POLLY ALICE MCCANN

Biographer

You need a professionally written bio about you or your business. I’ve been working as a writer of artist statements and bios for over twenty years. Take a one on one interview in person or fill out a survey: work, grants, contests, art shows, book jackets, and more...I can create a professional written abstract all about you! I use a personal interview process with a journalistic style. Formal, informal, personal, and business styles are available. After your complimentary interview online or by phone you will receive a draft of several bios in different word counts of 1000, 500, 250, 100, 50, 25, and 10. These are great for artist's statements, author bios, or bios for your business! Contact me for info about companies ordering bulk bios, non profit pricing, or for a longer project. You'll get a personal interview, a revising session, and your bios for only $125. That's two sessions and a lot of great material to share in all your social media, applications, submissions and proposals. 

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Artist

James Calcara

JAMES CALCARA, Kansas City’s well-known architect helped shape Power & Light District and Valencia Place, but did you know that Calcara has been a long-time artist. He is a true painter’s painter. Whether it’s landscape, still life or abstract figurative work, he serves up a rich color palette and a subtle sense of humor and playfulness in the studio. Where does he get his amazing color sense? “I credit that to architecture,” he says. As an architect “you learn composition and line and a little sense of drama. That’s where the color comes in.” Visit his studio at InterUrban ArtHouse or online www.JamesCalcara.com

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Graduate 2020

Hope Houtwed

Hope Houtwed, originally from Grand Island, Nebraska with her BA in

English, Creative writing. She's so excited to be a new part of the Kansas City writing and publishing scene as a summer intern at a local press. Her goal is to work in customer service because she enjoys helping people in a busy and energizing environment. She is also an aspiring copyeditor!

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Massage Therapist

Karen Carmack

KAREN CARMACK is a Board Licensed Massage Therapist, a graduate of Corestar School of Energy, and an Essential Oils Advocate and Trainer with DoTerra Oils. She is certified in Level II Kundalini Yoga, Whole Life Coaching, and Hypnotherapy. She is a true blue optimistic POSSIBILITARIAN and lover or life, friend to all. She believes laughter is the best medicine and working from the heart is all that matters.

Find your Balance with Energy work, the heart of Anahata Wholehearted Wellness. Energy work is a one-hour re-set to balance your body’s seven energy centers.  Re-balance your mind, body, and emotions when you set a focused intention. Be heard. Just the right aromatherapy designed for you. Enjoy soothing music with healing energy touch to your feet, back, and head. This dynamic healing session restores your mind, body, and spirit to a more balanced and positive state.  What will you do with more energy? Take a journey to wellness today.

 

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Muralist/ Illustrator

Alex Eickhoff

Alex Eickhoff, Muralist/ Illustrator

What is his art like? “Idea bubbles simplified into singular objects,” he says. “I create thought verses a story." These iconic mish-mash of ideas are things fans can’t get enough of. What is his thought process like: "So, what would a toad sitting on a stool sitting on a toadstool look like? What would an animal look like if he was posing for a class photo?" Alex plays with words, idioms, and the subconscious field of images, hand painting his designs in a limited palette on a dark ground. His works eerily juxtapose images like a live heart in the root of a tree or bring humor and intrigue: “I sketch with paint. Let the paint be the paint, and see what happens.”

After he finished his BFA in art in 2015, Alex Eickhoff moved to KC and worked as a fabricator to build custom interactive displays and decor in a big sign company sculpture department for a few years. Then he decided to go on sabbatical. After a year, the "sabbatical" continues. Alex is a full-time artist with a studio/ gallery space at InterUrban ArtHouse in downtown Overland Park. He is an aspiring new muralist on the KC scene, so call him if you have a wall! Check out his work at eyecough.com.

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Poet

Kēvin Callahan

Kēvin Callahan, author, artist, traveler hails from Drake University, and both the Chicago and San Francisco Art Institutes Kēvin Callahan is an “accidental poet" and author of "Road Map: Poems, Paintings & Stuff" by Flying Ketchup Press. His award-winning artwork hangs in collections throughout the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and Israel. After a career in graphic design, he spends most of his time painting his distinctive modern portraits and figures, now shown worldwide including creating his line of handcrafted wood items at Prairie Primitive.com. He maintains a studio and gallery, the Elegant Line, in Parkville, MO.

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Artist

Marcia Streepy

Marcia Potucek Streepy creates "pastel" paintings: intimate landscapes and cityscapes or figure work to evoke a sense of atmosphere and immediacy to "reinterpret" the wonder of everyday moments. Her pastel work harnesses the energy of a painting with the power of supersaturated mineral pigments of pastel to evoke a realistic image. Her oil paintings continue to glow with the power of contrasting neutrals and fluid concentrated hues in an ever-changing perfect balance. 

 

 "My work is not about realism but the impression of the space, time, and spirit of the object through the medium of art," she writes. Beginning her career as a nurse, Marcia later studied art under nationally known artists such as Wolf Kahn, Albert Handel, Doug Dawson, and Lorenzo Chaves as well as courses at KU and Johnson County Community College. She is influenced by Wayne Thiebaud, Mary Cassatt, and the legacy of her mother, artist Pat Potucek. Streepy's work is in the New York Art Center, Bank of Blue Valley in Overland Park, KS, and in many private collections around the globe as far as Sweden, New York, and Japan. She is a member of the MidAmerica Pastel Society and the Kansas City Artist Coalition. She has exhibited and won numerous awards in various national and international juried art exhibitions for over twenty-five years; she is married and has two grown daughters. 

REVIEWS

"My friend read the artist statement you wrote about me and she said it was more like me than anything she had ever read. You really get me." Judy

"I'd like to meet the man you wrote about in my artist statement. He's one helluva guy!" J.C.

"Thank you for taking the time to listen to the work that I do and put it into words my clients can understand. You really listen." 

K.T.

"I feel so incredible reading about my art this way. Is that really me? I sound so awesome."

C.S.

Studio Address by appointment

1313 Atlantic St
North Kansas City, MO  64116. USA

(816) 507-4193

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