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, 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.
440 E 63rd St Kansas City MO 64110
Telephone: (913) 686-6562
Laser Shop: (913) 636-9885
11am - 7pm
Office Closed Mondays
7 Days a Week
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Author Dawson Barrett, Courtney Lewis/KC Public Library, Poet Gabriela Lemmons, & Dave Dalton with Hammerspace KC July 22, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Maria talks with Dawson Barrett, author of Teenage Rebels via phone. Courtney Lewis with the KC Public Library discusses upcoming events at the library.
In our 2nd half, poet Gabriela Lemmons reads her latest work and discusses her involvement with writing workshops in the community.
Dave Dawson proprietor of Hammerspace KC updates Maria on the latest news and projects.
DAWSON BARRETT, author of Teenage Rebels, holds a PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is familiar with the political struggles teens and kids have had to face again and again throughout the US. On this tour he will be visiting bookstores, libraries, and community centers to discuss how teenage rebels have shaped the last 100 years of American history – and how they are making history today! In addition to promoting the book, Barrett will challenge audiences to consider how their own actions can create a better world for the next generation.
Teenage Rebels, is a book on the activism work of students and young people challenging unjust laws or policies imposed on them. Author Dawson Barrett will be featuring and discussing his book on July 25th at the Youth Empowerment Summit at the Plaza Branch Library (4801 Main St.), 6:30 pm. This event does require an RSVP at www.kclibrary.org/event/youth-empowerment-summit.
COURTNEY LEWIS serves as the Public Affairs and Media Coordinator for the Kansas City Public Library.
GABRIELA YBARRA LEMMONS holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Kansas. A founding member and former president of the Latino Writers Collective, Gabriela is a Macondo Writers’ Workshop fellow. She’s currently serving as a panelist for the Nebraska Arts Council’s Individual Artist Fellowship Award.
DAVE DALTON proprietor of 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.
440 E 63rd St Kansas City MO 64110
Telephone: (913) 686-6562
Laser Shop: (913) 636-9885
Office Hours:11am - 7pm
Office Closed Mondays
Member Hours: 6am -11pm 7 Days a Week
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Baby Boom Generation: The Greatest Story Overtold & Music+Dance+Poetry July 15, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Baby Boom Generation: The Greatest Story Over Told
Bill Clause talks about the Foolkiller/CrossCurrents, celebrating 45 years of live theatre, and the Fringe Festival sketch, The Baby Boom Generation: The Greatest Story Over Told--From Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll, to Viagra, Depends and...we can't remember the rest. From Acid to Acid Reflux. This hilarious KC Fringe sketch comedy lampoons hippies, LSD, legalized pot, the summer of love, 12 step programs, Senior moments and baby boom commercials about Viagra, Depends and Reverse Mortgages. Proceeds from this Fringe production go to support KKFI 90.1FM Community Radio.
Musical Theatre Heritage 2450 Grand Ave. KCMO 64108
7/18 - Saturday - 11:00 pm
7/19- Sunday- 5:00 pm
7/20- Monday- 9:30 pm
7/22- Wednesday- 6:30 pm
7/24- Friday- 9:30 pm
7/25- Saturday- 3:30 pm
The Fringe Festival presents Music+Dance+Poetry
Brent Bowman, Silvia Kofler, Lindsey Martin-Bowen, Greg Field, & Mary Frances Wagner join Maria live in the studio on the second half of the program.
The Fringe Festival has scheduled three performances at the Todd Bolender Center, 500 W Pershing Road Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 pm Wednesday, July 22 at 9:30 pm Saturday, July 25 at 9:30 pm.
These three events will feature River Cow Orchestra, Kacico Dance Company, and poets from The Writers Place Reading Series and the Riverfront Reading Series. Poets will read poems while the dancers and the band listen. Then the reader begins again, and the band sets the tone with the music, the dancers interpret the poem, and the poet weaves the second reading of the poem to the beat of the music.
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Four Playwrights On Air July 8, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Maria welcomes playwrights, Jose Faus, Vicki Vodrey, Kevin King, and Michelle T. Johnson who present their 10 minute play live from the KKFI studio.
Vicki is a playwright and the owner of Lot In Life Productions, LLC. In 2014, her KC Fringe show, “Hard Day’s Night”, was picked by KC Metropolis as one of the best shows of the 2013-2014 KC theatre season. Her play, “The Frowning Vajayjays of Shady Pines”, was selected by Script2Stage2Screen for their 2014-2015 season, first being produced by KC Melting Pot last spring. Her play, “Hanky Panky”, was a top-rated show at the 2010 KC Fringe Fest and received an honorable mention in the TRU Voices Playwriting Competition that same year. “Hanky Panky” was in the Midtown International Theatre Festival in 2011 in NYC, and was nominated in three categories, including Outstanding Script. Her play, “Thank You Notes: Headed To Heaven W/ Flat Jimmy Fallon”, was in KC Fringe in 2012 and then headed straight to the MITF. This award winning production received terrific reviews in both cities, and the production was nominated for five awards, including Outstanding Script. For further information and reviews, please go to lotinlifeproductions.com.
MICHELLE T. JOHNSON
Currently, Ms. Johnson is a writer, public speaker and diversity consultant/trainer who has a column in the business section of the Kansas City (Mo.) Star called "Diversity Diva" and has been appointed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to be a member of its Kansas Advisory Committee.
Ms. Johnson is a former employment attorney for two Kansas City, Missouri law firms, including one of the largest in the city (Husch Blackwell Sanders LLC), representing companies and organizations in employment litigation, including Hallmark Cards, the Kansas City, MissouriSchool District, Deffenbaugh Industries, DST, Kansas City Power and Light and Interstate Brands Corporation (IBC).
A certified mediator who has practiced law in the states of Missouri and Kansas, Ms. Johnson has performed mediations for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Kansas City, Missouri Human Relations Department and private mediations.
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Poet Sheri Hall, Art Historian Paula Rose, & Moon Drop Circus July 1, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Live from the KKFI studio, Maria talks with poet Sheri Hall, art historian Paula Rose, and Robin Rosenberger with Moon Drop Circus.
Sheri “Purpose” Hall is a wife, mother of 4, working woman, servant of God, and a poet. As an African-American child brought up by a single mother in the inner-city of Kansas City, Missouri, she used poetry to fight her way through life’s struggles, and still uses it therapeutically today. She is a dynamic spoken word artist, minister, teacher, and motivational speaker who uses concrete imagery, and her spiritually unique view to convey messages about life, hope, love, dismay, glory, and God. Her art addresses many issues including: low self-esteem, beauty, desperation, fornication and promiscuity, death, rape, depression, single parenthood, women’s issues and more. But unlike the art of other’s there is an element of glory at the end of each work that encourages the listener to keep pressing towards the light at the end of the tunnel.
Hall is a 2012 ArtsKC awards Featured Artist performing for their annual event at the Starlight Theater; performed for the first annual Malcolm X celebration at the Capital building in Jefferson City; and performed for Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network during their Kansas City event. She has also performed at the Blue Room, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and the Unicorn Theater. Purpose has shared the stage with such notable persons as Jazz singers Ida McBeth, Luqman Hamza, Mother Mary, and Lisa Henry; Gospel Music Recording Artist James Fortune; motivational speaker and author Gary Dumas; and 116 clique Recording Artist J’Son. She has also shared the mic with spoken word artists such as Glenn North, P4CM poets Preston and Jackie Hill Perry, Tony Award Winning Poet Lemon Andersen, and many more.
Paula is the coordinator of education and preservation at the Arabia Steamboat Museum; Kansas City, MO. Currently, she is a lecturer at the Kansas City Art Institute and Art History instructor at both KCAI and Blue River Community College, Independence, MO.
MOON DROP CIRCUS with Robin Rosenberger
MoonDrop Circus is a performing arts company focusing on circus arts
as entertainment. MoonDrop Circus provides a stage for local Kansas
City performers to engage the audience and inspire them to dream big,
with an emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and professionalism in
the circus arts. MoonDrop Circus has performer at the many location
around Kansas City including: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Starlight
Theater, Kansas Speedway, Union Station and more. You can find
MoonDrop busking at First Friday and the City Market at various times
throughout the year.
Performers can be found on our bio page: http://www.moondropcircus.com/current
Contact info for MoonDrop Circus: www.moondropcircus.com or on Facebook
Video of us featured on local shows Arts Upload: https://youtu.be/9eH_f3OFToM
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Kansas City Zine Con, Heather Thorton, & Future Stages Festival June 24, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Maria welcomes Kansas City Zine Con, singer/songwriter/author Heather Thornton, and Bess Wallerstein Huff with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to discuss the Future Stages Festival.
Kansas City Zine Con, an upcoming zine fest in Kansas City, aims to highlight Midwestern zine artists during a free day-long exhibition of Do-It-Yourself publishing. Independent zine makers, both local and regional, will exhibit their works for sale or trade. The conference will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 11 AM to 7 PM in the Valentine Room at the historic Uptown Theater on 3900 Broadway in Kansas City, MO. Donations are currently being accepted for conference operating expenses.
The Kansas City Zine Con will be free to the public with exhibits, workshops, guest speakers, and featured local and national artists. A youth component will be available for children and teens to exchange zines and participate in hands-on activities. Activists, artists, writers, hobbyists, philosophers, illustrators, comedians, poets, and anyone who has something to share are encouraged to create their own zines to distribute at the conference. Those interested in officially exhibiting their zines can register for table display space by completing an online application at http://www.kczinecon.org/ Donations can be made through the Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign until July 1, 2015 at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kc-zine-con.
Kansas City needs safe spaces where people can share ideas, thoughts, and personal experiences, and zine fests are an ideal example of that. Independent publishing formats like zines allow people to share ideas beyond traditionally sanctioned media outlets. This freeing exchange can promote authenticity, creativity, critical thinking, and whimsical fun that isn’t motivated by profit, but rather, a simple desire to create and share with one another.
The 2015 Kansas City Zine Con is organized by Marc Saviano, Jessica Hogan, Amos Leager, Adam Davidson, and Stevie M.I.
For more information please visit http://www.kczinecon.org/ For general inquiries, please send an email to [email protected]
I just released my new album "Working for a Living - ain't what it used to be" in April. I think it is my best album yet! I wrote, produced, did the graphic design, and all of the recording except for the piano. The album is of a blend of pop, jazz, blues, rock, and doo wop, heavy on the background vocals.
My project for children is Heather's Art Garden. The goal is to spread love and respect for the earth and all living things through music, literature, and art :)
I have written 9 books for children, although only one is fully illustrated and ready for editing, formatting, and mass production. It is called "All People are Beautiful" and is about diversity, inclusion, ambition, and how it is OK to be different.
Also coming out of Heather's Art Garden.....MUSIC. I have formed a 6 piece band to present the original children's music in the form of a 50 minute show. We dress up in costumes, we all have characters, and it is literally the MOST FUN I have ever had! We are currently recording our first album out of my studio called "The Earth is a Beautiful Place". We have a double show coming up on July 19th at Lakeside Nature Center. The kids AND parents always have a terrific time and we are able to work in animal demonstrations to reinforce our theme.
FUTURE STAGES FESTIVAL
Celebrating diversity in the arts, Future Stages Festival showcases youth in the performing arts. This community event will include family-friendly interactive activities and a diverse range of arts experiences for the whole family.
Future Stages Festival will be held at the Kauffman Center on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 11:00 am–4:00 pm. The one-day festival, an extension of the Kauffman Center’s Open Doors Spotlight on Youth program, will also provide opportunities for youth and community arts organizations to perform on stage at Kauffman Center.
Future Stages Festival is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to register for free online below or by phone at 816.994.7222 to receive the latest event updates and schedule for performances and activities. All ages are welcome and programming is suggested as most suitable for families with youth ages 4-15.
For more information; call 816.994-7222 or visit kauffmancenter.org/futurestages
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Wayne Courtois Seligman, David Wayne Reed, JT Daniels, and The KC WordShop June 17, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Maria talks with writer Wayne Courtois Seligman & actor/writer David Wayne Reed about the Celebration of Queerness 2015.
Wayne Courtois Seligman was born in Portland, Maine, and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his longtime partner. His other works include the award-winning memoir A Report from Winter and the novels Tales My Body Told Me and In the Time of Solution 9.
David Wayne Reed has been described as an “actor, writer and a bon vivant” as well as “a one-man classic rock circus.” Reed’s most recent play, “Help Yourself” debuted February 2015.
Celebration of Queerness 2015
Friday June 19 7-9pm
The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania
JT Daniels discusses art with Maria in the 2nd part of the program.
JT Daniels, "I'm a Kansas City, Kansas native and I have an overwhelming passion and love for creating art. I graduated from Park University with a BA emphasizing in painting and illustration. Currently, my work is an in depth look into style and self expression. My current work focuses on the varied aspects of human hair. Growing up, hearing the term ‘nappy’ always made me envision portions of hair on a person’s head — my sisters in particular — going to war with a comb, straightening iron, grease and creams on a constant basis. It was as if my sisters’ hair was a nation experiencing apartheid.”
Paul Richardson, Generator at The KC Wordshop and Lead Organizer at Louder Than a Bomb - KC, joins us live in the studio.
The WordShop is a space devoted to creativity based in the written word, community building through sharing of stories, and a renaissance in language arts.
SAVE THE DATE! The KC Wordshop Summer Shindig
Celebrate the beginning of summer with The KC Wordshop!
Thursday June 18
2010 b. Baltimore KCMO
- Live performances from Louder Than a Bomb KC poets
- Premiere of The KC Wordshop promotional video
- Launch of the GoFundMe campaign
- DJ Skeem and DJ KFlex
- Food and drink
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Allan Winkler, David Luby, & GUILDIt June 10, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Artist/musician, Allan Winkler discusses his work and art auction that ends June 21.
David Luby and students from Paseo Academy of Fine & Performing Arts discuss playwriting with Judith Walcutt of the Mark Time Awards. Walcutt worked with Paseo's students and in four days they wrote and performed live Radio plays. On June 12th at 7:00pm Paseo's students will be performing radio plays recorded and live at the Heartland Form for the Mark Time Awards as part of the Hear Now Festival.
GUILDIt founder, Susana Bruhn and members, Luis Garcia, Jessica Borusky, discuss GUILDit, a new program that promotes and supports art entrepreneur in Kansas City. The format is where local artists present specific aspects of their work and business models to the audience. These presentations are followed by question and answer sessions in which ideas are exchanged and connections are made. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will host the GUILDit presentations.
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Randy Atwood, Caleb Bowman, Annette Billings, & Jenny Mendez June 3, 2015 | 12:00 pm
I grew up on the grounds of a Kansas insane asylum where my father was a dentist. I attended the University of Kansas during the troubled 1960s getting a degree in art history. After stints writing and teaching in Italy and Japan I had a 16-year career in newspapers as reporter, editor and column writer winning major awards in all categories. I turned to health care public relations serving as director of University Relations at KU Medical Center. I finished my career as media relations officer of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Now retired, I am marketing the fiction I've written over all those years. And creating more.
CALEB LEE BOWMAN grew up on a 2,000acre farm in Chillicothe, Missouri and then lived and worked in New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico after receiving his B.F.A. in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and completing the Sustainable Architecture program at Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti in Arizona. He held assistant positions in sculpture, film, and photography respectively with Mark di Suvero, Eve Susman, and Andre Lambertson. Bowman also taught drawing and sculpture at Briarcliff College of Design in Long Island, NY. Bowman is a professional artist, contractor, and principal designer for Constructible, Inc. His primary media is sculpture and drawing. In addition to his studio practice, over the past two years, Bowman found a passion for building interactive, hands-on educational exhibits and play structures for children.
Caleb Bowman @MLB Designs & Boutique June 4, 2015 from 5-8pm, 2020 Baltimore Suite 105 KCMO 64108
ANNETTE BILLINGS is a multi-talented, free-spirited, extremely busy lady. In addition to being a mother, grandmother, and daughter; she is also a nurse, a writer, a poet, an actress, a director, and an advocate and activist for victims of abuse, and LGBT rights.
In her free time, she is active in her church, being a lay delegate. She helps run an open mic poetry night the first Tuesday of every month and has been a member of a writers group called Table for Eight for thirty years.
Annette will participate in the 4th annual, Celebration of Queerness 2015, Friday June 19 at The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania KCMO.
Director of the Mattie Rhodes Art & Cultural Center Developed programming to assist in the growth and development of the arts department of Mattie Rhodes. She was instrumental in the development of the Mattie Rhodes Gallery, exhibits, programs, and the development of the Summer Art Camps and the After School Arts Program.
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery 919 W. 17th St. KCMO
Friday, June 5 thru Saturday, August 15
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery invites you and your family to our June 5th exhibition "Tortilla Pachanga". This exhibition opens up the gallery and it's Artists in celebrating the stories we share through art, food, and community!
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Harold Smith, Christel Highland, & Meredith Moore May 27, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Harold Smith joins us in the first half of the program. “I am an artist working primarily in acrylics, mixed media (though I do oil occasionally). My work is influenced by the jazz and the jazz dynamic in life. I live and work in the Kansas City area. My work has been collected worldwide and I have exhibited in France, New York, Newport, San Francisco, College Park (MD), and of course Kansas City.”
Christel Highland resides and works in the Crossroads Arts District founded by her artistic mentor and friend, the great Jim Leedy. In addition to furthering her studio practice where she focuses on developing her natural material usage, she curates MLB Gallery, hosts a quarterly event, The Salon for the Arts, and enjoys advocating for the Arts through KC Studio Magazine.
In our second half of the program, Meredith Moore, Director of the Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas, discusses THRUST, a proof-of-concept in progress, conceived as a means to make quality arts writing more prevalent, relevant, and accessible in the Kansas City region.
Presented as a series of thematic podcast episodes with supplemental online content, the first season of THRUST will explore issues raised, impacts made, and lessons learned by artists facing challenges in the Kansas City region; all in a concise, convenient, and emotionally resonant audio format. Support for THRUST is provided by a Rocket Grants special project award, a program of the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
THRUST is produced and hosted by Meredith Moore from the offices of the Wonder Fair Gallery in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas.
Wonder Fair Gallery, 803 1/2 Massachusetts St.,
Lawrence, KS 66044