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Creativity was woven into family life during Amy Kligman’s growing up years in small-town New Washington, Indiana. Her mother was a florist and cake decorator who did folk ceramics; her grandmother made quilts.
From her home base in Miami, and lately working in New York City with Creative Time, Lynnette Miranda has coordinated art conferences at the 2015 Venice Biennale, the Boys and Girls High School and Park Avenue Armory.
The Charlotte Street Foundation presents a showcase of work by its resident performing artists at the Paragraph Gallery (23 East 12th Street) July 22, starting with MacKenzie Reed, Rosemary Bloom, Blake Freeman, Mariel Reynolds and Martika from noon to 1 p.m.
Documentary filmmaker Randall Jenson, 32,RandallJenson.com, of Kansas City received a 2016 Rocket Grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation for an online video project by SocialScope Productions.
Jarrett Mellenbruch of Roeland Park was raised in Kansas City, Kan. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting at Rhode Island School of Design and a master of fine arts degree at Maine College of Art in Portland.
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Melaney Mitchell of Kansas City received a Rocket Grant from Charlotte Street Foundation for a “radical public programming” project for her Informality blog, informalityblog.com, which she started in 2013.
The Charlotte Street Foundation has announced winners of its prestigious Rocket Grants. Eleven projects, selected for innovation and their aim to reach audiences outside traditional arts venues, were awarded a total of $60,000.
As the only funder in the country that supports the arts in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50th anniversary year.