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Friday, October 26, 2018 through Saturday, December 21, 2018

Mirror Eupepsia

Mirror Eupepsia is a curatorial installation by artists Annie Woodfill and Monica Dixon featuring the work of Julian Chams, Harper Hair, and Sepideh Majidi. The featured artists, working in diverse mediums, partake in processes of transformation that extract, regenerate and breakdown materials and information. Eupepsia, a Greek word meaning “good digestion”, refers to a shared attention from the artists to metabolisms of interaction and memory, synergistic components of experience, and cathartic absolve. This site-specific installation playfully finds connections between the artifacts of these practices and their proximities. Moving in and out of the present and the virtual, Mirror Eupepsia looks at whether our inner worlds are ever muted when we understand what is outside of ourselves. #mirroreupepsia Featured Artists: Julian Chams (NY) Harper Hair (LA) Sepideh Majidi (CA)  

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Thursday, October 11 through Saturday December 15, 2018

2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards Exhibition

Since 1997, Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Award has supported outstanding visual artists living in Kansas City through annual, unrestricted cash awards distributed directly to visual artists. These competitive awards recognize local artists who are creating outstanding artwork and show great accomplishment and promise by providing financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development. For the seventh time in the award’s 20-year history, the Artspace will proudly present the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: Marie Bannerot McInerney, Jarrett Mellenbruch, and Jillian Youngbird.
Since 1997, Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Award has supported outstanding visual artists living in Kansas City through annual, unrestricted cash awards distributed directly to visual artists. These competitive awards recognize local artists who are creating outstanding artwork and show great accomplishment and promise by providing financial support, critical attention, and increased exposure with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development.
 
For the seventh time in the award’s 20-year history, the Artspace will proudly present the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition featuring new work by the 2018 Fellows: Marie Bannerot McInerney, Jarrett Mellenbruch, and Jillian Youngbird.
 
Charlotte Street invited esteemed contemporary art curators José Esparza Chong Cuy, the Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Joey Orr, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research at the Spencer Museum, and Larry Ossei-Mensah, the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, join Jennifer Baker, Assistant Curator at the Artspace to conduct studio visits with 10 finalists and select the three award recipients.
 
In partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, HR Block Artspace at KCAI and Open Spaces KC: the Expanded Field.
In partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation and Open Spaces KC: the Expanded Field.

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October 6th and 7th, 2018

#REPRESENTATIONMATTERS / CHANGING THE NARRATIVE

Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to host Tradewind Arts in the new Capsule performing space on 1664 Broadway Blvd for two performances titled #RepresentationMatters / Changing the Narrative. The first performance takes place on Saturday evening, with another performance on Sunday as a matinee showing. Show Times: Saturday, October 6th, 2018. Doors open at 7PM, 7:30 Curtain Sunday, October 7 Doors open at 3PM, 3:30 Curtain. *Please RSVP through Eventbrite so we can calculate catering numbers.* Each performance will begin with a land recognition to acknowledge the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the land on which we stand. Through a series of 90-second+ performances, Tradewind Arts Artistic Director Andi Meyer directs curated snapshot-plays by writers of color. The evening will examine the revolutionary idea of self-representation through the lens of people of color. Immediately following the performance, the audience is invited engage in a moderated post-show discussion with the company over complimentary light snacks. Meeting, discussion, creating progress over food is integral to the lives, relationships, and cultures of people of color in America. This event is free and open to the public. Tradewind Arts is an organization devoted to illuminating and empowering the Asian Pacific American (APA) voice through diverse creative media, particularly in the theatrical arts. Artists featured include: Zack Lesmeister is a mixed genderqueer poet. Their work is fluid; celebrating the multitude of their identities, while begging for a world of possibility. Forgoing a world of harassment and exclusion, they build upon the Vietnamese-American poets that come before them and people like Kim Chi, a drag queen, who prioritizes queer Asian femininity despite a family who knows nothing of her success. The poems they write serve not only as proof of survival, but as justice to a world that views them and the people they hold dear anything less than human.

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Friday, Oct 12 through Sunday, Oct 14, 2018

Fountainverse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest

Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to partner with Fountainverse to host the annual event for 2018 in La Esquina Gallery (1000 W 25th Street, KCMO) for the weekend of Friday, October 12,  through Sunday, October 14, 2018. Slam poet veterans, avid poetry fans and people looking to break into the world poetry are all highly encouraged to come this three-day event and meet the poets who maintain the poetry industry (locally and nationally). The event will include a small press book fair, poetry readings, open mic opportunities, meet-and-greets, as well as social after-parties for you to talk with a poet. All events will take place at La Esquina Gallery with the exception of the after-parties (which varies depending on night). You can see the entire schedule and location of the after-parties below! Fountainverse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest is a three-day poetry festival featuring poets representing independent poetry publishing houses from the KC metro and across the country. The fest features scheduled readings, a pop-up book shop, and open mic opportunities. The poets and presses are invited to participate by a creative board comprised of representatives from Kansas City’s various literary scenes. Each creative board member will take lead on hosting a national press and their two groups will have one of the six main feature events. All together, twelve groups will be featured, half from KC and half nationally based. Even more small presses will be represented at the pop-up book shop.

Fountainverse Mission

The Fountainverse mission is, first and foremost, to promote the poetics arts in their myriad manifestations. The organizers fully expect to grow the KCSPPF into a destination event for small presses and their poets from all over the world to gather in the heart of Kansas City for networking, project cross-pollination, collaboration, performance, and to sell some books along the way.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Kansas City Performing Media Festival

Composer Michael Miller and video artist Eric Souther, in conjunction with Charlotte Street Foundation, present: Emergence of Post-Human Cartographies, an evening of audio-visual works, performed by improvisational electronica quartet, Mnemosyne. Kansas City Performing Media Festival (KC PMF) takes place on September 29th at Charlotte Street's La Esquina Gallery (1000 W. 25th St, Kansas City, MO). The event will take place during Open Spaces, Kansas City's bi-annual outdoor-indoor contemporary art exhibition. Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to combine the unusual and eclectic spirit of Kansas City's performing arts scene with national contributors and ideas.   Doors open at 7:30 PM. Event begins at 8 PM. In the course of the evening, concertgoers will experience an entirely immersive audio-visual environment, which utilizes eight-channel surround sound, and panoramic video projection mapped to all walls and surfaces within La Esquina Gallery. Embedded within this environment, commissioned collaborative works by Kansas City composers and visual artists will be presented side by side with those submitted to a national call for works. The following artists will also be featured during KCPMF: Cody Kauhl, Colin Patrick Mosely, David James Witter, Dwight Frizzell, Jeremy Tittle, Lisa Marie Evans, Michael Eaton, Paul Rudy, Sebastian Sanchez-Piotrowski, Seth Davis, Leigh Kaulbach, and Keith Kirchoff. Artists represented in the festival were considered from a pool of applicants who had to consider the material and and discursive practices of Object-Oriented Ontology, specifically it’s subsets: Alien phenomenology, Agential Realism, and Posthumanism.  Object-Oriented Ontology is a philosophy that maintains objects exist independently of human perception and are not ontologically exhausted by their relations with humans or other objects. Learn more about the featured artists below! This event is also ArtsKC Supported.

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Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 2018

Found Installations

Performance

Found Installations is a video art collection of Leralee Whittle's time-based processes in rural and city spaces transformed through her collaboration with the spaces. Whittle occupy public and private domaines such as parks, gyms, natural habitats or unique buildings. The visually rich spaces typically serve communities for non-arts related activities, yet inspire Leralee to engage in body-based practices anywhere from hours to months (intermittently). The artist illuminate's the choreographic design of each generative process with postproduction editing to clearly define aesthetics of social practice, dance or visual art.

Leralee Whittle will enact a four-hour durational performance in which she occupies Broadway and “embody the space.” Whittle will occupy the stage amidst installed videos to investigate materiality in dance, minimalist body-based installation performance and new dance emerging through choreographic structures and interaction with video, things and people in the space.

The performance will take place on Friday night of November 9, 2018 at Charlotte Street Foundation's new performance arts venue, Capsule (1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO). Ticket information will be available soon.

Workshop Opportunity

The following day on Saturday, November 10, 2018, Leralee Whittle will lead a workshop for interested attendees. The workshop will be free and open to the public.
Part 1:  We're Space Makers / J(())Y Embodiment  11-12:30
Part 2:  Instant Composition, a relational art ritual - 12:35- 2:00
In this workshop we'll explore a cross-disciplinary approach of inviting your/our authentic dance in the creation of embodied installations (being and designing with the body and things) and
creative collaboration. We'll explore how materiality between the body, space, time, object and other unfolds a time-based process that opens up aesthetic communing/community. We'll step into composition as a ritual mode that heightens ours senses and gives us the experience of phenomena as the engine of collaboration (relational aesthetics) each moment.

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