"Soul and the City"
An Artistic Representation
of City Life in Kansas City
As the English Author Samuel Johnson once said " A great city, is to be sure the school for studying life. We spend our
lives building in empty spaces. Out of nothing we make something." As the revitalization of the Downtown Kansas City area continues to gain momentum, the artist and people living in the
urban core are separating not only their perception but their culture from the previous generations who believed that spending time in the country and the tranquility of nature was necessary for
ones soul(not that we are arguing this) and sought to live outside the city proper, creating the suburban sprawl. It is because of this revitalization and change of perception of the city
that the Hilliard Gallery will group together a showing of local artist and their work for our group show, Soul and the City, a show that will focus on the artistic representations of city life
in Kansas City.