Cellphone photo enthusiasts have a few more days to shape one of the pieces of art in a downtown Kansas City gallery. Instagram users who post photos with the hashtag #bigamericanpicture can see their images on a computer screen mounted to a wall and hooked up to an iPad showing the feed of a group of Kansas City photographers called the Archive Collective.
Amy Kligman is executive/artistic director of Charlotte Street Foundation, charlottestreet.org. In the 19 years since it was created, Charlotte Street has been a powerful force behind the rise of Kansas City’s nationally respected art scene.
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.
For the last six years, artists in the KC region have been winning Rocket Grants. As the name suggests, the cash grants have been boosting artists, giving them resources to think big with ambitious, socially engaged projects.