The Battery Tours, a 2018-19 Rocket Grants recipient — Young’s bootstrapped music festival series powered completely by a combination of solar power and batteries — conducted donations into a $1,000 check, which Hazelrigg will use to pay for two Sunshine Boxes. The 10-outlet devices provide electricity to developing countries. The check presentation is set for noon Thursday at WeWork Corrigan Station, Young said.
Building on his experiences in the studio, artist John Sebelius 06 IL is helping veterans and first responders cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through the process of making art.
The Artistic Expressions Healing Arts Initiative he launched in 2017 at the University of Kansas (KU) has already made a difference in the lives of hundreds of participants. Based on that initial success, the program recently earned a Rocket Grant from the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in NYC.