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November 8, 2023

According to Dorrell, "The sculpture is partly a tribute to the recently deceased Mayor Mike Copeland of Olathe, whose radiance and kindness were limitless."

 


September 27, 2023

It's a gallery like no other. After all, it's a place for books. And there is no better place for a colorful soaring art piece that celebrates the late Mayor Michael Copeland than in front of the Downtown Olathe Library. 

 


September 26, 2023

When we opened against daunting odds in 1991, I recognized that as difficult as it might be to launch a gallery of national consequence from a Midwestern city-in my case Kansas City-it's far more difficult to make a living in any Third-World country. 

 


August 30, 2023

 Leopold Gallery unveils painting celebrating Super Bowl 57. Prints now available for purchase. 


August 19, 2023

A local art gallery has been creating Chiefs related artwork for more than a decade, and you know the Super Bowl victory provides new inspiration.


August 9, 2023

A new glass sculpture is turning heads in downtown Olathe, Kansas. The sculpture is dedicated to one of the city's former leaders. Paul Dorrell with Leopold Gallery recently completed an all-blown glass sculpture. 


August 9, 2023

Artist Tyler Kimball installed more than 200 multi-colored glass spires atop a 16-foot tall stainless steel sculpture outside of the Olathe Library last week.


July 24, 2023

Artist Tyler Kimball installed more than 200 multi-colored glass spires atop a 16-foot tall stainless steel sculpture outside of the Olathe Library this week. The work, done in collaboration with Paul Dorrell, is a tribute to Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland, who died in 2020. 


December 9, 2022

The brilliant William Rose recently finished this painting for the University of Kansas. We’re selling prints of the painting with a percentage going to KU, as well as the players depicted. Bill Self already has his and loves it.


September 26, 2022

I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2012 with a BFA in Sculpture. From there, I moved to KC and began working as an assistant at Leopold Gallery and began working my way up in the business.


August 1, 2022

Established in 1991, Leopold Gallery is a nationally ranked gallery. Their mission is to help build regional culture, whether it’s assisting beginning collectors, or consulting on massive projects like...


July 13, 2022

So the hype of the Chiefs winning the Superbowl is winding down, Valentine’s Day is over and ….this can be a bland time of year. Here’s a diversion for you: plan to participate in the 8th annual Waldo Week!


May 31, 2022

Twenty-four new computers were installed at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts’ Graphic Design Department this spring. Twelve of the computers were funded by the Leopold Gallery Educational...


January 2022

Chances are if you’ve stepped foot into any of Kansas City’s most popular destinations you’ve experienced the magic of art consultant Paul Dorrell. He has curated art collections for KU Med, Arrowhead Stadium...


November 24. 2021

Two years ago the Boston Planning and Development Agency entered into an agreement with the Navy Yard Garden Association Inc. (NYGA) and Leopold Gallery LLC of Kansas City to bring an outdoor...


November 24. 2021

Two years ago the Boston Planning and Development Agency entered into an agreement with the Navy Yard Garden Association Inc. (NYGA) and Leopold Gallery LLC of Kansas City to bring an outdoor...


October 11, 2021

Art is popping up around Kansas City showcasing Chiefs pride and highlighting cultural diversity. Phil "Sike Style" Shafer tells KSHB 41 News he "got the picture" and painted a mural for the Week 5 Chiefs vs Bills...


October 7, 2021

Paul Dorrell, owner of Brookside’s Leopold Gallery, isn’t done raising hell yet. His gallery is celebrating its thirty-year anniversary on the Kansas City art scene this Friday, October 8 from 6 pm-9 pm. Dorrell remembers...


October 7, 2021

This month our Charlestown community will say goodbye to the successful Wind On Water (WOW) public art exhibit, closing a sixteen month exhibit that highlighted our extraordinary corner of the city in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The sculptures, created by nationally recognized sculptor Lyman Whitaker, will be dismantled after Columbus Day weekend.


September 20, 2021

I’m actually not an artist but an art consultant and gallery owner. So just as a film director must understand great writing, acting and cinematography, I must understand what my artists do, regardless of medium, then help bring the best out of them. On major projects, like Jacob Burmood’s...


September 13, 2021

In addition to featuring local artists at his Brookside brick-and-mortar space, Leopold founder Paul Dorrell works with clients around the world as an art consultant to bring their spaces to life by identifying...


September 8, 2021

Olathe city leaders are brainstorming a way to pay tribute to former mayor Michael Copeland. Copeland, Olathe’s longest serving mayor, died on Aug. 19, 2020, after suffering a medical emergency in his home.


September 8, 2021

Olathe city leaders are brainstorming a way to pay tribute to former mayor Michael Copeland. Copeland, Olathe’s longest serving mayor, died on Aug. 19, 2020, after suffering a medical emergency in his home.


September 2, 2021

Painter Gary Bowling is dedicated to creating impressionistic paintings of our region. While Monet’s Giverny inspires him, Gary’s style is a “modern interpretation of impressionism,” says Paul Dorrell, owner of Leopold Gallery in Brookside, who represents and sells Gary’s work. Like Monet, Gary paints landscapes—but his are as seen from the highway, often including skyscapes, sunsets, cornfields and the horizon.


August 9, 2021

A weekly podcast for Kansas Citians by Kansas Citians, hosted by the Ritz brothers. Kevin & Danny cover all things Kansas City on both sides of State Line Rd.


June 28, 2021

The Leopold Gallery is an expansive, bi-level studio, tucked away in the Brookside neighborhood. But what many might not realize is this neighborhood gallery is responsible...


May 18, 2021

A new piece of unique and valuable artwork by a famous artist has been added to the greenspace between the two river buildings on south Riverview. A wind sculpture, created by Lyman Whitaker and commissioned by the Ernst family was installed Monday morning between...


March 3, 2021

Artists who created a mural for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will repair vandalism to the creation Wednesday morning. The mural at West 43rd Street and Belleview Avenue in Westport...


October 19, 2020

Many of the metal sculptures are inspired by nature, so their installation in such a stunning natural setting is fitting. Each of the 60 kinetic sculptures has been strategically placed along a popular trail to accentuate the relationship between art and environment and to highlight some of the more subtle locations. The carefully balanced designs of the sculptures are set into motion by the slightest breezes, the resulting effect...


August 14, 2020

A mural celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win is finished. Artist William Rose finished putting the final touches on Friday. "You know what, I'm a huge Chiefs fan. And so capturing them the way that...


August 5, 2020

A summer breeze and social distancing have worked out well in the Navy Yard for the exciting public art exhibit, ‘WOW: Wind on Water,’ put on by the Navy Yard Garden Association – working out as public art that has...


June 25, 2020

After a year of planning, Dawes Arboretum has welcomed a 60-piece art installation. Now it’s hoping for a windy remainder of the year. Kinetic Wind Sculptures, created by Utah artist Lyman Whitaker, are...


June 25, 2020

This month WOW: Wind on Water, a yearlong outdoor public art exhibit of Wind Sculptures by internationally renowned artist Lyman Whitaker, opens in the Charlestown Navy Yard along the Boston Harbor. Visitors of all ages will enjoy viewing the sculptures’ majestic and magical movements. In the time of COVID-19 restrictions, this free exhibit offers a welcome outdoor activity that provides ample opportunity for safe social distancing...


June 5, 2020

A head-turning, contemporary piece of colorful artwork—comprised of stoneware and galvanized steel—recently popped up outside Border Star Montessori in Brookside. The piece was a collaborative creation between KCAI grad (and ceramics artist) Paul Storms and Paul Dorrell, president of Leopold Gallery + Art Consulting.


April 22, 2020

The Navy Yard Garden Association has been preparing an amazing exhibit of more than 30 kinetic sculptures since last summer – engaging with the artist and his representatives since August of last year.


October 29, 2019

The Navy Yard Garden Association has been preparing an amazing exhibit of more than 30 kinetic sculptures since last summer – engaging with the artist and his representatives since August of last year.


October 28, 2019

There's a brand-new addition to the Arrowhead Art Collection as of Monday morning, and at 11-feet-tall and 600-pounds, it's tough to miss. The piece - titled "Third-and-Long" – is an abstract sculpture created...


October 28, 2019

There's a brand-new addition to the Arrowhead Art Collection as of Monday morning, and at 11-feet-tall and 600-pounds, it's tough to miss. The piece - titled "Third-and-Long" – is an abstract sculpture created...


August 30, 2019

The Navy Yard Garden Association has received approval from the Boston Arts Commission and the Boston Planning and Development Agency to place the kinetic art in Shipyard Park and along...


July 29, 2019

Some galleries have found that expanding into more corporate work has helped keep the lights on. Paul Dorrell, owner of the Kansas City, Missouri-based Leopold Gallery, claimed that 40 percent of the gallery’s annual income now comes from corporate art advising (another 40 percent comes from sales of artwork at the gallery, with the remainder being online art sales), while Andrew Witkin, co-owner of Boston’s Krakow Witkin Gallery, claimed that private advising amounts to approximately 10 percent.


July 29, 2019

In 1991, Paul Dorrell founded Leopold Gallery to showcase the work of regional artists. After a successful 15 years in the business...


November 9, 2018

The National Soccer Hall of Fame in Dallas recently opened, putting art professor, Jacob Burmood’s latest work on full display. The Kick is an abstract representation of a bicycle kick executed by Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pelé. It represents athletic excellence, as well as the global nature of the game. Clark and Dan Hunt, who own FC Dallas, commissioned the piece. They hired Paul Dorrell, founder of the Leopold Gallery, as the consultant. Dorrell had previously worked with the Hunts while creating art for the Kansas City Chiefs.


October 4, 2018

It's one of the most iconic strikes in soccer and it now stands to inspire and awe visitors to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The Kick, a cold-cast aluminum sculpture inspired by the famous bicycle kick executed by Pelé, took it's permanent home on Wednesday afternoon as installation took place along Main Street in Frisco, outside the south end of Toyota Stadium.


Vol. X, Issue 4, July/Aug 2018

Have you noticed how pets and other animals are everywhere? In addition to ubiquitous social media postings about silly pets and media stories extolling the latest sweet, brave or otherwise inspirational animal in the news, critters are helping to market all manner of goods and services these days. The art world has taken heed. Leave it to your friendly neighborhood gallery or museum to have pets lend a paw in raising public...


Vol. 33, Issue 2, 2018

For most public gardens, finding the next new exhibit is a recurring challenge that can keep the best marketing and exhibit staff up at night. Ideally, an exhibit is one that will sound enticing to the press, give members an added incentive to visit, and attract new visitors as well—all while fitting into a budget with many other demands. The exhibit should also be a good fit with the physical space of the garden and, ideally, be mission-related. Visitors have come to expect something new each year, so balancing the ongoing promotion of a garden’s plant collection and permanent exhibits with something new presents a challenge.


April 27, 2018

The Kansas City Royals unveiled on April 27, 2018 a painting celebrating the team's 50th anniversary, inside the lobby of Gate C at Kauffman Stadium. Local artist William Rose created the artwork and lithographs...


April 11, 2018

A new exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum is getting ready to open for Spring and Summer. "Wind Sculptures In Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker" features 122 rotating wind sculptures placed throughout...


March 29, 2018

A metro painter is turning his passion for art and sports into a KC baseball masterpiece yet again. Royals fans have likely seen William Rose’s celebratory painting of the team’s 2015 World Series...


March 12, 2018

A Brookside art gallery played a small role in the current box-office hit “Black Panther.” Leopold Gallery’s president, Paul Dorrell, confirmed that two sculptures by artist Arlie Regier are used in...


December 4, 2017

A Brookside art gallery played a small role in the current box-office hit “Black Panther.” Leopold Gallery’s president, Paul Dorrell, confirmed that two sculptures by artist Arlie Regier are used in...


November 18, 2016

Bill Rose started his professional art career drawing portraits of his daughter’s softball pals back in 2000. Now he’s hit the big league. His iconic “Forever Royal” mural of the club’s World Series triumph...


September 23, 2016

When Paul Dorrell opened an art gallery 25 years ago, people told him he was crazy for representing only Missouri and Kansas artists. "Everybody thought I was out of my mind," Dorrell says. "That it was a sure...

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