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. 

Conversations with Creative Waco -

Nov 26, 2021

Host Kennedy Sam has a conversation with the new Executive Director of the Waco Symphony Association, Carolyn Bess. In the second half of the show, she talks with Rebecca Nall, Assistant Director of Exhibits for Waco's Mayborn Museum.

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Joe Riley

This edition of Conversations with Creative Waco is about new beginnings. 

Host Kennedy Sam has a conversation with Swazey Ray who is a creative entrepreneur, Creative Director and Founder of Blonde Mink, and project catalyst for Studio 1124. They talk about the intersection of art and life, stretching bounds of entrepreneurship, and doing what brings you joy.   

Also, Doug McDurham -  Executive Director of Art Center of Waco.   During his conversation he shares about the new Art Center space,  his new role at Executive Director, and the new exhibit featuring works by Kermit Oliver.  


This week on CWCW, it's all about celebrating cultures, creativity and life. Kennedy Sam talks with  Eric Linares and Nancy Pulcine, a few organizers behind this year’s first ever Dia de Los Muertos Festival and Parade  - events happening in Downtown Waco October 30.
 

  

On this edition of Conversations with Creative Waco, meet Mark Long - a long-time Waco resident and commercial writer who is the producer of  The Waco Insider.  Hear his conversation with Kennedy Sam about why he began his events calendar that is heavily focused on live music.  

Also on the program, Doreen Ravenscroft - Director at Waco Cultural Arts Fest.  She and Fiona Bond talk about Arts Fest 2021 and Bridge of Souls, an event that is a special remembrance of community members we have lost to COVID-19.  


Guests for this episode include Amy Gaston of Magnolia, who talks about events coming to the silos, and Creative Waco's Stefanie Wheat-Johnson & Dr. Pepper Museum's Chris Dyer, with an update on this year's Artprenticeship project.


In this episode, we get an update on all things Creative Waco from executive director Fiona Bond, and we hear from Suzi Elnaggar with Wild Imagings theatre troupe about upcoming projects, and the inspiration that provided the roots for the group.

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Kennedy Sam's guests this week include Wendy Gragg & Michael Carpenter from City Center Waco, who fill listeners in on the new pedestrian friendly walkways around downtown Waco and the "Summer of Downtown", and Waco Civic Theatre Executive Director Eric Sheppard, who discusses what's happening this season and next at the theater.

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This week, host Kennedy Sam speaks with local artists Jonathan and Sarah Martin, owners of Black Oak Art and Gather in downtown Waco, and Samuel Thomas & Louis Hunter with Deep in the Heart Film Festival, coming to Waco in July.


On this week's show, host Kennedy Sam talks with Ashley Stone about this year's Juneteenth celebration in Waco, and Brayden Braziel, who has created a brand new local drama troupe.


Join host Kennedy Sam as she talks with CW Executive Director Fiona Bond about the state of the arts scene in Waco and the upcoming Wacotown Chalk + Walk. She also has a conversation with City Center Waco's Director of Communications Wendy Gragg. Wendy talks about the growth of Downtown Waco, and her admiration of the small businesses that take up space there.

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The torch at Act Locally Waco has passed from founder Ashley Bean Thornton to new Prosper Waco head Ferrell Foster. The two sit down with host Kennedy Sam to discuss the organization's roots and its future.


Conversations with Creative Waco - Fiona Bond

Mar 26, 2021

In this edition of Conversations with Creative Waco, host Kennedy Sam talks with Creative Waco Executive Director Fiona Bond about the state of the arts in the Greater Waco area, and the "green shoots of hope" the continue to grow in 2021.


Conversations with Creative Waco - Markets and Chalk Walk

Feb 26, 2021
Beth Richards

The February edition of Conversation with Creative Waco is all about markets!  Guest include Sean and Kylie Skellington of Skellington Curiosities abot their store, cultivating Waco's spooky community ant their monthly oddities and curiosities market.  Also Rebekah Hagman, co-owner of Cultivate 7twelve and entrepreneur Lori Davidson talk about the Wacotown Chalk and Walk and market coming to downtown Waco later this spring.  


Conversations with Creative Waco - ARTprenticeship

Jan 29, 2021

ARTprenticeship project manager Stefanie Wheat-Johnson sits down with host Kennedy Sam to give an update on this year's project. She is joined by young artists and instructors in not only the art and design portion, but also filmmaking. Featured on the show are Vincent Thomas, Thalia Tran and Andreas Zaloumis.

Conversations with Creative Waco - ARTprenticeship

Jan 29, 2021

ARTprenticeship project manager Stefanie Wheat-Johnson sits down with host Kennedy Sam to give an update on this year's project. She is joined by young artists and instructors in not only the art and design portion, but also filmmaking. Featured on the show are Vincent Thomas, Thalia Tran and Andreas Zaloumis.

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