It’s that time of the week again! Re-blog Mondays because my brain is still thinking about the weekend and re-adjusting and re-directing my brain cells to writing projects and assignments for the week.
This week’s re-blog post hails from the Rocketblog (aka Rocket Grants)! This particular post is about the Bay Area’s very own, Art Practical. Patricia Maloney, AP founder, and her staff took a trip out to Kansas City to meet artists and writers from the region. Art Practical was awarded a Rocket Grant to work with expanding the Kansas City artists network through a series of writings that will focus on Rocket Grants artists. Please check out the post to learn more about this unique partnership!!
WOW! What an amazing weekend! The untiring curiosity, gravitas, humor, intelligence and kindness of the visiting Art Practical team were simply inspiring. Patricia Maloney, Victoria Gannon, Christian L. Frock and Elyse Mallouk kept up an intense schedule to meet with as many institutions and artists as possible in their brief 3-day stay in Kansas City, and throughout it all they somehow maintained their determination to be just as fresh and present for the last encounter as the first.
The public program at KCAI and the Rocket Grants brunch at PLUG Projects (see the slide show) were a provocative opportunity for us all to examine our own arts community in both an objective and introspective way. The metaphors that immediately came to mind to describe the roles that AP performed here were those of a mirror and a catalyst. But this is not really accurate because those two agents…
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