KCPT, Kansas City PBS will air Art for the People, a bio documentary that reveals the life and work of Eric Bransby, a respected and admired artist known for his dozens of extraordinary public murals in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois, and Utah, on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Throughout the 20th century, Bransby taught at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, attended the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), and studied under renowned American artist Thomas Hart Benton. Bransby became known for his murals, where he created pieces for Kansas State University, the municipal building in Liberty, MO, the University of Missouri and more.
Now 103 years old, Eric is a dedicated, inspiring and caring teacher and an integral part of both Kansas City and Colorado Springs art history. Art for the People also reveals the story of his 70+ year relationship with the love of his life, fellow artist and KCAI student Mary Ann Bransby.
“We couldn’t be more excited to air Art for the People and share the story of Eric Bransby,” said Kliff Kuehl, President & CEO of KCPT. “His contributions to Kansas City and the art community as a whole are immeasurable."
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