The Center for Collaborative Research is the site for the study and production of multiples and acts as a catalyst for a diverse range of projects. This is a creative laboratory designed to encourage and link research, innovation, and education in art and collaborative art practice and social engagement. We are partners with the Kenosha Creative Space.
Things are starting move forward, the Kenosha Creative space has had its roof repaired and we are now preparing to start gutting the interior of the space and designing. Please join our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign for equipment and build out Center for Collaborative Research fund raising campaign Please share this link with your friends
On October 1st 2016, The Kenosha Creative Space and The Center for Collaborative Research participated in The Kenosha Block Party, sponsored by Backyard Dream Studios & Eisley Creative Co. There was live music, food, children's activities, and other activities, it was a wonderful way to share printmaking with the public and make new friends.
Our booth with the Tortilla Press on Wheels
Center Co-Founder David Jones shows some folks how the Tortilla Press works. We gave away over 30 prints on that night.
David Jones, Francisco Loyola and a guest all share in the excitement as another print is pulled.
This is our first official activity as the Center for Collaborative Research. The Tortilla Press is a collaboration between Francisco Loyola and David Jones. The Press still needs some modification and fine tuning but soon we will be conducting workshops and demonstrations throughout Wisconsin.
We have a way to go, and the event was evidence of our dedication and intention to bring additional art activities to downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin.
a view looking down the alley to the pop-up exhibition of altered, hand painted and decorated windows donated by over 60 artists. The whole event was a fundraiser for the Kenosha Creative Space.
This coming Saturday the 24th of September, The Kenosha Creative Space will be throwing a big party/fundraiser. The CCR will be launching it's "Tortilla Press on Wheels" at the event. Come by for a free print & get involved.
Francisco Loyola and I did some sweeping and cleaning today. It feels good to be moving the Kenosha Creative Space & CCR forward. I am honored to be involved. There is much work to be done. I am beginning to get a sense of what this place will become.
We are on our way!!!!
This is what a racoon does when it's trying to get out.
Removing years of debris & dirt.
Entrance to the Center for Collaborative Research.
We have a long way to go, and we are starting now! The IndieGoGo post is the start of the partnership between the Kenosha Creative Space, the Center for Collaborative Research and other partners. This is an exciting time and I encourage you to support the efforts of the Kenosha Creative Space. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kenosha-creative-space--2#/
1st entry And it begins, Marilyn Propp and I begin our transition from Chicago, IL. to Kenosha, WI. On May 16, 2016 the Center for Collaborative Research, received it's 501 (c)(3) status. In a few weeks, there will be more announcements. What this means is that it is now possible to create a space where a vigorous exchange of creative ideas, residencies, projects, workshops, lectures, performances, exhibitions and more can germinate and bloom. David Jones, Co-founder