Born in Colatina, Espirito Santo, Brazil, Bráulio Bosi has been playing guitar for 18 years, since the age of 13. Bosi demonstrates skillful musicianship and expert technique, playing pieces of classical guitar that vary in musical quality and culture of origin. Bosi constructs these classical pieces with deftness and precision, exemplifying his mastery of the instrument.

This Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Bráulio Bosi’s sumptuous serenades will dazzle the Streetcar and his musical acrobatics will never cease to amaze. Join us onboard the first KC Streetcar leaving Union Station after 5:00 p.m. to witness this exciting, free, public performance.

The schedule of musicians is as follows, with so much to hear and experience this summer, you won’t want to miss any of it:

July 18: Bráulio Bosi
July 25: Kartez Marcel
August 1: Miki P

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For more information about the musicians and when they’ll be performing, along with all the other exciting events this summer, be sure to visit us at artintheloop.com

Join us for our second Streetcar Art Stroll as part of the 2019 Art in the Loop Project: Make/Believe on Saturday July 13,  2019. We will view temporary art installations in Downtown Kansas City, visit The Box Gallery for an insider look at their new exhibition “Stories from the Sea”, ride KC Streetcar and then enjoy performances by 2019 Art in the Loop Project: Make/Believe performance artists at Our Daily Nada. Bo Hubbard, 2019 Art Director will lead the tour.

Mervin, the Monarch Streetcar
Image courtesy of Isaiah Jackson, KC Streetcar.

 

The tour will begin at 2:00 pm at the KC Streetcar North Loop South Bound stop with Earth Bound by Amanda Guerra. Then we will ride the Streetcar south to the Library stop to arrive at The Box Gallery and view Stories from the Sea, a unique exhibition of works by more than 20 of Israel’s most prominent professional artists, along with Kansas City artist Heather Loewenstein of StoneLion Puppet Theatre and National Geographic Explorer Ziggy Livnat. The project is launching an international initiative to help stop the flow of single-use plastic into our waters, from the Red Sea of Eilat to the streets of Kansas City. At 3:00 pm we will head to the Streetcar Library Stop North Bound to briefly discuss Public2, then ride the Streetcar to the River Market West stop and arrive at Our Daily Nada where we will also enjoy drink specials and spoken word performances from Sheri Purpose Hall, Mazzy Mann, and a joyful South American music selection from Amado Espinoza.

 

The event will begin at the KC Streetcar North Loop Stop on 7th & Main. Guests may park in the adjacent parking lots marked “City Market Parking”. The event will end at Our Daily Nada, bookstore and coffee shop at 304 Delaware near the River Market West Streetcar Stop.

 

Click here to RSVP. Attendance is limited, please contact with any questions.

To learn more about the artists and the Art in the Loop Foundation, go to artintheloop.com.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

The Newkirks are a husband-and-wife, singer-songwriter duo performing original country songs infused with a contemporary flair. Drawing from their experience of small-town mosey and big-city rush, The Newkirks create music built with simple, yet powerful, ingredients: genuine lyrics that speak of heartbreak, sounds that evoke love and triumph, and stories of struggle and success. 

This Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., The Newkirks will fill the Streetcar with the soft and soulful melodies of bluegrass and country music. Join us onboard the first KC Streetcar leaving Union Station after 5:00 p.m. to witness this exciting free, public performance.

The schedule of musicians is as follows, with so much to hear and experience this summer, you won’t want to miss any of it:

July 11: The Newkirks
July 18: Braulio Bosi
July 25: Kartez Marcel
August 1: Miki P

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For more information about the musicians and when they’ll be performing, along with all the other exciting events this summer, be sure to visit us at artintheloop.com.

In lieu of the 4th of July festivities that will no doubt shiver through the city and the surrounding areas of Missouri and Kansas, there will be no Streetcar Summer Sounds Music Series event on the streetcar this Thursday. Though I’m sure this news brings a feeling of utter despair onto you, I urge you not to fret. Next week, the Streetcar Summer Sounds will surge back with tenacity; with The Newkirks.

The Newkirks are a husband-and-wife, singer-songwriter duo performing original contemporary-country songs. Genuine lyrics, evocative sounds, and narrative emphasis are features of The Newkirks artistic language. Their down-to-earth, self-aware music connects to individuals with its humanity and depiction of real life.

To find out more about The Newkirks visit artintheloop.com or The Newkirks’ website, thenewkirksmusic.com.

Streetcar Art Stroll Two: Public Art & Galleries

Moreover, the next Streetcar Art Crawl is next week, on Saturday, July 13. With the success of the first Art Crawl earlier this summer, we are excited about this next tour. For the second edition, we will be focusing on all the amazing performances that have happened or will be happening. Of course, refreshments will be provided at the end of the tour at Our Daily Nada with an included performance (more details to come).

This event highlights not only the streetcar’s support of the arts but allows the public to interact and engage with the artists and artworks/performances that Art in the Loop has been percolating into Kansas City’s downtown area.  

Click here to RSVP. This free and open to the public event has limited attendance so reserve your spot while you can. Please contact with any questions.

 


Mervin the Monarch Streetcar

First comes Mervin and then come the butterflies. Art in the Loop is proud of the continuing work being done with artists Amanda Gehin and Christina Bereolos. The caterpillar streetcar, Mervin, has become an essential part of the Downtown KC family and now he finally has some food.

Thanks to a partnership with  River Market & Downtown Community Improvement Districts, and with donations from Green Thumb Gardens, City Roots and the Missouri Department of Conservation planters bursting with butterfly food have been installed along the KC Streetcar line from 15th Street up into the River Market and beyond into the Central Business District.

An extension of the project Macrocosmos Caterpillar: Monarch Streetcar, these micro-habitats include perennial native plants that will provide food for caterpillars, nectar for butterflies and pollen for bees. Mervin and other monarch caterpillars can only eat the leaves of milkweed, and the presence of this plant in the landscape has diminished significantly—especially in agricultural fields. This is partially why our Eastern Monarch butterfly population has declined by more than 80% since the 1990’s. Current scientific research has shown that cities could be the key to saving the monarch population by embracing the wildness necessary to sustain them. If you observe these planters closely you may spot a monarch caterpillar or even a chrysalis! Please report sightings with #artintheloop and #kcstreetcar.

In other exciting butterfly news, the Lepidopteran Art Group is opening a show,  Caterpillar Waystation / Herbivory Labyrinth, at the Beco Gallery located on 1922 Baltimore Ave. The show is on view through July 27 with an opening reception on July 5 from 6–9 p.m. Featuring work from artists Christina Bereolos, Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, Amanda Gehin, and Andy Ozier, the show hopes to bring attention to the power of our local pollinators and the intrinsic beauty that they hold.

For more information about the projects, like this one, that are percolating in Downtown KC, visit artintheloop.com. For more information about the artists visit Amanda Gehin’s website, amandagehin.com or her Instagram, @dispersedbyants or Christina Bereolos’ Instagram, @waterwatereverybear.

For more information about Beco Gallery visit their website, becoflowers.com/gallery.

For more information about KC Streetcar and their projects visit kcstreetcar.org or @kcstreetcar.

Kansas City area artists  – take a look – ArtsKC recently announced 2 opportunities for local artists!  ArtsKC is seeking to commission a Kansas City artist to create 6 works of art and 100 table centerpieces to present to metro-area businesses and individuals in recognition of their leadership in the arts. The event is attended by over 1,000 leaders in the arts, business, and civic community.  Deadline to apply is June 30, 2019.  Click here for more information.

ArtsKC is also partnering with PNC Bank and the Kansas City Power & Light District to commission a mural for the newly named PNC Plaza at the Power & Light District.  Deadline to apply is July 9, 2019Click here for more information.

Violinist/Vocalist K’Tina (Kay Tina) draws sounds from the jazz and R&B worlds and mixes them a contemporary sophistication. A classically trained violinist, K’Tina’s music builds on a foundation of technique and style with an expressive quality that brings power and emotion to her music performances. Much like her music, K’Tina’s performances are entertaining, skillfully conceptualized, and powerfully evocative.

This Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., K’Tina will deliver a knock-you-down musical performance, rich with emotion and alive with skillful technique. Join us onboard the first KC Streetcar leaving Union Station after 5:00 p.m. to witness this exciting free, public performance.

The schedule of musicians is as follows, with so much to hear and experience this summer, you won’t want to miss any of it:

June 27: K’ Tina
July 11: The Newkirks
July 18: Braulio Bosi
July 25: Kartez Marcel
August 1: Miki P

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For more information about the musicians and when they’ll be performing, along with all the other exciting events this summer, be sure to visit us at artintheloop.com.

 

Abuela is an interactive performance that brings Abuela, a life-sized puppet, to the KC Streetcar.  An elderly, indigenous grandmother from the Andes mountains, Abuela doesn’t speak but communicates with her eyes, her expressions, and her body movements; holding an antique radio that plays her favorite songs in Quechua, her native language. 

Come to see this Andean grandmother use movement and dance as a form of narrative expression in this rich and poignant performance. Abuela will be a free, live performance onboard the first KC Streetcar that leaves Union Station after 11:30, Friday, June 28.

This improvised performance is a collaboration by Karen Lisondra as the puppeteer, Warren Ludwig, puppet maker (ludstuff.blogspot.com), with live music accompaniment by Amado Espinoza (www.amadoespinoza.com).

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For more information about this performance, along with all the other exciting events this summer, be sure to visit us at artintheloop.com.

 

Join us for an artist-led tour of the 2019 Art in the Loop Project: Make/Believe in Downtown Kansas City on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The tour will start at Washington Square Park (Pershing & Main Street) at 2:00 p.m. After viewing the art in the park, we will discuss the artwork at the Union Station Streetcar Stop then board the Monarch Streetcar. As we travel north to River Market, we will discuss the various artworks installed at the Streetcar stops. The tour will conclude at the River Market West Stop for a closing reception at Our Daily Nada with drink specials.

Meet Mervin! The Macrocosmos Caterpillar Streetcar

 

Bo Hubbard, 2019 Art Director will lead the tour, with these participating artists:

This event highlights not only the streetcar’s support of the arts but other cultural organizations and galleries as well. This free and open to the public event will allow people to engage and interact with the 10 art installations of Art in the Park and Art on the Line. An overview of the tour as well as the artists and their works are as follows:

2:00  Tour begins at Washington Square Park (artists and audience gather to briefly discuss the park installations and performances)

2:05 – 2:20  Endless by Alonso Ortega

2:20 – 2:35  Tact by Ari Fish

2:35 – 2:50  Doodle KC by Evan Brown

2:50 – 3:05  Macrocosmos Caterpillar: Monarch Streetcar by Amanda Gehin & Christina Bereolos

Board Streetcar to River Market West (highlighting artworks along the line)

3:20 – 3:30  Milkweed Planters discuss and wrap up Macrocosmos Caterpillar Car

3:30 – 3:45  Streetcar Zen by Angie Jennings

3:45 – 4pm  Invite artist and audience to Our Daily Nada for closing reception with drink specials

Click here to RSVP.  Attendance is limited. Please contact with any questions.

The Maker Faire will also be taking place at Union Station on Saturday. You may want to consider parking at the River Market and then riding KC Streetcar to Union Station for the start of the tour.  Additionally, the Wine Walk on Delaware starts in the River Market at 5 p.m. Click here to learn more about the Wine Walk and click here to learn more about the Maker Faire.

Save the date for the second Art Crawl, which will be on Saturday July 13, 2019!

To learn more about the artists and the Art in the Loop Foundation, go to artintheloop.com.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

INTER RELATION>SHIP  is a live performance birthed from a vision of honoring the sacred dynamics of human relationships. The partnership that formed to display these human nuances is between the music of harpist Calvin Arsenia and dancer Jade Osborne, whose movements are informed by the echoes of nature and Arsenia’s music. The artists ethereal aesthetic will come alive in the natural setting and the two will co-create a dream-like conversation steeped in imagination and reverie.


Calvin Arsenia’s sensuous harp music will activate the performance space with rich sound


Jade Osborne is a classically trained dancer with additional expertise in aerial performance

This event will take place Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. in honor of Juneteenth Independence Day, at Washington Square Park on the corner of Pershing and Main St.

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Ernest Melton is a jazz and blues focused saxophone player based in Kansas City. Melton will be mixing rich themes evoking the groove of contemporary blues-based aesthetics with the improvisations typical in many forms of jazz. Though diverse in its musical flavor, Melton’s sound is connected through its dynamism and happy, explorative nature.

This Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., let the groove seep into your body: wiggle your toes, tap your foot and be inspired by the Ernest Melton’s saxophone artistry. Join us onboard the first KC Streetcar leaving Union Station after 5:00 p.m. to witness this exciting performance.

The schedule of musicians is as follows, with so much to hear and experience this summer, you won’t want to miss any of it:

June 20: Ernest Melton
June 27: K’ Tina
July 11: The Newkirks
July 18: Braulio Bosi
July 25: Kartez Marcel
August 1: Miki P

For more information about the musicians and when they’ll be performing, along with all the other exciting events this summer, be sure to visit us at artintheloop.com.

 

 

With a sound that is defined by its delicate poetics and clear, radiant voice, Kansas City-based Kelly Hunt is a musician bursting with creative potential. Hunt’s songs blend traditions of folk, classic country, and old-time music, enriched by a sense of narrative and liveliness.

This Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., get captivated by lyrics and vibrant melodies soaring with color and richness. Join us onboard the first KC Streetcar leaving Union Station after 5:00 p.m. to witness this exciting performance.

The schedule of musicians is as follows, with so much to hear and experience this summer, you won’t want to miss any of it:

June 13: Kelly Hunt
June 20: Ernest Melton
June 27: K’ Tina
July 11: The Newkirks
July 18: Braulio Bosi
July 25: Kartez Marcel
August 1: Miki P

For more information about the musicians and when they’ll be performing, along with all the other exciting events this summer, be sure to visit us at artintheloop.com.