Omaha based Artist INC facilitator Watie White and Kansas City based Artist INC fellow, Whitney Manney awarded competitive regional grants by M-AAA.
Watie White (Omaha, Nebraska)
Painter and printmaker Watie White receives $15,000 for New Nebraskans, a series of six large-scale portrait murals that share stories of Nebraska’s recent immigrants. White worked closely with an advisory committee of community organization representatives to identify subject matter. The public unveiling for each mural features guest speakers, public discussions, and other ongoing community-based educational programming. White is the recipient of a previous Artistic Innovations grant for his work with Habitat for Humanity, All That Ever Was, Always Is (FY2014). http://watiewhite.com/
Whitney Manney (Kansas City, Missouri)
Textile artist Whitney Manney receives $1,000 for the launch of arkhiMODIste, a nine-look fashion collection, inspired by the industrial spirit that has shaped our current urban landscape. An environment built for the collection at the Box Gallery in downtown Kansas City will allow Manney to remove the veil of untouchable art and create an interactive conversation with guests from September 11–October 30, 2015. Manney’s work, through hand processes and digital printing, creates patterns that merge the advanced techniques of the worker and the craftsman. http://whitneymanney.com/
M-AAA Artistic Innovations Press Release