In Exhibitions, Performances, Public programs, Urban Culture Project

The Frontier is a Charlotte Street Foundation 15 year anniversary project considering “frontiers” as related to the history, evolution, and future of artistic practice, culture-making, and creative opportunity in Kansas City. Interested in the changing nature of Kansas City’s urban environment and cultural ecosystem, The Frontier examines this changing landscape and explores how it might inform and give rise to new artist-driven and artist-centered pioneering efforts in our city.

The Frontier: A SERIES of evolving, collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects. A LIVING ARCHIVE of artist-driven efforts in Kansas City. A SITE for interviews, research, discussions, and public programs. A LAUNCH PAD for excursions, investigations, and propositions. An INVITATION for YOUR participation.

Phase II Opening: Friday, June 15, 6-9pm
Location: Paragraph & Project Space / 21-23 East 12th St., KCMO
Exhibition Runs: April 20-July 7, 2012; Phase I April 20-May 19; Phase II May 22-July 7
Weekly hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6
Third Friday receptions with new projects, new work & new performances:  Friday, May 18, 6-9pm + Friday, June 15, 6-9pm
Project Website:

The Frontier is an evolving exhibition comprised of a series of artist and curator-driven projects that take the idea of “the frontier” as their starting point. The exhibition is divided into two “phases,” each involving projects with teams of collaborators. Throughout the exhibition run, the gallery is an active site, in a continual state of flux, as new project components and responses to these components are developed and added.

The Frontier also includes The Living Archive and series of related public programs. The Living Archive is focused on the history of artist-run initiatives and artist-run spaces in Kansas City, the roles these efforts and individuals involved have played in shaping our arts ecosystem and our city, and the manner in which these histories and experiences can inform future efforts. The gallery will serve as a hub for research, collection, and presentation of Living Archive components. Components of the archive will be made accessible during and following the exhibition via The Living Archive Tumblr.

For more information about this project, as well as regular updates, a schedule of public programs (to be announced), and more, visit the project website:

Read the full press release.

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