We would like to welcome our new member and community partner: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art! Kansas City’s renowned FREE contemporary art museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened in October 1994 and draws 100,000 visitors each year. Its mission: enriching lives through the experience of contemporary art by exhibiting, collecting, and educating in a free and welcoming environment. Kemper Museum boasts a growing Permanent Collection that uniquely bridges modern and contemporary works of art featuring artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Keltie Ferris, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Rashid Johnson, Joan Mitchell, Richard Mosse, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Ursula von Rydingsvard.
The Museum’s celebrated Café Sebastienne serves lunch, dinner, and brunch with a commitment to locally-sourced, simple but elegant dishes, and the museum's Shop offers one-of-a-kind artwork and gifts. Special exhibitions, installations, lectures, and workshops, as well as free youth, teen, and family programs are regularly hosted at the Museum.
For more information visit kemperart.org.
We are fortunate to have the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church as our new member and community partner.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church was settled in 1917 by Russian immigrants in the Kansas City, Kansas neighborhood known as Russian Hill. Over the last 100 years, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church has grown from a small Russian-speaking parish to one whose members are primarily American-born, English-speaking converts to Orthodoxy. Indeed, the growth of the parish mandated the sale of the small Russian Hill church, to a much larger temple completed in 2002 in Overland Park. The iconography of the church was done in the Russian “Novgorod” style by Fr. Theodore Koufos, an iconographer in Toronto, Canada.
Holy Trinity Church is part of the Orthodox Church in America and in the Diocese of the Midwest. As members of the church have remarked about their own experience, people discover the church to be warm and inviting, and an excellent place to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Church.
The present, pastor, Fr. Timothy Sawchak is a graduate of the University of Kansas and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York. He has been the pastor Holy Trinity since 2005.
To learn more, visit: www.holy-trinity-church.org