Artspeak Radio with 21c Museum Hotel, KCAC, Kansas City Voices

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Emma Medlen 21c Museum Hotel, Marissa Starke Kansas City Artists Coalition, and T.L. Sanders, Kansas City Voices.

EMMA MEDLEN, 21c Museum Hotel – Labor & Materials Exhibition Opening
Contemporary art is the core of 21c. As North America’s only multi-venue museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting art of the 21st century, 21c Museum brings a new cultural resource to the city’s vibrant art scene. From rotating, curated exhibitions, to site-specific installations and cultural programming, 21c Museum offers the local and traveling community unprecedented access to the work of some of today’s emerging artists. Our Museum is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Join us on Friday, May 13th to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition Labor & Materials from 6-8pm. Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites will be in conversation with artist Lina Puerta at 6:30. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. This event is open to the public and all are welcome.
Exploring the evolution of industry in the 21st century, Labor&Materials presents a precarious balance between promise and peril; the definition and practice of work has become increasingly complex and contradictory.
Lina Puerta was born in New Jersey and raised in Colombia. She lives and works in El Barrio. Puerta holds an MS in Art Education from Queens College/CUNY and has exhibited internationally. She is the recipient of several important recent residencies, including a Fall 2017 Artist-in-Residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. She has also been honored with a 2016 Dieu Donné Workspace Residency, Artprize-8 Sustainability Award, 2015 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, 2015 Kohler Arts Industry Residency (WI), 2014-15 Keyholder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop, 2013-14 Smack Mellon Art Studio Program, 2014 Materials for the Arts, 2013 Wave Hill Winter Workspace, and the 2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. Exhibition venues include The Museum of Biblical Art, El Museo del Barrio, Socrates Sculpture Park, Wave Hill, and Geary Contemporary in New York City, and Pi Artworks in London. Puerta’s work has been written about in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Wilder Quarterly, Sculpture Magazine, and Artnet News among others.
• New exhibition Labor&Materials opening on Friday 5/13
• First exhibition in over 2 years
• Artist talk on 5/13 – background on artist Lina Puerta
• Background on 21c Museum Hotels and Kansas City’s property
• Details for Friday’s event – open to the public, all are welcome!
21c Museum Hotel 219 @. 9th St. KCMO

MARISSA STARKE, Executive Director KCAC – Current Exhibitions |
Main Gallery | Dan Jian | May 6 – 27
Artist Talk via Zoom May 18th at 6 pm
Snap Space Gallery | Morgan Ford Willingham | May 6 – 27
Artist Talk at Closing Reception May 27 at 6 pm
Midtown KC Now | Lorrie Eigles | May 18 – September 6
Artist Reception | June 2 from 5:30 – 7 pm
Work of Art | Business Skills for Artists | May 12 – June 16 every Thursday from 6 – 8:30 pm Facilitated by Brittany Noriega
Coffee Talk | May 14 from 10 – 11 am Community Catch-Up
Kansas City Artists Coalition 3200 Gilliam Rd. KCMO

TL SANDERS, Kansas City Voices, Calling all Teenage Creators! If you’re age 13-19 & live in a 75-mile radius of Kansas City, raise your voice/poems, stories, essays, photos, illustrations, comics! Submit to
by May 31.
Kansas City Voices is a periodical of art and writing, published annually by Whispering Prairie Press.
Kansas City Voices


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