Painter Teresa Dirks is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Missouri Arts Council Poster Award and the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Merit Award. Her work is held by private and corporate entities and is represented by Ugallery. She has served on the Warrensburg Art in Public Places Committee, on the advisory boards of

Clint Ashlock is a musician, composer, and bandleader. He is the artistic director of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra (KCJO) and a freelancer, who has performed with such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Hermon Mehari, Mark Lowrey, Jessica Paige, David Basse and Bobby Watson. KCJO consistently sells out shows at the Kauffman

Maria Ogedengbe has exhibited her artwork in Nigeria, Mexico, New York, Biloxi and Spokane. Locally her work has been presented at Art in The Loop, outdoor sculpture exhibits in Olathe, and on the Mobank billboards. Her art is distinguished by applying a painter’s sensibility to cross-disciplinary projects that often make use of textiles and reflect

Holiday Happy Hour

Celebrate the holidays with GUILDit, Buttonwood Artspace, and Jazz Alive. – who: Artists, Musicians, Performers, Filmmakers, Writers, and their Supporters – when: Thursday, 12/14 from 4-7pm – where: Brickhouse – 2nd floor party room; Located in Martini Corner at Union Hill; 400 E. 31 St, Kansas City, MO 64108 Free networking and appetizers with drink and/or meal

GUILDit Propels Art Businesses

KC’s lil biz forum for artists and patrons has hit its mark and then some. Check out our great Info Graph. Thanks to the Ewing Kauffman Foundation for helping us develop our survey tools and to our presenters and patrons for their input! Some Survey Highlights: 85% of GUILDit presenters are able to better address business Challenges 77% of

City In Motion & Voler Aerial

FREE FORUMS where art & biz fuse >  Thursday, August 24, 12-1pm, at the Kemper Museum > PRESENTERS > Andrea Skowronek of City In Motion & Nichole Raab of Voler Aerial Andrea Skowronek has been the Artistic Co-Director of City in Motion since 1995. Before that, she performed in Paris, France with Free Dance Song. In addition

GUILDit – FREE FORUMS where art & biz fuse SPECIAL EVENT – 7/12 – 9am @ Kauffman FDN; 801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO GUILDit Alums will PRESENT their biz for audience brainstorming  > – GLENN NORTH / POET – He has received multiple fellows and awards including the Charlotte Street Performing Artist Award. Plus,

UMKC’s Barry Anderson is a working artist in video, photography, and installation. His work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions including recent solo exhibitions in Seoul and Los Angeles. Also, Barry’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Everson Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the

Jen Harris, Talks 7/28 @ Kemper

Poet Jen Harris is a Kansas City-based Spoken Word Poet, Women’s Rights and LGBT activist, published author, founder and host of KC Poetry Slam. She has won numerous poetry, activism and academic awards. She is currently finalizing her second book of poetry, a one-woman show, her first spoken word album, and a cross-country tour. Her

Nick Givechi, Talks 7/28 @ Kemper

Nick Givechi is one of the hardest working, most passionate and rapidly-rising performers in the Kansas City region — his primary focus is Spoken Word poetry, with completed projects in drawing and photography. He has lived from coast-to-coast in the past 10 years, expanding his life experiences, winning Poetry Slams in 5 states, and creating