CSF news from elsewhere.
Late one night this summer, at a warehouse in the city’s industrial district, Kansas City’s queer youth gathered for a funeral. But the costumed guests filing through a loading dock weren’t there to mourn someone who's passed. They’d turned out in their morbid finest for the very last Alter party, a monthly event thrown by two young local artists, Boi Boy and Bo Hubbard, aimed at creating safe spaces for inclusive revelry. The first party was dubbed “Birth;” it seemed only natural to go out, a year later, with “Death.”
Via KC Studio Magazine
Is it a sign of the times that so many of the artworks in “Welcome to the Neighborhood” involve protagonists who are, in one form or another, in deep hiding? Self-preservation is one of the main themes in this exhibit by 13 Kansas City artists, curated by the Charlotte Street Foundation.
Via 41 KSHB Kansas City
n the last six months, the Manheim Park neighborhood has not had a shooting or a murder. Organizations like Historic Manheim Park Association and Charlotte Street Foundation are fighting to make the space safer for the community.
Via KBIA 91.3 FM
Shopmaker, along with her two friends Mazzy Mann (CSF Studio Resident) and Lorelei Kretsinger, are three Kansas City trans women trying to set the record straight in terms of their community's artistic contributions. They are also Rocket Grants recipients.
Via The Daily Kansan
The City of Lawrence gave final approval during an Aug. 7 city hall meeting for a Rocket Grants mural representing women of color to be painted outside of the Lawrence Public Library.
Via KC Studio Magazine
In late February, the Charlotte Street Foundation announced three recipients of its 2018 Visual Artist awards. Each received an unrestricted cash award of $10,000, and the winners’ works will be featured in the 2018 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition later this year at H&R Block Artspace.
Via The Pitch
Gilda’s Club Kansas City and local arts luminaries partner for a cancer-centric collaboration this weekend
Gilda’s Club Kansas City was formed six years ago in recognition of this grim reality. A branch of the national organization named after comedian Gilda Radner (who died of ovarian cancer in 1989), the midtown location is a place for people living with cancer, and their families, to find support, education, advocacy, and social opportunities — all free of charge. The organization is growing locally: it served 475 members in 2015; 875 members in 2016; and 1,501 members in 2017. (Members include persons who have received a cancer diagnosis, caregivers, or family members.)