Jim Ramirez was born and raised in KCMO. He began a 34 year career at Hallmark Cards as a designer, working in a variety of disciplines. He designed packaging, developed new product, and was awarded 4 United States Patents, and designed humor greeting cards. He also has a U.S. patent on a Christmas cap called, “Santa’s Ho! Ho! Hat!” that has sold all over the world, and appeared on The Today Show, and Late Night with David Letterman. In 2010, he published a book titled: “Where I’m Supposed To Belong,” about a 3-week trip he took to Europe. Jim creates fine art, and currently has an assemblage art show titled: foundArtNEWYORK at 2010 Gallery in the crossroads at 2010 Main, KCMO. Every object in each piece of foundArtNEWYORK was found in one of the five boroughs of New York. flea markets, street fairs, antique shops, thrift stores. Wood that makes up the frames were found in the Calvary Cemetery in Queens or under the Brooklyn Bridge. Tying each piece together is an authentic New York City subway map, and a description on the back tells where every object was found. In keeping with this theme Jim created another assemblage art show titled: foundArtKC, where every unique element was found in various scrap metal recycling plants around Kansas City and reused to recreate something new.
Local author/illustrator, Danna York published “To the Cider Mill” a book that celebrates autumn. Each page tells a story with delightful illustrations, activities, coloring pages, and ideas for fall activity. The book is available at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Danna also presents the book at educational programs and events. She will appear at KD’s Books at 241 SE Main St. Lee’s Summit MO, Oct.10th from 10:30 to 12:00pm and Reader’s World at 983 NE Rice Rd, Lee’s Summit MO Oct.17th from 11:00 to !2:00pm.
Tim York is a singer-songwriter out of Kansas City, Mo and has been playing since the young age of 12. With ample local radio play and growing popularity, he continues to live out his dream of writing great songs and performing around at various venues. He has two full-length solo albums and is set to release a new 6-song EP titled Only Human, Fall 2015.