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Kansas City Art Institute – Art and Design Auction Patron’s Party

The beautiful home of Sue and Lewis Nerman was the setting for the Patrons’ Party for the Kansas City Art Institute’s Art and Design Auction. Guests enjoyed an artful buffet by Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions. Vicky and Akio Takamori, ceramic artist and KCAI alumnus; were the featured guests. Kathy and Mark Donovan and Mary and Richard Wetzel are serving as the co-chairmen of the Art and Design Auction, which will take place this evening.

Also featured in the June 1st issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Mark McDonald

Dick Belger, Akio and Vicky Takamori, Evelyn Craft Belger, Frank Craft, Consuelo Cruz
Dick Belger, Akio Takamori, featured artist; Vicky Takamori, Evelyn Craft Belger, Frank Craft, and Consuelo Cruz
Saul Ellis, Dawn Sparks, Steve McDowell, Nicole Emanuel, Pat McLarney(1)
Saul Ellis, Dawn Sparks, KCAI; Steve McDowell, Nicole Emanuel and Pat McLarney
Mark and Pam Woodward, Carol Berey, Akio Takamori, Lewis Berey
Mark and Pam Woodward, Carol Berey, Akio Takamori, and Lewis Berey
Martin and JB Orr; Liz and Nathan Orr
Martin and JB Orr with Liz and Nathan Orr




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Saint Luke’s Foundation – 10th Annual Plaza 10K

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Park International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

Park International Center for Music’s Stanislav & Friends was held on September 17th at the Boulevard Drive-In. Guests enjoyed beautiful classical music at the reimagined event which featured a pre-recorded…