Artspeak Radio with Angelica Sandoval and Art of the Wish

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes artist/educator Angelica Sandoval, artists Marn Jensen and Andy Newcom with Art of the Wish currently at the Leedy Volkous Gallery.

ANGELICA SANDOVAL, I would like to invite you all to the opening reception for my solo exhibition that I am having at Plug Gallery, May 6TH 6-9pm.
I am creating an immersive light installation using ceramic pieces, sound and technology. Collaboration with Tim Harte, awesome composer who will be performing live the night of the opening! You can’t miss it!!
​plug.galleryJoin us for May first Friday! For Angelica Sandoval Introspection May 6: 6-9pm through June 17 plug gallery 1328 Agnes Ave. KCMO

PLUG, formerly known as Plug Projects, is a curatorial collaboration by five Kansas City artists: Cesar Lopez, CJ Charbonneau, Craig Deppen Auge, Mary Clara Hutchison, and Sam Haan, who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local cultural community. Our goal is to engage artists and the public at large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national network of artists.

Andy Newcom & Marn Jensen
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City MO
March 4, 2022 — May 28, 2022

First Fridays: May 6th, 5-8:00
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 11-5:00
Please join us for Art of the Wish — an art exhibit that celebrates the wishes of elders.

Artists Marn Jensen and Andy Newcom interviewed over 200 older people across the country and asked them their wishes — for themselves, their families, and the world. Then, the artists created artwork based on these wishes in hopes to bring them to life in a poignant and memorable way.

The work is comprised of a range of mediums — from photographic to sculptural, textile to encaustic, mixed media to painting — allowing the “wish” to inspire the direction of each piece. The artists were very intentional about the materials used, often incorporating repurposed, found objects that had once been discarded and tossed aside. “Breathing new life into these objects is a perfect metaphor for appreciating the potential and beauty in old things,” they explained.

Marn and Andy’s wish is that this body of work inspires people to reach out and have a conversation with an elder.  They promise, “it will not only make their day, but it will make your day, too.”


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