Sunday, June 30, 2019

KANSAS CITY 'OPEN SPACES' ENDURES ALONG WITH EPIC PRICE TAG FOR THE FAILED ARTSY DEBACLE!!!

This project cost KC about ONE MILLION BUCKS & COUNTING and even worse, THEY STILL OWE VENDORS but this propaganda offers up a nicer view of public art that continues to litter this town. Take a look:

Kansas City's Open Spaces Arts Festival Was Last Summer, But These 7 Pieces Are Still Up

Kansas City's big Open Spaces arts festival last summer was supposed to be a temporary, biennial event. But seven pieces of art are still on view. For ten weeks last August through October, Open Spaces featured visual arts as well as performing arts across the city, including 40 public art installations in Swope Park and inside and outside cultural venues such as the Mutual Musicians Foundation.

17 comments:

Hyperblogal said...

Not only expensive and poorly attended, but this event took money away from other, longstanding neighborhood plans that actually attract people.

Anonymous said...

I miss Osco.

Timm wayne said...

^^^ I miss the KATZ drug store.. my grandmother lived across the street we would walk to the grocery store been over to the drug store.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe how KCUR keeps trying to justify such a clusterfuck.

Anonymous said...

I've seen better art on tagged rail cars.

Anonymous said...

Open spaces between there ears....

Sly James Frosty Shit Hole City said...

God bless the Heroic Frosty Taxpayers!

Anonymous said...

Looks like another opportunity for some consultant!
Just head on down to KCMO city hall and propose a contract for around $500,000 to remove all the "art" that's still hanging around from the "arts" fiasco.
Kinda like paying people to pick up other people's trash.
A perpetual motion machine, if you know the right people!
Great starting opportunity for Lucas to show the insiders that he really didn't mean anything he said during the campaign.

Anonymous said...

Wish Granted 10:37

Quinton Lucas @QuintonLucasKC
23 hours ago

Beautiful sculpture by @eddwightsculpt unveiled today. I had a great time meeting folks as well. Now time to lose the jacket...

Retro ROCKER said...

You want great open spaces. Do THE SHOW ME TOUR. MISSOURI ENJOY THE SHOW .

Anonymous said...

What a fuckin dump

Anonymous said...

There are still a couple of big, unanswered questions: Where was the mayor's hand-picked art director--she was absent from work the entire time of Open Spaces and why haven't vendors been paid? Not paying people, and not paying on time, is the city's M.O.

Anonymous said...

Dear Vendors,

Sorry you haven’t been paid yet. I had a developer friend who desperately needed some cash. Hopefully, you understand.

Big Fat Lying Sly James

Anonymous said...

Agreed! They used to be credible reporters but the bills gotta be paid I guess

Anonymous said...

KCUR ought to be embarrassed. Almost as embarrassed as Megan Crigger should be. Open Spaces was an unmitigated disaster. It was a very expensive unmitigated disaster and the bills are still out, and people are waiting to be paid. Megan Crigger and her Office of Culture and Creative Services had three years and over a million dollars from the City, not to mention more donated funds, to produce this festival that few attended. Not only did Crigger blow it, she ran from the festival before it began like a rat from a sinking ship and stayed away for 51 days! Crigger is a very highly compensated employee of the City but her behavior and accomplishments are not deserving of her salary or her station.

The art included in open spaces is "open" to interpretation as to its quality but it's probably safe to say the pink glitter tree isn't going to go down in history as a great piece of art. Nor will Charlie Parker's property's tax parcel ID number painted on a sign. The art that is "staying" is only staying (like the clothesline poles at 18th & Vine) because there is no money to remove them.

Kansas City can do better. But Crigger and the Office of Culture and Creative Services can't.

Anonymous said...

Finally, the TRUTH! THANK YOU AND PERHAPS THERE WILL BE A CHANCE FOR THE TRUTH TO PREVAIL!!!

Anonymous said...

Where has the STAR been in covering this Sly James/Megan Crigger tax payer funded FIASCO!!!