Art is Long, Life is Short: Encouraging Awareness to Become Engagement

As I walk into Richard and Michele Fritz’ home studio I am greeted by a handmade stop-motion set that takes up most of the entryway. It is composed of carefully detailed streets, buildings and overpasses, and is as brightly colored as a kids’ television program. Its purpose, however, is to tell a darker story. ….

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

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…

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 

A Cultural Celebration of KC’s Asian-Indian Community

Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:00pm @ North-East Branch RSVP now! 2012 Rocket Grants project Vox Narro presents: Join University of Kansas instructor and choreographer Anjali Tata-Hudson and members of the Asian-Indian community for an afternoon of Indian poetry, live and recorded music, dance, visual art, and personal narratives. Following the presentations, sample a variety of Indian cuisine. The Vox…

Byproduct: Final Rinse

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…

Byproduct: Civic Studio Discussion

“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

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…

Byproduct: Civic Studio

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…

Byproduct: Renewal

Renewal  Walnut Place Laundromat Sunday, November 10, 2013 1:00 -5:00 pm Free and open the public; tips welcomed/encouraged. 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 will take place at the…

Byproduct: Zine Workshop

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…