Artists In Sight

On Artists in Sight, we interview some of the Kansas City area's best local visual artists for insights about their work, creative process and the things that inspire them.

March 23: Sol Anzorena
Sol Anzorena was born in Argentina but grew up in southern Spain. She has been making art since she was very young and has been traveling and studying art at different universities in Poland and Brazil. She recently returned from a trip to Asia, where she spent considerable time painting various murals and learning about the traditional art of India. Anzorena’s love of nature inspires her to create “organic and loose” works. Currently living in Kansas City, Sol Anzorena splits her time working on new paintings and composing music with her partner in their band Roadkill Rising.

This program will be hosted using the On24 meeting software, and you can register for this program directly with On24.

April 27: Lindsey Yankey
Lindsey Yankey grew up in rural Kansas playing outside, painting, drawing, and playing sports. She studied Illustration at the University of Kansas and is currently living in Lawrence, KS, with her family and their jungle of house plants. She finds inspiration in nature, animals, books, people, and traveling. Her illustrations are made with a variety of materials. She loves the mouthwatering juiciness of oil paint, the independence watercolor, the history of found paper, the simplicity of pencil and pen, and all the rabbit holes that are revealed by carving linoleum block to create pattern and repetition. Making children's books is her way of combining all her loves. She is the author and illustrator of the books Bluebird, Sun and Moon, and the illustrator of My Grandma and Me. 

This program will be hosted using the On24 meeting software, and you can register for this program directly with On24.

Past sessions available on demand:

PAST: January 26: Chico Sierra
Chico Sierra is a Mexican-American visual artist, poet, musician and muralist, among many other things. Chico learned that borders can be fixed and severe, but also blurry or even non-existent. His cultural hybridity has played out throughout his life as he has spent time living with people of different classes and cultures in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Germany and the Philippines. The cultures that Chico experienced in these countries, as well as the theme of blurring borders can be found in Chico’s art, poetry and music which is heavily influenced by graffiti, pop art, Mexican folk art and political comics.

PAST: February 23: Fally Afani
Fally Afani’s photography captures the electric energy and urgency of the Kansas City and Lawrence music scenes. Her love of live music prompted her to focus her energy on working with local musicians and connecting them with the community. In normal times you can find her covering concerts in Lawrence, Kansas City, or music festivals across the nation. Her award-winning journalism, which now spans 15 years, has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and television stations across Kansas. She has received several Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for her online work in journalism. She is the editor and founder of the music journalism project I Heart Local Music