Jim Wood

 Article Provided | Photography Paul Versluis    Jim Wood graduated from Rockhurst high school in 1973 and went on to earn an accounting degree from the University of Missouri.

Kitchen
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Shawn McCune of Kitchen Design Gallery has used his masterful skills to earn a reputation in the metro as a designer who digs deeper, scales higher and throws in a dash of genius.

Behind the Brush

Joseph Lorusso was born in Chicago in 1966 and received his formal training at the American Academy of Art. He went on to receive his bachelor's in fine arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. Born of Italian descent, Lorusso was exposed to art at an early age. Through several early trips to Italy, his parents introduced him to the…

Nate Trotter

Nate Trotter, contemporary artist, musician and father was born in Kansas City in 1975. As a young boy, he developed a keen interest in art and a love of drawing. This led him toward furthering his education in visual art. After his graduation from the Art Center of College and Design in Pasadena, California, he began his career in Los…

David Beal

David Beal's contemporary and classic oil portraits not only convey a likeness of the sitter, but it’s said his work captures the spirit and character of the individual subject. Beal began his professional painting career while in his teenage years in upstate Ohio. At the age of 16, he was recognized by President Gerald Ford for his large-scale murals, depictions…

Costumes by Sarah Lodge

Many of my favorite childhood memories revolve around Halloween. Not so much the candy (I was a saver, not a binger) but the costumes. If we ever had a store bought costume, it was not one I remember. Growing up, my parents encouraged creativity in all things, and Halloween was no exception. There were wigs, face paint, paper mache heads…

Seth Smith

After graduating from KU, I was spit out into the world with no real sense of direction or clear path to making this life “work”. They don’t teach you that. They just don’t. I think that might be one of the reasons I was able to land on my feet a bit. I sought out mentors and stubbornly pursued what…

The Art of Michael Duane

As a lifelong Kansan, I live and work in a state where the weather can quickly change from sunshine and cool breezes to ominous black clouds and howling winds. It is the perfect place for me and my art because of my lifelong fascination with the forces of nature, which began after witnessing a tornado at the tender age of…