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'Kansas City Snapshot' Examines Daily Life

Photographer Mike Sinclair taking a photo of the alligator house on Independence Avenue.
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR
Photographer Mike Sinclair taking a photo of the alligator house on Independence Avenue.

Kansas City Snapshot is a project created by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects to celebrate the organization's 150th anniversary. As discussions continue about the future of the metropolitan area - from downtown Kansas City to Metcalf Avenue - organizers say this "yearlong experiment" could provide an opportunity to take a look at where we are now...and how we live, work and play.

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – For more on the project, check out the Kansas City Snapshot website, blog and photos. For KCUR photos, check here.

From AIA Kansas City: Time To Work, Thursday, July 26th, 5:30-7:30 pm, at the Kansas City Art Institute, is a public forum event that will focus on the Kansas City work environment in 2007. A diverse panel, including Reed Kroloff, Wayne Cauthen, Barret Hatches, Cyd Millstein and Richard Wetzel, AIA will discuss what "work" means to us in Kansas City. How has our conception of work shaped our city in the past? How has it shaped us? What should we be paying attention to now, to ensure we continue to work well as a city in the future? Time To Work will be held at the Epperson Auditorium on the KC Art Institute campus. For more information (including a map showing how to get to the venue), check KC Snapshot.

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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