She Paints, She Draws

The lives of working women are pretty well documented in books such as Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed. Now the Women’s Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has organized an event series called Her Art — Kansas City Women in the Arts, with a focus on art by women, whose artistic pursuits are often encumbered by careers, children and family. It kicks off tonight with an exhibit of autobiographical visual art by women artists at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center (2012 Baltimore). The opening reception begins at 6 p.m., and the exhibit runs through May 28. The series continues with a noon talk April 7 at UMKC’s Miller Nichols Library (800 East 51st Street) called “From Guy-Blanche to Bigelow: Women Behind the Camera in Hollywood Cinema.” On April 13, Tivoli Cinemas (4050 Pennsylvania) screens Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary about five female artists carving out careers. A panel discussion follows that 6:30 p.m. screening. For a complete schedule of events, see

Fri., April 2, 6 p.m., 2010