ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Harold Smith, Christel Highland, & Meredith Moore

Harold Smith joins us in the first half of the program. “I am an artist working primarily in acrylics, mixed media (though I do oil occasionally). My work is influenced by the jazz and the jazz dynamic in life. I live and work in the Kansas City area. My work has been collected worldwide and I have exhibited in France, New York, Newport, San Francisco, College Park (MD), and of course Kansas City.”

www.haroldsmithart.com

Christel Highland resides and works in the Crossroads Arts District founded by her artistic mentor and friend, the great Jim Leedy. In addition to furthering her studio practice where she focuses on developing her natural material usage, she curates MLB Gallery, hosts a quarterly event, The Salon for the Arts, and enjoys advocating for the Arts through KC Studio Magazine.

http://christel-highland.squarespace.com/

In our second half of the program, Meredith Moore, Director of the Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas, discusses THRUST, a proof-of-concept in progress, conceived as a means to make quality arts writing more prevalent, relevant, and accessible in the Kansas City region.

Presented as a series of thematic podcast episodes with supplemental online content, the first season of THRUST will explore issues raised, impacts made, and lessons learned by artists facing challenges in the Kansas City region; all in a concise, convenient, and emotionally resonant audio format. Support for THRUST is provided by a Rocket Grants special project award, a program of the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

THRUST is produced and hosted by Meredith Moore from the offices of the Wonder Fair Gallery in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas.

www.thrustpodcast.com

Wonder Fair Gallery, 803 1/2 Massachusetts St.,
Lawrence, KS 66044

www.wonderfair.com

Come Out and Play!

Your Voodoo Kittens at play!

I am Stray Cat playing the Blues on 90.1.  Old stuff, new stuff, local and world-wide, I am digging deep in the Blues gutbucket to find the best for you.

Today’s episode features Luther Allison, old school Jackie Payne, and a feature on Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, upcoming performances around KC, plus waaay more than I have room to mention!

The weather is warm and it might be raining or sunny.  Turn your radio on or listen to live streaming here at KKFI.org.  Our claws can reach you around the world!

“Six Degrees Of Separation” & “The Full Monty”

On this edition of Arts Magazine, Michael Hogge chats with David Martin (Director) and Peter Leondedis (Flan) about the upcoming Barn Player production of Six Degrees of Separation. Later, director Karen Paisley will join us to tell us about the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre’s revealing musical comedy, The Full Monty.

Does the World Bank Work for Working People? and Pioneer Women

Does the World Bank Work for Working People? Not according to a new study about how poor people are chased off their land to make way for shiny new projects and on Pioneer Women, Susan interviews a woman welder. All this on the Heartland Labor Forum. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

Does the World Bank Work for Working People? and Pioneer Women

Does the World Bank Work for Working People? Not according to a new study about how poor people are chased off their land to make way for shiny new projects and on Pioneer Women, Susan interviews a woman welder. All this on the Heartland Labor Forum. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

All Things Nepal

Nepalese American, Amar Bajracharya joins Venkat Manda  for an educational and entertaining program on Nepal, including cultural, social and topical commentary and discussion …as well as a showcase of the Nepali community here in the Kansas City area.
They will discsuus the recent earthquake, the support from all over the world, support from KC, Music of Nepal, and recordings from the event on May 30th.