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Wendell Castle in the 21st Century at Belger Arts Center

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Photographed by: A. Spencer Tsai
Wendell Castle, "Reaper", 2010<br> Lacquer walnut<br> Courtesy of Barry Friedman Ltd. NY, NY

Renowned furniture artist and Kansas native Wendell Castle is considered a pioneer in helping to blur the boundaries between craft and fine art.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, Mo. – Renowned furniture artist and Kansas native Wendell Castle is considered a pioneer in helping to blur the boundaries between craft and fine art.

An exhibition called "Wendell Castle in the 21st Century" at the Belger Arts Center displays more than a dozen of the artist's curving, graceful forms made from wood, stainless steel and fiberglass. KCUR's Laura Spencer caught up with Wendell Castle by phone in his studio in Scottsville, New York.

Wendell Castle in the 21st Century
March 4, 2011 - June 3, 2011
Belger Arts Center
2100 Walnut
Kansas City, Mo.

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