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Via Startland News
Battery Tour energizes Sunshine Boxes with global vision to power developing economies through music
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.
Late one night this summer, at a warehouse in the city’s industrial district, Kansas City’s queer youth gathered for a funeral. But the costumed guests filing through a loading dock weren’t there to mourn someone who's passed. They’d turned out in their morbid finest for the very last Alter party, a monthly event thrown by two young local artists, Boi Boy and Bo Hubbard, aimed at creating safe spaces for inclusive revelry. The first party was dubbed “Birth;” it seemed only natural to go out, a year later, with “Death.”
Via KC Studio Magazine
Is it a sign of the times that so many of the artworks in “Welcome to the Neighborhood” involve protagonists who are, in one form or another, in deep hiding? Self-preservation is one of the main themes in this exhibit by 13 Kansas City artists, curated by the Charlotte Street Foundation.
Via 41 KSHB Kansas City
n the last six months, the Manheim Park neighborhood has not had a shooting or a murder. Organizations like Historic Manheim Park Association and Charlotte Street Foundation are fighting to make the space safer for the community.
Via KBIA 91.3 FM
Shopmaker, along with her two friends Mazzy Mann (CSF Studio Resident) and Lorelei Kretsinger, are three Kansas City trans women trying to set the record straight in terms of their community's artistic contributions. They are also Rocket Grants recipients.