Kansas City has been a special place for jazz for nearly 100 years. Since its inception in 1997, the Charlotte Street Foundation has noticed and honored this heritage, most recently by awarding a 2016 $10,000 Generative Performing Artist Award to pianist, composer, educator and band leader Eddie Moore.
Kemper at the Crossroads is the site of this year’s exhibit of works by winners of the prestigious Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards. Since 1997 the annual award has given more than $632,000 to 88 visual artists, including unrestricted $10,000 grants to this year’s recipients, Madeline Gallucci, Shawn Bitters and Rodolfo Marron III.
Creativity was woven into family life during Amy Kligman’s growing up years in small-town New Washington, Indiana. Her mother was a florist and cake decorator who did folk ceramics; her grandmother made quilts.
From her home base in Miami, and lately working in New York City with Creative Time, Lynnette Miranda has coordinated art conferences at the 2015 Venice Biennale, the Boys and Girls High School and Park Avenue Armory.
The Charlotte Street Foundation presents a showcase of work by its resident performing artists at the Paragraph Gallery (23 East 12th Street) July 22, starting with MacKenzie Reed, Rosemary Bloom, Blake Freeman, Mariel Reynolds and Martika from noon to 1 p.m.
Jarrett Mellenbruch of Roeland Park was raised in Kansas City, Kan. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting at Rhode Island School of Design and a master of fine arts degree at Maine College of Art in Portland.
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