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Artspeak Radio is a live 30-minute program about the thriving visual arts and literary community in the Kansas City area. Hosts Maria Vasquez Boyd and Blair Schulman interview local artists, writers, and performers and let you know what’s going on with an arts events calendar.

Past guests on ARTSPEAK Radio; 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 Fleming, 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. Carpenter, Skye Livingston, Michele Johnson, Justin Beachler, Carla Malone Steck, Janet Banks, Stanley Banks, Mark Allen, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Angela Cervantes, Geo Sipp, Daniel Shea, Meghan Henry, Kansas City Public Library, Dr. Phong, Nguyen, Tracy Abein, Julia Cole,The Riverfront Reading, Phyllis Becker, Carl Bettis, Eve Ott, Patricia Lawson, Silvia Kofler, Thomas Cobian, and Sean M. Starowitz.

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Urban Culture on Display April 23, 2014 | 6:00 pm

The Urban Culture Project's facilitator Patrick Alexander, along with second year residents Madeline Gallucci and Eric Dobbins, will be guests on Artspeak Radio. Host: Blair Schulman.
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Vox Narro and Immigrant Communities
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April 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Vox Narro Project is a celebration of immigrant communities funded by a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation working with Charlotte Street and the Spencer Museum in Lawrence,KS. THe grant provides funding for seven events. To date six event have been presented including the Vietnamese, Kurdish, Palestinian, Indian, Persian and Bhutanese communities. The project has been extended by a collaboration with the Kansas City MO Public Library to add three more presentations this year.

Vox Narro members Rhiannon Ross, Michelle Pond, Jose Faus, and Sharon Eiker join us in the studio.

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Kansas City Artists Coalition
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April 9, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Join co-host Blair Schulman, who will be chatting with Tommy Frank – Studio Manager at Red Star Studios, about the Kansas City Artists Coalition's 19th Annual Undergraduate College Student Exhibition!!!
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Sara MissConception Glass
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April 2, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Sara MissConception Glass joins us in the studio for a raucous and entertaining evening!

Sara Glass (aka: MissconceptioN) is a conscious emcee and eccentric performance artist of KC. Debuting her third compilation in March of 2014: Saraswati, offers a wide variety of creativity, from spoken word spiritual-based ideas to hard hitting (sub)conscious hip hop tracks revolving around predominate themes of environmental trepidation, human preservation and self actualization.

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Darryl Chamberlain – Artists for Life Project
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March 26, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Artists for Life Project, Darryl Chamberlain, artist and project manager will be Blair Schulman's guest to discuss his ongoing project using art from community artists to address handgun violence in Kansas City.
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Diego Chi – Musician, Writer and Poet
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March 5, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Musician/writer/poet, Diego Chi joins us in the studio to share his poetry, discuss his experiences as a writer and collaboration with a Bosnian poet, and the discovery of his Grandmother's writing.

"Diego Chi is a Panamanian, residing in Kansas City, Missouri. Though he has spent the past few years playing music in a touring band, writing has always been a personal outlet. He describes it as part of his heritage-- "my grandmother, Esther Urieta de Real, is a published poet in Panama and encouraged me to 'write, always,'" says Chi.

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Jorge García Almodóvar
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February 26, 2014 | 6:00 pm

On February 26, Blair Schulman will be speaking with artist Jorge García Almodóvar

Jorge’s work is driven by his belief in simplicity of expression.Through systematically stripping away non-essential elements, Garcia emphasizes the convergence of composition, form and color. His current series is inspired by thephysical context of the UMKC Gallery of Art. These site specific works synergize withthe space, creating a unique setting that challenges the viewer to experience this bodyof work “en bloc". Jorge García Almodóvar attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

He currently lives in Kansas City, MO, where he received the Charlotte Street Visual Art Award in 2008. His work has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the Kansas City area.

umkcgallery@umkc.edu for more info.

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The Bohemian – KC Arts Publication
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February 12, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Carrie Riehl is the editor of The Bohemian, an arts and culture publication which produces monthly issues to connect art enthusiasts of varying levels of expertise and comfortability in Kansas City.
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Project: “The Art of the Awakening” February 5, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Jen Harris and Summer Osborne join us in the studio to discuss their collaborative project, "The Art Of The Awakening" on Saturday March 1, 7pm-9pm at the Uptown Arts Bar at 3611 Broadway KCMO. Their intention is to awaken you to a new perception, peaceful ambition, and purpose.
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ARTSPEAK Radio presents, author/writer/poet, Eve Ott January 22, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Eve Ott, author/writer/poet, joins us in the studio to discuss her new book of poetry, "Albums from the Silent Generation."
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Maria Vasquez Boyd | Email me
Maria Vasquez Boyd is a photographer, illustrator, radio producer and a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective.
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Blair Schulman
Blair Schulman writes about art and artists in and around the Kansas City area for a variety of local, regional and national publications.

In 2013, he was named "Best Spokesperson for the Arts" by The Pitch newspaper.
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