Beeping At The Boulevard

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BEEP GOES THE WEASEL is what happens when musicians, vegetables, and participants collide in song (and sometimes cacophony). the project was launched on father’s day at the boulevard drive-in. dave cedillo, matt hawkins, and angie wolford make it happen when they play songs, plug in vegetables, and invite people to play along. BGTW has played … Continue reading

2014 Rocket Grants Awards Ceremony

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In June of 2014, the Awards Ceremony for the fifth round of Rocket Grants projects was held at the beautiful Kansas City Museum in the historic Northeast neighborhood. The reception took place in the Corinthian Hall, a graceful building that is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation, and the presentations and awards in the Carriage House nearby. … Continue reading

Civilian #1 Launch Party!

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Civilian Launch Party First Friday August 1st! 6-9PM @ Front/Space, 217 W. 18th Street, KCMO 64108 Front/Space is proud to launch its very first publication, Civilian, a magazine dedicated to art, literature, and the city. A year in the making, Civilian is a book-length compilation of essays, photography, illustration, fiction, poetry, reporting, and reviews. Civilian brings … Continue reading

Discrete Curiosity Displays the work of Cheryl Eve Acosta and Michael Curry

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    The Discrete Curiosity Project recently launched the exhibit of another round of amazing artist work.  This month the cabinet, located at JOCO library’s Central Resource Branch, is hosting the 3-D plotted wonders of Michael Curry and the material explorations of Cheryl Eve Acosta.  Michael’s work features a prosthetic hand, lego-zombies, and a host of … Continue reading

This Saturday, Discrete Curiosity launches new artist work

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This Saturday, July 12th at 3:00 pm, The Discrete Curiosity Project will launch its second round of artist work at the Johnson County Library Central Resource Branch.  July’s cabinet features the work of Cheryl Eve Acosta and Michael Curry.  Cheryl is the creator of wearable art, and Michael is an innovator in the 3D print … Continue reading

Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile: Official Launch this weekend in Lawrence!

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On Saturday June 14th the 2013 Rocket Grants project Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile had a soft launch at the Johnson County Resource Library, and close to 100 people stopped by to check it out. Now, here’s your chance to attend the official launch of the zine mobile this coming weekend at Wonder Fair Gallery … Continue reading

Article about the Warhol Regional Regranting Program’s Origins

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Before you head out to see this weekend’s summer flurry of Rocket Grants projects, here is an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about how the program we are part of got its start. Since the establishment of Alternative Exposure in San Francisco, the expanding Warhol Regional Regranting Program has funded initiatives in Houston, TX, Kansas … Continue reading

The Discrete Curiosity Project launches its first exhibition of artist work, June 14, 3PM.

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    Please join Elizabeth Lovett and Yair Keshet from 2011 Rocket Grants Award winning project Discrete Curiosity as they debut their innovative display system for  artists’ work in public spaces. The Johnson County Public Library, Central Resources Branch, 9875 West 87th Street,Overland Park, KS 66212 June 14, 2014, 3pm The library will host the launch of the Discrete Curiosity … Continue reading

If Da Dirt Could Talk performances scheduled June 13, 14, 15

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Please join 2013 Rocket Grants Award recipients Nedra Bonds and Dr. Nancy Dawson for the culmination of their project If Da Dirt Could Talk. There will be three performances of Dr. Dawson’s play Stories From Da Dirt at venues around Wyandotte County, KS, over the weekend of June 13-15: Friday, June 13, 2 PM, New … Continue reading

Vox Narro presents a cultural celebration of Kansas City’s Liberian community

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Please join Michelle Pond, Judith Towse Roberts & Rhiannon Ross, Kansas City artists, writers and members of Rocket Grants 2012 Award winning team Vox Narro, for an afternoon celebrating Kansas City’s Liberian community. Saturday June 14, 2014, at 2 PM North-East branch library, 6000 Wilson Road, Kansas City RSVP appreciated The program will include Liberian poetry, performance … Continue reading

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