Wednesday at 12:00 pm
ARTSPEAK RADIO is a live radio program on KKFI that airs every Wednesday at noon. Host Maria Vasquez Boyd serves up information about the visual and literary arts community including live interviews with artists, writers, and performers.
Past guests on ARTSPEAK Radio include the following individuals and organizations. Scribe, Bernie Koehrson, The Writers Place, Jose Faus, Carol Kariotis, Lisa Cordes, Shawn Pavey, Main Street Rag, Tara Varney, Glenn North, Matt Jacobs, David Rhoades, Damon Lee Patterson, Jill Downen, Greg Patterson, Seth Johnson, William Peck, Jared Flaming, 2013 Verses and Voices, Mary Ann Haenni, Judith Towse, Molly Kaderka, Norma Cantu, The Artists for Life Project, Darryl Chamberlain, Bluest Aye, Jennifer Leigh Coates, Missi Rasmussen, Alex R. Carpernter, Skye Livingston, Michele Johnson, Justin Beachler, Carla Malone Steck, Janet and Stan Banks, Mark Allen, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Angela Cervantes, Geo Sipp, Daniel Shea, Meghan Henry, Kansas City Public Library, Dr. Phong Nguyen, Tracy Abeln, Julia Cole, The Riverfront Reading, Phyllis Becker, Carl Bettis, Eve Ott, Patricia Lawson, and Silvia Kofler, Thomas Cobian, Sean Starowitz, Carrie Riehl, Emily Kenyon, Summer Osborn, Jen Harris, Woodneath Library, Andie Paloutzian, Jorge Garcia Almodovar, Diego Chi, Ahram Park, Lindsey Martin-Bowen, Sara Miss Conception Glass, Tommy Frank, Rhiannon Ross, Michele Pond, David Arnold Hughes, Sharon Eiker, Madeline Gallucci, Patrick Alexander, Eric Dobbins, Luis Garcia, Cory Imig, Jeanette Powers, Lauren Sobchak, Ari Fish, Miguel M. Morales, Sofiana Olivera, m.o.i. (aka the minister of information, aka Don Wilikson) Sarah Starr, Maril Crabtree, Stephen Roth, and Dave Dalton, Melaney Mitchell, Bobby Howsare, Sandra Moran, Front/Space, Don Simon, Chance Wolf, Suzanne Gladney, MaryFrances Wagner, Greg Field, Jane Booth, Suze Ford Fernandez, David Wayne Reed, Lorenzo Collado, Jessy Terrero, Petra & Kester Horn-Marsh, Eve Brackenbury, Brandon Forrest Frederick, MyArts, Adam Goldberg, Deana Bellamaganya, Ryan Teney, Mihn Du Pha, Eric Lindquist, Jenny Mendez, Teresa Magel, Sarah Hyde-Schmiedeler, Deborah Shouse, Ron Zoglin, Nicole Emanuel, Adam Finkelston, Jay Meara, Danny Orendorf, Laura Isaac, Whispering Prairie Press, Jessica Conoley, Pat Daneman, Marianne Getchell, and Annie Raab.
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, The Fall Pledge Drive with guests Whispering Prairie Press, Natasha Ria El-Scari, & Ryan Wilks October 7, 2015 | 12:00 pm
It's the Fall Pledge Drive at KKFI!! We need you to call the station at 888-931-0901 or pledge on line www.kkfi.org to keep YOUR community station on air! As a special Thank-You gift, ARTSPEAK RADIO offers supporters who pledge $50 during the program, 30 minutes of studio time at the station to record your poetry, spoken word, or prose-only $50!!
(Minor editing, KKFI asssumes no right to the work, and contributor must bring flash drive to download their work.)
Whispering Prairie Press staff, spoken word poet, Natasha Ria El-Scari, and Painter Ryan Wilks discuss their work, events, and new work release.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/artspeak-radio-presents-the-fall-pledge-drive-with-guests-whispering-prairie-press-natasha-ria-el-scari-ryan-wilks/" title="ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, The Fall Pledge Drive with guests Whispering Prairie Press, Natasha Ria El-Scari, & Ryan Wilks"/]
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Priest Hughes, Jason Preu, Robin Rosenberger, & Jenny Mendez September 30, 2015 | 12:00 pm
On ARTSPEAK RADIO this week, Maria welcomes, spoken word performer, Theodore "Priest" Hughes, poet/writer Jason Preu, Performer Robin Rosenberger, and Director/artist Jenny Mendez.
Theodore “Priest” Hughes and Desmond “3-3-7” Jones, (the Recipe KC) believe by exemplifying excellence and team work as spoken word artist/activist we can influence change and encourage people by example to work together towards common goals. Our Nu Muse-ik POetry supports Expression without Weapons, youth and adult creative writing programs in schools, homeless and Juvenal institutions nurturing a generation of understanding through honest conversation.
Jason Preu writes odd poems and weird short fiction from the suburbs of Kansas City. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and gets paid to work with information technology. Jason is a 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence with Kansas City’s Charlotte Street Foundation. He publishes irregularly at jasonpreu.wordpress.com as well as other outlets around the world. He also irregularly hosts Kansas City's ". . . Literary Salon", a pop-up literary event, which features writers reading their words to listeners and then talking about those words in a frightfully convivial manner. Jason's bio wants to remind you that you are an incredible thing that is happening right here and now so take care to enjoy!
Robin Rosenberger talks about the 2015 Kansas City Juggling Variety Show Sat. Oct. 3 at 7:30pm, featuring Los Hermanos Bravisimo from Guadalajara, Mexico. The Kansas City Juggling Club, the premier club for juggling and the variety arts in the Kansas City area.
For Bravisimo, the art of clowning is a means of seduction. Through explorative work, Bravisimo explores performance through the unity of various circus disciplines.
Jenny Mendez discusses the 17th annual Dia de Los Muertos at the Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, Celebrate the colorful & loving Mexican holiday, Dia de Los Muertos, this Friday Oct. 2, from 6-10pm at the gallery located at 919 W. 17th St. KCMO. Discover traditional, contemporary, and personal altars and Day of the Dead inspired art work created by artists, families, school groups and community members.
919 W. 17th St. KCMO
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Artist Jim Ramirez, Writer Danna York, & Singer/songwriter Tim York September 23, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Jim Ramirez was born and raised in KCMO. He began a 34 year career at Hallmark Cards as a designer, working in a variety of disciplines. He designed packaging, developed new product, and was awarded 4 United States Patents, and designed humor greeting cards. He also has a U.S. patent on a Christmas cap called, “Santa’s Ho! Ho! Hat!” that has sold all over the world, and appeared on The Today Show, and Late Night with David Letterman. In 2010, he published a book titled: “Where I’m Supposed To Belong,” about a 3-week trip he took to Europe. Jim creates fine art, and currently has an assemblage art show titled: foundArtNEWYORK at 2010 Gallery in the crossroads at 2010 Main, KCMO. Every object in each piece of foundArtNEWYORK was found in one of the five boroughs of New York. flea markets, street fairs, antique shops, thrift stores. Wood that makes up the frames were found in the Calvary Cemetery in Queens or under the Brooklyn Bridge. Tying each piece together is an authentic New York City subway map, and a description on the back tells where every object was found. In keeping with this theme Jim created another assemblage art show titled: foundArtKC, where every unique element was found in various scrap metal recycling plants around Kansas City and reused to recreate something new.
Local author/illustrator, Danna York published "To the Cider Mill” a book that celebrates autumn. Each page tells a story with delightful illustrations, activities, coloring pages, and ideas for fall activity. The book is available at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Danna also presents the book at educational programs and events. She will appear at KD's Books at 241 SE Main St. Lee's Summit MO, Oct.10th from 10:30 to 12:00pm and Reader's World at 983 NE Rice Rd, Lee's Summit MO Oct.17th from 11:00 to !2:00pm.
Tim York is a singer-songwriter out of Kansas City, Mo and has been playing since the young age of 12. With ample local radio play and growing popularity, he continues to live out his dream of writing great songs and performing around at various venues. He has two full-length solo albums and is set to release a new 6-song EP titled Only Human, Fall 2015.
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ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Miriam-Goldberg, Jerry Rapp & Vinx De’Jon Parrette, and Jason Ryberg September 16, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Caryn Miriam-Goldberg discusses the 12th Power of Words Conference: Transformation, Liberation, & Celebration Through the Spoken, Written, and Sung Word, September 18-20, 2015 at Unity Village in Kansas City, MO. Workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, community leaders, activists, educators, and health professionals. The conference, founded in 2003, features workshops in four tracks: narrative medicine, social change, right livelihood (and making a living through the arts), ecological literacy, and engaged spirituality. Keynote speakers include, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Sha Cage, E.G. Bailey, Madibu (muh-dee-buh) Darren Canady, and Xanath Carraza.
Jerry Rapp - CinemaKC – Chairman and Vinx De'Jon Parrette, Musician talks with Maria live in the studio.
CinemaKC presents the premiere of “Memoirs of a Hip ‘Ole Black Man,” a bio of Vinx De’Jon Parrette, at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Gem Theater in the Jazz District, 18th and Vine, Kansas City.
This show delves into the struggles and victories of the musician, who has toured with artists Sting, Taj Mahal, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Cher and others. A graduate of Shawnee Mission South, and later attending Kansas State, Vinx was a successful athlete chosen for the U.S. Olympic team, holding the record for the second longest triple jump in the world, and is in the Athletic Hall of Fame at both of these institutions. When politics destroyed his Olympic Dream; music restored him.
General admission is $20 and includes the screening, followed by a Q&A with Vinx. There is a VIP reception at 6 p.m. for $35 and includes light appetizers, two drink tickets, a personal mini-concert by Vinx, pictures, autographs and more. VIP tickets must be purchased in advance; general admission tickets are available online or at the door.
VINX is undoubtedly one of the most gifted improvisational vocalists performing
today. With songs that range from jazz to funk, bossa nova to blues and back
again, each audience takes a world tour with VINX as their private
guide. Soaring vocals with intricate layered melodies and grooves mark the
signature style that is VINX. Infused with tastes from around the globe, his
songwriting is a tour de force combining the best in storytelling with the heart and
soul of a true balladeer.
VINX has recorded and toured with some of the music industry’s greatest icons:
Stevie Wonder, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow, Branford Marsalis, Ernie
Watts, Taj Mahal, Ricki Lee Jones, Darius Rucker, Vance Gilbert, Cassandra
Wilson, Brenda Russell, Cher and numerous others. His songwriting credits are
a long list ranging from Tom Jones and Will Downing to The Lion King and
SpriteTM. He currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and
Dreamsicle Arts & Entertainment Group is home to his production company,
studios and acclaimed workshop series.
Writer, poet Jason Ryberg talks about National Beat Poetry Festival-KCMO Chapter.
The National Beat Poetry Festival, as a non-profit organization, is dedicated to hosting, collaborating, and fostering joint partnerships for Beat themed poetry readings, workshops, plays, radio shows and much more locally and across America--and even internationally at times. The collaborations and joint partnerships extend to individuals, organizations, and representatives of universities and colleges. NBPF supports the further development and exposure of non-traditional poetry from people of all ages and backgrounds within communities where interest is significant and/or where interest needs support. The Beat Generation's significant writings and history of its original prime movers lives on from its inception in the early 1940's, and its legacy continues today by way of new writers, poets and artists of disparate influences and means of expression. The NBFP is committed to not only supporting venues in existence, but also in developing new venues where cultural preservation and the works of new artists can show yesterday meeting the living voices of today. NBFP's activities promote literacy and open exchange dialogue which incorporates the Beat history and art at its base, to break boundaries and bridge cultures with new thought, ideas, and free expression.
Friday, September 25th, 5PM to 9PM.
Saturday, September 26th, 12PM to 7PM
Prospero’s Books 1800 W. 39th KCMO
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ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Sarah A. Chavez, Miguel M. Morales, Making Movies, & Kansas City Chalk and Walk with Lottie Halpern September 9, 2015 | 12:00 pm
In the first half of the program, Maria welcomes writers Sarah A. Chavez and Miguel M. Morales.
Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the chapbook, All Day, Talking (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). She holds a PhD in English with a focus in poetry and Ethnic Studies from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in North Dakota Quarterly, Stirring: A Literary Collective, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Acentos Review, & Luna Luna Magazine, among others. Her manuscript, This, Like So Much, was an Honorable Mention for the Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Contest. A selection from her chapbook manuscript All Day, Talking won the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship. She is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop. www.sarahachavez.com
Miguel M. Morales grew up in Texas working as a migrant & seasonal farmworker. He currently serves as the president of the Latino Writers Collective. Miguel is a Lambda Literary Fellow studying under Alex Sanchez and Malindo Lo. He also studied under Joy Castro at the Macondo Workshop. As a journalist, Miguel earned numerous awards including the Society of Professional Journalists' First Amendment Award.
Members of Making Movies discuss the 2nd Annual Making Movies Carnaval-Kansas City’s Cultural Music & Arts Block Party
Making Movies Carnaval w/Hurray for the Riff Raff, Las Cafeteras, Migrant Kids , Gio Chamba & HeartsDarkness
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Knuckleheads
All Ages / Family Friendly
4:00pm – 11:00pm
Spotlighting cultural music acts from throughout the country and beyond, Carnaval aims to help display artists’ eclectic sounds. This year’s lineup features musicians who will be filling the day with not-to-miss performances in a wide variety of musical styles, certain to provide entertainment for all tastes.
Doors open at 4pm Knuckleheads 2715 Rochester St. KCMO 816.483.1456
Tickets available now Tickets $20 advance or $25 day of show Children ages 12 and under $10 advance, $25 day of show
Founder/Executive Director and President, Lottie Halpern with the Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival talks about the festival. A true community collaboration in the arts, the 8th annual Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival, a multi-cultural, community wide, street painting festival, will turn Crown Center Square into a vibrant outdoor gallery, Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th. Festivities will take place from 11:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday.
The Festival has also secured nationally and internationally known 3D and traditional master chalk muralists Jennifer Chaparro, Ever Galvez, Hector Diaz and Ken Mullen, “The Chalk Guys”, Nate Baranowski, and Anat Ronen. 2015 will also introduce vertical murals.
“Art In The Square” & Victor & Penny September 2, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Michael Hogge sits in for Maria Vasquez-Boyd. Caleb Bowman will talk about "Art In The Square", a new project opening on September 10th in Washington Square Park, and later, at 12:30, we will feature the sweet, sweet sounds of Victor & Penny, who will be playing live in the studio.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/art-in-the-square-victor-penny/" title="“Art In The Square” & Victor & Penny"/]
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Bruce Burstert, Marc Saviano, Adam Davidson, & Tony Jones August 26, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Guest host/producer Mark Manning welcomes artist/gallery owner & preservationist, Bruce Burstert; members of Kansas City Zine Con, Marc Saviano and Adam Davidson; and KCAI Interim President, Tony Jones.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/artspeak-radio-presents-bruce-burstert-marc-saviano-adam-davidson-tony-jones/" title="ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Bruce Burstert, Marc Saviano, Adam Davidson, & Tony Jones"/]
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Jennifer Chenowith, Jane Gotch, Dan Frueh, & Ken Bini August 19, 2015 | 12:00 pm
At noon, Maria talks with artist Jennifer Chenowith from Austin. Then at 12:15, dancer/choreographer Jane Gotch joins us in the studio live to talk about, "Let It Fall."
Dan Frueh, photographer/gallery owner of the Trap Gallery and painter Ken Bini joins Maria in the last half of the program.
JENNIFER CHENOWITH is a visual artist and entrepreneur. She is the principal of Fisterra Studio, creating contemporary abstract painting and sculpture.
Using community input to map emotional experiences of residents of Austin, Chenoweth created a mixed-media installation called the “Hedonic Map of Austin”, which she exhibited at Co-Lab Projects in 2013 and at The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Psychology in 2014. Chenoweth is on a team with the City of Austin, Go Collaborative, Austin Creative Alliance, and Public City as a recipient for a national ArtPlace grant, “Drawing Lines”. In 2010, she founded a nonprofit, GenerousArt.org, to empower artists and sustain community, teaching professional development workshops, and by producing fundraisers and exhibitions.
xyzatlas.org art project
Let It Fall, new dance works by Jane Gotch and Kameron N. Saunders with performances by Leo Gayden, Juliet Remmers, DJ Duncan and Prince Lyons
Friday August 28 and Saturday August 29, 8pm doors open at 7:45pm.
Opening music each night featuring Mikal Shapiro, Shawn Hansen, Mark Southerland or Jeff Harshbarger
A 3-course pre-performance dinner prepared by Chef Craig McAlister Saturday August 22 & 29 at 6pm.
St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Curch 3800 Troost St. KCMO entrance Manheim Rd.
Tickets available through Brown Paper tickets at letitfall.brownpapertickets.com
KEN BINI-My current work explores the expressive potential of the human figure in various scenarios, narratives and the dynamic created between the figure and ground relationship. I generate these images through a rhythm of mark making and reductive processes. Figures and figure groups emerge from a continual layering of paint and glazes and the scraping and scratching into the surface reveal, embellish and enhance the image. By cutting and working into these accumulated layers of pigment, I am able to create a surface that is complex and visually unpredictable. In each piece, I strive to connect with and crystallize the tension and mystery of contemporary life. Through experimentation, acceptance of change and process driven image making, I embrace the potential of the unexpected in the emerging picture.
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ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Deann Shinkle, Deb Lilla with the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project and Terance Williams August 12, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Deann Shinkle Mitchell, Vice President, HVWP and Deb LILLA, Marketing Committee Chair, discuss the Hospitalized Veterans’ Writing Project (HVWP) that utilizes therapeutic writing to rehabilitate veterans.
To enable military veterans to experience solace and satisfaction through our writing program.
Is a world where people appreciate that writing can both heal and entertain.
The project encourages veterans to express their thoughts and feelings in writing and to send their stories, essays and poems to the HVWP headquarters for potential publication in Veterans’ Voices magazine. The magazine is made possible by ongoing contributions to HVWP. We are thankful for circulation support to VAMCs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
HVWP publishes Veterans’ Voices three times a year.
HVWP 406 W. 34th St., Suite 103
Kansas City, MO 64111-3043
Terance Williams, Sponsorship Coordinator, The Music & More Foundation, joins Maria in the second half of the program to discuss The 2nd Annual Women & Young Ladies of Poetry at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
4525 Oak KCMO, Friday August 14, 6-9pm
Hosted by Mia Sade-14 poets recite their original poetry
Narrated by Mary Moore
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ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Author/writer Pete Dulin & Elizabeth Fischer Executive Director of The Writers Place August 5, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Fischer, Executive Director for The Writers Place talks with Maria in the first half of the program.
Elizabeth Fischer, Executive Director of The Writers Place talks about upcoming events and programs for the fall. The Writers Place is a literary center that advances and celebrates the craft of writing. As a literary community center and gathering place for writers, readers, and the general public, we provide support, resources, and inspiration for those in our region who care about the word as art.
Author/writer Pete Dulin joins Maria in the second half of the program.
Pete Dulin is the author of KC Ale Trail (Supon Publishing, 2014), where he guides readers on an exploration of 23 craft breweries in greater Kansas City and the surrounding region. His cookbook, Last Bite: 100 Simple Recipes from Kansas City’s Best Chefs and Cooks , includes recipes, color food photography by Roy Inman, and portraits and profiles of 40 chefs and cooks in Kansas City’s culinary scene. The book features recipes Pete gathered and edited over three years for the “Last Bite” column published in Star Magazine on Sundays in The Kansas City Star.[social_share url="http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/artspeak-radio-presents-authorwriter-pete-dulin-elizabeth-fischer-executive-director-of-the-writers-place/" title="ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Author/writer Pete Dulin & Elizabeth Fischer Executive Director of The Writers Place"/]
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Artist Jillian Youngbird, The National Toy and Miniature Museum with Cassandra Mundt, & Dave Dalton July 29, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Jillian Youngbird is a multi-media artist living and working in Kansas City. Using mostly recycled or found materials, she creates works dealing with her concerns and curiosity of nature, American history, folklore, and Native American culture. By working in this public format she hopes to bring Native American thought to our Downtown KC community.
Lear more about Youngbird’s work at:
The mission of the Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is to contribute to the visual identity, enrichment, and revitalization of Downtown Kansas City, create new opportunities for artistic development, and expand public interaction with new art of excellence. AILF is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to commissioning public art for Downtown.
AILF seeks to play a proactive role in bringing further attention to Kansas City as a place where exciting and accomplished contemporary art is not just happening but is, in fact, helping to define the city’s identity.
The National Toy and Miniature Museum with Cassandra Mundt, Community Development Coordinator
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures educates, inspires, and delights adults and children through the museum’s collection and preservation of toys and miniatures.
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures opened in 1982 as the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City featuring the collections of Mary Harris Francis and Barbara Marshall. Operating in a building on the corner of 52nd and Oak on the University of Missouri – Kansas City campus, the 7,000-square-foot museum had two full-time staff members.
Over the next thirty years with expansions in 1985 and 2004, the museum grew to 33,000 square feet. During that same period, the collection increased to over 72,000 objects. In 2012, the museum embarked on its first public capital campaign to support building and exhibit improvements.
On August 1, 2015, the museum will reopen as The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures with the world’s largest fine-scale miniature collection and one of the nation’s largest antique toy collections on public display.
5235 Oak St. KCMO 64112
Dave Dalton/Hammerspace Workshop is home to Kansas City's awesome community of makers, crafters and inventors. It's where you go to exercise your creativity. It's where you bulk up your knowledge, and work out your designs. Rip a board, sandblast a rusty tool, etch a circuit board, 3D-print a missing piece, or build a robot lawnmower. Wood and metal working, silver and black smithing, welding, molding, casting, soldering, electronics, robotics, rocketry, air brushing, or just fixing a broken doohickey. You can learn to do it all yourself.
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