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.
Sometimes unexpected connections emerge in group shows. The 2015 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition, through Dec. 16 at the H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute, achieves such alignment.
When a branch of Missouri Bank and Trust moved to 125 Southwest Blvd. in the Crossroads Arts District in 2008, architects working on the remodel discovered that two double-sided billboards were providing structural support for the building.
The 2015 Visual Artist Award winners are Jill Downen, who works with installations, drawings and models; Rashawn Griffin, who produces paintings, sculpture and installations; and painter Misha Kligman.