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Embracing “Risky” (Parent-Teacher Conference)

Embracing “Risky”: Necessity of the “art of” (and perhaps one reason why Kansas City, Missouri public schools have academic woes) People find the fact that I’m working on a grant-funded documentary related to exploring the climate of public education in Kansas City, Missouri, fascinating. Often, the next question asked is related to what my “position” … Continue reading

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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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