Zz School Spring Enrollment Now Open!

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,…

The 2015-2016 Rocket Grants Call for Proposals is now open!

You have seventy days to imagine, research, plan and submit your proposal. Lots of help is available to make a strong application, including outreach sessions around the region and resources on the Rocketblog. Start here. Deadline: March 23 at midnight, online applications only! • Make an unexpected public venue within 80 miles of downtown KC…

Byproduct: Wash and Shave

Wash/Dry/Fold: WASH AND SHAVE,  Join us for a demonstration and explanation from the dynamic (and clean!) duo behind Kansas City’s Basement Soap.  Stick around to hear more about Cream KC and the shaving cream they’re producing in the back of a local butcher shop – guaranteed to help you tame that blustery beard! BRING YOUR RAZOR! (No joke) May 31st…

A Primer on Promotion and Media Relations for the KC Artist

Monday February 4th, 2013, 6.30 – 8 PM (doors open at 6) UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave., Room 114. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn the basics and fine points of promoting your own artwork and public events. The workshop will share valuable insights from Gina Kaufmann, who has worked in many different…

Call for Participation!

Art is Long, Life is Short is an interactive social art piece that aims to bring a new perspective to the actions of teens living at risk. Based on several interviews from teens we have worked with over the years, this piece will provide a platform for discussion, and aims to break down barriers based…

POP! TRADING POST 9/20 & 9/27, 5 – 8 PM, UMKC

POP! A Series of Social Happenings Presents: LOCALITY AS RELIQUARY INSTALLATION SHRINE: 9/20/12-9/27/12 PUBLIC TRADING EVENTS: Thursday 9/20/12 & Thursday 9/27/12, from 5-8 pm University of Missouri Kansas City Gallery of Art in Fine Arts Building #203 located at 5100 Rockhill Road, KC, MO 64110   Everyone with a skill, service, or goods to trade…

Deadline October 15: Call for Experimental Critical Writing

The Rocket Grants program is seeking a writer/critic/curator/artist to undertake a critical engagement with art projects that are innovative, relational and inserted into public space, exploring connections between work supported by this award and broader trends in contemporary art practice. Fresh, experimental approaches to writing, publication and distribution strategies are encouraged. An initial brief proposal is due on October 15, and…

Call for Experimental Critical Writing

The Rocket Grants program is seeking a writer/critic/curator/artist to undertake a critical engagement with art projects that are innovative, relational and inserted into public space, exploring connections between work supported by this award and broader trends in contemporary art practice. Fresh, experimental approaches to writing, publication and distribution strategies are encouraged. An initial brief proposal…

Ascent preparations move towards launch!

This past Monday we had a very productive meeting at the HMS Beagle store in Parkville. In attendance were 4 Longview College students, as well as John (Beagle), Vince (MakeKC), Fred and Richard (Moon Glow), Trevor (Blue Valley HS), and myself. The discussion was truly interesting as the it ranged from alternate ways to keep…