Our Team

We are a diverse team so we can outreach to Kansas City’s many cultural communities. These diverse individuals also form a dynamic team that offers unique perspectives while working toward building a stronger KC art economy.

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GK Callahan


GK has over ten years’ experience working in the community arts field; he holds an MFA and BFA in Fine Arts. He has taught, lectured, consulted, held board positions, and founded several community projects. GK works as a Community Arts and Development Specialist for the University of Missouri.

Melissa Ferrer


Melissa has a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and Italian, plus a Master’s Urban Education. She’s competed at the 2018 National Poetry Slam, 2019 Rustbelt Regional Slam, and has won countless other slams in different parts of the country. She was also long listed for the Palette Poetry 2021 Emerging Poet Prize. Her debut chapbook is Birthing Pains.

SusanaB (Bruhn)

Founder & Director

SusanaB is a visual artist, poet and owner of FluidUI Wed Design. She has worked and taught at the Kansas City Art Institute. Plus, she founded a local design group, held board positions and curated art shows. She has a Masters in Education and a B.F.A. in Art.