Maria Vasquez Boyd

Maria Vasquez Boyd is a painter/artist/writer and founding member of the Latino Writers Collective in Kansas City Missouri. Her work is published in Primera Pagina, Cuentos Del Centro, Everyday Other Things, Salt Magazine, America Now and Here, Kansas City Renga, Present magazine, and other publications. She also works in the community facilitating writing workshops in public and private schools, colleges, and the Migrant Workers Project.

Currently, Boyd is the producer, engineer and host of ArtSpeak Radio, that features live discussion with artists and writers from the surrounding Kansas City community.

Boyd is a member of the Ukulele Fight Club of Kansas City singing and playing the ukulele and Two Little Birds, that performs original children’s song and storytelling.

Boyd continues to teach art, illustrate, and exhibit work around the world. Exhibits include Mattie Rhodes Art Center, Nelson Atkins Museum, American Jazz Museum, Mexican Museum of Chicago, Museo de Tangacicuaro, and Xalapa, Veracruz.


MidCoast LIVE!

KKFI is proud to present “MidCoast Live!” celebrating local and regional artists from Kansas City and the surrounding area. Each week, a rotating crew of KKFI programmers will present different artists coming to you live from our studio. These programmers will tap into Kansas City’s diverse and culturally expansive music and arts scene. Hear from artists you have never heard of before! This is KKFI doing what it does best: giving back to the community!

Listen live on KKFI
Every Friday at 12:00pm

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Artspeak Radio

ARTSPEAK RADIO is a live radio program on KKFI that airs every Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Host Maria Vasquez Boyd serves up information about the visual and literary arts community including live interviews with artists, writers, and performers.

Listen live on KKFI
Every Wednesday at 9:00am