Maria Vasquez Boyd, Host/producer for ARTSPEAK RADIO talks with Arzie Uhmali, Eve Ott, Jameson Bayles, Patty Reece, Suzi Aaron, & Lori Bunten on this weeks program.
Arzie Uhmali-COMMON THREADS: ANATOMY OF THE WOUND
We want to continue this art project to give a voice to those affected by violence in our community. We are hurting. We are in pain. We need to heal. Join us in art-making to transform the hurt and the pain.
ART CAN HELP HEAL THE WOUND. In partnership with the Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ and the UMKC Women’s Center’s benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues, this next phase of our project will focus on violence against women and girls, communities of color, immigrants, and individuals and allies in the LGBT community. THE EXHIBITION:
COUNTRY CLUB CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 205 W 65th St., Kansas City, MO 64113
EXHIBIT DATES: SAT, FEB. 18 – SAT, MARCH 4, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION: SAT, FEB. 18, 3 – 5 P.M.
Eve Ott-Riverfront Readings
The Riverfront Readings series of poetry and fiction readings was started in Kansas City, Missouri in 1986 by Philip Miller and Donn Blevins. In those days, the location actually was in the Riverfront area, in the Kansas City Artists Coalition space. Now they are held at The Writers Place in midtown and in other Kansas City locations.
Plans are underway to remember a former Kansas City Kansas Community College faculty member known for his love of poetry and for promoting it through readings. This is the sixth year for the Phillip Miller Memorial Scholarship Reading. Phil Miller taught English composition and literature at KCKCC as well as creative writing and learning center courses from 1976 until he retired in 2002. He also co-created the Riverfront Reading Series in the mid-1980s, which still continues and is now sponsored by a nine-member committee, led by poet Phyllis Becker. The reading series highlights poetry and fiction readings and are held on the second Friday of each month. For more information visit www.riverfrontreadings.com.
Phillip Miller Memorial Scholarship Reading- Friday Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. the Writer’s Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave. in KCMO. The reading will be an open mic with the themes of love in
all its different forms (or its opposites such as woes of love or falling out of love). Participants will have the opportunity to read two poems or one long poem or short prose piece. Donations collected will go
toward the Phillip Miller Scholarship fund at KCKCC. The $500 scholarship is awarded to one English or creative writing student in the Humanities Department at KCKCC each year. If interested in participating in the Phillip Miller Memorial Scholarship Reading, please send email to Rhiannon Ross rros[email protected] Readers can also register the day of the event.
Jameson Bayles is a roving correspondent for Poetrybay and is the co-curator for the 2017 KC Poetry Throwdown with Jason Ryberg. His work has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines; including Poems-For-All, Hedgerow, The Ambriel Revolution, Thirteen Myna Birds, Rusty Truck, Your One Phone Call and on Rumrazor.com. Jameson’s work can be found in the collaborative reader “A Case For Ascension” (Asinimali Publications, 2015), the 2016 Hessler Street Poetry Fair Anthology (Crisis Chronicles Press) and “Delirious- A Poetic Celebration of Prince” (Night Ballet Press, 2016), “Recession In Neverland” (Paladin Knight Publishing, 2017) and his solo work “legends of doe hoe” (Spartan Press, 2017). Jameson resides in Kansas City, Missouri. His website is https://jamesonbayles.wordpress.com/.
Patty Reece & Suzi Aaron-The Volland Store presents: MARFA Texas: Collections, curated by Suzie Aron and Kenny Johnson
February 12 – March 26, 2017
Opening Reception Sunday, February 12, 12-5 pm. The curators will be present.
Refreshments. Free admission.
Donald Judd, an internationally known artist from New York City, relocated to the farthest reaches of Texas to find a space big enough to explore some of his ideas about art. The high desert landscape near the little town of Marfa provided the openness and remoteness he needed to develop those concepts. The buildings he collected in Marfa and the land surrounding are sculpture sites that house the visible collections of those ideas.
Judd invited other artists to come to Marfa, where they too could have a place to exhibit their work. People now come from all over the world to experience that unique legacy.
Suzie Aron and David Dowell recently traveled to Marfa, Texas, and photographed the collections there. Aron and photographer Kenny Johnson have curated an exhibit that allows viewers to share in the benefits of Judd’s exquisite work and entrepreneurial spirt.
If you too are a collector of something (tools, quilts, arrowheads, spurs, salt and pepper shakers), the curators invite you to bring your collections to the Opening Reception, February 12, 12-5 pm, and have them photographed with you, the collector. The photos will be become part of the MARFA exhibit for others to see and experience.
The Volland Store is an art gallery and event center located at 24098 Volland Road, eight miles southwest of Alma, Kansas, on Old K-10 Highway, then ¼ mile south on Volland Road. thevollandstore.com
Lori Buntin, MFA Painting/Drawing/Studio Art Class Hoop Dog Studio is the compound where Lor Lori and Cathryn live and work. We share our place with Cleo (the Mastiff) and Dot (the cat) and 12 chickens. We are makers of art and craft and spend many an hour in our way too large garden. Classes meet one night a week fro 8 weeks, from 6-8:30pm at Hoop Dog Studio 3308 Troost Ave. KCMO. Art camps, frame shop, garden, studio, classes, gallery, and special events are listed at www. hoopdogstudio.com