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…

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…

Rocket Talk: Judith G. Levy and Jessica Borusky on “Persona and Place”

Saturday, February 6th, a comfortable crowd gathered to sit in a few rows of chairs, set to one side of the “Traces and Trajectories” exhibition. The show had its opening debut the night before, at  Charlotte Street Foundation’s La Esquina gallery. Jessica Borusky and Judith G. Levy are current and former Rocket Grant recipients, and…

Express Yourself, first event Saturday February 27, noon

Join One Struggle KC and Una Lucha KC in a four part series of Art + Healing sessions to help people of color express struggles and achievements within our communities. Events are FAMILY FRIENDLY, FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. This first ART + HEALING session will include the official launch of the Ayotzinapa Vive…

Royals Manager Ned Yost’s Advice About Pie

Hey Adriane! It’s been almost a year (and 27 pounds) since you convinced me to Let Go of junk food as part of the Freeing Throwers project. Thanks for the brilliant reinforcement lesson last weekend. Who finds a pie in Portland, ME, with David Bowie’s “Heroes” album cover carved in the crust, brings the pie…

Off-Putting this Friday night Jan 15 at the Kiosk

This Friday night January 15, 6-9 PM, at The Kiosk Gallery, 916 E 5th St. Kansas City, MO 64106, 2015 Rocket Grants recipient Adriane Herman will present images and conversations that have spun off from her Goods Riddance: Off-Putting project. For details about the public components of the funded work see the project’s page. The…

‘Rest Assured’ to feature at Lawrence Public Library

Through a series of pop-up Zen gardens equipped with hidden cameras, 2015 Rocket Grant recipients Bryon Darby, Aaron Long, Cotter Mitchell, and Aaron Paden seek to confront our culture’s growing love/hate relationship with surveillance. In Rest Assured, You Are Under Video Surveillance, guests “relax” within the space under the safe but watchful camera eyes, each…

Celebrate the Real Christmas Story at Maker Village KC!

This Sunday evening, December 20th, 7.30 PM, at Maker Village KC, 606 E 31st St, Kansas City, Missouri 64109 Come cozy up with local artists Jori Sackin, Alex Savage, Lindsey Griffith, and LA based artist C.W. Moss as they take us through a cutting-edge, cut-out, cut-to-the-chase animated journey about the real Christmas story. Hot, boozy…