Rupturing the Institutional Model: 50/50

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         The 50/50 project, headed up by director/curator Cambria Potter, has been greeted with much anticipation throughout the Kansas City community. This revolutionary project was started with funding from a Rocket Grant, and then extended by a successful kickstarter campaign. Potter says that the 50/50 team is eager to reveal what they have … Continue reading

How to help small things grow: Conversation and outreach at PLUG, 1/17 3 PM

Growing Small Things

Small artist-driven projects and organizations are sprouting up all around our regional community, with Rocket Grants and other funding opportunities helping to till the soil. But what happens next? How do small groups stay alive, or is it OK if they just come and go? For those who want to keep going, what strategies exist … Continue reading

Discrete Curiosity

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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

Byproduct: Final Rinse

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It’s astonishing to think about what can be done in the time frame of doing one’s laundry. One could sit on their phone and scroll the “news” feed on Facebook, one may read a book, or one could simply just sit there.  A 2012 Rocket Grant, which is made possible through the Charlotte Street Foundation, the Spencer Museum of Art, and the Andy Warhol … Continue reading

Byproduct: Civic Studio Discussion

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“The City is at a pivotal juncture in its cultural development and this plan focuses on the public role – the municipality – in the future development of the cultural life of the City.” KCMO Art Convergence Plan Dirty Laundry Podcast:

Byproduct: Renewal Program

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A laundromat is a place of cleanliness, relaxation, and renewal. For most, Sunday is laundry day and typically involves a day mixed with laziness as well as productivity. Renewal, an event that took place at the Walnut Place Laundromat (11/10/13) consisted of a schedule of activities, programs, and services that sought to enhance the experience of the … Continue reading

Byproduct: Civic Studio

Sam Durant’s installation, “We Are the People,” on view at Project Row Houses in 2003. Photo by Rick Lowe, courtesy Project Row Houses.

Laundromat Symposium on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00 PM: Civic Studio.  Walnut Place Laundromat, 4241 Walnut St. KCMO. “The City is at a pivotal juncture in its cultural development and this plan focuses on the public role – the municipality – in the future development of the cultural life of the City.” KCMO Art Convergence Plan What … Continue reading

Art, Narrative, and Identity

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Art, Narrative, and Identity Discussion (It’s two hours solid) Link to the Scout Project: Here KCUR coverage of the discussion: http://kcur.org/post/bitterman-enters-community-dialogue-about-controversial-scout-billboard  Special thanks to Moses Brings Plenty, A. Bitterman, Jose Faus, and to Jon Blumb for the images.

Byproduct: Zine Workshop

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Write it, Draw It, Staple it, Share it! Tuesday November 5th, 6 PM – 8 PM. At the Walnut Place Laundromat. The idea behind a zine is that you’ve got something to share with the world, and there is a community of people out there that want to read it! In this workshop we’ll discuss a … Continue reading

Prints and Laundry

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