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. 

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.

The first Conversations with Creative Waco of 2121 spotlights Creative Waco's launch of their next round of artists and creative development courses. Lu Ann Jennings joins program host, Kennedy Sam.  Also Dr. Tyrha Lindsay-Warren sits down with Kennedy to talk about the upcoming Waco Family and Faith International Film Festival. 

On this month's episode of Conversations with Creative Waco, Emily MacDonald shares about the Historic Waco Foundation's upcoming exhibition "Making History: The Art of Historic Waco" which features works by local artists of all skill levels and styles. Melissa Pardun, co-owner of Maker's Edge, joins Kennedy Sam to give an update on the Makerspace and highlight how to give the gift of creativity this holiday season.


Brodie Bashaw

A fifth Friday falls in October so we have two program this month.

On this edition of Conversations with Creative Waco, Stefanie Wheat-Johnson announces this year's ARTPrenticeship wall donor and shares insight into how the program is adapting to the times.  Also hear from Cindee Miller, Public Engagement Manager at the Mayborn Museum, and local entrepreneur Eric Linares.  They join Kennedy Sam to talk about their partnership honoring Hispanic Heritage, Dia De Los Muertos and the opening of  a public ofrenda.


On this week's episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Kennedy Sam sits down with Fiona Bond, who shares a few fun ideas to keep in mind as we approach the holiday season. Then, she chats with Susan Sistrunk and Aaron Williams about the upcoming Uptown Art Walk happening on October 24th.

 


Conversations with Creative Waco - Chris Ermoian

Sep 25, 2020

On this month's episode, host Kennedy Sam sits down with Chris Ermoian, local musician and founder of The Texas Music Café. Fiona Bond joins the conversation to help introduce "Texas Music Café: Destination Waco", a new TV show highlighting local musicians and live music venues.

Final air dates for the series had not been confirmed at the time of taping this 

On this month’s episode, host Kennedy Sam sits down with Samuel Thomas, a co-founder of the Deep in the Heart Film Festival, to hear a few updates on what to expect for this year’s at-home edition coming next month. In the second half of the episode, local artist Cade Kegerreis will be talking about his first solo exhibiton, Devolved, which is now open at Cultivate 7twelve.


This week, host Kennedy Sam sits down with podcasters Travvis Scott and Zach Burke to discuss their new podcast Invisible Icon: The Tom Wilson Story. She is also joined by Fiona Bond to discuss the state of the Waco music and arts scenes. 


On this week's episode of Coversations With Creative Waco, Fiona Bond sits down with Rev. Amos Humphries, Senior Pastor of Park Lake Drive Baptist Church, and artist and business owner Tashita Bibles. They discuss the tragedy that brought them together, and the way that they are using art to pave the way forward. 


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