Cheers to Twenty Years!

Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to announce its twentieth year as Kansas City’s primary arts catalyst and provocateur. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has been an arts leader in Kansas City, identifying, challenging, and supporting emerging and mid-career artists. Charlotte Street will celebrate this milestone year with the launch of a redesigned brand and website; pilot residencies; special events; and pop-up birthday parties that culminate with a Signature Fundraising Event in Fall, 2017.


Every Street is Charlotte Street:
A Celebration of 20 years of Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows


As part of our 20th Anniversary Year Celebration in 2017, the Charlotte Street Foundation will be working with partners all across the city on Every Street is Charlotte Street, a cross-platform exhibition and programming that will feature 20 years of Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows.  Partners for the program include Central Library Branch of the Kansas City Library, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Art, Folly Theatre, H&R Block Artspace, KCAI Crossroads Gallery:Center for Contemporary Practice, and more… 20 partners in total across the metro Kansas City area, joining with Charlotte Street to celebrate 20 years of this unrestricted cash award for artists.


Combination Catalog/Map/Calendar ties together all Exhibitions & Programming
• A map and markers at each site will identify Every Street is Charlotte Street Programming and provide some CSF insight/history

• All Every Street Is Charlotte Street and Anniversary year programs will be featured in a comprehensive Catalog, supported in part by funding by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

Programming to be developed specifically in conversation with each partnering institution or organization. Institutions are given the construct of working with the CSF fellows but are encouraged to add layers of ideas and curation that are meaningful to their particular institution and/or its relationship with the fellows or Charlotte Street.


Nelson-Atkins Museum:
Charlotte Street Awards Fellows Artists in Residence or Participatory pop up series, 1-3 as part of a series: January – Jane Gotch, (Others being considered-Paul Anthony Smith, Archie Scott Gobber, Stephanie Roberts)

Jane Gotch, Artist In Residence, January 6 – 19
All activities take place in Noguchi Court

Public Rehearsals:
Friday, January 6, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 8, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Friday, January 13, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 15, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 3:30–5 p.m.

Public Performance:
Third Thursday, January 19, 7–7:30 p.m.

Movement Workshops (free, but require tickets):
Saturday, January 7, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Youth Workshop, ages 7–12: “Do You Hear What I Hear with Jane Gotch”

Thursday, January 12, 6:30–8 p.m.
Adult Workshop, “Exploring Movement with Jane Gotch”

Saturday, January 14, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Youth Workshop, ages 7–12: “Do You Hear What I Hear with Jane Gotch”

Paul Anthony Smith, Artist in Residence, June 1-15

Open Studio:
Saturday, June 3, Noon-2 p.m., During Art, Hope and Immigrant Anecdotes

Youth Workshops (for ages 7-12):
Sunday, June 4, repeated June 11, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Open Studio:
Saturday, June 10, Noon-2 p.m., During Juneteenth Celebration
Art Premiere: during Third Thursday, Thursday, June 15, 6–9 p.m.

Archie Scott Gobber, artist in residence, August 14-August 27

‘Project in Process tour” Thursday, August 17 from 6-7
“Project in Process tour” Thursday, August 24, from 6-7
Concluding tour, Sunday, August 27, from 1-2pm<,p>

Stephanie Roberts, artist in residence, Nov 6-Nov 18

KCAI Crossroads Gallery:Center For Contemporary Practice:
Sonie Ruffin, Max Key (2 solos), June 2 – August 4<,p>

Kemper Museum:
Permanent Collection highlights Charlotte Street Awardees<,p>

Downtown/Central Library:
solo installations at Guldner Gallery all year

Warren Rosser
Exhibit: Saturday, January 7 – Sunday, March 19
Talk: Tuesday, 2/7, 6:30, Central Library. The Myth-Science Ensemble (Dwight Frizzell and Thomas Aber) will also perform Folds inspired by the color spaces of Warren’s work.

Mike Sinclair: Main Street

Photographer Mike Sinclair has spent much of the past 15 years recording Kansas City’s ebbs and flows, his acclaimed images appearing in TIME magazine, among other publications, and earning display in galleries including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

A selection of that work  makes up the second in a series of Library exhibits commemorating the 20th anniversary of the arts-supporting Charlotte Street Foundation. Sinclair was a Charlotte Street Award recipient in 1999, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013.

Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Street Foundation. Made possible by a grant from the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee.
Talk & reception: June 14, 6:00 reception, 6:30 talk

Jessica Kincaid
Exhibit: 7/22-10/1

Rodolfo Marron III
Exhibit: Saturday, 10/21 – 12/31

Glenn North
Talk/Performance: Tuesday, February 28, 6:30, Central Library

Spencer Museum:
Mark Southerland Performance

Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery:
Saturday, June 6, 1-2:30pm
Artist Discussion with Adolfo Martinez and Rodolpho Marron III

As part of Charlotte Street’s year programming EVERY STREET IS CHARLOTTE STREET – the Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery is hosting an artist discussion with Rodolfo Marron III & Adolfo Gustavo Martinez. In distinctively separate approaches, both artists create works from the place of history, culture and community in their art making practices. So join us for a lively presentation open to the community & public. Stay around after the discussion for a small presentation about Mattie Rhodes Centers plans for a NEW Cultural Arts Center and our growth on Kansas City’s Westside.

H&R Block Artspace:
Project Wall

Leeah Joo (September 29)
Garry Noland (December)

Folly Theatre:
CSF Music Makers Showcase
September 30
J Ashley Miller, Hunter Long/ Black House Collective, Jeff Harshbarger, Pat Conway, Brad Cox, Amado Espinoza

Nerman Museum:
Kansas Gallery Features solo exhibition with May Tviet

Kansas City Museum:
Pop up performances/ installations:
Ari Fish, “Gilded Attrition” installation at KCM, July 14
Madeline Gallucci, installation at KCM garment district, opens fall 2017

Mid America Arts Alliance:
Marcie Miller Gross Solo Exhibition, 10/6-11/17

Belger Art Center:
Charlotte Street in the Belger Collection
(Exhibition highlighting CSF Fellows in the Belger Permanent Collection)
October 6, 2017 – Jan. 6, 2018

Rockhurst/ Greenlease Gallery:
Group Exhibition of CSF fellows curated by Kate Hackman
Fall 2017
PATTERN LANGUAGE, a curated group exhibition, examines the work of a selection of Charlotte Street Fellows using pattern as carrier of content and structure for communicating meaning. Interested in pattern as a kind of language or signification system; in the processes/actions through which patterns are created (and which are therefore embedded within them); and in pattern as strategy for shaping and manipulating the meanings of language itself, the exhibition will feature two- and three-dimensional artworks as well as time-based/performative works.

Epsten Gallery:
CSF Fellows Group Exhibition “Built Environments”,
Ricky Allman, Anthony Baab, Jorge Almodovar Garcia, Ke Sook Lee, and Judi Ross
Opening Reception, Sunday, October 22 from 1-4 p.m
October 22, 2017 – January 21, 2018

PLUG Projects:
Publication/Publication Release Party: Artist Run KC, (CSF Fellows and Artist Run Spaces in KC)
October 20th 2017

Friday October 20th 2017, PLUG Projects will host a reception for, Artist Run KC, a softcover publication that will document artist run spaces — both current and defunct —  run by past Charlotte Street Foundation Fellows. Artist Run KC will showcase these spaces through documentation, interviews, and commissioned essays that represent the impact of artist run spaces on Kansas City’s cultural landscape. This will be the first in a series of triennial publications collectively edited and compiled by PLUG Projects and Informality Blog.

The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum:
CSF night at the Blue Room with Eddie Moore & Friends
Tuesday, April 11 6-9:00

UMKC Gallery:
A Surrender Against Reality
September 7-October 6, 2017
Opening Reception, Thursday, September 7th

Archie Scott Gobber,  Anne Austin Pearce, Ricky Allman, Leo Esquivel, Kati Toivanen
Tom Gregg, Elijah Gowin, Deanna Dikeman, Adolfo Martinez, Jorge Garcia Almodovar
David Ford

Haw Contemporary:
Large group show of CSF fellows, 12/1-12/31

Event Details

January 1st to June 6th, 2017


Across the City

In addition, Charlotte Street is commemorating its 20th anniversary with the city-wide program, Every Street is Charlotte Street (ESICS)—an interdisciplinary program that features 20 years of Charlotte Street Award Fellows through exhibitions, events, and performances at notable partner institutions across the city.

Over 20 partners in total across the Kansas City area join with Charlotte Street in the celebration. “This year is an opportunity to celebrate the catalytic impact Charlotte Street has had on the KC art community, as well as, celebrate the artists and community partners that make this all work. We’re proud of our past and looking forward to a future that will continue to challenge, invigorate, and energize the arts ecology of Kansas City,” said Amy Kligman.

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