Wednesday at 12:00 pm

Artspeak Radio


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.

Upcoming episodes

“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.

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ARTSPEAK RADIO presents Victor & Penny, and Art In The Square with Caleb Bowman September 2, 2015 | 12:00 pm

Guest host/producer Michael Hogge talks with musical duo Victor & Penny on the first half of the program.

Caleb Bowman joins Michael to discuss Art In The Square in the second half of ARTSPEAK RADIO.

Celebrating a time when style mattered and class was king, Victor & Penny feature tight vocal harmonies, dazzling guitar work and a fiery ukulele. They put the swing, the jump, the dance and the roll in prohibition-era jazz and clever original tunes. This corset-tight duo will impress and delight with charm and hot licks. Named, "Stand-out Concert of 2014" by The Joplin Globe, they are an "absolute rollicking blast."

Victor & Penny are Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago) and Erin McGrane (George Clooney's, "Up in the Air" and cabaret troupe Alacartoona). Ms. McGrane is an ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grant recipient and a Mid-America Arts Alliance Professional Development Grant recipient as well as a fellow of the ArtistINC program for which she currently serves as a peer facilitator and a workshop presenter. Formally trained at Berklee School of Music (Boston) and the Conservatory of Music (Kansas City), Mr. Freling participated in the international program, The Acoustic Guitar Project in 2014 and is an accomplished composer, arranger and outstanding instrumentalist.

The Municipal Art Commission and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department will bring Art In The Square with the works of five local artists to Washington Square Park from September 10 through mid-December. This exhibit will bring new beauty to the park nestled in the shadows of Union Station and Crown Center.

Chosen by a selection panel of arts professionals, business, and civic representatives, the artists are Jake Balcom, Denise DiPiazzo, Rie Egawa, Kati Toivanen, and William Vannerson.

The Municipal Art Commision invites the public to the opening reception on Sept. 10, from 5:30-7pm.]

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Maria Vasquez Boyd | Email me

Maria Vasquez Boyd is a writer, painter, illustrator, radio producer and a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective.

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