Artist INC Advance Fellows' Projects 2012

Gustavo Adolfo Aybar


Stealing Home

Using fathers, sons, and sports as the catalyst to discuss the social, cultural, and financial implication of baseball in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic, I aim to research baseball and the island to complete my poetry manuscript, Stealing Home.  More . . .


Shay Estes Broockerd


Fado Novato
Three American musicians progress from novice to proficient in traditional Portuguese fado music. The documented process includes historical and musical research, lessons, cultural immersion and travel, and culminates with a recording and a tour.  More . . .


Alison Heryer


The Picnic Project

The Picnic Project is an ongoing initiative that uses art making to bring people together for shared meals in shared public spaces.  We work with communities to create giant blankets that come together in municipal parks for citywide picnic events.  More . . .


Cory Imig and Amy Kligman


PLUG Projects

During the upcoming year we plan to develop a series of six events that incorporate a wide range of talent, from dancers to musicians, writers to architects, and even urban farmers. This series, called Conduit, expands upon themes in the exhibitions.  More . . .


Angie Jennings


Eye of the Beholder: the beauty of survival

This project will be an 80 pg., 8x8, paperback book featuring Krista's journey to Cancerland.  The images depict her spirit in this fight.  The book will be part of a larger project to include an electronic presentation and photographic exhibition.  More . . .


Judith G. Levy


NV in KC: a film about artists and envy in Kansas City

NV in KC, a humorous and timely feature film, explores envy among artists and arts leaders in Kansas City. Blending fiction and documentary-like interviews, it examines a difficult subject through one artist's personal journey in her community.  More . . .


Hunter Long


Black House Collective

BHC provides Kansas City musicians with a laboratory where they can experiment. Our goal is to find a permanent home where we can host our workshops and performances while allowing us to continue our exploration of multi-disciplinary performance.  More . . .


Melina Neet


Cooth & Sergeant's Tavern

COOTH & SERGEANT'S TAVERN is a play musical about the last days of Edgar Allan Poe, the father of the American Short Story. The play investigates Poe's demise through the people who knew him; the songs will evoke 19th century music yet be modern.  More . . .

David Wayne Reed


Jolly Rancher
What do you call a gay farmer?  A jolly rancher.  David Wayne Reed debuts his first book, Jolly Rancher, a collection of short stories culled from his rural Kansas upbringing.  Jolly Rancher is the hilarious and poignant story of a prodigal son.  More . . .


Jessica Salley


Marie, je t'aime: Debussy's First Muse

"Marie je t'aime" is an intimate concert experience, blending the songs of a young Debussy with the seductive art and literature that inspired him, all to illuminate his affair with his first muse, Madame Marie-Blanche Vasnier.  
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Angelica Sandoval


Wonderland

I am creating a multi-sensory wonderland that will inhabit a gallery. The installation will be an illuminated garden of anthropomorphic porcelain forms combined with soft aromas. The exhibit will include a performance, workshops, & artist talk.  More . . .


Sabrina Staires


Pretty Poison

Pretty Poison is a thoughtful look at the paradox of consumerism. The exhibit juxtaposes recorded voices during an economic surge with photographs of beautiful mountains of poisonous mine tailings once considered a recreational destination.  More . . .


Bridget Stewart


Odelia's Reveries

My project is to create books based on the writings of my great aunt Odelia Borey.I am creating images from mementoes to combine with her text. I will create five sets of the five books which I will exhibit regionally,nationally and internationally.  More . . .


Charles Stonewall


Pearls in the Sand

An installation of photographs that are a moving testimony on behalf of the victims of domestic violence. These are portraits of courage, resilience and compassion. A timeless testament of  recovery and awakening.   More . . .


Nihan Yesil


Pondery, A Chamber Opera

Pondery is a one-act chamber opera for shadow play and is based on an original story.  The plot unfolds behind a shadow screen reducing performers into silhouettes.  It aims to open audience's imagination by re-envisioning shadow theater.  More . . .