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Allan Chow — Artist Profile

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Allan Chow, born April 22, 1979, is a Malaysian-born landscape painter who currently resides and owns a studio in the United States. Allan received his BFA in Illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute. Mentored by illustrators, Allan worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer during his twenties while he experimented with paint after dark. His natural attraction to… Read more »

Marketing Platforms for Local Authors

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Hometown Reads concept is simple. It’s a website for local readers to discover local authors and for authors to create a platform in their own city. Founded by Becky Robinson in 2012, Hometown Reads represents 21 cities across the United States. The website includes a catalog of over 250 books in a variety of genres. Robinson recently spoke to a… Read more »

Arts & Numbers – Financial Planning for Artists

You sold your first piece of work! Hooray! Congratulations! Celebrate that check, because it is a major moment of creative validation. You have mad creative skills—skills with financial value. If you want to pursue your art/writing professionally it is important to understand what your talent is worth, figure out how to quantify it, and start maintaining good financial records. It… Read more »

Angela Cervantes – Writing What She Loves

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Kansas City Voices managing editor, Jessica Conoley, recently spoke with award winning author, Angela Cervantes. Cervantes’ debut book, Gaby, Lost and Found, was named “Best Youth Chapter Book” by the International Latino Book Awards and a “Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of 2014.” Her second novel, Allie, First At Last, debuted in Spring 2016. She first showed up… Read more »