Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, September 14, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org
Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd celebrates the 10th anniversary of Artspeak Radio for the entire month of September!! Founded in 2012 by writer Blair Schulman and artist/writer Maria Vasquez Boyd, Artspeak Radio began as a 30- minute program monthly then progressed to a full hour that now includes podcasts of each program. Local and international artists, performers, poets, writers, musicians, arts organizations, and more have graced the airwaves with their talent and information making Artspeak Radio the conduit for arts and creativity.
Through the generous guidance of our beloved Mark Manning who sparked our interest, Artspeak Radio would not exist, we love you and thank you dear friend.
Many thanks to KKFI staff, volunteers, friends, family, and listeners for supporting KKFI Kansas City Community Radio throughout the years and my heartfelt gratitude for your support of Artspeak Radio.
This week we welcome artist/Director Bunker Center for the Arts Tj Templeton, photographer David Lancaster, and Ann Sullentrop and Jeff Stanley with Peaceworks.
TJ TEMPLETON is an interdisciplinary artist and Kansas City native. His work has been collected for over 30 years nationwide and been featured in such outlets as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, ArtMove Magazine, and the Martin Scorsese screening room at the Tribeca Film festival. He is currently the artist-in-residence at the Bunker Center for the Arts, where he maintains his studio and curates the gallery’s inventory of over 20 local, regional, and international artists.
Abundance is an examination of the concept of wealth through the lens of social stratification. Subject matter includes a seated portrait of a “houseless” man (Shawn Smith), an aerial view of the camp he calls home, as well as symbols of wealth in the form of an overstocked refrigerator interior and spoiling groceries.
The works are large scale (approximately 60″ x 42″) and executed utilizing drawing, painting, and printmaking on archival paper mounted on birch panels.
Tj Templeton is an interdisciplinary artist and Kansas City native. His work has been collected for over 30 years and has been featured in such outlets as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, ArtMove Magazine, and the Martin Scorsese screening room at the Tribeca Film festival. He is currently the artist-in-residence at the Bunker Center for the Arts, where he maintains his studio and curates the gallery’s inventory of numerous local, regional, and international artists.
Smalter Gallery 802 W. 39th Street, KCMO www.smalterart.com
Open Tues – Thurs 10am – 6pm
Friday – Sat 11am – 7pm
DR. DAVID LANCASTER, DO- As the Medical Director of Capital Region Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Unit I was overwhelmed by COVID and its impact on my coworkers and patients. I felt that the people in the midst of this pandemic needed their voices to be heard. B R O K E N is a project that I started after the Delta variant began to overtake our hospital. The portraits are of the healthcare workers and administrators who have worked tirelessly during this pandemic, and the patients who have survived this grueling illness. I asked each participant to hold up a word that summarizes what they are feeling. In addition to the portraits, I recorded interviews of their thoughts, experiences, and struggles with this pandemic. When I started this project I was met with suspicion from a few of the nurses but after several interviews the staff and patients began to feel very appreciative that their stories were being heard. These photographs are just the beginning of this ongoing project that now includes over 25 portraits and stories. I believe that all of us need to witness the reality of this disease and the impacts of it on our healthcare system. I hope this project, which is an intersection of my medical training and photographic storytelling will allow viewers to understand the depth of this pandemic.
Lancaster’s photographs currently showing through September 30 at Kansas City Society of Contemporary Photography, Pendleton Arts Block 2360 Independence Ave. KCMO
PEACEWORKS KC, ANN SULLENTROP & JEFF SIDNEY The PeaceWorks Local Art Fair is back this year after a two-year hiatus! We’re so excited to be back…it has been a long wait.
Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2022, we will once again be hosting the “Mouse that Roared” art fair that you’ve enjoyed for so many years! Over fifty local artists, writers, craftspeople, and creative types will display their sumptuous wares to the public.
From 10-6 PM Saturday and 10-5 PM on Sunday, we will be at Frank A.Thies Park, at 4718 Locust St in Kansas City.
Thies Park is south of 47th Street, between Oak Street and Rockhill Road, across Brush Creek from the Stowers Institute.
We ask you to wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated for Covid. We’ll be there to greet you with bells, whistles, artwork, books, cards, paintings, sculptures, woodwork, ceramics…I could go on, but just come and see for yourself. Open and free to all members of the public–(which means YOU!
Peaceworks KC vision is a healthy world of justice and peace without war and its weapons. Our mission is to embody and empower our core truth–peace works!