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Tour & Talk | Charlotte Street Artists’ Walk At The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

September 9 @ 6:00 PM7:30 PM
Artist, Dylan Mortimer
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Charlotte Street is pleased to partner with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to present a fifth and final season of the wildly successful Artists’ Walks series. Experience the Nelson-Atkins collections through the unique perspectives of Kansas City’s talented artists. Recipients of the Charlotte Street prestigious Awards highlight their favorite objects before introducing you to their own art.

A 2009 Charlotte Street Award recipient, Dylan Mortimer is a practicing minister and his work explores expressions of Christian faith. Through the visual language of public signs, stained-glass windows and commercial imagery, his art challenges viewers’ acceptance of, or resistance to, faith-based messages.

Future events in this series:
October 14 | Patrick Alonzo Conway
November 11 | Ari Fish

These events are FREE but space is limited – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Go to the Nelson-Atkins Online Calendar to reserve a spot.  

2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition

Friday, August 12th, 2016

2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards exhibition
hosted by Kemper at the Crossroads


Opening Friday, September 2nd, 5:00-9:00PM at Kemper at the Crossroads
(33 W 19th St, Kansas City, MO 64108), the Charlotte Street 2016 Visual Artist Awards exhibition will feature Charlotte Street’s 2016 Visual Artist Awards Fellows: Shawn Bitters, Madeline Gallucci, and Rodolfo Marron III. All three artists will be in attendance at the opening reception. The exhibition will be on view September 2, 2016 to January 7, 2017. Admission to the exhibition and related programming is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is curated by Erin Dziedzic—Director of Curatorial Affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. A full-color exhibition brochure with an essay by Annie Raab will be published in conjunction with the exhibition. Engaging programming also accompanies the exhibition, including presentations by the Visual Arts Fellows and performances by the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards Fellows, J. Ashley Miller and Eddie Moore with Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle.

Free Exhibition-related Programs

Presentations and Discussions: 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Recipients
Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 5:00PM, cash bar, 6:00PM presentations
Artists, Shawn Bitters, Madeline Gallucci, and Rodolfo Marron III present an overview of their individual projects followed by a brief discussion.

Performances: J. Ashley Miller and Eddie Moore
Friday, October 28, 2016, beginning 7:00PM
The 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Artist Award Fellows, J. Ashley Miller and Eddie Moore, will provide an evening of music at the Kemper Museum.

Full Press Release

 

Recipients of Prestigious Art Omi Fellowship and Byron C. Cohen Award Announced

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce artist, Miki Baird as the Charlotte Street resident of the Art Omi International Artists Residency program for Summer, 2016, and Charlotte Street Award Fellow, Rodolfo Marron III, as recipient of the annual Byron C. Cohen Award.

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Left, Miki Baird; Right, Rodolfo Marron III

The prestigious Art Omi International Artists Residency program reserves one place for a Charlotte Street artist each year. Art Omi uses an independent competitive jury process to select their residency artists. Baird will attend this four-week residency in upstate New York this summer as one of thirty artists from around the world.

The Byron C. Cohen Award provides one Charlotte Street Visual Art Fellow funding to attend a leading international art fair of their particular interest. The Award is administered by Charlotte Street and funded by contributions made to Charlotte Street in memory of Byron C. Cohenwell-known, Kansas City-based gallerist and collector. The Award honors Cohen’s legacy and passionate support of the arts, artists, travel, and his desire to connect Kansas City and its artists to the national and international art world.

ABOUT ART OMI RESIDENT, MIKI BAIRD
Miki Baird, a native of Kansas has lived and worked as an artist in the Kansas City area since 1987. She holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Kansas then taught for a decade in the Sculpture and Interdisciplinary Arts Departments at the Kansas City Art Institute. Her work is currently showing at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in the touring exhibition, State of the Art, organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She has participated in several exhibitions internationally and throughout the States. Miki Baird’s work is held by the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Stinson Leonard and Street, Emprise Financial Corporation as well as in many private collections. Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri represents Baird’s work. She lives in Overland Park, Kansas and works in Kansas City.

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Artist, Miki Baird

ABOUT ART OMI:
Omi International Artists Residency invites visual artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles, to gather in rural New York State to experiment, collaborate, and share ideas. During four weeks each June-July, concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal. http://www.artomi.org

ABOUT BYRON C. COHEN AWARD WINNER, RODOLFO MARRON III
Rodolfo Marron III is an artist based out of Kansas City. Originally born in Los Angeles, his family relocated to the Westside of Kansas City in the early 90’s. His work has been described as a collection of modern folktales which borrow heavily from Native American lore, Mexican American culture, and his own personal venture growing up in the Midwest.  Rudolfo has participated in exhibitions at the Late Show Gallery in Kansas City, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas, and mostly recently at Garcia Squared Contemporary in Kansas City, and his work has been featured in Kansas City publications including The Hand Magazine, The Pitch, and KC Studio Magazine. Most recently Rodolfo’s work was selected for the 2016 Missouri Bank “Artboards” series in Kansas City.

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Artist, Rodolfo Marron III

ABOUT THE BYRON C. COHEN FUND
The Byron C. Cohen Award honors Byron’s passion for art, artists, and travel, and his desire to connect Kansas City and its artists to the national and international art world. Byron was adamant that exposure to premier art fairs such as Art Basel, New York art fairs, and various satellite fairs would enable collectors and artists to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. With this in mind, the Byron C. Cohen Award was established to provide local artists funding to attend premiere fairs. A panel of local and national curators selects the Byron C. Cohen Award recipient annually as part of Charlotte Street Foundation’s annual Visual Artist Awards selection process.

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Recipients of the 2016 Charlotte Street Visual & Generative Performing Artists Awards Announced

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Five Kansas City based artists each to receive unrestricted $10,000 cash awards

Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce five recipients of the 2016 Charlotte Street Awards. The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellows are Madeline Gallucci, Rodolfo Marron III, and Shawn Bitters. The 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Fellows are J. Ashley Miller and Eddie Moore. Each artists will receive an unrestricted cash award of $10,000.

(left to right) Works by Shawn Bitters, Rodolfo Marron III, and Madeline Gallucci

(left to right) Artworks by Shawn Bitters, Rodolfo Marron III, and Madeline Gallucci

The 2016 Charlotte Street Award Fellows were selected through competitive processes beginning with open calls for applications from artists based in the five-county Kansas City Metro Area. Artists selections were made by a panel of jurors consisting of renowned and qualified arts professionals. Jurors participated in in-person interviews, presentations, and studio visits, resulting in the selection of 8 finalists for the Generative Performing Artists Awards and 10 finalists for the Visual Artist Awards.

The Visual Artist Awards panel included Erin Dziedzic, Curator and Head of Adult Programs at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, MO); Rita Gonzalez, Curator and Acting Department Head at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, California); Nicole Caruth, Artistic Director, Exhibitions and Public Engagement at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, Nebraska); James McAnally, Co-Director & Curator at the Luminary, Executive Editor at Temporary Art Review (St. Louis, MO).

The Generative Performing Artist Awards panel included Steve Dietz, Founder, President, and Artistic Director of Northern Lights.mn (Minnesota); Glenn North, Nationally Recognized Performance Poet (Kansas City, MO), Du Yun, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist and Performance Artist, Founding Member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Artistic Director of MATA (NYC); and Suzanne Ryanstrati, Dancer, Director, Choreographer, & Educator (Kansas City, MO).

The work of the Visual Artist Awards Fellows will be featured in the 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition opening September, 2016 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at the Crossroads—the latest organization to partner with Charlotte Street for the Visual Artist Awards Exhibition. The exhibition will be curated by Kemper Museum Curator and Head of Adult Programs, Erin Dziedzic. Public performances of work by the Generative Performing Artist Awards Fellows will be promoted by Charlotte Street throughout the year.

ABOUT THE CHARLOTTE STREET VISUAL ARTIST AWARDS
Charlotte Street launched its Visual Artist Awards in 1997. With the 2016 Awards, Charlotte Street has continued to act as a catalyst for discovering and promoting emerging art and has now distributed over $630,000 to Kansas City-based visual artists through the Award program, with a total of 89 visual artists receiving these Awards to date. These Awards aim to recognize and meaningfully support exceptional artists working in the visual arts field, who are actively creating new, progressive work. The Awards recognize accomplishments to date as well as promise for continued artistic development and achievement. An exhibition featuring new and recent work by the Fellows is organized annually, currently rotating among H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and this year, will be held at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at the Crossroads location. For information on how to apply, please visit http://www.charlottestreet.org/awards.

ABOUT THE GENERATIVE PERFORMING AWARDS
Charlotte Street launched its Awards to Generative Performing Awards in 2008 as a parallel program to the Visual Artist Awards. With the 2016 Awards, Charlotte Street has continued to act as a catalyst for discovering and supporting contemporary performing art, and has now distributed $118,000 to 17 performing artists creating original new work in the fields of dance, theater, music, performance, spoken word, and hybrid/interdisciplinary performance-based forms. These Awards aim to recognize and meaningfully support artists producing exceptional performance-based work that is original, innovative, and progressive.

ABOUT THE 2016 AWARDS FELLOWS

Eddie Moore (Generative Performing Award)
Accomplished pianist, composer, educator and bandleader, Eddie Moore is one of Jazz music’s rising stars. Raised in Houston, Texas, Moore is a lifelong musician who traversed a number of bands and styles before going back to school to get his Master’s in Jazz Studies from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Eddie Moore and his band, The Outer Circle’s, debut album “The Freedom of Expression”, incorporated elements of soul, r&b, and hip-hop into his take on contemporary jazz. The Outer Circle’s sophomore album, “Live in Kansas City”, was recently listed as top jazz releases of 2015 by NPR. Moore has spent time touring internationally as a pianist, composer, performing, and recorded with several well-known artists such as, Bobby Watson, Pam  Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Joe Chambers, and Andre Hayward, to name a few. Moore’s third album, with The Outer Circle, is set to be released Summer, 2016.

J. Ashley Miller (Generative Performing Award)
J. Ashley Miller is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His genre-bending trans-modern work has been performed everywhere from YJ’s to the Kauffman Performing Arts Center to the MoMa PS1 in NYC. Ashley utilizes a diverse range of technologies, techniques, and collaborators to access obscure facets of the human emotional landscape. His new operatic theatre work is sure to provide Kansas City with some must-see programming in 2016. You can view more of Ashley’s work at www.jametatone.com.

Shawn Bitters (Visual Artist Award)
Shawn Bitters, originally from Orem, Utah, received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005. Bitters’ solo exhibitions include shows with Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York; Swarm Gallery, Oakland, California; and The Hall of Awa Handmade Japanese Paper and Museum in Japan. He has also exhibited at the International Print Center of New York and Dieu Donné Papermill in New York; Icebox Gallery in Philadelphia, and the Visual Art Center at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been an artist-in-residence at Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium; The Hall of Awa Handmade Japanese Paper and Museum in Japan; and the Danish Council of Artists Residency on Hirsholm Island, Denmark. Bitters is currently an associate professor at The University of Kansas in the Visual Art Department.

Madeline Gallucci (Visual Artist Award)
Madeline Gallucci received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012, where she developed a passion for image-making and working collaboratively with fellow colleagues and communities. Madeline’s work explores, dissects, and reinterprets our everyday environment by means of vibrant drawings, whimsical paintings, and digital prints. She has shown locally at Plug Projects, Paragraph Gallery, and Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, as well as, nationally at Idio Gallery in Brooklyn NY; Rebekah Templeton in Philadelphia PA; and Present Works in Milwaukee WI, and has been awarded the Charlotte Street Artist-in-Residency in 2012 and was the Hotel Phillips  Artist-in-Residence from 2014-2015. In addition to  her studio practice, Madeline is Co-Director of Front/Space, a project space located in Kansas City.

Rodolfo Marron III (Visual Artist Award)
Rodolfo Marron III is an artist based out of Kansas City. Originally born in Los Angeles, his family relocated to the Westside in the early 90’s. His work has been described as a collection of modern folktales which borrow heavily from Native American lore, Mexican American culture, and his own personal venture growing up in the Midwest. Rodolfo attended Paseo Academy of the Fine and Performing Arts. After graduating in 2008, he began exhibiting works in shows, the most notable of which include exhibitions at the Late Show Gallery in Kansas City, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas, and mostly recently at Garcia Squared Contemporary in Kansas City. Rodolfo was a resident artist with the Charlotte Street studio program from 2012-2014. His work has been featured in Kansas City publications including The Hand Magazine, The Pitch and KC Studio Magazine. Most recently Rodolfo was selected to exhibit his work on a billboard for the Missouri Bank Artboard located in the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City.

Please see attached press release for images and information – 2016 Charlotte Street Visual & Performing Artists Awards Announcements

See attached PDF for juror information – 2016 Charlotte Street Awards Panelists information

Charlotte Street Announces Call for Applications: Visual Artist Awards + Generative Performing Artist Awards

Monday, September 14th, 2015

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Deadline for Applications Monday, November 16, 2015

The 2016 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards will recognize three exceptional visual artists based in the 5-County Greater Kansas City Metro area with unrestricted cash awards of $10,000 each.  These awards are designed to provide meaningful financial support, critical recognition and public exposure for visual artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, film, video, ceramics, fibers, fashion, print-media, new-media and community based practices.

The 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards will recognize two exceptional artists based in the 5-County Greater Kansas City Metro area in the fields of dance, theatre, music, opera, sound art, performance art, multimedia performance, spoken word, puppetry or hybrid performance-based forms. These awards aim to support generative artists–creators of original work, rather than performers or interpreters of works created by others.

Applications will be available online beginning Monday, September 14th at www.callforentry.org

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Generative Performing Arts Award Details

Charlotte Street Foundation Announces Selection of 2015-2016 Studio Resident Artists

Friday, August 21st, 2015

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From left: Lara Shipley, Believer; Max Adrian, Victorious Plaything; Amado Espinoza; Hannah Carr, Untitled Collage; Josh Williams, Shades of Jade

New residencies kick off with Artist “Slide Slam” 
Wednesday, September 16, 7:00pm, la Esquina Gallery, 1000 West 25th St.

Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 15 visual artists, 3 writers, and 6 performing artists and ensembles for year-long Charlotte Street Foundation studio residencies, to begin September 2015. Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency Program provides free studios, rehearsal space, and related support for artists of all disciplines in downtown Kansas City.

To kick off the new studio residency term, the public is invited to meet the artists and learn about their work at a free “Studio Residents Slide Slam” Wednesday, September 16, 7:00pm at Charlotte Street’s la Esquina Gallery, 1000 West 25th Street. This fun, informal evening will feature 3-minute (timed) slide presentations (10 slides per artist) by 24 of the incoming studio resident artists—thus providing a rapid-fire introduction to the work, ideas, processes and personalities of these diverse artists.

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Rocket Grants Presents Four Exciting New Critical Arts Writing Programs

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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The Rocket Grants program is now in its sixth year of funding innovative, artist-driven programs, events and productions around the Kansas City region. This opportunity is driven by a partnership between the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City and the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, with the intention of encouraging and supporting artists who work in places other than traditional venues like galleries, museums or theaters. This can make the projects difficult to find unless you happen to stumble upon them. Program manager Julia Cole says, “Audiences also wonder sometimes why the process of artists engaging with communities, public spaces and social issues is a relevant and important contribution to the life of a dynamic and sophisticated city.”

The writing programs that the Rocket Grants program is funding over the next year aim to address these issues head on through four new approaches: 1) feature stories on the existing RocketBlog; 2) an ongoing arts podcast and 3) a professional podcasting workshop; and 4) an editorial workshop led by a national leader in the print field.

So far Rocket Grants has redirected generous funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to around 50 different artists and artist groups. Grants have ranged in value from $1,000 to $6,000, and the range of venues in which the projects have occurred has been extremely diverse, including: a senior care facility; a suburban front yard; a Laundromat; a vacant floor in a high-rise downtown office; a box-store parking lot; on the street; in business storefronts; in a graveyard; at the Royals stadium; on the radio and many more.

The issues that artists have tackled through their funded projects have been equally adventurous, from vacancy to gun crime, from exploring where our food comes from to exchange economies, from queer culture to alternative education. Artists in the Kansas City region are inventing ways to bridge between people and our social realities using visual, emotional and poetic means. Their processes make provocative and challenging ideas more engaging, provide access to a wider community, and suggest new models of doing and thinking.

This approach can open up new kinds of conversation, and help a community re-evaluate familiar facts using humor, tenderness or critical questioning. This in turn can lead to a completely fresh perspective. With the encouragement of this program, artists in our region are telling stories about our present and future lives, and inviting the community to participate in re-imagining both.

But, in order for that to happen audiences have to connect with the artists’ work, both physically and thoughtfully. That’s where these new writing initiatives come into play!

  1. ROCKETBLOG FEATURE STORIES

The first of four strategies has been to hire a feature writing intern, Meredith Derks, to interact with Rocket Grants recipients and help to tell the story of both their work in progress and final productions on the popular Rocketblog website. These features will be ongoing throughout the spring and perhaps beyond. Subscribe to the blog to follow Meredith’s adventures!

  1. THRUST PODCAST PROJECT

The second strategy involved a Call for Proposals for an artist/writer to create a new platform or program. The goal for this initiative was to push critical arts writing in the Kansas City region to the next level, with a focus on the kind of socially engaged artwork that Rocket Grants propel. A selection panel that included regional curatorial, writing and journalism professionals (see below) selected a proposal from Meredith Moore to create a podcasting platform that will specifically address the venues, issues and processes associated with innovative public engagement. Led by Moore of the Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas, THRUST will be a reactive narrative force that works in tandem with the Rocket Grants program to expand and investigate public-oriented creative work and written discourse in the KC region.

The project is part of a long-term seed investment to help grow and empower a hardy, robust, and provocative critical culture in the arts community and the region as a whole. Rather than invest in legacy media as the outlet for this conversation, THRUST will be distributed freely through a podcast platform. An accessible medium with popular momentum, podcasts are uniquely adaptive to the resources and needs of listeners of all types—enabling them to hear the ideas and arguments that matter to them while commuting, working in the studio, working out, or washing dishes.

Presented as a carefully organized season of thematic podcast episodes with supplemental online content, each 10-minute (or less) THRUST release will offer pointed critical analysis of KC-area under-the-radar art issues in a dynamic and accessible audio format. An introductory episode will launch on May 1st, 2015, while the season officially opens with Episode 1 on July 3rd. Each episode of THRUST will investigate a core issue at stake in our culture: whether through artless true stories told from artists’ perspectives, or creative investigative reporting.

The entire series will be produced by Moore, but over the course of a season it will include up to 16 additional writers, artists, and local art stakeholders whose stories will unfold, overlap, and sometimes clash in ongoing THRUST episodes. Visit thrustpodcast.tumblr.com to download episodes, explore image archives, submit stories, and suggest topics for future THRUST episodes. Links to episodes will also be published on the Rocketblog.

  1. PODCAST WORKSHOP

In advance of the launch of THRUST Episode 1, Moore and the Charlotte Street Foundation will work together with special guest CJ Janovy, KCUR arts reporter, to host a three-day “Critical & Creative Writing for Radio” workshop. Twenty area art writers and thinkers will be awarded a seat at the workshops that will happen on three Sundays in May. Over the course of these three meetings, they will engage with professionals in the field and their colleagues to learn the structure and techniques behind a powerful podcast, then edit and improve individual pieces of critical art writing designed to feature in a future episode of THRUST.

  1. EDITORIAL WORKSHOP

The Charlotte Street Foundation will be working with national writer and editor Kriston Capps to produce a 3-day workshop in April that will help area writers move to the next stage of their careers through editorial coaching. The goal of this program is to increase the capacity of strong, emerging writers in our region to participate in national conversations concerning the issues, venues and circumstances that Rocket Grants artists are addressing.

The Warhol re-granting program has recently expanded to a total of nine different cities nationally (including the KC region), and local artists and audiences will benefit enormously through critical discourse that connects them to work that is happening in other locations. This kind of analysis will deepen the understanding of what are the approaches are that have a more general cultural relevance, and what might be some of the particularities that define our own community.

Eight artist/writers will be awarded small stipends and the opportunity to attend this workshop, with the goal that each will produce an article that will connect socially engaged art making in the KC region with another of the national re-granting venues. Ideally, this work will be published both locally and nationally, and contribute significantly to the discourse surrounding work in this genre.

For more details please see the full Press Release.

 

2015 Rocket Grants Call to Artists + Info Sessions

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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Grants, a program of Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art, opens call for proposals to artists, curators, collectives, collaboratives, partnerships, and artist-run spaces residing within an 80-mile radius of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Rocket Grants, funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, announces its open call for 2015 Grant Awards. These grants are designed to fuel the dynamism of the Kansas City region’s art ecology by providing direct support for innovative, experimental, artist-driven, and artist-centered projects. Supported projects may include visual art, performance, film screenings, video, new media, writing, programming, social practice, and interdisciplinary projects.

The Rocket Grants program for 2015-16 will provide grants in the amount of $60,000 total, with individual/group project awards of up to $6,000 each. Proposals are due March 23, 2015. For details, visit rocketgrants.org.

Outreach Events will be held during the application period to launch this sixth round of program funding. These free informational sessions will include presentations by the program coordinator, as well as previous and current Rocket Grant recipients. The objective is to best prepare artists in the 80-mile region for the application process.

The Spencer Museum of Art will host an Outreach Event in conjunction with a portrait session for the Lawrence Inside Out project on January 18, 2014. At the event, 2012 recipient Karl Fundenberger will present about Cyclotrope Cinema, and fellow 2012 recipient Dave Loewenstein will read from the publication arising from his Give Take Give project. Additional work will be on display in the reception area and the following artists will be present to discuss and answer questions about their work. Jarrett Mellenbruch, Haven (2010), Judith Levy, NV in KC (2011), Amber Hansen, The Story of Chickens (2011), Jessie Christian, Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile (2013).

Other scheduled events:

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 3:00 PM at PLUG Projects, 1613 Genesee Street, KCMO 64102.

Monday, January 19, 2015, 7:30pm at CSF Studio Residency Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th floor, KCMO 64105.

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00-8:30 PM at InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Conser St, Suite 290, Overland Park, KS 66204.

Thursday, February 12, 2014, 6:00-7:30 PM at Vine Street Studio, 2033 Vine Street, KCMO 64108.

See more details on Rocket Grants and the events in the full Press Release.

New Missouri Bank Crossroads “Artboards” debut in December

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

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The Missouri Bank Crossroads Branch, 125 Southwest Boulevard, KCMO, will debut four new large-scale commissioned images by Kansas City artists Amy Fredman and Max Pond, on its “Artboards” in time for First Friday December 5th, 2014. Installed on the exterior, double-sided billboards rising above the bank, the “Artboards” are visible to the public all hours of the day, and will remain on view through the end of February 2015.

On the East-facing billboards, Amy Fredman presents Meowntain, offering a window into an alternate landscape on the otherwise flat plains of Missouri with a twist. Inspired by a popular joke, Meowntain combines humor and the beauty of the outdoors.

On the West-facing billboards, Max Pond presents Untitled. Untitled uses images of Kansas City before the metropolis was established, as well as shortly after, allowing the viewer to identify and understand how quickly residents have changed the landscape. Displaying this reality on the same platform that has contributed to tarnishing the Midwest, the viewer is forced to acknowledge all the wasted materials we generate. Utilizing weathered, bleak images alongside bright and vibrant colors, the artist means to inspire and give hope for a more sustainable city.

Images from Left: Amy Fredman’s Meowntains; Max Pond, Untitled.

For more details see the full Press Release.

Charlotte Street Announces Call for Applications: Visual Artist Awards + Generative Performing Awards

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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Charlotte Street invites artists living in the five-county Greater Kansas City Metro Area to apply for Artist Awards:
—Three Visual Artist Awards of $10,000 apiece
—Two Generative Performing Artist Awards of $10,000 apiece

The Charlotte Street Awards seek to recognize, encourage, and significantly support exceptional Kansas-City based artists through two disciplines: visual artists + generative performing artists.

The intent of the Charlotte Street Visual Artists Awards is to recognize and significantly support Kansas City-based visual artists of all media who are creating exceptional, contemporary work. Providing artists with financial support, critical recognition, and public exposure, these Awards aim to reward artistic accomplishment to date and to support the continued development of artists’ work and careers.

The intent of the Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards is to recognize, encourage, and significantly support artists creating exceptional new work in the fields of dance, theatre, music, opera, sound art, performance art, multimedia performance, spoken word, puppetry, and hybrid/interdisciplinary versions of all above.

Providing artists with financial support, critical recognition, and public exposure, these Charlotte Street Awards aim to reward artistic accomplishment to date and to support the continued development of artists’ work and careers.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applications must be completed online through www.callforentry.org
Title of Visual Artists’ Call: “Charlotte Street Foundation 2015 Visual Artist Awards”
Title of Generative Performing Artists’ Call: “Charlotte Street Foundation: Generative Performance Award 2015”

The deadline for both calls will be Monday, November 17, 2014, at midnight. No late applications will be considered.

Note: Artists requiring technical assistance with online applications may contact Charlotte Street Foundation at 816-221-5115 or info@charlottestreet.org. In-person assistance will be provided up request.

See the full application guidelines and details here for the Visual Artist Awards.
Go directly to the Visual Awards application here.

See the full application guidelines and details here for the Generative Performing Artist Awards.
Go directly to the Generative Performing Awards application here.