A muralist, a classical guitarist, a printmaker, and an encaustic painter: Checking in with the Missouri Arts Council's featured June artists

Each month the Missouri Arts Council features four artists on its website from a variety of arts genres, and on this week's show Diana Moxon checks in with the June artists: Kansas City mural artist JT Daniels who sees blank walls as an opportunity to communicate; classical guitarist W Mark Akin in St Louis whose musical career started with a birthday guitar he wasn't expecting; Columbia-based printmaker and collage artist Lisa Franko, whose thesis show was inspired by IKEA; and encaustic painter Jodie Sutton in Springfield, whose encaustic journey started with an episode of a TV crafting show. You can see, and hear, the works of this week's guests on their websites: https://www.jtdanielsart.com/; http://www.wmarkguitar.com/; https://www.lisafranko.com/; https://www.jsuttonstudio.com/gallery. Thanks, as always, to guitarist Yasmin Williams (http://www.yasminwilliamsmusic.com/) for the show's opening and closing music entitled, 'Restless Heart'. (pictured artwork by JT Daniels, Lee Summit mural)
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