Monthly Archives: October 2009

November shows…come out if you can!



November 6-8, 2009
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Exciting three-day event includes workshops, panel discussions, master classes and two performances of the best of regional choreography. The full weekend is designed for professional choreographers, dance companies and advanced dancers from throughout the region to gather, present exciting concerts, share ideas and network for advancing the quality and access to dance from throughout the region.
Major performances for the weekend and open to anyone:
Nov. 6, 7:30 pm: Formal Showcase with invited regional companies
PARTS I and II: Kinder Joy of The Little People

Nov. 7, 3:30 pm: Open Informal Showcase with emerging and experienced regional choreographers
Also, during the weekend, participants will attend
Nov. 7, 7:30 pm: Liz Lerman Dance Co Performance of “Genome: Ferocious Beauty”
Kansas University Lied Center, Lawrence, Kansas

Asheville Art Museum presents The Little People, a Multimedia Dance Performance


November 10
7:00 pm

Diana Wortham Theatre
2 South Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Box Office: (828) 257-4530  Office: (828) 257-4512
Fax: (828) 251-5652

Contemporary dancer and performance artist Maura Michelle Garcia performs her original multi-media piece that explores the world of the ancient Cherokee fairies, the Yunwi Tsundi or “little people,” and about having, loosing and reclaiming traditional Cherokee beliefs and Native identity.

“We’re thrilled to host Maura Michelle Garcia in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition of contemporary Cherokee carvers. Maura is a contemporary dancer and choreographer of Cherokee descent and this is a wonderful opportunity to connect two different art forms that both relate to the past and continue the dialogue of what it means to be Cherokee today,” says Nancy Sokolove, Asheville Art Museum Adult Programs Manager.

Tickets: $8 Members/Seniors/Students, $10 General Admission, $5 Children 12 and under

13th Floor- a Bat was flying around inside the studio space no joke


Aaron Storck studio view oct. 2009 pARTnership place

jus’ tryin 2 have some fun.

3rd fridays can be a pretty instrestin’ time. 

come on down to the pARTnership spot to see some sh*v. 

Next time maybe a live cabbage patch or an actual sh*st in a paper bag off a real coyote???

Some good art ideas happening in the UCP, come and see each-other’s studios.  learn about each-other’s sh*s.

[peace in KCMO poem ’09]

just went to Mark Southerland’s Petting Zoo and Parlor Music…very awesome…beautiful chaotic tranquility…fed some llamas…they are prissy!

Kat Dison

Hey guys,

I’m excited to be working in a community of such diverse artists.  This year I plan to utilize my studio by incorporating performance and sound in my sculpture and installations.  In my work, I deconstruct the American dream, fairy tales, and folklores that are part of our childhood and adult culture. My work also addresses gender roles/gender assignment, the fragility of family dynamics and the underlying threads of violence and danger that underpin American society.  I’m just now settling into the new studio, and starting to make it my own.  I’m usually there in the evenings and weekends, and of corse every third Friday from 7-9 for open studios.  Come by and check it out!

all those who missed out

This is an example post from the tutorial over at my place, I would like to meet up again with anyone else who is interested but let’s try and make it a group thing so we all can ask questions and such.

Maura Michelle Garcia

Hello folks, I hope all is well and good!

For the record:  I can also be found on facebook (MIXED BLOOD WOMAN), twitter (MBWupdates), myspace and flickr .

I’ve got  a show coming up at the Lawrence Arts Center on November 6th, I’ll be performing a section from the full length work, The Little People, as part of the 3 day choreography festival’s adjudicated showcase.  Hope to see ya’ll,

Many besos,


Maura Michelle Garcia

Hello everybody!

Just finished this show, lovely group of people.  Hope to see more artists at the big summer version,

Love short-winded (at least tonight) Maura

Fall Fringe Shorts

The KC Fringe Festival is hosting Fringe Shorts – Fall into Fringe, at the Mabee Theatre on the campus of Rockhurst University, on October 10th, 8:00 pm.  This fundraising event for the KC Fringe Festival will feature the work of local and national artists and will offer poetry, visual art, live music, dance performances, and intriguing theatre in an environment that is uniquely Fringe!
The evening’s program will include:
Steve Karol, visual artist
Dustin Holbrook, guitarist
Spoken Word performances by Sara Glass and Barry Barnes
Shakespeare Lotto, produced by the Tim Mooney Repertory Theatre
3metrius, directed and performed by students of Truman State University
MIXED BLOOD WOMAN, featuring Maura Michelle Garcia
Holy Cow! Improv Comedy Troupe
Bellydance Fusion Factory, performed by Troupe Duende
Time for Tortoise, written and directed by Zach Weaver
Black and White Professional Dance Company from Muscatine, IA.
Tickets will be $10, available at the door.  For more information about this event please contact the KC Fringe Festival at 816-349-0019.

KC Fringe Festival