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…

2014-15 Rocket Grants Awards announced!

Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art are delighted to announce this year’s selections to receive Rocket Grants Awards, a program funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. A selection panel composed of both national and local jurors – Kemi Ilesanmi, New York, Juan William Chávez, St. Louis, David Loewenstein,…

Give take give project featured in keynote address at KU

Lawrence-based artist Dave Loewenstein has recently completed his 2012 Rocket Grants project Give Take Give, in which he documented the informal gift economy that had arisen around a dumpster near his home. You can read his posts about the project here and here. University of Kansas professor and author, Frank Farmer, chose Dave’s work to talk…

Really Really Free Art Swap

As part of the Give Take Give project, the Lawrence Percolator is having a Really Really Free Art Swap Saturday, May 18th  and Sunday, May 19th from 12-6 at their space in Lawrence. No buying. No selling. No bartering or trading.  Give what you want. Take what you want. Lawrence Percolator – in the alley…

Give Take Give – Book Release and Show & Tell

Join Dave Loewenstein and Give Take Give contributors for an evening of Show & Tell coinciding with the release of the beautiful, sixty page Give Take Give book. Project contributors and others will share stories about the beloved dumpster through the things they have found in it. Saturday, May 11th 7 – 10 pm at…