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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 eight other national grant opportunities 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!



Hello Kansas City  This evening, at the Tivoli Theater in Westport,  the Mini Vinnie Bini will be showing it’s second video showcase.  It will be completely free and open to the public.  Please join us for some weird and wonderful art videos,  which we recorded while at the Venice Biennale this year.    VIDEO SHOWCASE #2  FREE … Continue reading

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Election Day

LTVL lead political correspondent Biff Beluga takes interest in the East Lawrence Neighborhood Association (ELNA) election when an unprecedented number of candidates put themselves up for the race. After further in-depth sleuthing Biff discovers that some of these new candidates had never previously been to an ELNA board meeting while a number of other incoming … Continue reading


That Stuff Is Toxic!!! Let It Go!!!

Hey Adriane! Everybody has toxic stuff around the house: flammable, poisonous, or worse. As I said in our last post, in Kansas City, you take the electronics to the West Bottoms, but bad crap that doesn’t have a plug or a battery goes to the East Bottoms. I’m talking paint thinner, I’m talking pesticides and … Continue reading

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50/50’s next exhibition THINGS TO BE READ opens Friday, Oct. 16th

October 16th – December 4th 50/50, 1628 Wyoming St., Kansas City, Missouri 64102 Patricia Bordallo (KC) Brett Ginsburg (KC) Julian Chams (NY) Kameelah Janan Rasheed (NY) Billboard by: Andrew Ordonez (KC) In an effort to analyze the many facets of contemporary art making, language has been revisited time and time again by artists, critics, and … Continue reading


Julie’s TV

Hey Adriane! Remember that night when you photographed me and Julie carrying her TV to my car (I carried the TV and she carried the plug)? I finally took it to the Surplus Exchange in the West Bottoms and they took it off my hands, literally. Surplus Exchange is one of the few places in … Continue reading


Cracked Screens and More Broken Communication

Hey Adriane! I met a young woman at the T-Mobile store right beside the Paragraph Gallery in downtown Kansas City. Her name is “J” (not her real name), and she’s an Environmental Studies major (her real course of study!)! J got excited when I told her we’re encouraging people to get their old cellphones out … Continue reading

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Mini Vinnie Bini Kick Off – Monday night!!

Join Year of Dreams travelers and Kansas City arts impresarios Blanket Undercover for an update on performance installments at the Running of the Bulls, Festa Redentore & The Venice Biennale. . *ALSO* a sneak preview/ kick off to the super incredible upcoming MINI VINNIE BINI, a city-wide, Rocket Grants awarded, recreation of the Venice Biennale … Continue reading

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Delays, Denials, and Progress

Are you familiar with the term “Hollywood-ing”? –It takes its inspiration from Hollywood, California. The idea is that when someone “in the (movie) Industry” is approached and they don’t want to actually work with their approacher, they retort that they’ll “have my people, get with you/your people”. They do this as a euphemism to save face. … Continue reading


The Technology of Performance

            In its initial version Guest Writer’s Revenge was more like a karaoke performance, with words appearing on a monitor so participants could read along. Over time, its developer, Colin Bright Eagle O’Keefe, has changed the format of the computer program (Guest Writer) considerably. Guest Writer’s debut performance in April as … Continue reading

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This Week at Zz School

This week marks our one year anniversary at The Zz School of Print Media! Over the summer, thanks to a generous grant from REACH, we have expanded our footprint in KC to include a letterpress shop at Vacant Farm.  We are on a roll with our screen print classes at Oddities Prints, so this means Zz … Continue reading


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