Wednesday September 13, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Kate Schroeder, The Whatsoever Community Center with Eddy Guillen, Maril Crabtree and the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.
Kate Schroeder is a potter and working artist in Kansas City, Missouri, received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics from the University of Central Missouri and a Masters of Fine Arts also emphasizing Sculpture and Ceramics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is an Adjunct Professor at Kansas City Kansas Community College and the University of Central Missouri. It is her belief that there is nothing better in this world than using my hands to make art, drink coffee, and pet my cat.
Whatsoever Community Center, Eddy Guillen Youth Director
“Whatsoever Community Center supports the growth and development of families, by providing a variety of programs for children, youth, and adults to build a solid foundation for life.”
In 1915, the Whatsoever Circle, a women’s group of the Independence Boulevard Christian Church, established a soup kitchen in the basement of Erickson’s Café on Washington Park Boulevard (now Winner Road). The group soon realized the social needs of our community were greater than just hunger. Thus evolved Whatsoever Community Circle House. The organization grew out of the basement of the café into a house on Independence Avenue. The programs tailored to the hard-working families of the local industrial neighborhood. The continued growth of the mission and programs led Whatsoever to its current location in the Old Jackson School House. Our founders would be proud of the evolution of our programs to provide growth and stability for our local children, youth and families. We strive to foster a sense of community and a place for personal and family growth. Presently we offer services in Early Childhood Education, Youth Development and Family Growth. We believe in our families and Whatsoever we can do, we will do!
1201 Ewing Ave, Kansas City, MO 64126
Maril Crabtree grew up in Memphis and New Orleans but calls the Midwest home. She graduated from the University of Kansas with an undergraduate degree in English and French, and advanced degrees in French Literature and Law. After writing enough legal briefs to paper an entire courthouse, she moved on to more soul-satisfying writing. She has authored a full-length collection, Fireflies in the Gathering Dark (Kelsay Books, 2017) and three chapbooks: Dancing with Elvis (Top Hat & Tails Press, 2005), Moving On (Pudding House Press, 2010), and Tying the Light (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She edited four anthologies of poetry and personal essays published by Adams Media.
A Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Kalliope, The DMQ Review, New Works Review, Coal City Review, Flint Hills Review, I-70 Review, Persimmon Tree, Third Wednesday, Literary Mama, and 2014 Poet’s Market. She has served as poetry editor for Kansas City Voices and is a board member of The Writers Place in Kansas City, where she gives workshops for writers of all levels.
Her goal is to write poems that, as Stanley Kunitz said, “get through to the other side, where we can hear the deep rhythms that connect us with the stars and the tides.”
Poetry reading with Alarie Tennille and Maril Crabtree
Tuesday September 19, 6pm – 7pm
at Johnson County Central Resource Library,
9875 W 87th St Overland Park, KS 66212
We came to hear poems. Hungry souls drifted toward the library auditorium. This was time taken out of our busy schedules, but it was not time taken out of our lives. Listening to poems is time given back to us, time added onto our lives. On days such as this, we realize again what an eminently sane thing it is to stop awhile and listen.
Frederick Smock, Poetry & Compassion
“Fireflies in the Gathering Dark”
Writing is drawing the essence of what we know out of the shadows. Karl Ove Knausgaard
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures (T/m) in partnership with the International Guild of Miniatrue Artisans, is proud to present Miniature Masterworks, an unprecedented juried showcase of fine-scale miniature work. The show, a first for T/m, will be held September 15-17, 2017. Sixty-eight of the top fine-scale artists from around the world have been selected to participate in the show and submit a work for the Barbara Marshall Award for Artistic Achievement. Named for the founder of T/m’s fine-scale miniature collection, the award will honor miniature artists exceeding the current standards of fine-scale miniatrue making.
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is home to the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures. Show attendees will be able to tour the collection, meet the artists, and view the works submitted for the Barbara Marshall Award for Artistic Achievement. Elven artists featured prominently in the museum galleries will give talks about their work.
Miniatures Masterworks is included with museum admission. A preview event is available the evening of Friday, September 15, 2017 for an additional fee. Be one of the first to view and purchase work made exclusively for Miniature Masterworks. Tickets also include admission to T/m and Miniature Masterworks on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets begina at $50, available on a first-come first-serve basis, and are limited to 4 tickets per person. Tickets will be on sale through Thursday, Sept. 14 at miniaturemasterworks.eventbrite.com. Tickets will also be available at the door for $50 and will include admission to the preview only.
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
Open Daily 10am-4pm
Closed Tuesdays and major holidays.
The museum will be closing at 3pm on Friday, September 15 for a special event.
Admission Ages 5 and up $5
Ages 4 and under Free
Museum members Free
UMKC faculty, staff, and students with ID Free
Active duty service members with IDsfree admission.
Additional fees may apply for groups 10 or more people are encouraged to make advanced reservations.