Artspeak Radio + Denning, Ivory, Kunkel, & Sutton

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes artist/writer Jackie Denning, editors Marianne Kunkel and John C. Sutton III, and artist Camry Ivory.

DR. MARIANNE KUNKEL, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Johnson County Community College & JOHN C. SUTTON III, artist- Kansas City Voices Youth is an annual print magazine made here in KC that publishes poetry, prose, and visual artwork. I’m thrilled that John C. Sutton III (an art teacher at Park Hill South High School) and I get to co-edit this year’s issue, and we’re spreading the word that the submission period is open now until May 31. Anyone age 13-19 who lives in a 75-mile radius of Kansas City, Missouri, can submit at

Whispering Prairie Press promotes poetry, prose, and visual art by fostering a community of emerging and established writers and artists. We publish Kansas City Voices Youth, a magazine that highlights regional talent and welcomes creative work from high school students.
Kansas City Voices Youth is an annual publication. We seek exceptionally written and visual creations from 9th – 12th grade students.

Dr. Marianne Kunkel, Secretary, is the author of Hillary, Made Up (Stephen F. Austin State University Press) and The Laughing Game (Finishing Line Press), as well as poems that have appeared in The Missouri Review, The Notre Dame Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Rattle, and elsewhere. She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Publishing at Missouri Western State University, where she directs the creative writing program. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While earning her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she was the managing editor of Prairie Schooner and the African Poetry Book Fund. She currently is the editor-in-chief of Missouri Western State University’s national literary journal, The Mochila Review, and advisor of its campus literary journal, Reach.

JOHN C. Sutton III-I’ve been an artist literally my whole life. I am a professional artist living currently in Kansas City and a former resident artist of the Arts Incubator of Kansas City. I initially started my art training at the University of Central Missouri, but transferred and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Park University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art.

CAMRY IVORY is an audiovisual musician/artist who harnesses technology to explore the synergistic relationship between color, form & sound.  Camry is the inventor of Coloratura, an innovative interface that uses paintbrushes as electronic instruments, enabling her to create analog paintings and digital music compositions simultaneously.
Camry blends artistic and musical techniques seamlessly, building ambient audiovisual soundscapes in evolving layers: brushstroke by brushstroke, note by note.
Her live painting performances are a synaesthetic symphony, immersing the audience in a multi-sensory celebration of art & music.
Due to the electrical composition of the Coloratura interface, Camry uses an eclectic array of conductive materials as her canvases, such as aluminum, conductive glass, habotai silk, and water, recently incorporating water marbling techniques into her practice.

Coloratura is a transmedia project that combines visual art and music by using wired paintbrushes and conductive canvas as electronic instruments to create and manipulate live music.
The Coloratura interface comprises 12 paintbrushes, each assigned to a unique color and corresponding musical note. As the brushes touch the canvas, color and sound emerge as one, creating a multi-sensory experience in real time. The end result of each interaction is an electronic music composition and a tangible, analog piece of art.

Upcoming Events
• May 1 – August 21 – Exhibit at Johnson County Library – Gardener Branch
• June 21 – Performance at Worldwide Make Music Day – Merriam Community Center
• July 29 – Workshop at Johnson County Public Library – Central Branch

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Camry Ivory (she/her)
Audiovisual Artist/Musician
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JACKIE DENNING has been a working fine artist for 27 years, but always knew she would transition into writing. Her life story is in the works. She published Mr. Campys goes to… and other adventures when she realized that she had enough travel blogs for a book.
Her fourth travel book Hawk One, Snake Zero is currently available. Her previous travel books include, Mr. Campys Goes to… and other Adventures, Bippity Bopping Around During the Pandemic, & 2021 Won One. Her books are available as audiobooks for free on Soundcloud.
Denning also makes and sells functional ceramics.

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