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West Side Story

Rodolfo Marron's installations look like altars or shrines; that's because when he creates, he's searching for his own spirituality.
Credit Charlotte Street Foundation

Rodolfo Marron is an artist who grew up in the 1990s, on Kansas City's West Side. It was a grittier place back then, he says. For an escape, he started creating characters who inspired him. Now, he draws on Kansas City stories and the materials that grow wild in backyards and along highways.