Conversations With Creative Waco

Every 4th and 5th Friday

Conversations With Creative Waco sits down with creative leaders and innovators and takes you into the world of arts and culture in Waco. 

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This week on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson interviews Angela Everett, the new director of Mission Waco's Jubilee Theatre - a performance arts space for the community, especially young children. 

On this episode of Conversations with Creative Waco, Rae Jefferson talks with Alfred Solano, President of the Central Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, about the Chamber and the Floating Mercado. They are later jioned by Arts Events Organizer Monica Shannon to discuss Hispanic Heritage Month and the second annual Hispanic Heritage Arts Celebration. 

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On Conversations with Creative Waco, Kennedy Sam interviews Julia Harmon who is the Director of Mammoth Collective, a group of all-female artists in Waco. She also talks to Rebekah Hagman, Gallery Director of Cultivate 7Twelve, about Cultivate Days and events happening at the gallery this week.

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On Conversations with Creative Waco, Rae Jefferson interviews Adam Moore who created Analog Waco - a local storytelling event that's developed a following over the past year. She also talks with Wendy Gragg, a local storyteller and journalist, about her participation in the event. 


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On this episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson talks with Jacob Green and Katie Selman from Keep Waco Loud, a new project that’s connecting music lovers with hard-to-find genres of music in Waco.

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This month on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson talks with the Creative Waco staff Fiona Bond, Kennedy Sam and Stefanie Wheat-Johnson about their second annual ArtPrenticeship mural program and what the community can expect to see by the end of the summer. 


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On this episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson sits down with Doreen Ravenscoft, the director of the Cultural Arts of Waco,  to talk about Art on Elm, a free annual event that puts art right onto the streets of Waco. 


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This month on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson interviews artistic director Brooke Schlecte and music director Chris Sies of the Gobsmacked: An Evening of Dance and Music with Food and Wine event from Out On A Limb Dance Company. 

Jefferson also interview Luann Jennings who leads professional development at Creative Waco.


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On this month's edition of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson interviews Deep in The Heart Film Festival co-director Samuel Thomas. The two discuss this year's festival on March 28 - 31, its early beginnings and what goals the festival's team has moving forward. 


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This week on Conversations with Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson speaks with local jazz musician Chuck Jennings about his time performing in large cities and how that compares to Waco. The two also discuss the Jazz Jam sessions Jennings leads every month at Cultivate 7Twelve and how the genre could use a revitalization of regionalism across the country and in smaller cities. 


Fiona Bond talks with Carlos Colon and Lori Baker about how the arts can be a toolkit to help in all of life's endeavors.


In the last few decades, street art has transformed from a mostly illegal medium used by artists in urban environments to a global art movement of sought-after pieces earning millions at art auctions. We discuss this and more with Blek le Rat, the world's most famous Parisian street artist and father of the art form's stencil-based technique, and Brian Greif, an art collector showing Banksy's San Francisco piece "Haight Street Rat" in Waco and around the world.


On this months edition of Conversations with Creative Waco, Jill Barrow, Interim Executive Director of the Historic Waco Foundation and Cuevas Peacock, Community Organizer of Grassroots Community Development discussing how the organization are working together to better tell the stories of Waco.  Also, the regular check in with Fiona Bond.


This week, Doreen Ravenscroft talks with host Rae Jefferson about the upcoming Waco Cultural Arts festival.

Rebecca Hagman stops by the studio to talk with Rae Jefferson about the Banksy exhibit thats coming to Waco. 


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