Live TV Live: Lip Service

Walking along the East 9th street corridor LTVL took a moment to check in with long-standing 9th street business owners Marty Olson of Do’s Deluxe and Will Ogle of LB Holdings Inc. We came to take the temperature of how the current East 9th street development plan would affect business owners operating along the proposed…

The Freeing Throwers are Rolling ALL over KC!

Hey Adriane! Everyone in Kansas City is all excited about the new streetcars. They are nice and new and super quiet and super clean, but you know what? They don’t go very far – 15 blocks, that’s it. You know what does go far? The BUSES! KCATA has over 200 buses and they go into…

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…

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…