"Hubcap Kansas City: Midtown Artist"
Hubcap Kansas City: Midtown Artist
by Polly Alice McCann
Green is rising
People wait for the bus.
-and the city
Tired single mother
ABOUT THE POET
Polly Alice McCann is a long-time Kansas City artist, poet, and speaker. Her lyrical art and poetry have been published in US newspapers and magazines and hung in galleries internationally. Managing editor of Flying Ketchup Press, she says her favorite thing is to tell stories-- other people's, her own-- maybe yours.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Zoe Abner is a graphic designer who has been at Crux for 7 months. She graduated from Kansas State University with Bachelors of Fine Arts in both graphic design and ceramics with a minor in dance. While at K-State she worked as a design intern for the College of Business. Zoe has endless hobbies that are as creative as her work, including but not limited to tap dance, ballet, musicals, and printmaking. An amateur horticulturist, Zoe can also be found shopping for plants or hanging out with her rescue cat, Big Mamas. Zoe’s favorite place in Kansas City is the West Bottoms.
ARTIST'S STATEMENTArtists are observers, whether that be of nature or people or anything in-between. I was drawn to the poem “Hubcap Kansas City: Midtown Artist” because I like idea of one artist bringing another artist’s poem to life visually. This idea is what led me to choose digital watercolor for this broadside. Watercolor is one of my favorite artistic mediums to work in and by using live watercolor brushes in Adobe Fresco on my iPad I was able to create something that allows the viewer to see midtown through the view of two different artists. I included imagery of the iPho Tower, a streetcar stop, and honeysuckles to be a roadmap for the viewer while allowing the imagery created by the author to fully transport them, and encapsulating that in a boarder in the shape of Midtown Kansas City.
PRESENTED BYYoung Friends of the Kansas City Public Library in collaboration with KC Streetcar and Crux KC