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Upcoming Events

September 16, 2017

ToTLuck at Harrison St. DIY

The Harrison Street DIY crew is teaming up with the Trailer of Truth on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The ToTLuck begins at 5PM with a potluck dinner and the event continues until 10PM.  Chile, lemonade and water will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share and to provide their own beverages. The event hopes to provide awareness to new people being exposed to Harrison Street or ToT. The event aims to provide an enjoyable art enriched experience with a family friendly feel.

A few tables and chairs will be set up, but attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, picnic style. While attendees eat their picnics, activities such as Baggo (aka “corn hole”) and Giant Jenga, will be set up on the grass area and chess and sidewalk chalk on asphalt surface (away from skating.)

Inside the Trailer of Truth, the Tiny ToT Gallery will be set up with photographs displayed on a monitor, featuring the four artists/photographers who are making images about Harrison St. DIY (or their interpretation of the Columbus Park neighborhood.) These images will later become the projections. Also there will be a print displayed from each photographer, gallery style. Artists will be encouraged to provide a short artist statement.

Photographers are Phil Peterson, MOI (Don Wilkison), Megan Pobywajlo-Bailey and Emily Evans Sloan. Live music will be provided by Mark Smeltzer and friends.

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An "Every Street Is Charlotte Street" Composers Showcase

CSF Presents: Time’s Not Listening

The Charlotte Street Foundation presents a one night only performance featuring five Kansas City composers debuts at the historic Folly Theatre Saturday, Sept. 30th. "Time's Not Listening" features original works by past CSF award winners, Patrick Alonzo Conway, Brad Cox, Amado Espinoza, Jeff Harshbarger, and Ashley Miller. The composers will collaborate and perform new bodies of work in celebration of Charlotte Street's 20th Anniversary. “Time’s Not Listening” will be a musical exploration that will challenge the perception of what time and space means to you. This special event features players who will open your mind with hypnotic and melodic performances. You can expect to see a wide variety of experiences from Andean music to trance throughout the evening. "Time's Not Listening" is produced through the support of the Metzler-Copaken Initiative Grant.

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August 26, 2017

Alter: Art Space presents Birth

Alter is a collaborative, multidisciplinary artist-run space that seeks to connect a variety of creative disciplines through interactive environments and unexpected programming. The event wants to give Kansas City a space where installation, performance, and painting can join forces with musicians, actors, and dancers. Alter will focus on expanding traditional notions of theater, galleries, and night-life, while providing a variety of programming to include events for all artistic interests. Alter will bring together a variety of local art communities using interdisciplinary collaboration to foster creative friendships for both artist and audience.   Saturday, August 26th Doors open at 10PM Performances start at 11PM 1416 St Louis Ave, Kansas City, MO 64101 $5 Cash or Card

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August 14 - August 27, 2017

Archie Scott Gobber – Artist In Residency at The Nelson-Atkins

Archie Scott Gobber will be the Artist In Residence at The Nelson-Atkins from August 14th through August 27th. Archie Scott Gobber currently works works in Kansas City, Missouri and received the Charlotte Street Foundation's  Visual Artists Award in 1998. Gobber will be challenging how traditional information is presented in museums with his Pop-Art "headlines."  Visitors will be asked to reconsider how they digest information and themes in a museum setting. This residency is part of collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum for Charlotte Street Foundation’s Every Street is Charlotte Street 2017 initiative. Art Work: (Archie Scott Gobber, Tweet Yourself, 2012)

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August 25 - October 7, 2017

Against the Screen

Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present Against the Screen, an exhibition curated by Lynnette Miranda, Charlotte Street’s 2016-2017 Curator in Residence. Against the Screen is an exhibition that interrogates one’s relationship to the image as both object and material, highlighting the impact of lens-based image making in both art and contemporary society. The opening reception of the exhibition is on August 25th, 2017 from 6-9PM at La Esquina gallery, which is located at 1000 West 25th Street in Kansas City, MO. The reception is open to the public. The Against the Screen exhibition will be open from August 25th through October 7th. This exhibition will be the last exhibition curated by Lynnette Miranda, the outgoing Curator In Residence at Charlotte Street Foundation. Against the Screen presents new works by eight Kansas City-based artists working in photography, video, and new media: Barry Anderson, Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, Molly Garrett, Caitlin Horsmon, Judith G. Levy, Megan Pobywajlo, Benjamin Rosenthal, and William Toney. These artists experiment with material, time, and space, and redefine how one makes an image, challenging the boundaries of image and screen through unconventional methods.

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Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 30 artists and artist collectives to its year-long Studio Residency program. The selection consists of six writers, eight performance-based artists, and eighteen visual artists. The 2017/2018 residency period begins September 2017. Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency Program provides free studios and rehearsal space in downtown Kansas City, exhibition and mentorships opportunities, and related support as needed to artists of all disciplines.


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