Artspeak Radio with Grant, Wilson, KCAI, and Bello

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, December 1, 2021, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Jim Grant, Jim Wilson, Jonah Criswell, Sophie Francour, and Katherine Bello.

KATHERINE BELLOW-As a painter, the artist approaches every blank canvas with no preconceived ideas. It’s that invitation to the unknown that begins the process.
Recalling a place or a moment of time, she enters the canvas with swaths of paint and loose line drawings. There is often a reference to pull from – such as a landscape or a memory. Layers of paint create depth and mystery while brush marks and pencil lines feel raw and exposed. The interplay of color is organically and purposefully mixed. Paint is applied as thin washes for transparency and thick and heavy to create textural surfaces. Spills and splatters are often encouraged and incorporated into the composition.
Cerbera Gallery 2011 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108

JONAH CRISWELL Associate Professor of Painting & SOPHIE FRANCOUR [email protected] KCAI- It’s back and it’s in person!

Friday, December 3, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 5, noon – 5 p.m.

The first in-person End of Semester Exhibition and Sale in two years! View one of our biggest exhibitions of the year with a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind works made by KCAI students. Visit each studio on campus including Animation, Ceramics, Fiber, Filmmaking, Foundation (North and West), Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Product Design, Sculpture, and Social Practice. Campus is large so download a map and plan your visit! All proceeds benefit individual student artists and designers. Masks required.

Plus, A New Kind of Virtual Exhibition December 3 – 17

Follow @kcartinstitute on Instagram or visit from December 3 – 17 to see new artwork posted daily. Follow your favorite KCAI studios and experience the End of Semester Exhibition in a way that you never have before!

Artwork will not be for sale by KCAI through the virtual exhibition but if you see something you like, connect with the artist directly!

Jonah Criswell graduated from KCAI in 2005 with a B.F.A. degree in painting. In 2008, he completed an M.F.A. degree in painting at Pennsylvania State University. He has exhibited in Kansas City, St. Louis, New York and Berlin. His current work focuses on the relationship between film, history and cultural psychological narratives.

H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute 16 East 43rd Street KCMO
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

JIM GRANT & JIM WILSON- KKFI 2021 Annual Sustainers Party World Music Showcase, December 3, Kansas City Irish Center with performances by Mundo Nouvo, alaturka, Gamelan Genta Kasturi. This is a private event. For more information call KKFI Development Director 816.994.7869


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