Art and Nourishment in Kansas City, Part 2

The first artist whose work stopped me at the Plaza Art Fair: Suzy Scarborough.Beth Partin's photos, Kansas City photos, Plaza Art Fair, Country Club Plaza

I will remember Betsy Youngquist‘s art for its detailed beadwork and eerie quality. I had the idea that food writer Denveater would like it, especially Penguin Boy. Beth Partin's photos, Kansas City photos, Country Club Plaza, Plaza Art FairI thought some of her pieces were stunning, but I have to confess: I don’t think I could have them in my house. If I’m alone in the house, and there is a statue on a table, I will start thinking it’s looking at me. Same for a painting with a face looking out. Nevertheless, I loved this pelican. Beth Partin's photos, Kansas City photos, Country Club Plaza, Plaza Art FairMoving here from birds of the sea to sea creatures (though I’m not sure where the gnome fits into that, or the propane tank in the background, for that matter). Thanks, Fred, for making art from recycled materials. Go to his Sugarpost website and play Gnome-Be-Gone.recycled art, Beth Partin's photos, Kansas City photos, Plaza Art FairIs this Robot-Gumby, or some other character altogether? Most of all, I enjoyed the expressions on the faces of the people passing by.Kansas City photos, Beth Partin's photos, Plaza Art FairFinally, you can’t have an art fair without free entertainment, via this violinist-busker.Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City photos, Beth Partin's photosThe first post in this series presents some of the food at the 2010 Plaza Art Fair.