Saturday, January 9, 2010

Closed for good.

Rumors are true... Songbird Cafe is closed for good. It was a great and wonderful experience that I will cherish forever. Interestingly, a week before we closed the cafe a Song Sparrow flew into the cafe and trapped itself in the window. It was the first time a bird flew into the cafe. I walked over to the window and held out my hand. I was surprised when the bird jumped into my hand. I held onto him, walked outside, and let the little Songbird go. I thought it was a beautiful sign that the time was right for a change.

I am currently working in studio on my Artwork, as well as working as the Program Director of Chameleon Arts and Youth Development agency (working with homeless kids and "at risk" youth), and every once and a while helping out at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center.

Thank you for your interest and support of the cafe. It was a wonderful experience and time in my life!

Sincerely, Courtney Wasson

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Songbird Cafe will be on a "Summer Vacation" during this wonderfully, warm (HOT) weather. I will miss seeing all the family and friends of the cafe on a daily basis! Please enjoy yourselves this summer!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kyla Strid : Ceramics

Please join us this Friday at 7pm for Kyla Strid's art opening at the cafe. Her work will be on display from May 8th until the beginning of June.

Kyla (our own Alaskan Native) is a ceramic artist who has been working in Kansas City, Kansas since the fall. Before Kansas City, she studied in Lincoln at the University of Nebraska (home to Pete Pinnell) and this upcoming fall she'll participate in a residency in Montana.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Warning - this is not a smoker...

A couple of great customers gifted us a COMPOSTER - Just in time for Earth Day!

It has been a conscious goal of mine to start composting food waste from the cafe. Thanks to Bane and Susan for helping make that goal a reality! Although, I'm not looking forward to populating the bin with "red wigglers"...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Jessica Robles : Etchings

Jessica Robles is currently a Senior in the printmaking department at the Kansas City Art Institute. The work she will be displaying are hand-colored etchings.
The following is from her Artist Statement...

"All my life my artwork has been based on the idea of self and my surroundings. As I child I would make books about the events of my day and throughout school my main focus has been self portraiture. I decided to explore ways to get away from traditional portraits and focus more on the idea of self. I questioned what things made up a person other than their appearance. With camera and sketchbook in hand, I began taking snapshots and sketching important objects of my day. As I did this, I noticed that the things I found most interesting were the mundane moments that happen within a blink of an eye. Moments that most would take for granted. The simple acts of brushing my teeth or pouring a cup of coffee are equally important to my day as is the blanket that seems to travel with me around my apartment. I choose to capture stills of my life in print form in order to validate and memorialize moments that I find significant. Printmaking processes fuel the fire of the availability to the evidence of my existence through the core idea of printmaking, the multiple. The idea of the multiple allows highlights of my life available for all to experience and/or study. It is with this series of etchings that I hope to make these tiny happenings throughout my day worth investigating."

Please join us for her opening reception on Friday, April 10th at 7pm.