Arts In Prison Spoken Word Night
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Arts In Prison Spoken Word Night

Join us and Arts In Prison Inc for a moving evening of spoken word performances by inmates, current and former, from the Lansing Correctional Facility. This event is free to the public, with light refreshments provided.

From artsinprison.org : 

Arts in Prison provides opportunities for inmates to prove that they are more than the sum of their crimes. By providing arts education and experiences for inmates in Kansas state prisons and detention centers, these members of society, who have been locked away and often forgotten, are given a chance for self-reflection and an opportunity to create something beautiful.  Whether it is a song, a stage performance, a photograph or a painting, they have created something that brings joy to others.

A positive experience allows an incarcerated person to begin to have hope and hope is what allows them to believe that they will get out of prison and that they will lead positive and productive lives on the outside.

The recidivism rate among former East Hill Singers, our longest running program, is 18% as compared to 32% for the state of Kansas and greater than 50% for the United States.

Arts in Prison is about inspiring and motivating positive change in the incarcerated.

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Cultural Equality-Panel w/ Faus, El-Scari & Toh
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Cultural Equality-Panel w/ Faus, El-Scari & Toh

GUILDit – FREE FORUMS where art & biz fuse

- Cultural Equality: Diversity & Inclusion in the Arts
- Panelists Jose Faus, Natasha Ria El-Scari & Heinrich Toh
- @ InterUrban ArtHouse (NEW GUILDit LOCATION & NEW IUAH BUILDING)

More about the panelists:
– JOSE FAUS / PAINTER & POET – He has received a cultural ambassador grant from the U. S. State Department and the Maureen Egen Writer’s Exchange Award'. He is a founding member of Kansas City’s Latino Writers Collective.
– NATASHA RIA EL SCARI / POET & CEO – The Star describes her recent book ‘Screaming Times’ as vibrant and strong. Her awards include a Cave Canem graduate fellowship and ‘Top 100 Kansas Citians’. She is also CEO of Rollin Grocer, which serves KC MO food deserts.
– HEINRICH TOH / PRINTER – He is the recipient of an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant. Originally from Singapore, he is a longtime resident of KC. Heinrich has taught classes, conducted workshops, shown at galleries, completed residencies, and done art fairs in multiple cities.

— Moderator: Luis Garcia

– Each event is followed by networking. Get Connected!
– Be inspired, learn and help us build better KC businesses.

Thursday 9/28 – 12-1pm - InterUrban ArtHouse: 8001 Newton Street; OP, KS 66204 (In Downtown Overland Park, their building is shared with the US Post Office) (IUAH parking is West of the building)

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Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Strawberry Swing

The Strawberry Swing is ‘Popping-Up’ at InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park over Labor Day weekend! Come by and shop local for handmade products made by area artists. There will also be local food vendors and music.

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Jerame Gray
Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Jerame Gray

Jerame and Kate Gray are a husband and wife music duo from Kansas City, USA who are now living on the Gold Coast. Their sound is Americana, folk and blues influenced. For years they have been working on their own separate projects, until Kate started singing backup vocals with Jerame. He recently wrote the lead tracks for the documentary 'Ashes Before Dust' out of Seattle on which Kate sings as well. They each have put out their own album, Jerame Gray 'Kill Creek Road' and Kate Gray 'Prairie Bird'. The duo played live venues in Kansas City, Columbia, Missouri and Seattle, Washington before embarking on their journey in March to Australia, where Jerame was born. Collaborating and combining their energies into what is now The Grays, they have been writing new songs for a joint album inspired by their recent travels and new home in Australia.

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