Artspeak Radio + Englewood Art, InterUrban ArtHouse, & Unicorn Theater

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, February 1, 2023, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Brandon Schnur, Arts and Programming Manager Englewood Arts, Kevin Miller, Master Glass Blower and Studio Manager Englewood Arts, Wolfe Brack Operations Manager InterUrban ArtHouse, and Cynthia Levin & Satya Chazez with Unicorn Theater.

BRANDON SCHNUR, Arts and Programming Manager Englewood Arts
KEVIN MILLER, Master Glass Blower and Studio Manager Englewood Arts

Englewood Arts is a non-profit community art center located in western Independence, MO. With Two major focuses, accessibility to the arts and affordable and sustainable housing opportunities, Englewood Arts hopes to cultivate an engaged community. Our Mission is to assist the community through development of residential and commercial incentives, public art, art events, art programs, philanthropy and community outreach solutions, which result in a thriving community with engagement and pride.

Englewood Arts’ Glass Lab is a state of the art Glass blowing studio, dedicated to the artform of glass. We are the first community focused glass blowing studio in the region and we are dedicated to the exploration and experimentation of glass as an art form. We are excited to start offering classes and glasses experiences starting in February.

Kevin Miller, Master Glass Blower and Studio Manager has over 15 years experience in glassblowing. Kevin’s dedication to glass has spanned working at the university level, in production studios and now in our community art center.

Brandon Schnur is the Arts and Programming Manager for Englewood Art. His chosen artistic forms are ceramics and metal sculpture. He has almost a decade of experience working in varying non-profit roles and is dedicated to help create a thriving community through the arts in the Englewood community.

Englewood Arts Center 10901 E. Winner Rd. Independence, MO

WOLFE BRACK, Operations Manager InterUrban ArtHouse – Call for Artists: Her Art / Their Art: Exhibition by women and non-binary femme artists. Deadline to apply is Mon, Feb 6th.

ArtHeals Exhibition, currently on view through Feb 24th. Reception is Friday, Feb 17th, 5-8pm: Artists deal with mental and physical health through their art.

Therapist Lead Art Workshops: Wednesdays through Feb, 10:30 – 12, $25 per session, all supplies included. Art therapist Sherri Jacobs leads a series of art therapy workshops with a different project each week.

Feb 10th, 7-9pm, Free- Mixed Feelings, an original play by Christina Foltz. RSVP at  Description:

Brone has never known joy and Gale has never gone through grief. The two meet and through a series of tests try to teach each other what it is like to feel these different ways. The lessons are accompanied by dance, song, and poetry. Mixed Feelings is a new one-act script written and directed by Christina Foltz.
Brone………….. Molly M Mokler
Gale…………… Melissa Locke

Wed, Feb 22nd, 7pm – Walking with Anxiety Concert: Singer / Songwriter Malek Azrael gives a collaborative performance of music and spoken word.

Wolfe Brack’s work is currently on exhibition, Threads: Tell Your Story Here, an interactive storytelling exhibition in the Carter Art Center at Penn Valley Community College. Opening reception is Thursday, Feb 2nd, 5-8pm.

Featured Artists:
Gail Burnett
Wolfe Brack
Caesar Lopez
Polly Allice McCann
Janet Ryan
John Cambridge Sutton III

InterUrban ArtHouse was founded and developed by local community artist, Nicole Emanuel. We began in 2011 as a series of conversations with artists, arts organizations and civic and business leaders. It was clear there was a void in arts resources and studio facilities for Northeast Kansas.  
InterUrban ArtHouse 8001 Newton St. Overland Pk, KS

SATYA CHAVEZ, Actress, co-creator of Refuge, CYNTHIA LEVIN, Producing Artistic Director
Refuge Co-created by Satya Jnani Chavez and Andrew Rosendorf
Translation by Marialuisa Burgos, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
January 25 – February 12, 2023
With an original score and dynamic puppetry, this bilingual production follows a teenage migrant’s journey across the challenging and mystical desert on their quest to find a new life in America.
Refuge contains adult subject matter and is recommended for ages 16+.
Refuge is produced at Unicorn Theatre as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other Partner Theatres are Curious Theatre Company (Colorado) and Theatre Lab at Florida Atlantic University (Florida).

Unicorn Theater 3825 Main St. KCMO 64111 816.531.PLAY (7529)
[email protected]

Two other interesting notes about the show:
1) The puppets were created by What If Puppets (formerly Mesner Puppet Theatre here in KC )

2)  KC is one of the first three cities that are part of this rolling world premiere.
National New Play Network & Rolling World Premieres
(The Unicorn Theatre is a founding member of the National New Play Network)
About Rolling World Premieres
I could send you more info about that if you want.

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