2021 Kansas City Artist Coalition’s ANNUAL BENEFIT ART AUCTION

KCAC ANNUAL BENEFIT ART AUCTION Collectors, art enthusiasts, and friends of the Coalition know this is the best night of the year to acquire art from sought-after established and emerging artists – with ALL of the proceeds going to fund operations, exhibitions, and programming for the Kansas City Artists Coalition (KCAC). The quality and quantity…

China paint, luster, and cold-finishing techniques are used all over the world to finesse and highlight many qualities of the ceramic form. These surface decorations are used for expressing cultural heritage, storytelling, color theory and more. In this 2-hour demonstration workshop, Melanie will demonstrate how she marries the ceramic form and surface imagery with layer…

The brewing process for sake differs from the process for beer, where the conversion from starch to sugar and then from sugar to alcohol occurs in two distinct steps. Like other rice wines, when sake is brewed, these conversions occur simultaneously. The alcohol content differs between sake, wine, and beer; while most beer contains 3–9% ABV, wine generally contains 9–16% ABV,[4] and undiluted sake contains 18–20% ABV (although this is often lowered to about 15% by diluting with water prior to bottling).

“Hanami” is the centuries-old practice of drinking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. The custom is said to have started during the Nara period (710–794), when it was ume blossoms that people admired in the beginning, but by the Heian period (794–1185) cherry blossoms came to attract more attention, and hanami was synonymous with…

“Vintage Japanese Rose” | Porcelain Studs | Stud Club | 3-Month Stud Club Subscription includes: ONE pair of ear studs every month, for 3 months | Surprise colors & styles -OR- specify your preferences of metal colors: Choose between Silver and Gold | Clip-Ons available | All pieces are handmade | Shipping is included in…

The Blue Onion pattern is the most famous porcelain decor of all time. It was created during the early Ming Dynasty in ancient China. In the 17th Century adopted the Meissen porcelain manufactory the décor and let it apply to his white porcelain. Primarily thanks to the Onion pattern became the Meissen porcelain famous in Europe at that time. Later, many other porcelain manufacturers assumed the beautiful blue pattern.

A brief history of Kintsugi The Kintsugi technique originated under Ashigaka Yoshimasa (1435-1490) during the Muromachi period. Yoshimasa liked surrounding himself with artists and poets in his temple-palace Ginkaku-ji and it was him who gave birth to the cha no yu culture, the tea ceremony, in Japan. When one day his precious cup, which is…

Vintage Japanese Rose & Chrysanthemum Porcelain Pendant Necklace w/ Swarovski Crystals, Handmade Glass Beads & Natural Freshwater Pearls | Ikebana, in the beginning, was very simple, constructed from only a very few stems of flowers and evergreen branches. This first form of ikebana is called kuge (供華).