Morning Scoop: Hope & Gratitude + a side of Downtown Dish

Hope & Gratitude, a work by artist Ada Koch, was wrapped on a KC Streetcar last week and is now rolling as part of the 2020 Art in the Loop program.

Art in the Loop plants seeds of new season with Hope & Gratitude

This summer’s Art in the Loop program is finally rolling in full, thanks to the recent debut of a streetcar wrapped in poppies, probably the most visible aspect of the annual Downtown art event, according to CitySceneKC, the independent community news source of Downtown KC.

“Hope & Gratitude,” a vivid graphic by artist Ada Koch, who has used poppies as a theme for a variety of other artworks, is now a streetcar wrap after weeks of COVID-19-related delays. Koch’s work is accompanied by a poem written for the occasion by Glenn North, and is one of many Art in the Loop commissions that are decorating streetcar stops and other Downtown locations now through September.

“This year we took away the project theme to allow artists greater freedom,” said Bo Hubbard, art director for Art in the Loop, in the CitySceneKC story. “We are thrilled to present artwork representing a variety of mediums, themes and aesthetics. You will see a playful reinvention of ginger as a giant sculpture and imagined landscapes presented via digital animation.”

To learn more, visit Art in the Loop.

The KC Streetcar serves as a rolling canvas for ‘Hope & Gratitude.’

Get the Dish on the Downtown dining & drinking scene this Friday

It’s time for another Downtown Dish with host Katy Schamberger (@katywrites). At noon Friday, join us for a live YouTube event and get the inside scoop on Downtown dining, drinking and more!

Hear from Mat ”Slimm” Adkins and Jeff Jones @thePairingKC in the Crossroads, which (you guessed it) specializes in pairing food and drink in a bar/store setting. A highlight this week will be an Art Auction to benefit the @AmericanJazzMuseum! A painting of Charlie Parker will be given to the highest bidder making a donation to the museum.  Also on menu for Friday’s Dish are @JRiegerCo’s Parking Lot Provisions pop-up; @ComebackKC safety tips; breaking news from @SpokesKC & more! 

The Dish is brought to brought to you each Friday by @kcstreetcar @godowntownkc @dnakcmo and @lynchpinideas.