Artists' group helps members try new styles, find community

Artist Critique Group is a chance for artists, who often struggle in isolation with their artistic challenges, to offer each other constructive advice.

Broadway Hotel unveils "Wall of Hope" chalkboard exhibit

The hotel invites Columbia residents to write their dreams for 2014 on a chalkboard by Short Street.

Student opera singer has low voice, high hopes

Ben Worley, a music major at MU and president of the Add9 a cappella group, dreams of singing for one of the crowds at New York's Metropolitan Opera House.

Artist teaches Lee Elementary students yarn art

While in town to plan for his installation at the True/False Film Festival, artist Eric Rieger stopped by Lee Elementary School to teach students to create designs by weaving yarn through a chain link fence.


FROM READERS: How Bonnie Chasteen finds artistic inspiration in rural landscape

Columbia resident Bonnie Chasteen is an artist and editor for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Her exhibit, "Faces, Places, Figures, and Food," will be at Orr Street Studios from Nov. 19 to Dec. 1.

Local artist Jean Griffith turns junk into decorative art

Local Columbia artist Jean Griffith takes discarded trash and turns it into art. Her site on has had 1,200 views since her shop opened in February.

Howard Marshall passes on the past through traditional Missouri fiddling

“I’m lucky I’ve been able to make a living with this,” says the Missouri  musician, who will showcase his craft Saturday at the State Historical Society's annual meeting.

ArtTalk: Celebrating rebellion with MU Theatre Department

"Spring Awakening," this year's fall musical, won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical will run from Wednesday to Sunday.

At Citizen Jane Film Festival, director Jillian Schlesinger shares her inspirations

The creator of "Maidentrip" talks filmmaking, her favorite directors and the Citizen Jane Film Festival. Sunday is the final day of the annual event.

Keija Parssinen became a full-time author after 'The Ruins of Us'

Columbia's One Read author Keija Parssinen was born in Saudi Arabia, moved to Texas at 12 and never felt as if she truly belonged to either land. But for Parssinen, her identity as a writer doesn't hinge on her past.

Columbia home stars in national horror film, 'You're Next'

"You're Next" is the third horror movie filmed in Columbia by a team with strong personal ties to the city.

Columbia's Citizen Jane Film Fest announces lineup

The festival will open with "Maidentrip" — a film about Laura Dekker, 14, who set out to become the youngest person to sail around the world. 

Exhibit highlights forgotten places, features work by 13 MU students

The "Revealing Place" art exhibit, on display Sept. 2 to 26, showcases people and places that are hidden from the mainstream view. The traveling exhibit includes photos from 36 photographers, including 13 MU students.

State Historical Society of Missouri to commemorate Border War edict

An event at the State Historical Society of Missouri will explore a moment in the Missouri-Kansas Border War.

PHOTO GALLERY: Woodcarvers practice craft at Columbia Senior Center

Participants' experiences and skills vary from three-month beginners to almost 40-year veterans.

Stephens College professors produce anti-bullying film

Steph Borklund and Kate Berneking Kogut hope people will connect to the characters in "I Am One" and identify with them.

Artrageous hosts guerrilla art event, featuring local artists

Local artists install temporary displays downtown that help bring art out of the gallery and into the street.

ArtTalk: Sharing the fun of MU Summer Repertory Theatre

Reader Matt Ingram writes about participating in Summer Repertory Theatre at MU, which this year includes "Anything Goes" and "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure."

Drummer Phylshawn Johnson teaches what she knows: rhythm

Phylshawn Johnson is in four bands, and she is the drummer for three of them. She started playing music when she was 6 years old. She said it's "cool to see" her students learn and progress.

Effort begins to move UMKC Conservatory to downtown Kansas City

A $20 million challenge grant will help the University of Missouri-Kansas City move its Conservancy of Music and Dance to a new arts campus. Supporters must raise $70 million more.