FREE FORUMS where art & biz fuse >  Thursday, October 26, 12-1pm, at the Kemper Museum > PRESENTERS > KCAI printing professor Laura Berman is represented by Weinberger Fine Art in KC, Long View Gallery in D.C., and Uprise Art in NYC. Her works’ have been featured in The Book of Probes, Printmaking at the Edge, Contemporary

FREE FORUMS where art & biz fuse > 12-1pm, on the 4th Thursday at the Kemper Museum > PRESENTERS > Bense Garza is an accomplished artist, designer and industry consultant. He specializes in creating original artwork for the apparel, gift and home industries. He has collaborated with and created collections for high profile brands such as Kleenex,

GUILDit – FREE FORUMS where art & biz fuse > PRESENTERS > Jane Booth‘s paintings and installations are in 500+ private collections, numerous corporate collections, and in the museums of Albrecht-Kemper and Marianna Kistler Beach Museum. She has also exhibited regional and is represented by six galleries nationally, including Kansas City’s Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.

Beth Byrd Talks 3/23 at Kemper

Beth Byrd-Lonski and Byrd Productions has been creating the future of physical theater in Kansas City since 1995, through performance, education, scholarships, and collaboration. She was also the producer of the New Dance Series, plus Co-founding Director of Dance in the Park and Modern Night at the Folly. In addition, Beth was a Founding Board member

Art Entrepreneurship Panel & Bash

Let’s talk art entrepreneurship. What is currently happening in KC and beyond that is helping art businesses grow? What do you want to see happen in KC that will spur more growth? How can GUILDit and other organizations help further artists and the KC art economy? This is our last bash at the ArtsBar, as GUILDit is expanding its

A GUILDit Special Event: Marvel Comics’ headline-grabbing move to a female Thor a little more than two years ago came out of Kansas City and the mind of Jason Aaron, one of the superstars of comic book writing. Meanwhile, local visual effects artist Bruce Branit was piling up Emmy nominations – now totaling six –

Glenn North presents 2/9 at ArtsBar

Glenn North is currently the Director of Education and Programs at the Black Archives of Mid America. He is a Cave Canem fellow, a Callaloo creative writing fellow, plus a recipient of the Charlotte Street Performing Artist Award and the Crystal Field Poetry Award. Glenn provided the poetic narration for the award winning film short,

Michael Toombs presents 2/9 at ArtsBar

Michael Toombs is an accomplished painter and art activist, plus founder and Director of Storytellers Inc., Artist Collective. His believes and is known for using “Art is a change agent for society’s difficulties.” In the past 15 years Storytellers has served over 17,000 young people in arts programming, by contract and as community volunteers Storytellers

2016 Top Ten KC GUILDit Happenings

KC’s lil biz forum for artists and patrons has a lot to be thankful for. From growing the businesses of local artists to growing our grassroots organization. Painter Robyn VanHoozer is now being represented by Weinberger Fine Art because of GUILDit. Sculpture Dylan Mortimer was offered free social media by GUILDit alum Steven Fuller, who owns Fuller Creative. Musician Calvin

Nick Vedros, Talks on 12/8 @ ArtsBar

Nick Vedros has been recognized by Archive magazine as one of the Top 200 Advertising Photographers in the world. He was one of the original global Canon Explorers of Light photographers and speakers. He was chosen by Eastman Kodak and Apple to lecture. Nick is the founding President of the Midwest chapter of ASMP. He