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Conversations with Creative Waco - Jesus Rivera and Allison Chew

Host Kennedy Sam is in conversation with local artist Jesus Rivera and the director of the Martin Museum of Art, Allison Chew.

They'll be discussing Jesus' journey to Waco and his career as a multidisciplinary artist, along with the exhibits, art history and education available at the Martin Museum.

Conversations with Creative Waco - Morgan Eyring
Host Kennedy Sam is in conversation with designer and fabricator Morgan Eyring.
Conversations with Creative Waco - Wendy Michelle Davis & Eric Linares
Host Kennedy Sam is in conversation with artist Wendy Michelle Davis and Creative Waco's project manager, Eric Linares.
Conversations with Creative Waco - Meghan Bias and Andrea La Valleur-Purvis
Host Kennedy Sam talks to the executive director of Art Center Waco, Meghan Bias and to artist and art curator, Andrea La Valleur-Purvis.
Conversations with Creative Waco - Mary Clark & Pirscription
Host Kennedy Sam talks to Mary Clark of Centex Music about bringing early childhood music education to the Waco area, and to recording artist and producer Pirscription about Waco's local Hip-Hop scene.
Conversations with Creative Waco - Stefanie Wheat-Johnson and Krista Brinser
Host Kennedy Sam talks to Creative Waco's Stefanie Wheat-Johnson and Baylor University's Krista Brinser about Creative Waco's 'Artprenticeship' program.
Conversations with Creative Waco - Louis Hunter, Samuel Thomas, and Jaja Chen
Host Kennedy Sam talks to Louis Hunter and Samuel Thomas, co-founders of the Deep in the Heart Film Festival and with Jaja Chen, co-founder of Cha Community boba tea cafe.
Conversations with Creative Waco - Dr Horace J Maxile Jr
Host Kennedy Sam talks to Baylor's Associate Professor of Music Theory, Dr Horace J Maxile Jr. about historical contributions made by black composers, including Waco's own, Jules Bledsoe.
Conversations with Creative Waco - Sol Bautista and Dr Illiana Neuman
Host Kennedy Sam talks to Sol Bautista and Dr Illiana Neumann about Waco's AIR Collaborative program.
Conversations with Creative Waco - Jocelyn Williams, Eric Linares and Tneyah Thomas
Host Kennedy Sam talks with Jocelyn Williams about her pivotal role as the Center of Business Excellence Coordinator for the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce. And with Eric Linares and Tneyah Thomas about the upcoming Levitt AMP Waco Music Series.
Conversations with Creative Waco - Andreas Zaloumis & Kimberly Batson
Host Kennedy talks with the owner of Thrst Coffee, Andreas Zaloumis and the co-owner of Fabled Bookstore, Kimberly Batson about getting crafty with coffee, bringing dreams into reality and building community in third spaces.

Kennedy Sam is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Creative Waco, McLennan County’s arts agency. As a longtime Waco resident, Kennedy was excited to return to her hometown to begin her career serving the community she loves. She is the host of Conversations with Creative Waco where she sits down with local arts leaders, movers, and shakers to highlight events and stories of Waco's arts and culture sector. In her spare time, she enjoys rediscovering all that Waco has to offer and exploring the many walking trails with her pup Bleu.