Traveling art show attracts local artists


By Leslie Collins
Northeast News
April 6, 2011

Diverse. Complicated. Simplistic.

That’s how Rebecca Koop, president of Northeast Arts KC, described this year’s art in the Cultures Without Borders Traveling Art Exhibit.

For 15 years, Northeast Arts KC has sponsored the traveling art show and this year, it’s attracted artists from as far away as Indpendence, Kan., Topeka, Kan., Lathrop, Mo., and Plattsburg, Mo.

Five of the 37 featured artists live in Historic Northeast.

Those artists include Koop, Shane Rowse, Dianne Dickerson, Dan Siglar and Tom Tacy.

Each artist described their masterpiece and for Dickerson, she found inspiration for one of her paintings from a poetry reading at St. John’s Community Gardens in Historic Northeast.

In October, 2010, she said, local writers gathered at the gardens to share their original works.

“It was a perfect day and I enjoyed listening and sketching the moment,” Dickerson wrote in her description of the painting, which she finished in her studio. “It was fun to recall the camaraderie of the day, the bright colors in the sun, the soothing shadows and the enjoyment in sharing the arts in a garden.”

Stigler uses iron only in his creations and said, “It continues to be my strong desire to transform what many people perceive as cold, hard, inflexible and lifeless material into works that exhibit life, movement and emotion.”

Tacy, who’s acrylic paintings are featured, said he likes to focus on painting faces.

Cultures Without Borders is currently on display in the American Heartland Theater lobby in Crown Center, 2450 Grand, Kansas City, Mo., and will remain there through April 17.

Upcoming venues are:

April 19- May 14: Central Bank of Kansas City lobby, 2301 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Viewing will be during regular banking hours.

May 17- June 24: UMB Bank lobby, 6400 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Mo. A closing reception for the art show will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 23. Light refreshments will be served.



Top to bottom: Northeast artist Dianne Dickerson transforms a local poetry reading into art. This is one of several of her paintings featured in the Cultures Without Borders art show. Northeast’s Tom Tacy’s painting titled “Music.” A totem pole constructed from flower pots, created by Northeast resident Rebecca Koop. Submitted photos

Comments are closed.

  • Office Tower slated for Indep/Benton

    April 1st, 2016

    Northeast Ruse KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Officials with Cashphlash, an international payday lending agency, has expressed interest in constructing a […]

    Fire destroys pawn shop warehouse

    November 19th, 2014

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News Nov. 19, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The Kansas City Fire Department were called to an […]

    One dead after morning shooting outside City Hall

    November 12th, 2014

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Nov. 12, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — One man is dead after a early morning shooting […]

    Kessler Bark: Record breaking tree grows in HNE

    November 12th, 2014

      By Joe Jarosz Northeast News November 12, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Northeast is now able to claim […]

    Neighborhood Advisory Council seeks candidates for 2015

    November 12th, 2014

    Northeast News November 12, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Advisory Council is seeking candidates for […]

  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels to stop in Kansas City for preseason visit

    November 11th, 2014

    Northeast News Nov. 11, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The U.S. Navy Blue Angel representatives will visit Kansas City next week […]

    KCMO to host hard to recycle items event on America Recycles Day

    November 10th, 2014

    Northeast News Nov. 10, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Are old televisions, mattresses, bicycles and other items taking up space […]

    City offices closed Nov. 11, 27 and 28; trash pickup delayed

    November 8th, 2014

    Northeast News Nov. 8, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — City Hall wants you to know there will be a few […]

    Gov. Nixon announces summer jobs program for 1,500 low-income youth in Kansas City area

    November 7th, 2014

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Nov. 14, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The lesson learned from earning a buck is something […]

    Jackson County gets four new faces for Legislature

    November 5th, 2014

    Joe Jarosz Northeast News Nov. 5, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Jackson County Democrats had nothing to worry about on […]

  • What’s Happening

    Northeast Newscast Episode 20 – KC Museum’s Anna Marie Tutera on it’s temporary new space and construction planning

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News This week on the Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson invites Kansas City Museum Executive […]

    Neighbors offer a helping hand in storm cleanup

    By Abby Cambiano Northeast News After 60 to 70 mile per hour winds and rain battered the area last weekend, […]

    A Fly-Along With KCPD’s Helicopter Unit

    By Michael Bushnell Northeast News  Criminals who decide it’s a good idea to run from Kansas City Missouri Police Officers […]

  • Local Weather