Julie’s TV


Hey Adriane! Remember that night when you photographed me and Julie carrying her TV to my car (I carried the TV and she carried the plug)? I finally took it to the Surplus Exchange in the West Bottoms and they took it off my hands, literally. Surplus Exchange is one of the few places in … Continue reading

Cracked Screens and More Broken Communication


Hey Adriane! I met a young woman at the T-Mobile store right beside the Paragraph Gallery in downtown Kansas City. Her name is “J” (not her real name), and she’s an Environmental Studies major (her real course of study!)! J got excited when I told her we’re encouraging people to get their old cellphones out … Continue reading

Mini Vinnie Bini Kick Off – Monday night!!

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Join Year of Dreams travelers and Kansas City arts impresarios Blanket Undercover for an update on performance installments at the Running of the Bulls, Festa Redentore & The Venice Biennale. . *ALSO* a sneak preview/ kick off to the super incredible upcoming MINI VINNIE BINI, a city-wide, Rocket Grants awarded, recreation of the Venice Biennale … Continue reading

Delays, Denials, and Progress

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Are you familiar with the term “Hollywood-ing”? –It takes its inspiration from Hollywood, California. The idea is that when someone “in the (movie) Industry” is approached and they don’t want to actually work with their approacher, they retort that they’ll “have my people, get with you/your people”. They do this as a euphemism to save face. … Continue reading

The Technology of Performance


            In its initial version Guest Writer’s Revenge was more like a karaoke performance, with words appearing on a monitor so participants could read along. Over time, its developer, Colin Bright Eagle O’Keefe, has changed the format of the computer program (Guest Writer) considerably. Guest Writer’s debut performance in April as … Continue reading

Columbus Park Concrete Pour Postponed


Scheduling challenges have postponed today’s concrete pour. Thanks if you were planning to come out, and we will let you know when the rescheduled pour will take place!

Columbus Park – Build Days This Weekend At The Skate Park


This coming Friday and Saturday, September 11 & 12, Harrison Street DIY will be working on the build out of the 2015 Rocket Grants awarded project The Columbus Park Skate Park. As part of the overall scope of the project, members of the public are invited to come and help – and learn how to … Continue reading

Video update for Haven

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Jarret Mellenbruch, who received one of the first Rocket Grants in 2010 to build a prototype Haven beehive (installed in the gardens at 18/Broadway in Kansas City) is featured in this short video made by KCPT. In it, you can follow the way his project has grown over the years, advancing towards his goal of … Continue reading

Zz School Fall enrolment now open


Fall Enrollment is officially open! Did you hear about how our classes will be held in two locations!?! Yep! We’re on a roll with our screen print based courses at Oddities Prints, so we’re trying a new class called “Wild Style Yardage Printing.” AND, new this fall, we will be offering letterpress and bookbinding classes … Continue reading

Una Lucha KC – call for creatives

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Full flyer including Spanish text here. This project received a 2015 Rocket Grant. For more details see here. Una Lucha KC and One Struggle KC would like to invite you to be a part of an artistic project to illustrate one of its original coloring books describing the history of the 43 students who were … Continue reading


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