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Very grateful to all of the funders for their support of “Center of the Universe”!!

After hearing from the other grantees, I am excited to be in such good company :)  Looking forward to seeing how all of the projects unfold and progress.

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More Practical than Heartache

When a relationship ends you usually hear about the heartache, the emotional roller coaster, the pain in your stomach that feels like little monsters chomping up your organs. Almost no one talks about the odd, practical things they may have learned from the experience before it went awry. Spending romantic time with another human teaches … Continue reading

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Maker Village KC Project with Longfellow Farm

Coming up on May 30th, Maker Village KC will be helping Longfellow Farm build harvest tables for the vacant lots at 30th and Harrison that they have transformed into a community garden! The volunteer crew that comes to help build the tables will get a safety training and tool orientation, and will be empowered to … Continue reading

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Awards announced for 2015-2016 Rocket Grants Program!

Charlotte Street Foundation and the KU Spencer Museum of Art proudly announce twelve new Rocket Grants (nine Full Project Awards and three Research & Development Awards) making up the largest package of funding in the program’s six year history! $64,000 was awarded by the 2015 Selection Panel (Rashayla Marie Brown, David Wilson, Amber Hansen and … Continue reading

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GUESTWRITER SUPER SNEAKY SNEAK PEAK TOMORROW NIGHT AT PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL!

Just in case you didn’t already have enough reasons to attend Yeah No I Mean It, this weekend’s performance art symposium at La Esquina, here’s one more: GuestWriter is getting an in-progress test run Thursday night!  Lindsey Griffith and Charlie Mylie (2/3 of the GuestWriter team, along with programmer Colin O’Keefe) will be doing a … Continue reading

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Object Origins

Damia Smith has long been fascinated with interactions between humans and their world, and has often worked with themes of empathy. Her current project, The Weight of an Object, encourages a similar consideration of how our purchasing decisions impact other humans, as well as environments through out the world. When speaking about themes in her … Continue reading

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Zz School Spring Enrollment Now Open!

Zz School is getting ready for our Spring programming! Enroll now for classes beginning April 13!  This time around course participants will have open access to our printshop for what we are calling “Open Studio Sundays”.  This means supervised access to use the shop and keep your projects going through the weekend. In other news, … Continue reading

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Joseph Keehn Discusses A MYSTIC BOND OF BROTHERHOOD MAKES ALL MEN ONE

Listen to Joseph Keehn discuss A Mystic Bond of Brotherhood Makes All Men One Transcript of recording. Joseph Keehn speaks: “Today is Wednesday, February 25, 2015 and it is 5:10 pm I am currently at a potential public library in Kansas that may decide to exhibit the project “A Mystic Bond of Brotherhood Makes All Men … Continue reading

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For The Love Of Beeps

Last summer Beep Goes The Weasel came to the Boulevard Drive In, and aired on local TV and radio stations. This year the project has added more venues, widened audience interaction, and picked up a sponsor! BGTW will return to the Boulevard Drive In (located at 1051 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS) for 8 dates this … Continue reading

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Four exciting new Rocket Grants critical arts writing initiatives launching this spring!

A large part of what the Rocket Grants program does is aimed towards developing new kinds of audiences and connecting artists with our community in novel and unexpected ways. The venues, processes and issues that our awarded projects explore may be just as unfamiliar to established arts institutions in our region as they are to … Continue reading

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