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Invest: The Bank Studio Residency Alumni exhibition

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present, Invest: The Bank Project Studio Residency Alumni exhibition of past residents from Charlotte Street’s first studio residency space at The Bank UCP Studios. The exhibition features new works by artists, Rachel Hayes, Jonathan Peck, Miles Neidinger, Grant Miller, and Naoko Wowsugi. The exhibition will be on display at Paragraph Gallery (23 E 12th St. Kansas City, MO) Thursday, October 27th to December 3rd.

Join us for the opening reception, Thursday, October 27th from 6-8PM!

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In 2004, Charlotte Street launched its first studio residency space at The Bank located at 11th & Baltimore in the historic Mark Twain Tower in Downtown, Kansas City. During its first year, the repurposed building provided studio spaces for 15 artists. As part of Charlotte Street’s Urban Culture Project (UCP), The Bank UCP Studios were Charlotte Street’s initial venture into supporting artists through a residency program and providing free studio space. Over its 2 1/2 year lifespan, The Bank UCP Studios supported 37 artists, paving the way for what our studio residency program would become.

Invest: The Bank Studio Residency Alumni exhibition celebrates the artists from the early years of the UCP Bank Studios and celebrates their investment and commitment to their work and career development, and their investment into the budding culture of Downtown, Kansas City by their participation in Charlotte Street’s Downtown Studio Residency.

Exhibition Details:
Invest: The Studio Residency Bank Alumni exhibition
Exhibitions runs: October 27 – December 3
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27th, 6-8PM – Please see our Facebook event for details
Where: Paragraph Gallery, 23 E 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12-5PM

Additional exhibition programming:

Gallery Discussion with artists, Grant Miller and Naoko Wowsugi
Monday, November 21st, 7:30PM, Paragraph Gallery
The public is welcome to attend this informal discussion with artists, Grant Miller, Naoko Wowsugi and current studio residents as they discuss their work and time in Charlotte Street’s studio spaces.

Artist’s works above (left to right): Miles Neidinger, Grant Miller, Rachel Hayes

Full Press Release

Selection of 2016-17 Studio Resident Artists Announced

Monday, August 15th, 2016

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From left: S.E. Nash, Neil Goss, Leo Gayden, Zoe Chressanthis

New residents kick off with Artist “Slide Slam” 
Wednesday, September 14th, 7:00pm
La Esquina Gallery, 1000 West 25th
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Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 30 artists to its year-long Studio Residency program. The selection consists of six writers, eight performance-based artists, and 16 visual artists. The 2016/2017 residency period begins September, 2016. Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency Program provides free studios and rehearsal space in downtown, Kansas City, exhibition and mentorships opportunities, and related support as needed to artists of all disciplines.

To kick off the new studio residency term, the public is invited to meet the resident artists and learn about their work at a free “Studio Residents Slide Slam” Wednesday, September, 14th, 7:00PM at Charlotte Street’s La Esquina Gallery, 1000 W 25th Street. This fun, informal evening will feature 3-minute slide presentations by 30 of the incoming studio resident artists—giving a fun introduction to the work, ideas, processes, and personalities of these diverse artists.

Please see press release below or click here for list of artists.

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new art through architecture “artboards” debut in march @ missouri bank crossroads

Monday, February 17th, 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 Rie Egawa and Caleb Taylor on its “Artboards” in time for First Friday March 7, 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 May 2014.

Read more in the full Press Release.

(Images from left: This is ART, artboards by Rie Egawa, to be installed on the West-facing Missouri Bank billboards; Presence of Absence I and II, artboards by Caleb Taylor, to be installed on the East-facing Missouri Bank billboards.)

Andy Brayman Artists’ Walk at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – March 14

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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Charlotte Street Foundation and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art present Andy Brayman, the next Charlotte Street Awards Fellow participating in the Nelson-Atkins Artists’ Walk. Named Best Gallery Tour by the Pitch, through these Artists’ Walks acclaimed Kansas City artists engage participants in the museum’s spaces and highlight works that speak to their artistic sensibilities, then discuss their own art through presentations in Lens 2. Each evening features both a 6pm + 7pm tour/talk combination. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT!

Date: Friday, March 14
Time: 6pm + 7pm
Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art / 4525 Oak St KCMO 64111
Tickets: FREE, but space is limited- Registration is required. Go to the Nelson-Atkins Online Calendar to reserve a spot!

Details: Andy Brayman holds a BA in sociology and a BFA in ceramics from the University of Kansas (1996) and an MFA in ceramics from Alfred University (1998). His work is a combination of traditional craft, industrial processes, and contemporary art strategies. In 2005, Andy founded The Matter Factory in Kansas City. It is part artist studio, part laboratory, and part factory. His current research focuses the possibilities offered by translating objects from the digital to physical world through sensors, computation and robotics.

Next Artists’ Walk:
Fri, April 18 –Warren Rosser

See more details in the full Press Release.

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Images info middle to right:  White Crate, 2011 (installed at the Nerman Museum as part of the 2011 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards exhibition), Black Centerpiece, 2013, black porcelain.

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The Tyranny of Good Taste, Exhibition by Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff – Opens February 7

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present The Tyranny of Good Taste, an exhibition of contemporary artworks produced from such lowbrow materials as studio left-overs, junk food, craft store oddities, urban detritus, and remnants of failed first attempts. Featuring 15 artists from across the nation producing artwork during a time of extreme economic turmoil, those included have developed abnormally resourceful and strategically inventive means by which to produce uncommonly experimental art forms.

Opening Reception:  Friday, February 7
Time: 6-9pm
Venue: la Esquina / 1000 West 25th Street KCMO
Tickets: FREE
Dates: February 7-March 29, 2014
Gallery hours: Wed, Fri, Sat: noon-5pm, Thurs: 11-6pm

Gallery talk with curator:  Saturday, February 8, 2pm, FREE

Featured artists: Brandon Anschultz (St Louis, MO), Mara Baker (Chicago, IL), Tim Brown (Kansas City, MO), Jared Clark (Salt Lake City, UT), Julia Anne Goodman (San Francisco, CA), Ben Harle (Kansas City, MO), Michelle Hartney (Chicago, IL), Jack Henry (Brooklyn, NY), Matt Jacobs (Kansas City, MO), Cara Krebs (Salt Lake City, UT), Bobbi Meier (Chicago, IL), Garry Noland (Kansas City, MO), Sabina Ott (Chicago, IL), Matthew Schlagbaum (Chicago, IL), and Dean Roper (Kansas City, MO).

Details: Organized by 2013-2014 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff, with an emphasis on the (counter-)productive time spent (or wasted) in an artist’s studio, the maximalist and anarchic artworks in this exhibition challenge established fine art hierarchies of value and status-quo conventions of taste.

Learn more about the exhibition + artists in the full Press Release.

Images from left: Sabina Ott, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, 2011; Matthew Schlagbaum, Judy Garland Smile, 2012; Dean Roper, Time Out (excerpt), 2012.

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Photos of the Opening!

2014 Charlotte Street Artists’ Walks at the Nelson-Atkins

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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Charlotte Street Foundation and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art announce a third year of gallery tours and talks by Charlotte Street Awards Fellows. Named Best Gallery Tour by the Pitch, through these Artists’ Walks acclaimed Kansas City artists engage participants in the museum’s spaces and highlight works that speak to their artistic sensibilities, then discuss their own art through presentations in Lens 2.

“Each tour and talk is wildly different and always surprising, as each artist brings their specific eye and point of view to artworks in the Nelson-Atkins’ collection,” said Kate Hackman, Artistic Director of Charlotte Street Foundation. “In this way, the tours are like portraits of the artists themselves, while encouraging all of us to look and see in fresh new ways.”

The 2014 Artists’ Walks featured artists are:

Fri, January 10Sonié Joi Ruffin

Fri, February 14Anne Austin Pearce

Fri, March 14Andy Brayman

Fri, April 18Warren Rosser

These events are FREE but space is limited – REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Go to the Nelson-Atkins Online Calendar to reserve a spot.  Each evening features both a 6pm + 7pm tour/talk combination.

See more details in the full Press Release.

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Studio Residency Program Holiday Open House + Honey Pot Performance – DEC 13

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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On Friday December 13, beginning at 5pm, Charlotte Street Foundation hosts a Studio Residency Program HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, providing the public a first chance to visit the studios of Charlotte Street’s 2013-14 studio residents. The Open House will feature open studios by two-dozen visual artists, 4 writers, and live music, dance, and theatrical performances throughout the evening by performing artists-in residence.  All are invited to come meet the artists, view works in progress, and purchase artworks for sale directly from the artists. (Note: a larger, 2-day Open Studios event will follow April 25-26, 2014.)

The evening will culminate at Paragraph Gallery with live performances by Kansas City-based dancer Leonard Gayden and Chicago-based performance collaborative HONEY POT PERFORMANCE, at 9pm. Honey Pot Performance will present Price Pointa 90-minute multi-arts performance project exploring notions of fairness and balance, or the lack thereof, in today’s economic landscape through a mixture of the tragic and comic. Their performance has been organized in conjunction with the exhibition We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay.

STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Locations: Town Pavilion / 1100 Walnut, 6th floor + pARTnership Place / 906 Grand, 13th floor, KCMO 64105
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
Time: 5-9pm

HONEY POT PERFORMANCE Presents PRICE POINT
With opening performance by dancer Leonard Gayden

Location: Paragraph Gallery / 23 East 12th Street, KCMO 64105
When: Friday, December 13,  9-11pm + Sunday Matinee, December 15, 3pm

See more about the artists and performances in the full Press Release.

Learn more about Honey Pot Performance’s Price Point performances + workshop.

Check out the Studio Residency Program blog for much more about the studios and artists.

(Images from left: Brett Ginsburg, Wall Mount Display with Obj. I, II, and III, 2013, ceramic objects, MDF, wood, and steel; Honey Pot Performance, Price Point, 2013, performance still; Madeline Gallucci, Untitled Marks X, acrylic, latex, paint chips on insulation foam, 2013; Rodolfo Marron, Antler Offering, 2013, Ink, coffee, marker and polkberries on wallpaper.)

 

ArtSounds: MicroChromatic, an interactive performance installation – November 12, 6-10pm

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Charlotte Street Foundation and ArtSounds are pleased to present MicroChromatic, an interactive performance installation that explores the relationships between sound and visualization.

Dates:  Tuesday, November 12, 6-10pm + Friday, November 15, 6-10pm
Location: Paragraph Gallery / 21 East 12th Street, Downtown KCMO
Tickets: Free, Limited Seating! Reserve FREE tickets HERE
Details: microchromatic.wordpress.com

An ArtSounds performance, MicroChromatic is created by a group of Kansas City artists experimenting with new media. The collaborative is made up of visual artists, composers, and technological engineers.

MicroChromatic is a 15 minute experience performed three times an hour, between six and ten PM. It will feature a cylindrical chamber constructed to create NOT sensory deprivation but sensory SATURATION. Guests will be invited to enter into an encompassing 10ft in diameter and 14ft tall tubular light box for a 15 minute show. Original compositions will be performed live in sync with featured video depicting synesthetic experiences utilizing six palettes of colors; black, crimson, violet, gold, blue, and white.

Featured Local Artists: Carmen Moreno, Michael Miller, Eli Hougland, Daniel Goggin, Eric Souther, Russell Thorpe, and Brad Van Wick.  Past collaborative projects include Lissajous Laborium, featured at Plug Projects in 2012. More about these artists.

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Initiated by faculty from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Kansas City Art Institute, ArtSounds explores cross-media expression through creative concert-making.

For more details, see the full Press Release.

We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay, Inaugural Exhibition by Curator-In-Residence Danny Orendorff – Opens October 25

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay, an exhibition of contemporary artworks that address everyday and street-level concerns of the economic recession (unemployment, debt, corporate greed, minimum wage rates, and more) with playfulness, aplomb, and an often bleak sense of humor. Financial lack, foreclosed property, exploitative labor policy, and high-priced healthcare are just a handful of the economic realities producing absurdist dilemmas for individuals and communities across the nation. Curated by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff and featuring over 15 internationally exhibiting American artists working in medium non-specific manners, this exhibition confronts such realities and absurdities with headstrong wit and hilarious outrage.

Opening Reception:  Friday, October 25, 2013
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Venue: la Esquina / 1000 West 25th Street
Tickets: FREE
Dates: October 25-December 20, 2013
Gallery hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5; Thurs 11-6
First Fridays: Open til 8pm
Project tumblr: better-than-okay.tumblr.com

Gallery talk with curator:  Saturday, October 26, 2pm
Performance: Kansas City Electronic Music + Arts Alliance presents Outskirts and Underworlds: Sights and Sounds from the Great Recession – Sunday November 3, 7:30pm, $10/Students $5
Additional public programs to be announced.

Featured artists: David O. Alekhuogie (New Haven, CT), Jennifer Boe (Kansas City, MO), Andrea Bowers (Los Angeles, CA), Candy Chang (New Orleans, LA), Blake Fall-Conroy (Ithaca, NY), Theaster Gates (Chicago, IL), Honey Pot Performance (Chicago, IL), Steve Lambert (New York, NY), Persia ft. Daddies Plastik (San Francisco, CA), William Powhida (New York, NY), Public Media Institute (Chicago, IL), Alex Schaefer (Los Angeles, CA), Mike Simi (Chicago, IL), Brittany Southworth-LaFlamme (Chicago, IL), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco, CA), Cassie Thornton (San Francisco, CA), and Daniel Tucker (Chicago, IL).

Learn more about the exhibition in the full Press Release.
(Images from left: Blake Fall-Conroy, Minimum Wage Machine; Honey Pot Performance, Price Point, performance still; Mike Simi, Mr. Weekend; Public Media Institute, For Squat)

CSF + KcEMA present Outskirts and Underworlds: Sights and sounds from the great recession – November 3

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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OUTSKIRTS AND UNDERWORLDS: SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THE GREAT RECESSION

A one-night in-gallery music & video event organized in conjunction with the exhibition, We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay

Inspired by the upcoming Charlotte Street exhibition We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay (October 25-December 10 at la Esquina), Kansas City Electronic Music and Art Alliance presents Outskirts and Underworlds: Sights and Sounds from the Great Recession. Delving into the creative fringes of current recession-era culture, from urban blight to backwoods decay, the presented works respond to the exhibition as they reflect and explore themes of the economic downturn.

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013
Time: 7:30pm performance (doors open at 7)
Admission: $10/Students $5
Location: La Esquina 
/ 1000 W. 25th St.
Kansas City, MO

Music + video by:
Shawn E Hansen & Neal J Wilson (KC); Fabian Beltran (TX), Madelyn Byrne (CA), Simon Fink (MO) in collaboration with exhibiting artist Cassie Thornton (CA), William Lackey (MO), Matthew MacCabe (OH), Dugal McKinnon (NZ), Evan Merz (CA), and Robert Ratcliffe (UK)

Live performances by:
Rebecca Ashe (flute) and Leo Saguiguit (saxophone)

Learn more about this event in the full Press Release.