Artspeak Radio with Philip ‘blue owl’ Hooser, Nick ‘Church’ Barrett, & Cheryl Kimmi

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi.org
Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes Cheryl Kimmi Fringe Festival, Philip ‘Blue Owl Hooser’ playwrite/actor, and Nick “Church” Barrett.

PHILIP ‘Blue Owl’ Hooser-KC MOlière: 400 in 2022 presents an original play by Philip ‘Blue Owl’ Hooser. It’s an official Missouri Bicentennial event to celebrate and honor the founding of Kansas City and the commemoration of the François Chouteau and Native American Heritage Fountain by the City of Fountains Foundation.
This Missouri Bicentennial year is also the 400th anniversary of the French playwright, Molière’s, birth. KC MOlière: 400 in 2022 seeks to recognize the contributions of the great writer, as well as the incorporation of French culture to the Native cultural roots of Missouri.
The François Chouteau and Native American Heritage Fountain is a new jewel in Kansas City’s crown, just in time for Missouri’s 2021 Bicentennial. A beautiful new park in the Northland will depict and commemorate the the French trader François Chouteau and the Native Americans who founded the city when they built a trading post here in 1821.
KC MOlière: 400 in 2022
Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am, Chouteau Greenway Park, N. Chouteau Trafficway & NE 42nd Terrace, KCMO This event is FREE and open to the public.
REGISTRATION required via Eventbrite.com
KC MOlière: 400 in 2022 will showcase Kansas City’s French heritage with a city-wide celebration of Molière’s 400th birthday. The 2021-22 theatre season will launch a season of Molière plays, Molière-inspired new works, and French neoclassical and Baroque works embracing all of the arts: theatre, dance, music, film, puppetry, visual arts, and literary arts.

NICK BARRETT-Local Kansas City Artists have you been affected by the Covid 19 Pandemic. Unable to show and sell your creative goods due to business restrictions, cancelations of festivals, and lack of an online commerce presence. True Nature Crew is here to help!
True Nature Crew is a new Kansas City art collective of independent artists. Established in 2020 during the start of the pandemic to help local artists show and sell their works. Our main goal for 2021 is to expand our membership to all local Kansas City Artists, Tinkerers, and Craftsmen. Providing many with online commerce resources and services, multiple (Covid Safe) in person art shows, and a shared production cost reduction plan for merchandise. TNC is working with small businesses all over the Metro who want to help local artists by allowing pop up showcases, covid safe art shows, and special pricing programs for production of merchandise. True Nature Crew knows that together we will overcome the bleak economy, pandemic, and other issues facing our great community.
• Featured Gallery on truenaturecrew.com
• Access to sell on the True Nature Crew ecommerce store.
• Artist Bio page with business and social media links
• Assistance with shipping and production
• Participation in multiple live events and art shows
• Community support and local leads to increase exposure, revenue outlets, marketing, and merchandise production
• Leads on commissioned works need by small businesses.
Smiles Change Lives
We invite you to join us at 2016 Main Event Space July 23&24, 2021, 6pm – 12am
For Smiles Change Lives Charity Event & Art Show!!
Featuring 20 Local artists and crafters, Live Music both Friday & Saturday, Cash Bar (21yr+), Raffles, Collaborative Painting, and Charitable Auction.$10 Cover Friday & Saturday
Proceeds to help local Kansas City children with dental & orthodontic procedures
2016 Main St. Kansas City, MO 64108 @truenaturecrew.gmail.com

CHERYL KIMMI- KC Fringe Festival to take place virtually for second time
50 performances and 30 visual artists available online July 18- August 1, 2021
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. This year, audiences can choose from 50 engaging performances available for online viewing 24/7 during the festival. Arts patrons are also invited to view (and purchase) the work of 30 visual artists at the Fringe Digital Gallery- kcfringe.org.
When COVID-19 interfered with the ability to stage a live 2020 festival, the Fringe team was nimble and true to its creative roots. They quickly put the work of 35 performing groups online and created a Digital Gallery that showcased the work of 23 visual artists. Since its inception in July 2005, KC Fringe Festival has welcomed more than XXXX audience members and featured more than XXX performers on stages around the city. More than XX visual artists have displayed their work in the annual Fringe Gallery.
Where: kcfringe.org is the web portal for all KC Fringe 2021 activities.
Date / Time: Performances will be available 24/7 at kcfringe.org from July 18 through August 1. The Digital Gallery is available online on the same dates.
How to Fringe: Visit kcfringe.org/for-audiences/ for details about how to connect with all KC Fringe performances and art, including select live events.
Cost: Individual tickets and passes for performances go on sale July 1st at https://kcfringe.org/find-a-show-2021/
Visual Arts: 30 visual artists will share work in the free Digital Gallery at LINK. Select pieces are available for purchase from the artist.
Teen Fringe: Fringe enjoys a collaboration with The Coterie Theatre, providing a virtual Teen Playwriting Workshop for youth in grades 7-12. An application to participate can be found on the KC Fringe website. Workshop Info
Fringe Buttons: Proceeds from the sale of $5 Fringe buttons support festival operations. The new 2021 button is available for sale online this year at LINK. Avid Fringers will want to add the latest design to their collection. Others will appreciate this creative way to support KC Fringe. LINK Buttons will be mailed to purchasers..
About KC Fringe Festival—The annual Kansas City Fringe Festival is a two-week explosion of performances, exhibits and events, showcasing the work of local, national and international artists. KC Fringe is the largest celebration of arts and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The mostly volunteer-run organization has been supporting artists, cultivating creators and attracting adventurous audiences since July 2004. In 2020 and 2021, the Kansas City Fringe Festival moved temporarily to a virtual format, but the excitement, flair and fringy-ness remain true to form.
KC Fringe Festival is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization committed to dynamic programming that engages audiences, supports the arts, and enlivens communities. Its mission is to attract diverse people, nurture artists, and strengthen Kansas City economically through producing educational, cultural, accessible, and affordable events that connect audiences, artists, businesses, and civic organizations.

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