ARTSPEAK RADIO August 2017 Edition

Wednesday August 9, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Jessica Conoley, Kristine Barrett, Debbie Barrett-Jones, Regina del Carmen, Rochelle Wisoff Fields, and Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography members to the program.

Jessica Conoley was raised on 80’s action films, Jem and the Holograms, X-Men, and older-brother mandated Star-Wars. Decades later she started writing fantasy novels, flash fiction, and award winning essays. In 2012, she became the Managing Editor of Kansas City Voices arts and literary magazine. Get a free sneak peek of her work at

Saturday night, August 12 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at the Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, KCMO. Kansas City based author, Jessica Conoley, takes to the stage for a reading from her debut fantasy novel, The Color Eater, followed by a Q&A with the author.
Event is free to the public, with all attendees receiving a free download of Conoley’s essay collection, My Great Escape. Raffle tickets available for purchase at the door for prizes from Kansas City based vendors. (All proceeds from the raffle go directly to the artist to support travel costs for an upcoming writer’s retreat.) For more details go to or

Contact info: [email protected] or via her website at

Singer/songwriter/musician Regina del Carmen joins us to perform live from the KKFI studio.

Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography
Finding Peace, Finding Center-Member’s exhibit depicting individual perspectives on finding peace and how we center ourselves in these tumultuous times that we live in. We strive for calm and what invariably is that centeredness we look for.
Opening August 4 – Closing August 26

​Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
2012 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108
Weekly Hours: Thurs-Sat 11am-5pm
First Fridays: 6pm-9pm

​Debbie Barrettt-Jones and Kristine Barrett-SANCTUARIES; A Print and Sound Installation by Kristine Barrett with Woven Textiles by Debbie Barrett-Jones
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center | KCMO 2012 Baltimore Ave. KCMO
August 3rd – September 30
Public Opening with a Live Performance August 3rd & 4th from 6-9pm
“SANCTUARIES is a series of works that explore concepts of refuge: constructed and naturally occurring via the lands and spaces we inhabit and create for ourselves, rituals, and the resonate narratives that articulate our experience of being. Through sound, weavings, and print, sisters and KCAI alumni Kristine Barrett and Debbie Barrett-Jones create work that seeks deeply, navigating the intersections of darkness and illumination, ancient traditions and contemporary technologies, and personal and inherited narratives.”
Songs of Sanctuary Vocal Workshop
Saturday August 5, 2017
Leedy Voulkos Art Center
Kristine Barrett presents an afternoon of music exploring the concept of refuge and resilience, featuring traditional music and ritual song from Norway, Serbia, Ukraine, and the Republic of Georgia. We will explore the various unique vocal techniques involved in Eastern European singing as well as delve into the history and meaning behind this haunting music. Singers of all ages, genders, and experience are welcome!

Writer/artist Rochelle Wisoff Fields joins us in the second half of the progam.

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