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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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Discrete Curiosity

We want to thank all of the amazing artists that participated in the Discrete Curiosity cabinet displays. It was wonderful to hear them present their work in the context of other objects, and we look forward to watching their careers continue to flourish. Many thanks to the Charlotte Street Foundation, the KU Spencer Museum of Art, … Continue reading

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Builders Gotta Build

Since being awarded a Rocket Grant this summer, Maker Village KC (MVKC) has made some major progress towards kicking off the Builder Series workshops in the spring of 2015. The demolition at the building is essentially complete, and now the rebuilding begins. During this process we have removed over 7 tons of metal lathe/plaster from … Continue reading

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50/50 Progress

Since being awarded the Rocket Grant in May, 50/50 has made major progress towards its mission of activating unused urban space in the West Bottoms. In July 50/50 launched a Kickstarter and social media marketing campaign to increase community awareness and raise the additional funds outlined in the project’s budget. The paralleled campaigns along with a well attended Kickstarter … Continue reading

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Keep Cool in a Zz School Winter Workshop!

Greetings!  Zz School is wrapping up 2014 with a Winter Weekend Workshop designed by artist Danni Parelman.  In this workshop, titled 3-D Printing” in the False Dimension, students will explore the applications of screen printing beyond the two-dimensional print multiple.  An introduction to basic screen printing techniques will be a large part of this workshop, but we … Continue reading

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Breanne Trammell at Zz School, Saturday November 8 @ Plug Projects

Zz School is honored to have Breanne Trammell as the inaugural artist invited to take part in its “Printmaking in the Expanded Field” program. This program aims to bring two artists per year from outside the region to Kansas City to execute a print-based and socially conscious artwork specific to our city. Events generated through … Continue reading

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Zz School is in Session!

Greetings from Zz School! Classes have officially started at the Zz School of Print Media! We are so honored to have full enrollment for our fall session!!  Our Silkscreen at Normal Human class taught by Pat Egger, co-owner of the print shop Normal Human in Westport started last Tuesday.  Students in this course will gain an understanding … Continue reading

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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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