Stuart Carden has made himself a ubiquitous presence at Rep performances, mingling with the audience, striking up conversations with theatergoers and making an improvised public announcement before every performance.
Creators in the diverse world of audio storytelling will coalesce to celebrate the distinctive appeal of the human voice when the HEAR Now Festival returns as the HEAR Now ONLINE Festival June 11 – 14. Originally scheduled to present live performances in Kansas City, the move to online was made in response to the COVID-19 […]
Emiel Cleaver has used his video production skills to educate and enlighten by casting a light on Kansas City’s rich, yet complex, Black history. In addition to a critically acclaimed documentary on the Black political organization, Freedom Incorporated, Cleaver has produced documentaries on Bruce R. Watkins and the historic First Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas.
Kansas City singer and harpist Calvin Arsenia was booked for performances all over the country until COVID-19 shut those performances down. “As an artist, all these contracts being turned to ashes means I have no income anymore,” Arsenia said. “A gig on the calendar is how I’m going to eat that month or that week […]
Since he began collecting art in the early 1990s, Dwight Smith has established himself as one of the leading collectors in Kansas City, specializing in works by women artists and artists of color. Smith is a fixture at art openings and events.
Late last year, Kansas City artist Jarrett Mellenbruch was selected to receive a prestigious 2020 Creative Capital Award for “Redwood Preserve,” “a proposed land art and social enterprise project to restore the ancient California redwood forest obliterated by logging in the 19th and 20th centuries.”