The latest in the Kansas City Public Library’s yearlong series of exhibits commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Charlotte Street Foundation features the luminous beaded works of 2007 award winner Jessica Kincaid.
The exhibit will offer an overview, dating to the visionary “Heaven and Earth” (2006) in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. It will also feature works from the artist’s “Dream” and “Nature” series, and a new body of works, including “RosyBrown” (pictured), inspired by Kincaid’s mastery of computer coding. She recently graduated from the Web Development program at Johnson County Community College.
In the dance studio at the Charlotte Street studio residency space, in downtown’s Town Pavilion building, Monica Dixon looked down at a row of colorful, handmade masks that spanned the length of the stage. There were 26, each sewn from a variety of clothing scraps and synthetic materials resembling feathers, scales or flower petals.