Saturday, December 24, 2016

Starting a new fund raising campaign

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

Our prototype tortilla press on wheels. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Block Party

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. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tortilla Press on Wheels @ the Kenosha Creative Space Fundraiser/Celebration

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

We will be participating in the KCS FUNDRAISER /SHOWCASE Saturday, September 24th 2016 Downtown Kenosha 

Link for more info;

In the meantime, here's Co-Founder Marilyn Propp checking out the space.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

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.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Kenosha Creative Space, Project Manager Francisco Loyola, and David Jones tour  the future home of the Center for Collaborative Research and figure out how to as the sign says "SexitUP".

Over the last several years, besides a few kids looking for a place to party, the only inhabitants have been raccoons and wasps.

photo m.propp

View of the CCR main workspace. This is where the presses will be housed. Lithography, etching, and other  collaborative activities will take place in this.

Downstairs is the Home of the Kenosha Creative Space.  

Friday, August 5, 2016

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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

it's official!!!!

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