Donor's Circle at Starlight Theatre

In 2007, the Starlight Theatre added a Donor's Circle designed with local glass artist Dierk Van Keppel. The Donor's Circle for the Starlight Theater features stainless steel, glass and lighting elements in both the ceiling and floor of the outdoor patio.

Zahner engineers and craftsmen worked with Gastinger Walker Harden, with Bob Rohlf and the Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City to engineer, fabricate, and install the artwork. The surface features glass cast by local Kansas City artist Dierk Van Keppel.

Zahner manufactured the stainless steel memorial ceiling pieces as well as the inset floor and framework for the glass floor system. The stainless steel and floor medallions are etched with the inscription of "Anita B. Gordon Honorary Court".

Starlight donors circle
Detail of the metal ceiling system made for the Starlight Theatre Donor's Circle
Dierk starlight floor 2
Starlight Theatre Donor's Circle, featuring inset glass with floor and ceiling metalwork.
Dierk starlight vertical 2
Dierk van keppel artwork
The metal base for the inset glass at Zahner HQ in Kansas City
Memorial ceiling before peeling the protective film from the stainless steel