OPEN STUDIOS 2016: FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH & SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH AS PART OF THE CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The annual Open Studios event welcomes the public into the studios of 15 visual artists and collectives, 6 performing artists & ensembles, and 3 writers, with an array of special LIVE performances and events
Image above: 2015/2016 Charlotte Street Artists-in-Residence
Charlotte Street Foundation’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 2016 will spotlight the work of over 20 artists—including 15 visual artists and photographers, 6 performing artists and ensembles, and 3 writers. All Artists-in-Residence have been awarded free studio space and related support through the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program for the period of September, 2015—August, 2016.
Artist Studios will be open from 6PM to 10PM on Friday, April 29th with special offerings to include an array of original live music and dance performances on Friday evening. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Artwork will be available for purchase.
On Saturday, April 30th special events concurrent with the Studio Resident exhibition, The One Thing That Can Save America in Paragraph Gallery and Project Space will take place from 12:30PM to 5PM. Saturday offerings include a curatorial talk with Curator, Jessica Baran and studio residents at Paragraph Gallery starting at 12:30PM, followed by readings of new fiction and non-fiction by the writers-in-residence, a podcast listening party by residents, Paris of the Plains Podcast, and finish with live performances in Oppenstein Park.
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Dates: Friday, April 29, 6PM-10PM + Saturday, April 30, 12PM-5PM
- Town Pavilion/1100 Walnut St. 6th Floor
- Paragraph Gallery + Project Space/21-23 E 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106
PARKING: FREE, available at Commerce Bank Parking Garage (1025 Main St)—park anywhere that is not reserved.
Charlotte Street thanks its generous donors for contributing to this annual event—Missouri Arts Council, ArtsKC, Copaken Brooks, Boulevard Beer, NTDF, KC Downtown Council, Downtown Community Improvement District, Missouri Bank, and Commerce Bank.
FRIDAY EVENTS 4/29
Town Pavilion / 1100 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
6:00-10:00PM Town Pavilion Open Studios — ALL STUDIOS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
6:00 BLACK BOX ROOM
Arnold Young & the Roughtet (featuring Patrick Alonzo Conway, Jack “Blackie” Blackett, John Nichols, Jeff Shirley, Jay Witzgall & Nick Howell) perform Young’s recent original compositions based on Jazz, Funk, African music and other influences.
6:30 MULTI-PURPOSE AREA (SOUTH VISUAL STUDIOS)
Brian Padavic (featuring Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes members; Brian Padavic and David McIntire)
Perform two irreproducible, repeated one and half-hour performances. The duo (bass and sax/clarinet) will perform their original compositions accompanied with pre-recorded electronics. The parameters of each work are flexible with different outcomes each set.
7:00 DANCE ROOM
Amado Espinoza (featuring Maura Garcia, Karen Lisondra, Andres Ramirez, Arelis Flores and Dario Rugerio) present a sneak peek to their theatrical work-in-progress titled, “We are the Landscape” plus perform original music.
8:00 BLACK BOX ROOM
Shades of Jade (featuring special guests)
The neo-soul/jazz outfit debut the incorporation of laptop electronic production into their live set. This presentation will include audience participation to demonstrate the collective experience of composing music within a group while adding another color to their musical paintings. No musical experience needed.
9:00 BLACK BOX ROOM
MacKenzie Reed (featuring Rosemary Bloom, Allysha Woodson, and Martika) Present “Murder Ballad”, a collaborative work-in-progress performance featuring hoop dancers accompanied by Reed’s compositions. “Murder Ballad” showcases three distinct emotional stages a woman experiences after her husband murders her in her sleep.
SATURDAY EVENTS 4/30
All events take place at Paragraph Gallery + Project Space / 21-23 W. 12th Street, KCMO 64106
12:00-5:00PM Galleries will be open for exhibition viewing, The One Thing That Can Save America
12:30PM CURATOR/ARTIST TALK
Curator, Jessica Baran and artists-in-residence, Max Adrian, Hannah Carr, Molly Garrett, Paige Hinshaw, Lara Shipley, Archive Collective, and Paris of the Plains Podcast
1:30PM WRITERS READING ROOM
New exhibition publication reading with writers-in-residence, Jason Preu, Danny Volin, and Lucas Wetzel
2:30PM PODCAST LISTENING PARTY
A podcast listening party with Paris of the Plains’, Matt Hodapp
3:00PM AMADO ESPINOZA
Amado Espinoza presents a LIVE music and dance performance in Oppenstein Park located at 12th & Walnut St.
Featured artists of the 2015-2016 Charlotte Street Studio Residents
VISUAL ARTISTS: Max Adrian, Archive Collective, Hannah Carr, Miranda Clark, Molly Dillon, Monica Dixon, Molly Garrett, Neil Goss, Paige Hinshaw, Melanie Johnson, Kadie Nugent, Daiana Oneto, Lara Shipley, Lauren Sobchak
More information about the 2015/2016 studio residents can be found on the residents’ blog: https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com
Download press release here: Charlotte Street Foundation Open Studios 2016 Press Release
See schedule of events and information here.