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Seg. 1: Aaron Wrinkle. Seg. 2: Renée Stout. Seg. 3: The Freedom Affair.

Segment 1: Missouri native lands first exhibit at the Nerman Museum.

Aaron Wrinkle returns to his roots as a painter in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibit "Pulse." Wrinkle has spent his recent years in and around Los Angeles exploring conceptual art through a variety of mediums. A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, this is Wrinkle's first museum exhibit.

Segment 2, beginning at 17:21: Renée Stout's career as an artist is on display at the Belger Arts Center.

The Women's Caucus of Art recently awarded sculptor and artist Renée Stout their Lifetime Achievement Award. "Church of the Crossroads," now on display at the Belger Arts Center, is a collection of "conjured" pieces that span the length of her career as an artist. 

Segment 3, beginning at 37:16: New soul group The Freedom Affair splashes onto the Kansas City music scene. 

The Freedom Affair is a recently-formed soul band featuring three lead vocalists and a six-piece band. We hear their story ahead of their performance at The Ship on January 30th.

  • Misha Roberts - vocalist
  • Dave Brick - drummer

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