Judith Mabary’s impression of Prague, when she arrived there 15 years ago, was that it was gray.
“The people themselves were gray,” she said, recalling drab clothes and joyless faces. Even the city was covered in a black grit that cities collect from decades of burning coal and the exhaust of countless cars navigating streets designed for horse carriages.
Here are five Columbia museums, each with diverse and unique exhibits. Many offer children’s programs as well as opportunities for lifelong learners.
Bob Dynamite will show 10 pieces of art, paintings on scrap wood, at the CARE Gallery for two hours Saturday afternoon.
Vocal quintet Five By Design is returning to the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts to perform “Radio Days”, a musical retrospective of the World War II radio era.
During a 2005 dance performance in Amy Parrish’s junior year of high school, her heart was racing so fast she couldn’t breathe. It wasn’t because of adrenaline or excitement; it was her heart condition.
MU Summer Repertory Theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary starting July 2.
Some people go to Columbia’s annual Art in the Park for the handmade arts and crafts. Some people go to hear live music. This year, in celebration of the event’s 50th anniversary, organizers want to help the two groups circulate more.
The young artist who goes by Bob Dynamite is not loud or boastful. Nothing about his teenage demeanor screams for attention. But there is one thing about this shy, composed person that begs to be noticed: his artwork.
History books can’t tell the story of Missouri in the same way that the paintings, drawings and lithographs of native son Thomas Hart Benton show the state in the 1930s.
On May 29, Perlow-Stevens Gallery will celebrate Kevin Crown’s 90th birthday and his art at a gathering from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 812 E. Broadway. Several of his paintings are on display as part of a larger show through June 28.
“This is a unique opportunity that you don’t often have,” said gallery owner Jennifer Perlow. “This is a retrospective of his life as an artist and what his life has meant as an artist to the community and nationwide.”
The sold-out performance will be held at MU's Jesse Hall. No new tickets are expected to be available.
Mike Barrett, who creates art for the sake of art alone, has written poetry for more than two decades. He has been active in the slam poetry movement and the Chicago Poetry Ensemble. Now this creative writing teacher at Moberly Area Community College is passing his love of poetry on to his students.
People are coming from as far as California to see Tony Bennett perform at the grand opening of the Missouri Theatre.
While most MU students are occupied with the winding down of the spring semester, Emily Bennett, a senior vocal performing major, has been balancing her academic commitments with gaining national recognition as a soprano.
COLUMBIA– Jessica Forys created paintings and fabric sculptures, then she tore them apart and stuffed them with straw and sand. But it was all part of her plan.
“I take these remnants and make and destroy, make and destroy,” said Forys. “I love the constant flux.”
The fabric sculptures, or “unmades” as Forys calls them, were a part of “Objects of Affection,” her final exhibition as an MU graduate student. The installation was a mix of paintings, quilt-like hangings and fabric sculptures designed to provoke the viewer to “rekindle suppressed memories and feelings through the power
of objects,” according to the information about her show.
The Show-Me Opera will perform the highlights from the opera “Elixir of Love” this weekend at First Baptist Church.
Film competition gives teams 48 hours to create films about local bands, network and learn.
Ghanaian-born artist El Anatsui illustrates his provocative use of found-object art in his first U.S. solo show.
Jasper String Quartet of Rice University in Houston won the $5,000 grand prize in the third annual Plowman Chamber Music Competition. The third annual Plowman, which began Friday, attracted 26 ensembles representing 20 universities from across the country.
Members of the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe reveal their bruised and swollen hands after a demonstration of traditional Japanese puppetry. The strings and pulleys used to manipulate the puppets’ limbs cause visible wear and tear on their skin.
“They can be kind of hard to manipulate for 40 minutes on end when you’re just holding it up with one arm,” said troupe member and MU senior Brett Windhausen.