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Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Timbre Arts Writing Incubator: Research, Archival Manipulation, and Art

In this Socratic Seminar, participants will sharpen their skills in presenting, discussing, and developing arguments around critical gender studies by referencing self-selected research and archival materials.  At the end of the discussion, participants will develop counterpoints in a short writing session. Facilitated by Yashi Davalos Example Readings: Queering the Public Sphere in Mexico and Brazil: Sexual Rights Movements in Emerging Democracies by Rafael de la Dehesa Feminist Theory: from Margin to Center by bell hooks Dragging Away by Lex Morgan Caster  

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Friday, February 23, 2024 from 7:30-9:00 PM

In(SITE): Transmissions feat. The Forcefields

The Forcefields, musical duo Julia Othmer (Aayama Forcefield) and James T. Lundie (Max Forcefield) invite you on a collective journey through sonic space for their upcoming performance Transmissions. The Forcefields will be the debuting performers for Charlotte Street’s new series, In(SITE), highlighting local, regional, and national acts at pivotal points in their practices. In a multidisciplinary collaboration with artists Simon Huntley, Sarah Hearn, and Mikal Shapiro, Transmissions is an exploration of cosmic vibrations and soundscapes in a stunning one-night-only production.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Artist Market – February 2024

Occurring on the last Saturday of every month, Charlotte Street will host a pop-up vendor market featuring a curated selection of Kansas City’s creative entrepreneurs. Visitors are invited to explore a breadth of offerings for sale, from ceramics to books, wearables, prints, and more. In February we will have offerings from Emily Alvarez, Astringent Press, Fifth and Woodland, Matthew Willie Garcia, Marísa Adame Grady, Nina Littrell, Tiger Sheep Friends, and more. We will have FREE donuts from Slow Rise, and DJ Dr. Violet Dream will be playing upbeat tunes.

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Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Movement Lab – March 2024

Movement Lab is a free guided movement workshop for dancers, dance enthusiasts, movers, and shakers of all levels. No experience is required! This program is in partnership with Kostas, founded by past Charlotte Street Studio Resident Haley Kostas. Can’t make it to Movement Lab? Join us next time on the following Saturdays at 1:00-3:00 PM: April 6 May 4 June 8 August 3 September 7 October 5 November 2  

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Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Textural Drawing Workshop with Corey Antis

How do we locate our places in a landscape under pressure, in flux, and through constant reinvention? As a part of the exhibition Reflecting the City, artist Corey Antis invites participants to explore the urbanscape through the senses in the workshop Textural Drawing Techniques. Participants will use textural drawing techniques and other drawing methods to physically reflect the ways that we approach, see, and touch our built and natural environments. All materials are provided. At the end of the workshop, selected works will be displayed in the exhibition, Reflecting the City, on view from March 29 through May 4, 2024. Charlotte Street will return the artwork to each workshop participant after the exhibition. Spots are limited. Registration required. Ages 13 and up are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Gallery + Programs Manager Kimi Kitada at kimberly@charlottestreet.org.  

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 6:00-7:00 PM

2024 Cultural Producer Grants Info Session

NOTE: This session has been postponed to Tuesday, March 2, from 6:00-7:00 PM Join us for the Cultural Producer Grants Info Session to learn more about the improve your application, the selection process, and more! Charlotte Street launched the Cultural Producer Grant Program in 2021 to bring critical sustaining support to low-budget grassroots arts organizations and artist-run projects in Kansas City. Kansas City has long enjoyed a thriving and diverse ecology of small artist-run spaces, collectives, groups, and organizations, which have sometimes suffered from a lack of support needed to establish sustainability. These new Cultural Producer Grants aim to both draw attention to these critical elements of our arts ecosystem as well as direct some much-needed support their way. Learn more about the Cultural Producer Grants Program here. Applications are due Monday, March 18, 2024, at 11:59 PM (CST)

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Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 7:30-9:00 PM

Scratch Night – March 2024

Scratch Night is a multidisciplinary salon of works-in-progress from Kansas City’s most exciting generative performing artists. Help shape what’s new and what’s next on Kansas City’s stages by participating in our unique audience feedback framework. March’s lineup includes a returning “2.0” presentation from choreographers Alexis Borth and Oscar Trujillo, and a new composition from Nan Turner.

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Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Brick Making Workshop with Jill Downen

Brickmaking has a long history and role in architectural ornamentation. As part of Reflecting the City with Jill Downen and Corey Antis, participants will learn easy-to-follow brick-making techniques using clay, concrete, and cardboard molds. Learn how to incorporate unique textures and patterns from the built environment to create your own "one-of-a-kind brick." All materials are provided. Teaching assistants will be on hand to mix the concrete and cast each brick. At the end of the workshop, selected works will be displayed in the exhibition, Reflecting the City, on view from March 29 through May 4, 2024. Charlotte Street will return bricks to each workshop participant after the exhibition. Spots are limited. Registration required. Ages 13 and up are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Gallery + Programs Manager Kimi Kitada at kimberly@charlottestreet.org.  

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Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Freestyle: Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Freestyle returns in March for a second Saturday social featuring singer and songwriter Danielle Ate the Sandwich!

Combining soft, lilting vocals with poignant honesty and wit, Danielle Ate the Sandwich (Danielle Anderson) writes songs for the biggest and smallest moments of life.

Come and go as you please for a casual afternoon of zine-making and FREE coffee provided by local Latinx + Indigenous family-owned business Café Corazón. Stay to listen, tour the exhibition, or drop by the library to make a zine with artist Emily Alvarez.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 6:00-7:00 PM

2024 Studio Residency Info Session

Interested in applying to our Studio Residency Program but need help getting started? We’re hosting an in-person info session next Tuesday, March 12 to answer your most burning questions about the jury process, how to apply on Submittable, tips for your application, and more. Join us for an additional campus tour of Charlotte Street’s new studio and rehearsal spaces with Charlotte Street Studio Residency and Program Manager, Pat Alexander.  
ABOUT CHARLOTTE STREET’S STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program provides free studio and rehearsal spaces to a mixed-disciplinary cohort of exceptional artists for two-year-long terms. Charlotte Street encourages creative production, artistic experimentation, professional development, and community building. The program fosters CSF’s values of risk-taking, openness, excellence, and collaboration by creating an environment where artists use the platforms and resources available to meet personal goals and career milestones. The 2023 Studio Residents are selected through a competitive juried portfolio process. Learn more here. Applications are due Monday, March 25, 2024, at 11:59 PM (CST) The two-year term begins June 23, 2024

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 PM

No Place Like Home: Documentary Screening + Performances

The No Place Like Home documentary "explores the challenges for acceptance and compassion that LGBTQ people face through stories of gains and losses- and the willful ignorance that continues to make this effort so arduous yet vital for the very soul of our humanity." This documentary is based on the book No Place Like Home written by author and Kansas native C.J. Janovy. No Divide KC, C.J. Janovy and the No Place Like Home filmmakers are partnering to present a documentary screening with live performances from Kansas City-based queer artists. At this event, we will screen the entire film mixed with live performances that respond to the queer themes presented in the work. Doors open 5:30 PM Program 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Artist Talkback 7:30 PM-8:00 PM This event is donation-based and open to the public. Come be a part of Kansas/Missouri queer history!

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Gold Leaf Workshop with Jill Downen

As part of the exhibition Reflecting the City, artist Jill Downen will introduce the art of gold leafing using metal leaf, a faux gold that looks similar to real gold. Participants will learn how to handle the art materials and prepare the surface before gilding on flat and 3-dimensional forms. All materials are provided. You may select from a collection of objects or bring your own. Gilding requires a non-porous surface such as hard plastic or glazed ceramics, so choose your object carefully. At the end of the workshop, selected works will be displayed in the exhibition, Reflecting the City, on view from March 29 through May 4, 2024. Charlotte Street will return objects to each workshop participant after the exhibition. Spots are limited. Registration required. Ages 13 and up are welcome. If you have any questions about selecting an object or sealing a porous object with a water-based, quick-drying polyurethane ahead of the workshop, please contact Gallery + Programs Manager Kimi Kitada at kimberly@charlottestreet.org.  

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