2016 Rocket Grants Award Winners Announced!

The Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art at KU are delighted to announce the winners of 2016 Rocket Grants Awards: Eleven innovative and public-facing projects were chosen from among a competitive pool – all with a reach towards audiences outside of traditional arts venues and some with a specific focus on stimulating and…

#3 – Painting Our Identities

(featured drawing & painting by Lupe Krehbiel) Warm-Up:  It’s April 16th and we all gather Saturday morning to practice our group-choreographed dance based on the images carved on ancient conch shells. Sharing:  in the old days, the men of the city of Spiro Mounds wore ear spools, or ear gauges. They were made of clay, approximately…

“Rest Assured You Are [Once Again] Under Video Surveillance”

“Rest Assured You Are Under Video Surveillance” has reappeared between Chalmers Hall and the School of Architecture building on the University of Kansas’s main campus.  Weather permitting, the installation will remain in place through Friday, 29 April 2016.  This particular appearance is unique in that the installation is visible along two major arteries of pedestrian…

Artwork Created Thus Far

 3/12/2016:  Choreography based on the dancing figures in Spiro Mound imagery WATCH VIDEO HERE >> 3/26/ 2016:  Interpreting creation stories through charcoal drawings…READ MORE >>

#2 – Our Universes: a storytelling

On March 26th we met for our second session.   When a dancer is involved, everything begins with a warm-up We started the day in a circle, rehearsing our budding choreography…READ MORE >> # 2 – Our Universes: a storytelling

Freeing Throwers Roll Out on KC Buses!

Hey Adriane! We’re wrapping up our Rocket Grant and rolling art/ads all over Kansas City later this month via the Metro bus system. It was late March of 2015 when you convinced me to throw away junk food, and others to throw away various kinds of material and psychic crap that was gumming up our…

FIFTY at FIFTY FIFTY opens Friday, Apr. 15th

April 15th – June 3rd, 2016 50/50, 1628 Wyoming St., Kansas City, Missouri 64102 In this exhibition over fifty resources are presented by half local and half national artists, musicians, children, curators, archivists, as well as those from varying titles or titles in-between. These resources are displayed in a manner that encourages interaction within the…

Closing Reception for “Traces and Trajectories”

On Friday, March 4th, participants gathered for the closing reception of “Traces & Trajectories”, an exhibit featuring the work of selected regional artists who have completed Rocket Grants-awarded projects during the first six years of the program. The night was a high-spirited celebration that included a photo shoot produced by Blanket Undercover and musical performance conceived…