Rocket Grants

MIXED MEdia: A Healing Arts Journey for Veterans  (2018)

Artist John Sebelius created Artistic Expressions Healing Arts Initiative, an art program for veterans with military related trauma and provides a mental and physical space for veterans to explore their emotions, histories, and stories through a creative healing process. Rocket Grants is funded by Spencer Art Museum, Charlotte Street Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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ARTSConnect TOPArts Access Grant

Sebelius's PTSD veteran arts program Artistic Expressions Healing Arts Initiative was awarded an ARTSConnect TOPArts grant in 2017, 2018, and 2019. 

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Best of Lawrence - Best Artist

Citizens of Lawrence, KS voted Sebelius:

1st Place, 2017       2nd Place, 2016                 

1st Place, 2015       2nd Place, 2013    

1st Place, 2014      

1st Place, 2012      3rd Place, 2018 

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2018  Brandt, Hannah. "Lawrence Artist has hand in creating Chiefs player's footwear" KSNT News  Dec. 13

Lysen, Dylan. "Local Artist Designs Cleats for Kansas City Chiefs Players" LJWorld  Dec. 7

Laflore, Alana. "Chiefs players will sport special cleats" Fox4 News  Nov. 29

Solondz, Simone. "Offering an Antidote to PTSD"  RISD News  Nov. 19

Maue, Savana. "ARTSConnect Announces Grant Winners" Topeka Capital-Journal  March 31.

2017  Maue, Savanna. “Topeka Mural Creates Perfect Backdrop” Topeka Capital-Journal  Aug. 20

2016  Krug, Nick. “65 Colorful Characters” Lawrence Journal-World Front Page Arts Section Nov. 20 

Not So Late Show. Guest appearance, Nov. 16.

2015  Hlavacek, Joanna. “Double Take” Lawrence Journal-World  Front Page Arts Section,  May 24.

Not So Late Show. Guest appearance, May 21.

2014   Imafidon, Nadia. “Pledging Through Paint” Lawrence Journal-World Front page  August 17. 

            Best Of Lawrence Magazine. Lawrence Journal-World Front page and pg 88. 

2013  Shepherd, Sara. “Warehouse Arts District with high-end fine art.” Lawrence Journal-World

2012 Kansas City Voices 10th Anniversary Edition. Artwork featured on pg. 57. 

           Travers, Andrew. “Gonzo Goes Beyond Benton.” Aspen Daily News  June 16.

           Noggle, Richard. “Great stories bathed in Busch Light.” Larryville Chronicles  June 11. 

2011  Stutzer, Abbie. “John Sebelius on his film Searching At Sturgis.The Pitch  July 28.

           Pfannenstiel, Brianne. “John Sebelius: Artist, fashion designer, and filmmaker.” Ink Magazine 

           The University of Wyoming’s Art and Literature Journal. Owen Wister Review

2010  Brisendine, Steve. “Bringing the Outcasts in: John Sebelius.” Review  May 16. 

KU Collegian Cover illustration and reproductions. Spring: 2+.

2009  Coronado, Kris. “Game Changer: John Sebelius.” Express  March 9.

           “Headlines.” By Jay Leno. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. NBC Television.  March 3. 

2008  Krafft, Heather. “Local Fashion Designers Making Their Mark.” Kansas City Star  August 7 

           Sebelius, John. “Go Directly to Jail.” Harper’s June Issue.

           Pflaum, Nadia. “A John Sebelius Update.” The Pitch  May 5. 

KNOW+TELL DETAILS  pg 14 March. 

           Tankard, Frank. “Shoots & Daggers.”  January 28. 

Fox & Friends. 3 minute segment.  January 28.