Artspeak Radio with Anderson, Callahan, & Bennerot McInerney

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, November 9, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes writers Kēvin Callahan, Catherine Anderson, and Marie Bennerot McInerney.

KĒVIN CALLAHAN- A Sheltering Place is a memoir by Kēvin Callahan, award-winning painter, designer, photographer, and poet, in tribute to his boyhood in southern Iowa. Inspired by his original reoccurring column in his hometown paper, Callahan weaves in the recipe for a daily life richly observed with wit, wisdom, and original sketches. The narratives share longing and heartache; wrestling mats and hunting escapades; first kisses and 1970s rock and roll. This is the true heartland: making ends meet, celebrating each other–an American Artist’s life well-lived. Callahan writes: “…that little boy growing up and running free on the Iowa prairies still lives inside me.”

Kēvin Callahan, author, artist, traveler has a BFA from Drake University and studied art at both the Chicago and San Francisco Art Institutes. Callahan is an “accidental poet,” the author of many published short stories and a novel. His award-winning artwork hangs in collections throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, and Israel. His distinctive modern portraits and figures are shown worldwide, including a line of handcrafted wood items at He maintains a studio and gallery, the Elegant Line, in Parkville, Missouri, where he resides with his wife, Karen. His two grown sons are both accomplished artists. You can find more of Kēvin’s artwork at

CATHERINE ANDERSON- Publishes Fifth Book, a Memoir: My Brother Speaks in Dreams Of Family, Beauty & Belonging
Catherine Anderson’s most recent book is a memoir chronicling life with her brother Charlie who had intellectual disabilities. Anderson’s memoir has been described as “an unflinching portrait of a unique family and brother facing uncommon circumstances over changing eras and environments,” by writer William Cass. Poet Maril Crabtree writes “the reader will come to know intimately what life with Charlie taught the author and what her insights can teach us: that language is only one way to communicate, and our culture often fails to recognize and honor other ways.”
Anderson’s poetry collections are Everyone I Love Immortal (Woodley Press), Woman with a Gambling Mania (Mayapple Press), The Work of Hands (Perugia) and In the Mother Tongue (Alice James Books).  She has received awards from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, The Crab Orchard Review and the I-70 Review. In 2019, she was a finalist for the Jake Adam York Auburn Witness Poetry Prize from the Southern Humanities Review. She lives in Kansas City where she works with new interpreters from the city’s immigrant communities.

My Brother Speaks in Dreams
of Family, Beauty & Belonging

The author is available for readings and lectures and can be contacted at [email protected].

I Am Daughter – A solo exhibition of works by Marie Bannerot Mcinerney
Studios Inc is pleased to present Marie Bannerot Mcinerney’s solo exhibition, I Am Daughter. In an age of unpredictable weather patterns, fluctuating temperatures and rising water one cannot escape uncertainty. I Am Daughter, McInerney’s first solo show in Kansas City since 2015, considers the unknowingness of today through abstracted recordings and translations of celestial and terrestrial phenomena in the form of sculpture and installation. The large-scale works are made from materials ranging from handmade paper to cement, ceramic, brass and hand-dyed silks and are inspired by fourth century Orphic totempässes. These totempässes (passports for the dead) attributed to cultic burial practices, are tiny gold foil tablets that provide the deceased instructions for how to negotiate the landscape of the dead. As our planet faces challenging times, McInerney longs for instructions on how to negotiate the unknown. She states, “While certainty is not in our future, I can recognize the beauty that surrounds me, I can collaborate with the movement of the sun and seek moments of contemplation and wonder.” The works in I Am Daughter consider our position during this moment of anxiety and present meditations on time, reverence and contingency.
The opening reception will be hosted on Friday, November 11th from 5-8 pm. Marie Bannerot Mcinerney will give an artist talk on Saturday, November 12th from 12-1 pm.
I Am Daughter will be on view thru December 24th.
Exhibition hours: Wednesday through Friday from 10-4pm and Saturday from 12-4pm
Studios Inc 1708 Campbell Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108

Marie Bannerot McInerney is a multidisciplinary studio artist and educator. Her site-responsive installations and discrete works in concrete, silk, and canvas consider human agency within the framework of ecological systems, mystical thinking, and natural phenomena. She is a 2018 Charlotte Street Artist Award Fellow and has exhibited across the United States and abroad including shows at the Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA), Mildred Lane Kemper Museum (Saint Louis, MO) Friedrich Schiller University (Jena, Germany), and Han Tianheng Art Museum Shanghai (Shanghai City, China). McInerney co-authored an essay in the book, Probing the Skin: Cultural Representations of our Contact Zone and was awarded a Cultural Exchange Grant from the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to present work. Her formative years were spent in Houston, TX before she earned a BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA at Washington University in Saint Louis.
McInerney believes there is great power in collaboration and has served as co-director and co-curator in two curatorial collaboratives: PLUG Projects (Kansas City, MO) and The Independent Art Market (Saint Louis, MO). She worked in the costume and fashion industry for over a decade as a knitwear designer and manufacturer for SKIF International and as the head dyer/painter for the costume shop at the Opera Theatre Saint Louis. She currently sits on the advisory board for North American Hand Papermakers, is a resident artist at Studios Inc, and serves as an associate professor in the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.


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