “When it comes to Native artwork, to…

Arts & Entertainment

After Ad Astra: Ed Dwight Jr.'s Story

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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 barbecue entrepreneur, a…

From the Archives

From the Archives: Monarch of the Plains

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Photography by Andrea Etzel & Lorraine Jackson (black and white images) From the archives, this story was originally published in the summer of 1967. Some pieces of this article have been edited…

History & Heritage

Talking Kansas

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Michael King and Brad Smalley, of Wild West Podcast. Photo credit: Rachael Sebastian Kansas-themed podcasts share their deep dives into the state’s legends and attractions Wild West Podcast Michael…

Arts & Entertainment

After Ad Astra: The Story of Ed Dwight Jr.

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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…

Arts & Entertainment

11 Epic Murals to Explore

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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…

Arts & Entertainment

Kansas Women Trailblazers: Janelle Monáe

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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

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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?"

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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…

Arts & Entertainment

Botany and Bluegrass

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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…

Photography

Behind the Lens: Emily Barnes

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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…

Arts & Entertainment

Street Art on Parade

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Several Kansas communities boast their own unique versions of cows on Parade, the public art exhibit featuring fiberglass sculptures of cows decorated by local artists and displayed in public…

Arts & Entertainment

Mid-Century Woodworking

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Zack Schaffer exudes midwestern modesty. He ranches by day, running several hundred head of cattle, and refers to his furniture shop as a passion for woodworking that “just kind of turned into a…

Arts & Entertainment

Animal Art

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FOR MANY PEOPLE, KEEPING A PET IN THEIR LIFE IS A PRIORITY, EVEN AFTER DEATH. There are a few Kansas artists who help those who want an everlasting presence of their pet through artwork. Amanda…

Arts & Entertainment

Play Ball

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FOR THE PAST 83 YEARS, the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series has entertained and delighted baseball fans in Wichita and throughout Kansas and the Midwest with its unique brand of…

Arts & Entertainment

Ode to the Cowboy

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With his leather boots firmly planted in front of the microphone, the rugged-looking man in a black ten-gallon hat clears his throat before weaving a rhyming tale about his horse and an angry mother…

Arts & Entertainment

On Stage

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Great Plains Theatre executive director Elizabeth Weese says it is unusual for a town of 6,500 people in the middle of Kansas to have a theater that hires professional performers from throughout the…

Arts & Entertainment

Outdoor Theater

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A gentle breeze cools theater lovers in lawn chairs under the starry summer sky as the music and lights signal the opening scene of another Broadway RFD musical in Lindsborg’s Swennson Park. Billed as…

Arts & Entertainment

Sarah Zepick Pottery | Artist Profile

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Sarah Zepick describes her pottery as hand-built pieces with organic edges. Her distinctive look usually involves a white glaze with gold rim. Her design wasn’t something she started out doing. “It…

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Photography

Behind the Lens with Nick Krug

A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their lives in photography Originally raised in St. Charles, Missouri, Nick Krug initially…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Dwayne's Prints On

A world-famous photo lab in Kansas continues to thrive under a new generation Photography by Bill Stephens Derek and Josh Carter remember…

Nature & Outdoors

Floating Down the Kaw

Photography by Michael Pearce State programs, nonprofit groups and outdoor equipment suppliers have made it easy to explore and enjoy a…

Food & Drink

Rolled Ice Cream

Photography by David Mayes Shops across the state bring a sweet approach to an old summer favorite A treat to the eyes and palate, the…

History & Heritage

The Game of Kings (and cowboys)

A Flint Hills ranch keeps a rougher version of polo alive Photography by Jason Dailey\ Polo is one of the world’s oldest sports…

Reasons to Love Kansas

A Herd, Once More

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas works to care for and grow its herd of bison as a practical and symbolic bridge between its past and future…

Arts & Entertainment

Working from a Past Heading to a Future

Ric Dunwoody and Mona Cliff talk contemporary Native art and the futures they envision Photography by Jason Dailey (Mona Cliff) and Aaron…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Forging Our Best Neighborhoods

Photography by Fally Afani, mural in Lecompton Gaston Bachelard’s landmark and influential book The Poetics of Space is a…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Beautiful Days in Our Neighborhoods

We explore and celebrate different neighborhoods across the state Illustration by Abra Shirley When people talk about neighborhoods, they…