The Speakeasy

I heard beforehand that The Speakeasy was going to be more dynamic than the typical art show, but still I was surprised by the number of events and the breadth of the subjects covered. Except for the food and beer served from behind the counter by people in red striped aprons, there was nothing static about the show at all.

The list of events that transpired over the 6 weeks of the show is exhausting just to consider: scrounged architecture, foraged food, socially conscious art, art as craft, a BBQ cook off, live music ranging from rock to techno to industrial, poetry, and a series of dialogues tackling knotty problems as balancing day jobs with artistic careers, getting grants and working unpaid to support ‘artists for name your cause.’

Most exhibits are tightly bound by time and space, but for this show each event was like an individual piece at…

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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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