ARTSPEAK RADIO Halloweenish Show

Wednesday October 25
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd ushers in soon to be Halloween with guests that include artists/sculptors Cydney Ross, Ari Fish, KC Voices Tom Sullivan & Barb K. Roberts, and hijinx with KC Conjure owner Julie Valdivia & the incorrigible artist Mark Allen.

From October 25-28, 2017 the 27th International Sculpture Conference: Intersections + Identities will seek to bring sculptors and arts professionals together to discuss how our work, our practices, and ourselves intersect. Join us in Kansas City, MO for three days of programming where we will explore new communities and discuss exciting topics in contemporary sculpture. Visit for more programming information.”

Kiosk Gallery presents “Structural Integrity” – a solo exhibition by Kansas City artist Cydney Ross, featuring new ceramic sculpture works. Ross seeks inspiration in aging architecture, and the ways built environments shape communities and culture – comparing the influences of physical structures with the effects of government policy and political discourse.
The show runs through November 9th during open hours and by appointment; Kiosk will have some extended hours this month in celebration of the International Sculpture Center Conference in Kansas City.
ISC Gallery Hop Reception:
Friday, October 27th, 6-9 pm
Open Hours for ISC:
Thursday, October 26th: 6-9 pm
Friday, October 27th: 12-9 pm
Saturday, October 28th: 12-5 pm Regular Open Hours:
Fridays 12-6 pm, Saturdays 12-4 pm
Kiosk Gallery is located at 916 E. 5th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.

Ari Fish Artist and Kansas City Art Institute Academic & Career Avisor- Since the birth of her daughter, Fish has been vocal about the importance of spirituality in her work, and she incorporates aspects of the Bible, freemasonry, Buddhism, the tarot, numerology and astrology into her ongoing “Temporary Temple” and “Prayer Robe Project” series.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Fish’s 10 “Prayer Robe Projects. “The Changing Room” event in conjunction with the ISC conference celebrates this. “It will be an installation that allows the robes to rise above the audience and then be lowered down to them; people can try on all ten robes in the series. There will be floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and people should feel transformed as they focus on the different stages of their life.
“I want this event,” Fish says, “to be an immersive experience.”

“Ari Fish: Gilded Attrition” on view now at the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Blvd., continues through the two-year renovation of the museum.
“The Changing Room,” a one-night performance piece by Fish curated by Travis Pratt for The Pop-Up Art Lot, will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at 3014 Southwest Blvd.

Tom Sullivan & Barb K. Roberts with Kansas City Voices-Join us at The Writers Place as we launch the latest edition of Kansas City Voices, a full-color art and literature magazine. Saturday, October 28 at 5pm – 7pm The Writers Place 33607 Pennsylvania KCMO 64111
Support local writers and artists! Meet interesting people! Win fun prizes in our raffle! Pick up your copy of Kansas City Voices Vol 14! Get extra copies to get a jump on your holiday shopping!
We will also have back-issues on hand of Volumes 11, 12, and 13, in case you missed them.
Whispering Prairie Press is Kansas City’s home-grown, non-profit, volunteer-operated literary press.

Julie Valdivia owner of KC Conjure-Kansas City’s full service Hoodoo, Conjure, and Vodou shop! Carrying spiritual candle, oils, waters, herbs, curios, statues and more! Readings available.
1620 Locust St, Ste 400 Kansas City, Missouri 64108
(816) 756-5551

Mark Allen is an artist, photographer, designer, and social media guru based in Venice Beach, CA. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Mark moved to Los Angeles to study at Pepperdine University. He works in several mediums and series. Spirituality and personal identity are of tantamount importance to his creations. You can see his work in person at Skidmore Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and Blue Gallery in Kansas City. Venice Beach Studio visits are available by request:

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