ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Miles Neidinger, Shawn Pavey, & Heather Thornton

Miles Neidinger joins us in the first half of the program to discuss art, his work, and upcoming projects.
Miles Neidinger, graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2000 with a BFA in sculpture. His artistic visualization has been informed by his experience in the commercial and industrial electrical industry. As an electrician he has discovered real life functions for color-coding, tape, conduit bending, and installations, the utilization of trigonometry, algebraic equations, and geometric functions. These experiences drastically inform his artistic practice. Recent exhibitions include: The Anatomy of the Palace of Wisdom City Ice Arts in Kansas City MO, Art in the Pro Flatiron Building New York NY (presented by Sprint), Museum Interrupted Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park KS, An Associate Degree in Science Finch Gallery in Chicago IL, What’s the Matter with Kansas Rare Gallery in New York NY, Family Event Home for the Holidays Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City MO, Charlotte Street Fund Exhibition Johnson County Community Collage in Overland Park KS. Neidinger is an Arts KC and Rocket grant recipient, an Art Through Architecture participant, a Charlotte Street Foundation Award recipient and was granted a Vermont Studio Center residency in 2001. His work has been published in Art in America, The Kansas City Star, Review Magazine, and Pitch Weekly. Recently, Neidinger was nominated for the AIA KC Allied Arts & Craftsmanship award this year. The work was installed in the offices of DRAW Architecture + Urban Design, LLC.

Shawn Pavey joins us to discuss his new book release and read live from the KKFI studio, “Nobody Steals The Towels From A Hotel 6.” (Spartan Press 2015)

Saturday December 19-8pm
Prospero’s Books 1800 W. 39th St. KCMO.

Shawn Pavey has delivered newspapers, mowed lawns, bagged
groceries, cut meat, laid sewer pipe, bussed tables, washed
dishes, roofed houses, crunched numbers, rented cars, worked
in hotels, and been paid to write everything from résumés
to music reviews. Currently, he earns a living as a Technical
Recruiter in Mission, KS where he lives with his fiancée and
three worthless but adorable cats. He is the author of Talking
to Shadows (Main Street Rag Press, 2008), co-founder and
former Associate Editor of The Main Street Rag Literary
Journal, and a former board member and officer of The
Writers Place, a Kansas City-based literary non-profit.
His poems, essays, and journalism appear in a variety of
national and regional publications. He’s hosted poetry
readings in bars, coffee shops, haunted houses, bookstores,
and abandoned warehouses. A graduate of the University of
North Carolina’s Undergraduate Honors Creative Writing
Program, he likes his Tom Waits loud, his bourbon single
barrel, and his basketball Carolina Blue.…

Heather Thornton, musician, singer, songwriter, joins us in the studio to talk about her new CD release and perform live!!

Happy Holidays!!! Join us at Friends of Lakeside Nature Center for the Heather’s Art Garden CD RELEASE PARTY and Holiday Show!!! Bring the whole family!!

Lakeside Nature Center 4701 E. Gregory KCMO
Sunday December 20, 12:30pm & 2pm

Our first album “The Earth is a Beautiful Place” will be available for purchase along with last minute holiday shopping! Join us as we celebrate the release of “The Earth is a Beautiful Place”!

*CD Release Party
*Animal Demonstrations
*Introduction to unique instruments
*Introduction to sign language
*Holiday songs
*Last minute shopping
*Lessons about nature

Our usual cast of characters will be performing!
Heather Nature (Heather Thornton), Bumble Bree (Bree Plaster), Dr. Victor (G. Victor Penniman), Michael O (Michael O’Shiver), Sunny Ray (Rachel Marie), and special guest Calvin Arsenia!!!

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