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.
Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present, Wiggle Room—an exhibition opening Thursday, February 9th at Paragraph Gallery. Curated by Guest Curator, Travis Pratt, Wiggle Room features Charlotte Street Studio Residents, Boi Boy, Noël Morical, and Zoe Chressanthis.
This is the first exhibition of the 2017 Charlotte Street Studio Residency Visiting Curator series—a program inviting local arts professionals to curate projects featuring the work of current studio residents—whether its visual written or performing.
Every Street is Charlotte Street – To Make a Poet Black and Bid Him Sing
Glenn North, a 2009 CSF Fellow and 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. North will reflect on what it means to be a black poet in the current cultural milieu.
Sensible Disobedience: Disrupting Cultural Signifiers in a Neoliberal Age
This March, Curator, Lynnette Miranda will present her second exhibition as Charlotte Street’s Curator in Residence, Sensible Disobedience: Disrupting Cultural Signifiers in a Neoliberal Age. The exhibition will run Friday, March 10 to April 22nd. Join us for the opening reception, Friday, March 10th, 6-9PM at la Esquina.