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Q + A

Q. What is your favorite arts memory?

A. When I first stepped into the Chinese Temple Gallery at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, I felt transported through time and space. Every inch of the room is exquisitely crafted out of carved wood and stone. Tall red pillars hold up a fabulous ceiling with Pa-Kua symbols and dragons. A Guanyin Bodhisattva statue presides over the space with grace and beauty. I love to revisit this space and listen to other visitors learn about China, Buddhism and museum installations such as this one.

Q. What local tradition are you always sure to keep on your calendar?

A. I love going to Spectrum Fantastic Art Live. The art is highly imaginative, polished and awe-inspiring.

Q. What do you do with your spare time?

A. Studying art history occupies much of my time, but I also enjoy the amazing variety of art exhibitions, music, theatre and dance events that are available in our region every week.

Q. Why do you support the arts?

A. I support the arts because they express the vitality and resilience of our community.