Kansas City Art Institute

The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) is a prestigious private art school located in Kansas City, Missouri that offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and Higher Learning Commission, KCAI has a faculty of around 75 members and an enrollment of approximately 700 [...]

The Ghost Market

As I stepped into the Taoxichuan Ghost Market in early 2017, I was immediately entranced by the air of mystery and excitement that surrounded me. The market, which had originated from the legendary Ghost Market, had been carefully preserved to offer visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. As I wandered through the market, I couldn't help but [...]


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How a 1901 New York Times Article Changed the Jacksonville Skyline

Henry John Klutho, an architect from New York, moved to Jacksonville after reading about the Great Fire of 1901. He quickly gained commissions to design numerous buildings in the city, including the Dyal–Upchurch Building and the new City Hall. In 1905, Klutho met Frank Lloyd Wright, which led him to adopt the Prairie School style [...]

Finding Inspiration and Staying True to Oneself

As an artist, I am constantly searching for creativity. Every day presents a new challenge, a new opportunity to explore the world around me, and to create something new and exciting. My medium is abstract sculpture, and I love working with ceramics, paper, wood, and mixed media. Each material presents its own unique set of [...]

The Phoenix (timelapse)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1vPvDuDPKI The Phoenix (2023) - chopsticks, paper straws, pencils & porcelain The Phoenix, a stunning bird, rises from its ashes, reborn from the flames. Its tears heal wounds, its feathers glow brightly. Though many seek to capture it, the Phoenix represents hope and renewal, its power untamable by mortals.

Craft Won’t Die: An Essay on Contemporary Craft and the Resilience It Has to the Threat of AI

In recent years, there has been much debate about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on different industries, including the creative arts. Some have argued that AI has the potential to revolutionize creative work, while others have suggested that it will render certain forms of creativity obsolete. However, when it comes to contemporary craft, it [...]