Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:00-8:00 PM at Kemper Library @ Charlotte Street (3333 Wyoming)
The visual regimes of photography and film have long been accomplices to imperialist enterprises and state sanctioned-violence in rewriting the terms and tellings of history. Images, still or moving, have a way instructing us as much as they help us remember, and it is in this duality that parallel histories of dissent and oppression can be read simultaneously. Aftermaths is an exhibition bringing together artists with attachments to Latin America and the Arab world who engage photographic and filmic archives in order to unfurl the complexity of history and its visual records.
KANSAS CITY — Smack in the middle of flyover country and situated in the semi-industrial yet woodsy Volker neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, a shiny new beacon for community-driven arts incubation opened its doors in a former medical parts factory. The brand new, 20,000-square-foot Charlotte Street Foundation building celebrated its grand opening on June 11 and 12 with a ribbon-cutting, multiple exhibitions, and open studios. The $10 million transformation is evidence that sometimes DIY grassroots efforts can conduct multi-million dollar capital campaigns to build a state-of-the-art facility, while at the same time steadfastly holding on to an artist-driven core mission to support and catalyze a local artistic community.
Arts funder Charlotte Street Foundation is widening the circle for a new grant. The group's arts funding is making a series of grants totaling $25,000 available to just Kansas City's minority groups. The amount is 50 percent of the $50,000 Cultural Producer Grant Program. While half is allotted to any applicant, the other half has been reserved for creators who identify as persons of color, members of the LGBT community or who are artists with a disability.