The past two years have been even more challenging than usual for the artistic community. An upcoming public art installation series is supporting 123 artists through commissions for visual art displayed around the region.
Parade of Hearts says that it aims to show unification in a divided time. The organization received more than 700 submissions from artists around the region. Each selected artist will receive a stipend of $2,000 to create original work in the shape of the KC heart to represent the heart of America and will be displayed around the region.
Meet three of the artists chosen and keep an eye out for their art in the early spring of 2022.
High has been creating since childhood, and art has become not just his passion but a profession. High teaches classes at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City School District, UMKC, and the Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City. His work celebrates the African American experience through drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Cira recently moved to Kansas City from Mexico and brought her native land’s influence to her design. Her presentation evokes Mexican pottery design, blended with Kansas City’s local flavor. This is her first art presentation in Kansas City.
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