Wednesday March 20, 2019 noon – 1PM CST 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio www.kkfi.org
Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes the return of artist/musician Robert Castillo, muralist/artist Baldemor Rivas, multi-media artist Stacy Busch, and writer/poet Waco Porter.
WACO PORTER has lived in the Kansas City area for 20 years. Born in Galveston, Texas, he served in the military and traveled widely. He now proudly calls KC home. Porter recently published his first book of poetry, Total Eclipse. He also enjoys writing short stories, working out, and hanging out with his wife, three daughters, and family dog. He serves as board vice president of Jump Start Art KC. He’s also in school, pursuing a new career in the field of physical therapy.
BALDEMAR RIVAS is a 2016 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and recently finished his part of “Wall of Respect,” a mural for InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park and the Jewish Community Center. Rivas has some interesting projects in the pipeline, his work presently adorns the covers of “Bubba Ho-Tep,” the comics prequel to the 2002 movie that featured Bruce Campbell as an old Elvis Presley fighting an ancient, evil Egyptian deity. Baldemar Rivas is featured in ARTIST TO WATCH the November-December 2018 issue of KC Studio. www.kcstudio.org www.baldemarrivas.com
ROBERT CASTILLO switches roles from musician to visual artist as he allows the Universe to express itself through him. Flowing from one style to another, Castillo chooses to spend his transient time exploring the many ways to connect his inner and outer experiences. www.robertcastillo.art
STACY BUSCH is a multimedia artist and performer. Her collaborative concert experiences are designed to be provocative and accessible in order to cultivate broader artistic interest in particular, reach under-served and/or misrepresented communities. Stacy is the founder and president an arts and social justice non-profit that creates artistic events for various social causes. Artistically, her work deals with internal conflicts that are often taken abstractly from her personal experiences with drug and alcohol addiction as well as bipolar disorder. These experiences of duality both in the mind and body are universal. The underlying human vulnerability in her performance and work is unifying when experienced collectively.