Randy Stewart

Fine Arts Producer

Randy Stewart joined the full-time KSMU staff in June 1978 after working part-time as a student announcer/producer for two years. His job has evolved from Music Director in the early days to encompassing production of a wide range of arts-related programming and features for KSMU, including the online and Friday morning "Arts News." Stewart assists volunteer producers John Darkhorse (Route 66 Blues Express), Lee Worman (The Gold Ring), and Emily Higgins (The Mulberry Tree) with the production of their programs. He's also become the de facto "Voice of KSMU" in recent years due to the many hours per day he’s heard doing local station breaks. Stewart’s record of service on behalf of the Springfield arts community earned him the Springfield Regional Arts Council's "Ozzie Award" in 2006.

Ways to Connect

(Program design courtesy Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild)

The Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild presents Art in the Park, a fine art and contemporary craft show and sale, the second weekend in October each year. Celebrating its 24th year, this year’s show will be held Saturday and Sunday October 13 and 14 in Sequiota Park, 3500 S. Lone Pine, under the sponsorship of The Springfield-Greene County Park Board. Admission is free and open to the public. 

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Regional Arts Council)

Every year for the past 33 years, the Springfield Regional Arts Council has celebrate movers & shakers in the local arts community with their Ozzie Awards. Ozzies are given to individuals, organizations, and businesses, which have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the arts.  Arts Council representatives Nicole Chilton and and Rachel Johnson appeared on "Arts News" to talk about the Ozzies--and about a new "concert and conversation" series beginning this month that combines art, music and poetry to facilitate discussion of local "hot button" issues.

(Logo design courtesy Drury University)

Drury University Theatre's first production of the season, the surreal, absurdist "Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness" by Anthony Neilson, will open Wednesday Oct. 10 at 7:30pm in Sunderland Studio Theatre in Drury's O'Bannon Hall.  The production will run through Oct.13 with evening performances Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, with an additional matinee performance Saturday the 13th at 2:00pm.

(Poster design courtesy Friends of the Garden)

Central Bank and Central Trust presents “Sounds of Autumn,” a FREE concert series at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays in October at the Peace through People Pavilion located within the Dogwood Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Avenue.  Lexi Saner, Associate Director of Friends of the Garden brought Friends of the Garden Executive Director Lisa Bakerink and concert series volunteer coordinator Ric Mayer to our studio to talk about the series.

(Poster design courtesy MSU Media, Journalism and Film)

Springfield film-lovers have a chance to unite with audiences around the world to choose their favorite short film at the 21st Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, Saturday Sept.29 from 7:00 to 9:30pm in Plaster Student Union Theater. Between now and October 7, more than 100,000 people around the world will view and vote for the film they like best — making this the only global audience choice film festival in the world.

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