Mid-Missouri artists to educate with downtown storm drain murals

Thumper Entertainment, the city's Stormwater Utility and nine mid-Missouri artists are working to create murals around storm drains. The murals are intended to educate the community about the pollutants they are throwing down the drains.

Ragtime enthusiasts celebrate the past while moving into the future

The three-day Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival continues through Wednesday evening at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

Kansas City modern art museum names new director

Barbara O'Brien has been serving as the chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections for the museum.

Missouri Symphony Orchestra brings music to Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater

The Missouri Symphony Orchestra presented its "Strike Up the Band" concert Thursday evening at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater.

Delicate design: Chinese artist brings leaf cutting to Columbia

Yun Fan, a leaf cutting artist from Weifang, China, is spending June in Columbia to host workshops and presentations on her technique.

Columbia's Art in the Park attracts artists, art advocates

Artists, musicians, vendors and art enthusiasts met Saturday afternoon at Stephens Lake Park for the 54th annual Art in the Park. The art festival will end Sunday.

Art in the Park to feature more than 100 artists, food, entertainment

Guests will have an opportunity to see, taste and experience the event as artists, food vendors and live entertainers share their talents with Columbia on Saturday and Sunday. .

UPDATE: Tiger Spot mosaic removed from Lowry Mall

Few people walking by the spot Monday morning seemed to give much attention to the change. The mosaic had been covered by a tarp since 2007.

Office of Cultural Affairs seeks public input on artwork for Daniel Boone City Building addition

The Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking input on artwork for the fifth floor of the addition to the Daniel Boone City Building. Artist Joel Sager has proposed a series of three architectural paintings for the space.

Historical Society to present 50-year-old audio from Thomas Hart Benton

"Benton Speaks: Fifty Years Later" will feature clips from an extensive 1962 interview with the artist.

'Heez on Fire' finds success working from home recording studio

Known as "Heez on Fire," a stage name stemming from his high-school days, Tim Hanson records and manages local artists out of his three-bedroom house.

Women in '50 Plus Program' bond over love of painting

The women in the 50 Plus Program share a love of art as well as strong friendships developed over time.

Columbia College art department trio to retire

Three Columbia College professors will retire in May, cutting the art department staff by about one-third.

Teacher, students make water bottle art for Artrageous Fridays

Amy Company and her sixth-grade class participated in the "guerilla art" theme for April's Artrageous Friday.

Thailand bans Thai-language film adaptation of 'Macbeth'

The banning of the film is the latest in a trend of censored criticism of the Thai monarchy as the country's king ages.

LUNAFEST film festival coming to Columbia

Film festival promoting awareness about women's issues will be at The Blue Note on April 22.

Nixa artist to be featured at Artexpo New York

The fine arts trade show — one of the country's oldest — opens Thursday in Manhattan.

Columbia residents discuss the future of arts in the community

Chris Stevens, the newly appointed manager of Office of Cultural affairs spoke at a meeting Tuesday where Columbia residents suggested improvements for the arts community.

What was your favorite childhood book or story?

Audience members of Professor Zuccini's Traveling Tales told us what their favorite children's books were. What are yours?

Two Columbia artists approved to create artwork for Daniel Boone City Building

Norleen Nosri and Joel Sager have won contracts to create artwork for the fourth and fifth floors of the building addition completed in May 2010.