Vox Narro on KKFI 90.1 tonight 6PM


Check it out! Vox Narro members Rhiannon Ross, Michelle Pond, Sharon Eiker, & Jose Faus in the studio tonight. Listen online www.kkif.org ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Vox Narro Today at 6:00pm KKFI 90.1 FM 

Civilian Stories/SPUD: Visualizing Vacancy

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Friday April 4th, 2014, 6:00PM : Civilian Stories, The Society for the Prevention of Unnecessary Demolition (SPUD), Urban Film and Design (UFD) and the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (AUPD) @ UMKC invite you to preview work in progress related to the condition of vacant land and housing in Kansas City, Missouri.  At Front/Space (217 … Continue reading

Artists for Life reception Friday March 28 5 PM


The opening reception for the 2013 Rocket Grants The Artists for Life Project will be held on Friday March 28, at Artis Events Reception Hall at 3016 Cherry in Kansas City Missouri. Doors will open at 5:00 PM with a special presentation by Kansas City mayor Sly James at 6:30 PM! Other presentations by The KC … Continue reading

2010 Grant recipient A. Bitterman and ‘The Art of Provocation’

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A recent article from the Kansas City Star traces the provocative art career of 2010 Rocket Grants recipient A. Bitterman. More about his project Point of Interest can be found here and here.

NV in KC to screen at the Nelson-Atkins, 3/27


NV in KC: A Story About Artists and Envy in Kansas City Thursday 3/27/14 7-8:30 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium FREE | Tickets required Join artist and director Judith G. Levy for a screening of her film about the vibrant world of present-day Kansas City. Well-known local performers, such as Erin McGrane, Shannon Michalski, De De DeVille … Continue reading

Civilian Stories: Project: Process!


What exactly is that urban feel everyone is talking about? Civilian Stories presents Project: Process by Jessica Borusky. Project:Process! is a two-channel video installation that personifies language used in contemporary urban development and planning via performance-for-video. Moreover, the installation designs a relationship between the subject, camera, and audience as a potential format in unpacking bureaucratic systems connecting live/work space … Continue reading

Last KC Metro outreach for this year


This coming Saturday, March 1, at 5 PM, FOKL: 556 Central Avenue, KCK. Map. 2013 Rocket Grants Award winners Jessie and Thaddeus Christian will share information and insights from their Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile project. Rocket Grants program coordinator Julia Cole will advise on resources for making a strong application, and then answer questions. … Continue reading

Rocket Grants artists on video


Have you seen the Rocket Grants video? It features the following artists talking about their projects: Caitlin Horsmon: Resistant History Kelly John Clark and Eric Dobbins: Field Trip Publishing Judith G. Levy: NV in KC Kurt Flecksing: S’mores Cart Patrick Giroux: Johnny America Jane Gotch: WE! Jose Faus: Vox Narro Julia Vering: We Live Here … Continue reading

Rockets Video Tonight!!!


TONIGHT!!!!! Monday February 10, 2014, 6.30 PM at the InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Conser St, suite 290, Overland Park, KS 66204, map. Have you seen the video featuring artists from award winning Rocket Grants projects – Resistant History, Field Trip Publishing, You Live Here Too, NV in KC, Johnny America, Vox Narro, WE!, PLUG Projects and the … Continue reading

Civilian Stories: Open Office

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The editors of The Civilian would like to invite you to our open house at Front/Space (217 W. 18th). This Friday, February 7th from 6-9PM, we will welcome our incomparable contributors and the public to our office and exhibition room to immerse themselves in the network we are building to establish the voice of The Civilian … Continue reading


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