Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present The Fascinators: The Inaugural Charlotte Street Biennial of Regional BA/BFA/MA/MFA Candidates. This biennial is a new effort designed to showcase the work of outstanding artists emerging from colleges and universities within a 200 mile radius of Kansas City, and to connect these up and coming artists with Kansas City’s arts community.
Exhibition Opening: Friday, September 2, 6-9pm, free public reception
Panel Discussion: Saturday, September 3, noon, including jurors, artists, and project advisors
Runs: September 2 – October 15
Gallery: La Esquina, 1000 W. 25th St. KCMO 64108
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 12-5; Thursdays 11-6
Rather than a broad survey, this exhibition provides a substantive view of the work of six promising young artists who are either 2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts degree recipients or candidates (completing their BFA degrees this fall), or are currently enrolled in Masters of Fine Arts programs. They are: Jacob Banholzer (BFA, University of Kansas), Matthew Blache (MFA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Monica Dixon (BFA, Kansas City Art Institute), Marie Dougherty (BFA, Kansas City Art Institute), Neil Griess (BFA, University of Nebraska -Lincoln), and Marcus Miers (BFA, University of Missouri-Columbia).
These artists-to-watch were selected from nearly 100 applicants by jurors Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, and Francesca Wilmott, Co-Director, Los Caminos, and Assistant Registrar, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO. The selection process included online application reviews followed by in-person studio visits by the jurors to a shortlist of 13 semi-finalists from Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.