Cheers to Twenty Years!
Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to announce its twentieth year as Kansas City’s primary arts catalyst and provocateur. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has been an arts leader in Kansas City, identifying, challenging, and supporting emerging and mid-career artists. Charlotte Street will celebrate this milestone year with the launch of a redesigned brand and website; pilot residencies; special events; and pop-up birthday parties that culminate with a Signature Fundraising Event in Fall, 2017.Across the City Charlotte Street Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
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In addition, Charlotte Street is commemorating its 20th anniversary with the city-wide program, Every Street is Charlotte Street (ESICS)—an interdisciplinary program that features 20 years of Charlotte Street Award Fellows through exhibitions, events, and performances at notable partner institutions across the city.
Over 20 partners in total across the Kansas City area join with Charlotte Street in the celebration. “This year is an opportunity to celebrate the catalytic impact Charlotte Street has had on the KC art community, as well as, celebrate the artists and community partners that make this all work. We’re proud of our past and looking forward to a future that will continue to challenge, invigorate, and energize the arts ecology of Kansas City,” said Amy Kligman.
Upcoming Every Street is Charlotte Street programming:
Main Street – an exhibition featuring photography by 1999 CSF Visual Artist Award Fellow, Mike Sinclair
April 22 – July 3
The Kansas City Public Library – Central Library, 14 W 10th Street KC, MO
Past Every Street is Charlotte Street programming:
To Make A Poet Black and Bid Him Sing — A Discussion with 2009 CSF Fellow, Glenn North
Tuesday, February 28th, 6-7:30PM
The Kansas City Public Library — Central Library, 14 W 10th Street KC, MO
Glenn North, the inaugural poet laureate of Kansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz District, discusses his work as an accomplished poet and spoken word artist, sharing passages from his recently published City of Song. The poetry collection celebrates the KC jazz tradition and the African-American experience, and North will reflect on what it means to be a black poet in the current cultural milieu.