Great Wall Art For A Winter’s Day

Meg is gone.  Tough day.  Need to have some fun.  Drove down Troost in Mid-Town Kansas City.  Found wonderful art on the wall at the Kansas City Urban Youth Center.  I don’t know anything about the Center, but they have great art on their walls.  It made my day a little brighter.  Hope it does for you as well.

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Graffiti and wall art add color and life to our city streets. They are very much a part of the culture of our urban community. The artists deserve to be acknowledged.  But even  more, they deserve a wider audience.

The Itsy, Bitsy Spider Grows Up

We all remember the song The Itsy, Bitsy Spider.  While I can’t identify the writer of this classic children’s song, Iza Trapani wrote a children’s book by the same name, all about that spider.

I cannot help but believe that if that itsy, bitsy spider had grown up, it would look much like this spider, a bronze sculpture cast in 1997 by the artist, Louise Bourgeois. It sits on the lawn of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art,  a short walk from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Mid-Town Kansas City.

Behind her, poised on the museum wall, is the “bitsy” version of the Kemper’s Spider.