KCBAN: supports the local black artist community by
identifying local professional artists of color, promoting their work through social media and advocacy,
and cultivating stronger relationships between the artists,
art enthusiasts and the Kansas City arts community.
FEATURED ARTIST: GLENN NORTH is a Cave Canem fellow, a Callaloo creative writing fellow and a recipient of the Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award and the Crystal Field Poetry Award. He has shared the stage with many legendary African American poets including Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka. His interest in ekphrastic poetry have led to his poems appearing in numerous art exhibits.