(Artist Joshua Williams of Shades of Jade; Artworks by (l to r): Gillian Tobin, Adriane Herman, Sarah Hearn)
Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program Open Studios Weekend is the program’s largest annual event, hosting more than 500 visitors over two days. Through this unique event, the public is invited into the studios of Charlotte Street’s resident artists for an intimate opportunity to interact with the artists in their working environments.
Open Studios Weekend 2015 will spotlight the work of over 50 artists, including 21 visual artists, 11 performing artists and ensembles, and five writers. All have been awarded free studio space and related support through Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program for the period September 2014-August 2015. Special offerings include an array of original live music and dance performances on Friday evening, readings of new fiction and non-fiction by writers-in-residence on Saturday afternoon, and special gallery hours and performances with current exhibition 1 Infinite Loop at Charlotte Street’s nearby Paragraph Gallery and Project Space. 1 Infinite Loop is the inaugural exhibition of the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Visiting Curator Series, featuring the work of Studio Residents curated by local artists and arts professionals.
Studios will be open from 6:00pm to 10:00pm on Friday, April 24. On Saturday, April 25 special events with the current Studio Resident exhibition 1 Infinite Loop in Paragraph Gallery and Project Space will take place from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. In addition, Paragraph Gallery and Project Space will be open for normal gallery hours from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, April 25.
FRIDAY EVENTS 4/24
1100 Walnut, 6th Floor
906 Grand, 13th Floor
6:00-10:00pm Town Pavilion + pARTnership Place All Studios will be open to the public.
6:00-8:00pm Town Pavilion Musicians Russell Thorpe and Elizabeth Hougland will be performing as part of their group Mnemosyne Quartet. In an ongoing performance, Mnemosyne Quartet will play in the elevator lobbies and elevators.
6:30pm Town Pavilion Inspired by Joseph Byrd’s “Sound Poem,” choreographer Jane Gotch and break dancer Leo Gayden create truncated emotional tableaus, which provide the viewer with just enough visual information to elicit an empathetic reaction, but advance too quickly to form a narrative identity.
7:00pm Town Pavilion Infusing specific elements of jazz, hip hop, pop, and rock into contagious soulful grooves, Shades of Jade is on a mission to break genre specificities and touch its listeners.
7:30pm Town Pavilion Kacico Dance performs excerpts from their 2013 repertory concert “Reflection,” set to music by Hunter Long.
8:30pm Town Pavilion Dancer Cat Mahari presents an improvisation based in recent explorations in yoga, floor work, house, and theatre.
9:00pm Town Pavilion Avant-funk group Hellerud brings the dance and the dirt, performing a suite of original compositions.
SATURDAY EVENTS 4/25
All will take place at Paragraph Gallery + Project Space
21-23 E. 12th Street, KCMO
12:00-5:00pm Galleries will open for exhibition viewing: 1 Infinite Loop
1:00pm Invalid Font, a live presentation by Resident writers Melina Neet, Danny Volin, and Lucas Wetzel. Featuring short texts, dramatic performances, and participatory readings.
2:00pm 1 Infinite Loop Performance + Artist Talk. Exhibiting artists Shenequa A. Brooks, Thayer Bray, Tim Brown, Hannah Carr, Mariah Gillespie, Joey Watson, Jennifer Wilkinson, and Annie Woodfill will all be present to accompany viewers through the exhibition. Watson and artist Rev. William Ellis Bradley will perform Permeable Membrain, their series of sonic events utilizing handmade acoustic and solar-powered instruments.
Featuring the 2014-15 Charlotte Street Studio Residents
VISUAL ARTISTS: Jessica Borusky, Thayer Bray, Shenequa Brooks, Tim Brown, Hannah Carr, Miranda Clark, Rena Detrixhe, Fredy Gabuardy, Mariah Gillespie, Sarah Hearn, Adriane Herman, Paige Hinshaw, Melanie Johnson, Cristina Muñiz, Carie Musick, Gillian Tobin, Zachary Voss, Joey Watson, Jennifer Wilkinson, Annie Woodfill
PERFORMING ARTISTS: Rev. William Ellis Bradley, Chin Ting Chan, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Jane Gotch, Hellerud, Elizabeth Hougland, Cat Mahari, Kacico Dance, Black House Collective, Russell Thorpe, Joshua Williams/Shades of Jade
More information in a full press release.