Friday, March 15 through Saturday, April 20
Saturday, April 20, 2019, 3 - 10 PMCharlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency program opens its doors on April 20th for its annual Open Studios event! Get behind-the-scenes insight on the creative process for many up-and-coming artists in Kansas City today. This is your opportunity to meet with the artists, learn about their work and processes, and enjoy free entertainment! Performing residents will showcases their work through free music, readings, performances and more. Open Studios is a free event that is family friendly and open to the public! More information will be announced soon.
Friday, May 3, 2019 through Saturday, May 11, 2019
NEW NEW NEW is an exploratory, project-based initiative focused on confronting our impact on the world through various real and speculative solutions. This short exhibition is curated by Rachel Ferber and Adam Lucas and will open Friday, May 3, 2019 in la Esquina Gallery. The opening reception will be from 6 - 9 PM in la Esquina on May 3 and the exhibition will run for a week, closing on Saturday, May 11. The opening reception is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
NEW NEW NEW Showroom is the first iteration of this initiative. The showroom features prototypes and possibilities for the continued use of materials that have reached their perceived end-of-life—a process commonly referred to as upcycling. In our search for transcendental approaches to material lifespans, we follow a guiding principle: each transformation remains true to its original form and function as much as possible. Our trans-formations should offer continued life for a material, rather than new life. This approach ensures the quality and ease of the trans-formation (i.e. something that could be replicated), while reinforcing the concept of continuation. There is no new, but there are new possibilities.
Join us in our pursuit of a new new; a Neo Newism.ABOUT THE CURATORS
Rachel Ferber is an artist and designer based in Kansas City, MO. Her work reflects the breadth of her background, combining elements of garment design, video, sculpture, performance; and graphic, sound and set design. She is a co-curator at PLUG Projects, and currently teaches graphic design and video production as the Digital Design Instructor at MINDDRIVE. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Adam Lucas is a graphic designer and educator based in Kansas City, MO. His wide-ranging practice seeks to create new structures for ideas through the thoughtful arrangement of text, image, and space. He often works in close collaboration with artists to design and produce books, websites, identities, videos, and other print- and screen-based matter. His approach is idea-driven, with an emphasis on typographic craft. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Kansas City Art Institute; designer-in-residence at Imagine That!; and a co-curator of PLUG Projects. He received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Kenyon College.
March 7 - May 24, 2019
Do you have vhs tapes that need preserving?
Are there moments in your community history stuck on tapes you can no longer access? In an effort to preserve the content marooned on this fragile format, The Roaming Center for Magnetic Alternatives (RCMA) offers a free analog-to-digital conversion service. From political demonstrations and parades, to DIY documentaries and home movies, we are here to help you save those long-forgotten tapes before it is too late!
This Spring, RCMA is partnering with Mid-Continent Public Library in our search for a picture of LGBTQ+ life in the Midwest between 1977-2006. Schedule a 90-minute appointment at one of the nine MCPL branches we are touring and bring your video tapes in for free digitization. Video transfer is performed in real-time with live audio commentary from participants.
Visit https://www.roamingcenter.org/submit-content to book an appointment today! Support for this work is provided by a Rocket Grants project award, a program of the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.