In the fall of 2021, I put on a KN95 and traveled by air again for the first time since the beginning of pandemic. It was very good to be back in Chicago and to roam the city, camera in hand, once again. I came away with some nice #ArchitecturalAbstracts that are now getting accepted into shows.
Both of the pieces in this post are in the February Group Show at the Jones Gallery in Kansas City, MO. The gallery is located at 1717 Walnut St. in the Kansas City art district called “Crossroads.” It’s a beautiful, historic building with three floors of art to see.
I would love to travel to Kansas City more often. In addition to galleries, the arts district includes many fine restaurants and the fabulous Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.* The one time I visited, the building was closed, but I spent several hours photographing it from the outside and came away with nothing much to show for it. I was overwhelmed by the complexity of the architecture, but I so want to try again.
The main reason I haven’t gone back is because the airport is quite a ways out of town and the city has not provided efficient, reasonably priced transportation. The only thing I could afford was the bus, and it was a 2-hour ride that ended several blocks from my hotel, which was in the arts district. It was January, thus I spent another 20 minutes trudging through the cold dragging my suitcase.
So… shout out to Kansas City: Fix your airport-to-city transportation problem and I will come! Not that I will ever quite going to Chicago….!
*To the best of my knowledge, I am not related to the Kauffmans of the Kauffman Center.