Kansas City

Debra Smith

Debra Smith’s life as the Kansas City-based textile artist she is today did not happen by accident. Her mother was a textile artist and so was her grandmother.

Chris Wambua

Chris Wambua

There is an art to physical fitness and Chris Wambua has made it his life’s work. He is the founder of Kansas City’s Kamba Fit, a place that Wambua defines as a fitness and performance movement training center.

Megan Mac and Mikey Wheeler

Megan Mac and Mikey Wheeler

Most couples share a passion and it’s typically not work-related. If it is, it’s probably not the art of professional tattooing. Unless that couple is Megan Mac and Mikey Wheeler.

Veteran’s Day with Jason Arellano

Today Baldwin recognizes one of our own for his service as a United States Marine. We thank you for your contributions to our country and family, alongside all respected veterans. …”

Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan has only ever had one job. And it’s the only job he ever really wanted: to cook.

Susie Yang

When Susie Yang was 11 years old she performed as a cello soloist with the Chicago symphony. It was broadcasted on PBS. A camera crew came to her middle school to interview her. And even before that moment, Yang, who is now a cellist with the Kansas City Symphony, knew that she found her calling.

Hermon Mehari

The story of musician and jazz trumpeter, Hermon Mehari, begins in Kansas City where he “fell in love with the idea of making music in the moment” during an improvisational jazz class.

Emily Reinhardt: The Object Enthusiast

Emily Reinhardt is obsessed with making stuff. Which is why for this Kansas City ceramic artist and blogger, “The Object Enthusiast” is much more than a moniker. It’s what she does.