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  • Welcome

    The Rocket Grants program was launched in 2009 by the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the KU Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The program aims to fuel the energy of the Kansas City regional visual arts community by encouraging and supporting innovative, public-oriented work in non-traditional spaces.

    The Andy Warhol Foundation has invested in the creation of a growing national network of regional re-granting programs – supporting Alternative Exposure in San Francisco, California; The Idea Fund in Houston, Texas; The Precipice Fund in Portland, Oregon; and The Propeller Fund in Chicago, Illinois in addition to the Rocket Grants program. The Foundation aims to support the independent creative activity of artists by partnering with leading artist-centered, visual arts organizations across the country.

    See the About section for more information!

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Beep On The Radio!

KCUR aired this story about Beep Goes The Weasel on August 15, and again two days later. Maria Carter works at KCUR, and just happened to be at the Boulevard Drive-In during a July performance. After seeing her young niece play vegetables in front of the snack bar, she contacted Dave Cedillo to do a … Continue reading

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Beep Goes Live On KC Live

Beep Goes the Weasel was live in the studio on KSHB last Thursday. Joel Nichols and Michelle Davidson, hosts of KC Live, interviewed David Cedillo Jr. and Angie Wolford about the project. Nichols even played Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water. Beep Goes the Weasel returns to the Boulevard Drive In tonight and next Saturday … Continue reading

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Enrollment is now open at Zz School!!

The Zz School of Print Media is proud to announce that enrollment has begun for our fall 2014 session.  Visit our website for more information on course offerings, upcoming visiting artist projects, and internship opportunities.  We will post more in the coming weeks, until then, you can follow our progress of Facebook and Instagram! 

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Ready Camera One

Beep Goes The Weasel is scheduled to appear on Kansas City’s local NBC affiliate, KSHB, August 14th at 10am! David Cedillo, Angie Wolford, and Matt Hawkins will teach KC Live hosts, Joel Nichols and Michelle Davidson, how to play vegetables like a keyboard! KC Live is a mid morning talk program that co host Joel Nichols says … Continue reading

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This Saturday, The Discrete Curiosity launches the LAST exhibit of the summer

This saturday, August 9th, at 3 pm, The Discrete Curiosity Project will launch the work of Just Colcord and Gary Staab as part of the final exhibition set of the summer at the Johnson County Resource Library. Join us at the launch to get a chance to meet the artists and interact with the exhibit. If … Continue reading

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Beeping At The Boulevard

BEEP GOES THE WEASEL is what happens when musicians, vegetables, and participants collide in song (and sometimes cacophony). the project was launched on father’s day at the boulevard drive-in. dave cedillo, matt hawkins, and angie wolford make it happen when they play songs, plug in vegetables, and invite people to play along. BGTW has played … Continue reading

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2014 Rocket Grants Awards Ceremony

In June of 2014, the Awards Ceremony for the fifth round of Rocket Grants projects was held at the beautiful Kansas City Museum in the historic Northeast neighborhood. The reception took place in the Corinthian Hall, a graceful building that is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation, and the presentations and awards in the Carriage House nearby. … Continue reading

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Civilian #1 Launch Party!

Civilian Launch Party First Friday August 1st! 6-9PM @ Front/Space, 217 W. 18th Street, KCMO 64108 Front/Space is proud to launch its very first publication, Civilian, a magazine dedicated to art, literature, and the city. A year in the making, Civilian is a book-length compilation of essays, photography, illustration, fiction, poetry, reporting, and reviews. Civilian brings … Continue reading

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Discrete Curiosity Displays the work of Cheryl Eve Acosta and Michael Curry

    The Discrete Curiosity Project recently launched the exhibit of another round of amazing artist work.  This month the cabinet, located at JOCO library’s Central Resource Branch, is hosting the 3-D plotted wonders of Michael Curry and the material explorations of Cheryl Eve Acosta.  Michael’s work features a prosthetic hand, lego-zombies, and a host of … Continue reading

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