ARE YOU DOING ENOUGH?

Opportunities though, are just around the corner. Within the month, the days will shorten and the evenings cool. You will carry a refreshing beverage named Pleasantville to the porch and watch the sun set. Then the moon will rise. Someone—perhaps your lover—will remark, it may be time for a new haircut. You will nod and make an appointment for early September.

The Technology of Performance

            In its initial version Guest Writer’s Revenge was more like a karaoke performance, with words appearing on a monitor so participants could read along. Over time, its developer, Colin Bright Eagle O’Keefe, has changed the format of the computer program (Guest Writer) considerably. Guest Writer’s debut performance in April as…

50/50 Inaugural Exhibition CO-HOST Now On View

A little less than 12 weeks ago had you driven by 50/50 you would have seen two non-descript shipping containers situated on a freshly repaved parking lot. Driving by the containers’ home at 1628 Wyoming today and you will find a much different view, a fully operational and sustainable off grid gallery. The gallery opened on Friday, August…

Rupturing the Institutional Model: 50/50

         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…

Discrete Curiosity

We want to thank all of the amazing artists that participated in the Discrete Curiosity cabinet displays. It was wonderful to hear them present their work in the context of other objects, and we look forward to watching their careers continue to flourish. Many thanks to the Charlotte Street Foundation, the KU Spencer Museum of Art,…

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: 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…