ARTSPEAK RADIO live with Midwest Arts Studio, Frank Juarez, Joe Bussell, Larry Thomas, Bruce Burstert & Charlotte Street Foundation

Founder of Mdwest Artist Studio (MAS) Frank Juarez joins Maria by phone with artsts/educators Joe Bussell, and Larry Thomas. Artist/gallery owner Bruce Burstert talks about his new gallery in Lexington, MO and Charlotte Street Foundation discuss (re)remember study- KC.

Frank Juarez-Art Educator + Founder Midwest Artist Studios-MAS, “The project I designed is called the Midwest Artist Studios (MAS) Project. This project connects two areas-contemporary art and art education. The thought of traveling the Midwest and the idea of visiting studios was overwhelming. I knew I would not be able to do it alone so I was able to put together a team of art enthusiasts, Erika Block, writer, photographer Pat Ryan, and Jonathan Fritsch assistant.”

The Midwest Artist Studios™ Project is a three summer project established by a Wisconsin high school art educator, Frank Juarez. A team consisting of a photographer, writer, and assistant will travel the Midwest visiting contemporary visual artists who embrace the importance of Art Education, believe that their art experience was influenced or shaped by their K-12 Art Education and are following their artistic dream of art making. These visits will encompass a close and personal approach into the studio life of an artist. Artists will not only talk about their engagement in their art processes, but also discuss their rigorous work schedule, daily commitments, work ethic, artistic vision; to name a few.

After each summer the MAS Team will be creating a catalog and a curriculum workbook, which will contain lesson plans that compliment and reinforce the artists’ contemporary art practices. These lesson plans can be used to reinforce, supplement, or become an art curriculum for grades 6-12. A blog will house the MAS Team’s journey, behind the scenes footage, reflections, and photographs.

Our audience is very diverse just like this project. The Midwest Artist Studios™ Project will benefit anyone interested in Contemporary Art, Art Education, technology, social media, National Visual Arts Standards, and Literacy. We envision public, private art educators, home schools, core educators, IMC specialists, administration, districts, artists, professors and students utilizing this resource.

Artsts/educators from Kansas Joe Bussell and Larry Thomas, Karrie Dieken- North Dakota, Sharon Grey-South Dakota, Judy Boyer, Rachel Mindrup and Lori Elliott-Bartle- Nebraska, participated in the current MAS project.

www.midwestartiststudio.com

Kansas City mostly knows Bruce Burstert as an Oriental Rug Dealer and Interior Designer through his 20-year operation, Smith and Burstert Antiques that closed in 2007. More than that, he is an artist, singer, performance artist, and much more. Born in Marceline Missouri, growing up in the 1960’s, Burstert observed major historical events: including President Kennedy’s assassination, the Beatles coming to America, and Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Because of those historical happenings, Burstert believes he “caught the resurgence of that time and people fighting for civil rights,” along with growing up in Missouri and seeing all the visual elements that the Midwest has to offer. Burstert embodies the passionate components of America and a region that he identifies strongly with.
History has been a continual element in his life, Burstert says, “I’m a researcher about material. I like understanding who influenced who, what effects artists, their circumstances and what drives them…that informs me about traditions.” Tradition, is an important constituent in Burstert’s research and art. He describes his interests to involve culture, sacrifice, ceremony and how all of those have affected and driven artists and cultures.
Always loving the American Southwest, particularly because of its convergent cultures, Burstert has painted this area for 25 years. Two years ago he started to do cultural and Native American studies, along with studying cultural icons that came to the west years ago such as Georgia O’Keeffe, and many other painters and musicians that felt the Southwest was the true American culture. Taos Pueblo New Mexico has been painted many times, and Burstert believes this informed his education, by knowing who was affected by going to that place. Burstert states, “The environment helped the reduction of the work and development. Those who toured the Southwest are the best artists in America”. Though his passion for the Southwest is evident he also believes the Midwest is the birthplace of the American genre, and that there are a lot of Midwestern artists that are unsung heroes.

Founder of Mdwest Artist Studio MAS) Frank Juarez joins Maria by phone with artsts/educators Joe Bussell, and Larry Thomas. Artist/gallery owner Bruce Burstert talks about his new gallery in Lexington, MO and Charlotte Street Foundation discuss (re)remember-Kansas City study.

Frank Juarez-Art Educator + Founder Midwest Artist Studios-MAS, “The project I designed is called the Midwest Artist Studios (MAS) Project. This project connects two areas-contemporary art and art education. The thought of traveling the Midwest and the idea of visiting studios was overwhelming. I knew I would not be able to do it alone so I was able to put together a team of art enthusiasts, Erika Block, writer, photographer Pat Ryan, and Jonathan Fritsch assistant.”

The Midwest Artist Studios™ Project is a three summer project established by a Wisconsin high school art educator, Frank Juarez. A team consisting of a photographer, writer, and assistant will travel the Midwest visiting contemporary visual artists who embrace the importance of Art Education, believe that their art experience was influenced or shaped by their K-12 Art Education and are following their artistic dream of art making. These visits will encompass a close and personal approach into the studio life of an artist. Artists will not only talk about their engagement in their art processes, but also discuss their rigorous work schedule, daily commitments, work ethic, artistic vision; to name a few.

After each summer the MAS Team will be creating a catalog and a curriculum workbook, which will contain lesson plans that compliment and reinforce the artists’ contemporary art practices. These lesson plans can be used to reinforce, supplement, or become an art curriculum for grades 6-12. A blog will house the MAS Team’s journey, behind the scenes footage, reflections, and photographs.

Our audience is very diverse just like this project. The Midwest Artist Studios™ Project will benefit anyone interested in Contemporary Art, Art Education, technology, social media, National Visual Arts Standards, and Literacy. We envision public, private art educators, home schools, core educators, IMC specialists, administration, districts, artists, professors and students utilizing this resource.

Artsts/educators from Kansas Joe Bussell and Larry Thomas, Karrie Dieken- North Dakota, Sharon Grey-South Dakota, Judy Boyer, Rachel Mindrup and Lori Elliott-Bartle- Nebraska, participated in the current MAS project.

www.midwestartiststudio.com

Kansas City mostly knows Bruce Burstert as an Oriental Rug Dealer and Interior Designer through his 20-year operation, Smith and Burstert Antiques that closed in 2007. More than that, he is an artist, singer, performance artist, and much more. Born in Marceline Missouri, growing up in the 1960’s, Burstert observed major historical events: including President Kennedy’s assassination, the Beatles coming to America, and Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Because of those historical happenings, Burstert believes he “caught the resurgence of that time and people fighting for civil rights,” along with growing up in Missouri and seeing all the visual elements that the Midwest has to offer. Burstert embodies the passionate components of America and a region that he identifies strongly with.
History has been a continual element in his life, Burstert says, “I’m a researcher about material. I like understanding who influenced who, what effects artists, their circumstances and what drives them…that informs me about traditions.” Tradition, is an important constituent in Burstert’s research and art. He describes his interests to involve culture, sacrifice, ceremony and how all of those have affected and driven artists and cultures.
Always loving the American Southwest, particularly because of its convergent cultures, Burstert has painted this area for 25 years. Two years ago he started to do cultural and Native American studies, along with studying cultural icons that came to the west years ago such as Georgia O’Keeffe, and many other painters and musicians that felt the Southwest was the true American culture. Taos Pueblo New Mexico has been painted many times, and Burstert believes this informed his education, by knowing who was affected by going to that place. Burstert states, “The environment helped the reduction of the work and development. Those who toured the Southwest are the best artists in America”. Though his passion for the Southwest is evident he also believes the Midwest is the birthplace of the American genre, and that there are a lot of Midwestern artists that are unsung heroes.

(re)remember study – Kansas City
A project by visiting artists, Findlay//Sandsmark,
composer, Catherine McRae, and local artist, Gillian Tobin
August 18th & 19th

Join Charlotte Street Foundation Thursday August 18th & Friday 19th, from 6-9PM for a unique durational performance and installation piece by visiting Norwegian performance company, Findlay//Sandsmark, New York-based composer, Catherine McRae, Kansas City-based artist, Gillian Tobin, and curator, Marte Danielsen Jølbo. Their project, (re)remember study — Kansas City, will explore nostalgia and the act of remembering inspired by the stories of Kansas City residents.Over the past few days, the artists went on walks with local Kansas City residents who took the artists to places in which the residents associated with a good or pleasant memory. In live performances, the artists will interpret and re-remember the stories from places they visited with KC residents.
Event Details:
Thursday, August 18th, 6-9PM
Friday, August 19th, 6-9PM
La Esquina (1000 W 25th St KCMO 64108
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