Awards announced for 2015-2016 Rocket Grants Program!

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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

GUESTWRITER SUPER SNEAKY SNEAK PEAK TOMORROW NIGHT AT PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL!

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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

Object Origins

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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

Zz School Spring Enrollment Now Open!

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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

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

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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

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

Your Ideal End: Maria Velasco’s enchanting spaces explore the process of battling real monsters with creativity

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María Velasco’s Lawrence studio initially appears to be a wonderland. Her delicate drawings for Your Ideal End are of hot air balloons and children holding hands, mixed with archival photos and kid’s sketches of smiling suns. There is a fragility to the space that is soon polluted by disturbing adult shadows. There are children playing cowboys and Indians, … Continue reading

Impact through Insight

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Hello, my name is Meredith and I’m a new feature writer for the Rocketblog. This is the first is a series of posts that will be running through the spring that will be focusing on taking a more in depth look at Rocket Grant projects. I look forward to learning more about each project and … Continue reading

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

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