Rocket Grants Press

These are some of the excellent press reviews that have been written so far about the Rocket Grants program and individual projects.

Kansas City Star article about the new Rocket Grants program: kc-star-rocket-grants-boost-local-artists-6062010 and an update review in January 2011: KCStar-review_1_1_11

Warhol Foundation link to Star article about the Rocket Grants program: http://www.warholfoundation.org/foundation/37_detail.html

Lawrence.com announcement of 2010-2011 award recipients: http://www.lawrence.com/news/2010/jun/03/winners-rocket-grants-announced/

BroadwayWorld.com announcement of awards ceremony for 2010-2011 grant recipients: http://kansascity.broadwayworld.com/article/Recipients_of_Rocket_Grants_for_20102011_Announced_Ceremony_Held_615_20100615_page1

Reviews of Johnny AmericaJohnnyAmericaPresentMagazineDec2010JohnnyAmericaReviewMagazineDec2010

Article about Johnny America and WorkArtOutJA/WAOLawrenceJournalWorld11.10

Article about ASP/SPA/PASASP-SPA-PASReviewMagazineDec2010

Article about Kurt Flecksing and the S’mores Cartkurt_flecksing_kc_confidentiaAug2010l

Article about Endless BoundlessEndless_Boundless_KC_Star_August2010

Article about WorkArtOutWAO_ereview_1-11

Brief article about WEWE_KCStar_3-26-11

Review of WEWE_KCStar3-27-11

Radio broadcast about WE on KCUR National Public Radio: WE shakes up relationship between audience and performer

KC Star article about Jarrett Mellenbruch’s Haven: Working Sculpture is a Haven for Honey and Bees

KCUR National Public Radio interview with Jarrett Mellenbruch on “Up To Date”, starts at 42:30 into the podcast: 
http://kcurstream.umkc.edu/UTD/UTD_6-10-2011.mp3

NBC Action News spot about Havenhttp://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/lifestyle/beehive-sculpture-in-kansas-city-has-community-buzzing

KCUR National Public Radio interview with A. Bitterman : Point of Interest Explores Significance Closer to Home

Kansas City Star Article about Point Of InterestNature is everywhere, including artist’s Brookside yard

New York Times Magazine shout out to Point of InterestOur Favorite Reader Mail, Ever

National press (the Architect’s Newspaper) for Point of Interest: Front Lawn Wayfinding in Kansas City

Warhol Foundation report on 2011-2012 award recipients: http://www.warholfoundation.org/foundation/42_detail.html

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance announcement about award to Dark Matter Presents: Ascent: http://conservatory.umkc.edu/news-release-detail.cfm?id=210

Lawrence Journal World article about 2011-2012 award recipients Judith Levy, Eric Dobbins and Kelly John Clark, July 15 2011: Rocket Grants reward local artists for their creativity 

UMKC College of Art and Science NEWS, recognizing Caitlin Horsmon‘s  2011-2012 Rocket Grants award for Resistant History

Lee’s Summit Journal article about the upcoming Dark Matter Ascent balloon launch

KC Star article about the opening of PLUG projects KC artists plug into a new gallery in the West Bottoms

Pitch review of Julia Vering‘s You Live Here Too at the Brick

KC Star review of Amber Hansen‘s Story of Chickens Art project destined to end in slaughter of chickens

Lawrence Journal World review of Amber Hansen‘s Story of Chickens Controversy swirls around artist’s plans for project detailing the life – and death – of chickens

Lawrence Journal World follow up article: Poultry not in picture now (features Story of Chickens)

Lawrence Journal World commentary by George Gurley: Eating chicken raised to an art (features Story of Chickens)

Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)  included the Ascent balloon launch as part of their promotional materials: Brochure for the aerospace engineering program

Pitch article about Amber Hansen’s Story of ChickensSuffer the chickens says Lawrence artist Amber Hansen

Legal Sonar: No chicken shall die in Lawrence by our hands (features Story of Chickens)

Series of posts by United Poultry Concerns, entertainment section, beginning February 8 2012 concerning The Story of Chickens

ArtInfo.com on the Story of Chickens: Dead Chicken Art Ruffles Feathers

KC Star article about the Story of ChickensAnimal activists celebrate as Lawrence blocks chicken art project

Associated Press story about the Story of Chickens picked up by twelve national/international publications

US news msnbc: City: Chicken slaughter art project is cruel (features Story of Chickens)

Compassionate Spirit.com: Slaughter as Art and Slaughter as Art Update (features Story of Chickens)

The University Daily Kansan: Artist Upsets Animal Rights Community with Chicken Project (features Story of Chickens)

Wonderwall: Chicken Slaughter Art Project ruffles Feathers (features Story of Chickens)

Gallerist NY: Local artist in Lawrence, Kansas will not kill chickens in public (features Story of Chickens)

Art Practical issue dedicated to public-oriented art practices in Kansas City, featuring several Rocket Grants recipients, including Julia Vering, Jarrett Mellenbruch, Albert Bittterman, Amber Hansen, Caitlin Horsmon, Jose Faus and Sean Starowitz

KC Star article about Jaimie Warren, Peggy Noland and Cody Critcheloe’s DustLocal filmmakers stir up ‘Dust’

Youtube trailer for the Dust movie: A New American Film

Pitch article about Kurt Flecksing’s S’mores Grant project: Kurt Flecksing’s ideas about public space taste like S’mores

Kansas City Business Journal article about the S’mores Grant project: Kansas City food cart aims to offer s’more money for creative types

KC Star review of PLUG Projects Remasters exhibit: Building on the Past

Pitch Review of PLUG Projects Superstruct: Stair Cases

Bad At Sports broadcast of an interview of PLUG Projects by Art Practical

Pitch Review of PLUG Projects Dramatic Chromatic: At Plug Projects, every color five artists could think of

Huffpost Arts and Culture: Artists vs. Animals: 15 artists  who have enraged animal rights activists (features Amber Hansen)

Art21 blog: Gastro-vision, the best in food art 2012 (featuring The Story of Chickens)

KC Studio magazine article A Project of Passion featuring Resistant History

KCUR interview: A New Kind of Wash, Dry, Fold: Art in the Laundromat featuring Byproduct: Laundromat

Lawrence.com article on One man’s Trash: Artist’s project highlights unusual gift economy in downtown alley featuring Give Take Give

Kansas City Star article on An artist’s film takes a satiric look at KC and its creative core featuring NV in KC

Lawrence Journal World story about NV in KC: Jealous? Artist, filmmaker, explores difficult topics in ‘NV in KC’

KC Studio Story about NV in KC: NV in KC: A story about artists and envy in Kansas City

Article by Sean Starowitz about his project Byproduct: The Laundromat, in Temporary Art Review

UMKC School of Art Newsletter, reflecting on alumni from the 2013-14 Award Winners

KC Magazine (KCmag.com) August 2013 issue: page 40 profile of De De DeVille’s First Lady?

KC Magazine (KCmag.com) August 2013 issue: page 58 article about Dr. Nancy Dawson and Nedra Bond’s If Da Dirt Could Talk

KCUR, national public radio, Darryl Chamberlain and two other artists from the Light in the Other Room interviewed on Up To Date about The Artists For Life Project.

KCUR, national public radio, Laura Spencer updates Jarett Mellenbruch’s Haven project (starts at 42.30)

KC Metropolis article In Dreams and Nightmares about Laura and James Isaac’s collaborative project Into The Night Sea.

Sean Starowitz is interviewed about Byproduct: The Laundromat in DopeKC

KCUR, national public radio, Laura Spencer talks with NedRa Bonds about Stories From Da Dirt

Front page article from the Kansas City Star, Alice Thorson talks to Darryl Chamberlain about The Artists for Life Project

Huffington Post article by Blair Schulman about the Self-Fulfilment of Socially Engaged Art, referencing Sean Starowitz and Byproduct: The Laundromat, as well as The Artists for Life Project

KCUR National Public Radio story about Civilian Projects: Looking at Kansas City’s Vacant Land as Opportunity (features Rocket Grants recipient Jacob Wagner)

Article by Alice Thorson about Stories From Da Dirt: Quilts in KCK project tell a story of history, pride | The Kansas City Star

Pitch story promoting the début of The Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile: Zine lovers: Pioneers Press has you covered with nearly 2,000 titles in Lawrence this weekend

Liberty Tribune article about The Artists for Life Project: Art exhibit targets handgun violence

Pitch article by David Hudnall about Civilian Stories: Slow-jamming the news with Rocket Grant-backed journal Civilian

Channel 41 story about the Universoul Circus referencing Darryl Chamberlain from The Artists for Life Project

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