The proliferation of public art in Kansas City often results in surprise for unwary pedestrians — turn a corner and you might be confronted with an unexpected mural or sculpture, many of them endowed by the Charlotte Street Foundation. For instance: In time for First Friday, the Crossroads branch of Missouri Bank (125 Southwest Boulevard) debuts four new large-scale Artboards. Among them are works by Michael Sinclair and Allan Winkler. The latter has created “Community Meeting,” a pair of his paper-cut pieces depicting six disparate portraits, including a puzzle-faced man, a wolf and a rabbinical-looking fellow, a strange community outside the context of a folk tale. Michael Sinclair’s east-facing images are photographs taken at Blue Valley Park and Loose Park, showcasing the visual precision of the parks’ landscapes.

Fri., March 5, 2010