Artspeak Radio with Nico Gray, Audrey Crabtree, Anson The Ornery, Marissa Starke, and DuRon Netsell

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1FM KKF Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Nico Gray and Audrey Crabtree Executive Director with KC Fringe Festival, Marissa Starke and DuRon Netsell and artist/musician Anson the Ornery.

NICO GRAY & AUDREY CRABTREE, Executive Director- The 18th annual KC Fringe Festival — where adventurous audiences meet adventurous artists. This 16-day explosion of unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts features performers and creators from all over- local, national and international. Fringe Festival KC is the biggest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan region. Will you join us on the Fringe ?

The KC Fringe Festival 2022 is the largest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Returning live for its 18 year for a two-week explosion of 277 performances, 13 Venues, visual arts exhibition and events that showcase the work of local, national and international artists. The mostly volunteer-run organization has been supporting artists, cultivating creators and attracting adventurous audiences since July 2005.
KC Fringe offers opportunities to get up-close-and-personal with artists who are creating—and experimenting with—theater, dance, film, music and visual arts. KC Fringe Festival offerings are non-juried and non-censored. Artists and performers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anson The Ornery, The Great Tempest in a Bottle – There are a lot of kooky ideas floating around on the internet in small isolated communities, and they seem harmless at first until they inspire people to commit real life acts of violence.

The Great Tempest in a Bottle is a multimedia online exhibition by Anson the Ornery that combines the phrases “a tempest in a teapot” and “the genie is out of the bottle” to describe the virality of internet cultures. These kooky ideas, once introduced to the mainstream, cannot be pushed back into their small corner of the internet to be forgotten.

Anson the Ornery is a Kansas City, Kansas artist that combines his talents in visual art, music and writing with the latest technology to create artworks that explore the morality around those new innovations. The Great Tempest in a Bottle is a showcase of Anson’s abilities, in different media, exhibited solely on a website. The web address is of course!
The exhibition’s four series use memes from online communities to celebrate and critique internet culture’s lasting effects as an impermanent medium. The Great Tempest in a Bottle exhibition is now open anytime of day at your convenience on the world wide web, just click the link above to peruse through the online galleries.

MARISSA STARKE & DURON NETSELL – Request for Proposal (RFP) |
12th & Benton Asphalt Art Project 2022
-This RFP is seeking artists to paint four extended curb areas at the intersection of 12th and Benton Boulevard, Kansas City, MO. This project will improve the safety and beauty of the intersection of 12th and Benton Boulevard through the creative use
of asphalt art. The new configuration of this intersection will allow for up to four (4) areas for artists to display their creativity through the painting of asphalt. The six areas will be supplemented by new crosswalks, neighborhood branding in median islands (as seen on the site plan in gray), and left turn lanes. All artists will work with creative director Marissa Starke, of the Kansas City Artists Coalition, and project manager, DuRon Netsell, of Street Smarts Design + Build.

-Artists or team of artists interested in creating two-dimensional artworks directly onto the asphalt, to be completed between August 1 – 7, 2022 may complete a proposal. Artist and/or team leaders must be over the age of 18, and reside in Kansas City, MO, or the surrounding area.

- Create art inspired by the word: Community
• Support community artists
• Engage the community via survey feedback, neighborhood meetings, community conversations as conducted by the city of Kansas City, MO, the Kansas City Artists Coalition and Street Smarts Design & Build.

-A Selection Committee comprised of Lykins Community Neighborhood Association and Independence Plaza Neighborhood Association board members, Northeast Chamber board members, and community members will choose dedicated and qualified artists that have completed the application process fully, can demonstrate artistic excellence, and complete this project on time.

KCAC will provide paint, brushes, rollers, and tape. Artists are welcome to apply for each individual area or multiple areas. Artwork is limited to five color choices which maybe blended or mixed: red, yellow, green, blue, and white as
 displayed in graphic.

Stipend Amounts:
• $1250 yellow area
• $1250 teal area
• $1250 red area
• $1250 pink area

Request for Proposal (RFP) |
12th & Benton Asphalt Art Project 2022

1. Letter of Interest: a written narrative describing your team, artwork and how/why your proposal represents “Community”.

2. Art Proposal: A visual rendering illustrating the artwork design and concept is required for each submission. Include supplemental information such as inspiration or additional sketches.

3. Supporting Materials: May include but not limited to a CV, resume, portfolios images &/or reviews of previously completed works. Examples should describe size, materials, cost, and location of other public works. References for earlier projects are encouraged.

4. Incomplete Applications will not be reviewed.

• RFP submission deadline is July 5, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
• Artist selection process: July 6 – 12, 2022
• Artists notified: July 13
• Artwork completed onsite between August 1 – 7, 2022

Artist(s) will retain the ownership of design ideas submitted with this application until a selection has been made and contract signed between the artist and the Kansas City Artists Coalition. At the time a contract is awarded, the ownership of the design and the artwork produced, in this case the public art project, will become the property of City of Kansas City, Missouri. Financial compensation and insurance for completion of the mural will be made in accordance with the agreed upon contract between the artist(s) and the Kansas City Artists Coalition.

It is the policy of Kansas City Artists Coalition not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by statute in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 (ADAAA), the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), or USDA Title VI.

If you have questions about the project, please contact DuRon Netsell at [email protected] or Marissa Starke at [email protected].


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