Artspeak Radio with Belger Arts, KC Hospice, & PeaceWorks

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

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Consuelo Cruz, Kansas City Hospice & PeaceWorks.

CONSUELO CRUZ Belger Vice President Marketing and Community Engagement Belger Cartage Service, Inc. and Affiliated Companies & KATIE HOGAN Operations Manager and Glass Annex Manager
Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11am TO 5 PM
at Belger Glass Annex 1219 E. 19th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Fall Fest at the Belger Glass Annex is back!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7. Enjoy glassblowing demos, clay demos, kids’ activities, food, music, and lots of fun for the entire family. Work by area glass artists will also be available for purchase.

Fall Fest- Oct. 7
New exhibitions
First Friday Glassblowing demos
New artists in residence plus visiting artists such as Jonathan Christensen Caballero
Holiday Open House November 17 and 18

CAROL BARNETT, CARYN HOHNHOLD, & DAVID S. WILEY Kansas City Hospice-Celebrate Compassion Sunday Night Live
Join us for an unforgettable evening on October 1 at the KC Live! Block in the Power & Light District to help families right here in Kansas City who are experiencing serious illness or grief.
New for 2023! After Party Details:
Football Watch Party October 1, 2023 at 7 pm
In a private event space at the KC Live! Block in the Power & Light District
Limited tickets available – purchase yours today with your SNL event ticket
Ticket includes:
• Access to the football watch party
• Drink tickets
• Food
• and MORE!

David S. Wiley became President and CEO for Kansas City Hospice in September 2016. Prior to that, David served on the Kansas City Hospice Board of Directors in 2013 and in 2014 became Chief Operating Officer for Kansas City Hospice. David also served as Secretary on the NorthCare Hospice Board of Directors. David held over twenty years of progressive leadership experience with H&R Block, Inc. His experience and leadership roles included field management, call center, finance, accounting and cross-functional leadership of organizations. In his final role as the Vice President, Field Operations, he was responsible for 4,200 retail tax locations in 22 states generating $1billion in revenue from both company and franchised locations. Today David serves on the New Theatre Scholarship Guild as the assistant treasurer. David received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri Kansas City. He has served on the Board of the Kansas City CARE Health Center (formally the KC Free Health Clinic), and AIDS Service Foundation of Greater KC, served on the H&R Block Volunteer Committee, and the Friends of Art Council for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. David received the I.J. Mnookin Award for Outstanding Community Service from the H&R Block Foundation.
Caryn Hohnholt is Chief Development & Communications Officer for Kansas City Hospice. She joined the organization more than six years ago. Caryn has nearly 20 years of professional experience. Most recently, she was with Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) (Omaha, NE) and its alliance organization, Easterseals Nebraska, where she held the position of Vice President of Development and Marketing for both organizations. Caryn was with VNA for six successful years and helped grow the fundraising efforts from just over $2 million annually when she started to more than $5.8 million in 2016. She raised funds for 17 different programs at VNA, including hospice and palliative care, and is passionate about the importance of access to compassionate, expert end-of-life care for individuals and their families. She has previously served as Executive Director of a nonprofit serving victims and survivors of family and sexual violence and served on the founding committee of the first child advocacy center serving mid-Nebraska. For over a decade, Caryn worked as a consultant to dozens of organizations, helping to reform their fundraising practices, connect with their donors, and ensure the necessary resources to fulfill their missions. To date, she has raised more than $58 million for organizations large and small, helping build strong families and thriving communities. Caryn is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a BS in Social Work.

Carol Barnett joined the KCH Foundation in April 2015. She has been a volunteer in almost every aspect of the KCH&PC organization. Carol is co-owner of Mid-America Merchandizing, Inc. and assists with Marketing and Public Relations. Carol and her brothers received the Nonprofit Connect Philanthropy of the Year Award in 2018. She received her BA in Philosophy from Wheaton College. She has served on the Board of New Reform Temple since 2007 and was President in 2010. Carol received the MHPCA Heart of Hospice Administrative Volunteer Award in 2014. Carol and husband Tom have three children, Jamie, Amber and Samantha.

ANN SULLENTROP & RICARDO NUNEZ with PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair
A community fair with artists selling their wares is on tap Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 23-24, in Theis Park.
What: PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair—our 32 nd annual fair!
Where: Theis Park, south of Cleaver Blvd., east of Oak
When: Sat., 9/23, 10am-6pm, and Sun., 9/24, 10am-5pm
Why: To support local artists and peace-making!
“Our art fair welcomes diverse artists from the local area, especially new and emerging artists,” says Ann Suellentrop, MS, RN, an artist and a vice-chair of PeaceWorks. “The way to true peace is not merely the stopping of violence. It’s understanding, trusting, and connecting with others. Solidarity, mutual aid, and love in action are necessary to prevent violence from even entering our thoughts.”
You may recall the UNplaza Art Fair—the former name of PeaceWorks’ fair. The new name accents local products. Our hometown-and-nearby artists make everything from sculpture to stained glass, from wood carvings to weavings, from paintings to baubles and beads. And the local prices make it easy to find birthday/holiday gifts for your family and friends.
With PeaceWorks’ focus on seeking peace locally, nationally, internationally, Suellentrop says understanding others leads to loving them. “Through the free expression of the inner life and spirit of the artist, we have access to others’ stories, emotions, hopes, and dreams, even their unconscious thoughts. ‘The world will be saved by beauty,’ says Dostoevsky’s Prince Myshkin in The Idiot. Hate, fear,
and violence distort our thoughts and actions,” says Suellentrop. “Art reveals our deepest selves.”

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