Coffee & Toast, 4/29 and 5/6

Using a portion of the money donated to Bread! KC during their November Fundraiser Gala-la-la-la, Bread Boys Sean & Andy combine their proposals to present an alternative grant raising model called Coffee & Toast. Much like Bread! food is used to raise money for up to three creative, project based proposals by collecting money from diners. Unlike BREAD!, coffee and toast will be served instead of dinner, all presentations will be posted online instead of real time, and diners will vote with tips instead of ballots. By dropping cash into any or all of 3 available tip jars, each corresponding to a proposal, Coffee & Toast patrons give their support directly to their favorite project. Tips for will be collected over the course of the Speakeasy and be donated at the end of the exhibition; the project proposals will remain posted on Youtube for the same length of
time.

Coffee and Toast is $4 with the expected tip to be between $1 and $6 dollars.

Dates: 4/29 and 5/6 between 12 and 5 @ The Speakeasy!

Please follow the links below and watch the presentations!

Bread and Glitter : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFMoUN-mjYY

Creative Commissary: http://youtu.be/VababNb9buA

Front Space: http://youtu.be/SuDCMFE3Bt4

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About Sean M. Starowitz

Sean M. Starowitz’s work is executed in a variety of social, political, and community engaged contexts. Notable projects include Fresh Bread, BREAD! KC and Byproduct: The Laundromat. He has also explored curatorial projects such as The Speakeasy, and Vagabond, Kansas City’s premiere pop-up restaurant. He has contributed writings to Proximity Magazine and Temporary Art Review, and has lectured at Queens College in NY, UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Department, and at American University in D.C. He currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri as the artist-in-residence at the Farm To Market Bread Company. He is a 2010 graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Kansas City Art Institute and a 2012 Rocket Grant recipient with support from the Charlotte St. Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation. More recently, he is a 2014 Charlotte St. Foundation Visual Art Award Fellow.
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