Artspeak Radio + Schnur, Nagler, Meeks, & Jurkiewicz

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes artist/educator Brandon Schnur Englewood Arts, writer JoAnneh Nagler, artist Linda Jurkiewicz, and filmmaker Cyan Meeks.

BRANDON SCHNUR, Englewood Arts –
Summer Arts Camp is Back! It’s time to start planning out your summer, and what is better for young kids than learning new and fun skills in the arts? Come Play, Learn and Create as we explore different artistic styles in one or more of our 6 different themed weeks. 
Englewood Arts offers a summer art camp for children ages 7-12.

Classes will run 8:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. 
- Week 1: Making Music (June 20th-24th)
- Week 2: Food of Art History (June 27th-July 1st)
- Week 3: Rec-Creation (July 4th-8th)
- Week 4: S.T.E.A.M. (July 11th-15th)
- Week 5: Plants, Bugs, and Birds (July 18th-22nd)
- Week 6: All About Animals (July 25th-29th)

Classes per week cost $245 with an additional $75 for lunch (optional).
Full and partial scholarships will be available again this year thanks to our generous sponsors and donors! Please let us know if you want to be considered. Scholarships are limited, so please apply early.
Email: [email protected] for questions.

Englewood Arts Glass Artist-in-Residency program gives emerging or established artists the opportunity to work, for one year, in a state of the art and innovative Glass Blowing Studio in Independence, MO in the Historic Englewood Arts District. The UMB Glass Lab: Center for Creativity and Experimentation in the Art Form of Glass Blowing offers artists the freedom to develop their artist practice, work on product design and hone their teaching skills in an organization dedicated to the art of glass working, education and community.
This one year residency offers:
-Cash: $1500
-Materials: Use of materials*

Glass Studio
-Fully equipped Glass Studio: 2,500 square feet equipped with 500lbs MU500 Furnace, 16in glory hole, 20in glory hole, 2 large annealers, 2 small pickup kilns, alongside the fully furnished tool selection
-Semi Private personal studio space 24/7 Access, including access to other studios and equipment**


End of residency exhibition
Opportunities to sell work in EA’s shop and gallery spaces
Opportunities to exhibit with partner galleries, museums and

EA’s residency program focuses on bringing the glassblowing community and the
general public together in an effort to share knowledge and expand artistic appreciation. Our glass lab promotes collaboration with other artists and artistic mediums while continuing the exploration of glass and its endless possibilities.
Artist-in-Resident Responsibilities
An average of 10 hours of service to the Art Center per week
Help organizing, cleaning, and running the glass studio
Residents will carry themselves, both personally and professionally, in a
manner that reflects the mission and culture of Englewood Arts
Facilitate teaching responsibilities for youth, adult and workshop
This one year residency will balance between studio management, public
participation and personal studio practice.
Englewood Arts is an inclusive organization. Its directors and staff value all individual participants as unique and welcome the variety of experiences they bring. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of its policies or programs.
Application must include:
A written proposal of interest (500 word max, please include details of studio practice, desired projects
and how you could utilize a year long residency)
Resumé with a short bio (500 word max)
10 digital images of your work
Two professional references with contact information (name, phone number, email address, relationship)
All application materials should be submitted in JPEG and PDF format No submissions will be accepted with external links. Send application package or any
questions to [email protected]

JOANNEH NAGLER – JoAnneh Nagler is the author of Stay with Me, Wisconsin (Coyote Point Press), and three nonfiction books including Naked Marriage (Skyhorse Publishing); How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass (W.W. Norton); and The Debt-Free Spending Plan (HarperCollins), two of which were Amazon Top-100 titles.  Her books have been featured in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, LiveStrong Magazine and many more.  Recently awarded the National League of PEN Women Achiever Award (2020), she wrote and directed the play Ruby and George in Love (Sonoma Arts Live Theatre Company), and composed two singer-songwriter albums, I Burn and Enraptured, available in all outlets.  Her work has appeared in the literary journals New Haven Review, Glimmer Train, You Might Need to Hear This, Mobius and Gold Man Review.  She is a founding member of The Pacific Coast Writer’s Collective, and has just completed her first novel, Key West.  Find more at

LINDA JURKIEWICZ is a longtime Kansas City textile artist. She credits her upbringing as a first-generation Ukrainian Croatian for her “make-do” attitude and her delight in upcycling repurposed materials, especially from “women’s work” such as dish towels, sheets, household items and clothing. Her consequential fiber work incorporates soft sculpture, word play, idiom, embroidery, wall hangings, plush form, sequential dioramas, and installations which delve into the cultural roles of women in America over the last century; roles that are changing, and roles that she pushes viewers to reexamine, to trade nostalgia for empowerment.
Her first solo exhibit, “DO NOT SILENCE ME: Exploring Women’s Roles Through Stitch” at the Bunker Center for the Arts in March of 2022 showcased over ten years of textile work.
Her next solo show, “The Hook: Mirrors and Messages” asks the viewer to consider the messages, whether direct or indirect, that women experience in our culture. How do women respond to those messages? Who is the culprit? Whose reflection do women see?  On view from July 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022 at the Premier Financial Partners at 1535 Walnut St., KCMO. First Friday reception on September 2, 2022. Other times available to view, please contact artist.
Linda recently received an Arts KC Inspiration grant to promote her project, Weaving a Life: Integration of Inner and Outer Life through Working with Textiles. This set of workshops provide the opportunity for participants to learn the art of weaving, explore their creativity through textile arts, and connect with a new aspect of themselves through working with fiber arts.

Linda can be followed on Facebook and Instagram @Linda Jurkiewicz
Website:  Linda Jurkiewicz – Textile Art –
[email protected]

CYAN MEEKS – Flint Hills Counterpoint is a collaboration between composer Susan Mayo, filmmaker Cyan Meeks, and the community of rural Marion County, Kansas to investigate and engage the last remaining vestiges of the tallgrass prairie, the most decimated ecosystem in North America. We are collaborating with this community to foster land stewardship through conservation, arts, and community programming.
The project began as a documentary film titled “Reclamation Meridan” to document the land reclamation transition of 14 acres of land in rural Kansas. The film’s description is as follows:
“Reclamation Meridian is a chronological interpretation of sensory field recordings taken from the perspective of the land, flora and fauna that are witness to the reclamation process of its post-natural landscape over several years based on fourteen acres of land in rural Marion County, Kansas. Considered as an ecological and cultural wasteland due to habitat fragmentation and loss, invasive plant species, stream degradation and soil erosion- the tallgrass prairie is the most decimated ecosystem in North America.”
As the project unfolded, we realized the project was about community reclamation as well. Sponsored through Chamber Music at the Barn & Prairie Muses, we were awarded a grant through the National Endowment of the arts to develop community programming. I have found these events have connected both rural and urban communities of Kansas.
Listing of our events:
We have our large upcoming event on June 4th where both local and regional participants will visit the reclamation site with installation artists (including Shin-hee Chin) and Multi-Grammy Award-winning composer and cellist, Eugene Friesen, with Max O’Rourke, will perform Grasslands: Prairie Voices is an exuberant Symphony that premiered in 1997 and features grasslands throughout the world, including Friesen’s notable “Cellophant” and a self-narrated essay by Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute and MacArthur Fellow. Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie’ is full of prairie characters and tells the story of the settling and growth of civilization on the American prairie. It is based on the 1918 poem Prairie by American Poet Laureate, Carl Sandburg and inspired by his personal collection of folk music and folklore.
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