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Via KC Studio Magazine
The Charlotte Street Foundation is celebrating the grand opening of its new facilities with the exhibition: “Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We Will Be.” Featuring ten artists working in a range of mediums, the exhibition is a fitting representation of the wide range of art happening in and near Kansas City.
Via KC Studio Magazine
There’s a lot of music out there about drinking, but how much about the hard journey to sobriety and healing? Composer and performing artist Stacy Busch took on that challenge in the premiere performance of “When/Time,” presented in the Charlotte Street Foundation Black Box Theater Friday evening, one of the first performances in their new space at 3333 Wyoming Street.
Busch was named a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist. This project, intended for 2020, was delayed due to the pandemic. With three actors and three musicians, the presentation was an amalgam of concert and theater performance, in the façade of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The work was written and directed by Kalli Siringas.
Via KC Studio Magazine
Long before the modern age, humans were what they were hurrying to — or advancing toward — as they adapted to, then overcame, their surroundings. Nature was there for us to visit if we required refuge from the world that we built out of the nature that we rejected. A year of enforced stillness has made us impatient to venture outside and resume that most uncreative of concepts, normalcy. But are we ready to consider whether nature is ready for our return? Kansas City artist Cyan Meek’s newest film piece, “Phainesthai,” a collaborative exhibit at the Charlotte Street Foundation Gallery, takes us outdoors but asks for our stillness.
Via Kansas City Star
For years, the Charlotte Street Foundation had to spread its artistic endeavors across six Kansas City locations, making coordination of its grant-giving and public exhibitions somewhat of a challenge.
That changes on Friday as the organization unveils a $10 million headquarters, putting all its operations under one midtown roof.
“Charlotte Street over the years has been nomadic and has all these locations all over the city. Now there’s going to be one place where everything is going to be happening,” said Cory Imig, a Kansas City visual artist who has worked with the foundation for 10 years.
Via KCUR 89.3 FM
The arts incubator's $10 million new home in Roanoke Park sat empty in the pandemic. It will open to the public Friday and Saturday with exhibitions, tours and workshops.
Kansas City's Charlotte Street Foundation, a source of support for the region's artists, will show off its long-awaited home this weekend with a two-day grand opening.
The foundation provides grants and other supports for visual and performing artists. For more than two decades its studio residencies, art spaces and black box theaters were scattered across the metro.
After completing work on a $10 million new arts campus in Roanoke Park last year, the foundation had to wait some more. Its building sat mostly empty in the pandemic.
Via The Pitch KC
After an era of roaming, Charlotte Street Foundation—the creative institution serving Kansas City artists for the past 24 years—has found a home at 3333 Wyoming St. in Roanoke.
On Friday, June 11, the public is invited to explore the new space via guided tour, plus take in two exhibition openings called Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We Will Be and [Phainesthai] Prairie Translations.
Who We Were considers identity: “Within the identity of any singular person, there are multiplicities. There are various versions of ourselves to consider: past/present/future, self at best/self at worst, self as part of various communities.”
Via The Beacon
Local jazz musicians have lost a large part of their income to the continued spread of COVID-19, leaving them to look to new ways of making money and playing for audiences.
Kansas City, while famous for football and barbecue, is arguably most known for its contributions to jazz. The genre originated among the Black community of New Orleans in the early 20th century before becoming popular among the African American community of Kansas City in the 1920s. Since then, it’s become a cultural pillar of the city, with more than 40 venues regularly hosting jazz music — at least before the pandemic.
Via KU News Service
LAWRENCE – Who’s an essential worker during a pandemic, when people are asked to stay home to stop the spread? Grocery clerks, sure. Truckers. EMTs. But what about artists?
Making art is Benjamin Rosenthal’s raison d’être. The associate professor of visual art took some qualified risks and expended great effort during the pandemic year of 2020 to make some work. The result is an eight-minute video titled “the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies” that he produced in collaboration with Eric Souther, assistant professor of video art at the New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC), School of Art and Design at Alfred University.