Chamber offers Union Station ornament

If you’d like to have Union Station on your Christmas tree, there’s a new ornament you might like.

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, which is actually located in  Union Station, commissioned a holiday ornament of the station.

The chamber says the Union Station ornament takes its inspiration from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art’s Burnap Collection of English pottery. It was designed by ceramics artist Irma Starr, a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute who works in the same 17th Century slipware method. Her other work includes pieces for the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, the White House, the KC Central Library, and private collectors.

Union Station will celebrate its 100th< anniversary next year.

“The upcoming anniversary has the KC Chamber reflecting on our leadership in the bi-state effort to save Union Station. This ornament is a fitting way to celebrate the occasion, the holiday season, and honor the place we are so lucky to come to work each day,” says Jim Heeter, president and chief executive officer of the KC Chamber. “Additionally, we’re glad to once again be working with the talented Irma Starr, a local artist who continues to make this community proud. From our home to yours, happy holidays.”


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