Thursday, October 3, 2019 through Sunday, January 26, 2020
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to host the 2019 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards exhibition, presenting recent work by three Kansas City–based artists: Boi Boy, Megan Pobywajlo, and Fatimah Tuggar. 97 local artists have received the Visual Artist Awards from Charlotte Street Foundation, with $721,500 in unrestricted cash grants being awarded directly to artists who are making exemplary contemporary work in the Kansas City metro area.
The opening reception for this annual exhibition takes place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 and is open from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. You can RSVP for the exhibition on Eventbrite.
A jury of arts professionals selected the artists to receive this prestigious award as a testament to their practice and achievements in the visual arts. Each artist has risen to the challenge of presenting a selection of new work and expanding individual presentation methods at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Monday, December 30 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM
For Making Moves #12, Cerca Trova is back with a new full-length work, Cosmica Sidera. Choreographed by artistic director Kyle Mullins and commissioned by the University of Central Missouri, Cosmica Sidera explores orbital pathways, mythology, and cosmic intersections. The work is danced by Hunter Jones, Erin Robertson, Lieana Sherry, and Irene Vallar.
The event is FREE and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 and the performance starts at 7:00 PM!
cerca trova (chair∙kuh tro∙vuh) is a contemporary repertory company founded by artistic director Kyle Mullins in 2018. Based in Kansas City, MO, Cerca Trova’s mission is present dance works both new and historical by local, regional, and national choreographers. “Cerca trova”, meaning “seek and find”, defines Mullins’ approach to the creative process. Pose questions, search for answers, and move towards them. Collaboration and dialogue are essential to our process. Cerca Trova is committed to bringing high quality works of art to Kansas City audiences in both traditional and non-traditional venues.
A monthly gathering, Making Moves aims to build community through a shared passion for dance and movement. Throughout 2019, Making Moves will host improvisation jams and provide performance opportunities for local and regional dance makers. The series is produced by Kyle Mullins and made possible by Charlotte Street Foundation.
Friday, December 27, 2019 through Saturday, January 4, 2020
David Wayne Reed (Shelf Life, Jolly Rancher) throws stones and slays giants in his new one-man show, Goliath.
The sexual revelation of WHAM!, to the stars through difficulty with Reba, getting arrested dressed as a super hero, going “straight-edge” on a gay cruise, a porn theatre on the eve of destruction, and an epiphany at the foot of a 66 ft. tall Jesus, DWR takes you on an unexpected journey of biblical proportions.
David's Goliath is an irreverent and oddly holy journey of sexuality, sobriety, and survival.
You can buy tickets to the show NOW at http://bit.ly/Goliath2019._______________________________________________________________
David Wayne Reed (he/him/his) is an actor, writer, director, and producer from Kansas City, Missouri.
Reed is the 2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Arts Fellow. He has been awarded a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, and Spencer Museum of Art, two Inspiration Grants from Arts KC, has won multiple Best of Awards from the Pitch Weekly, and has been Writer-In-Residence at Charlotte Street and Escape to Create.
Reed hosts and produces the popular ‘show and tell’ storytelling series, Shelf Life.
His debut film, Eternal Harvest premiered in 2018 and will become a traveling exhibition through Exhibits USA beginning in 2020. The film has played multiple film festivals including Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival, Kansas City International Film Festival, Out Here Now, and Covellite International Film Festival.
Reed is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Plays include: Help Yourself, Jolly Rancher, Mother Trucker, Mother Trucker 2: Ride On, Sequoia, and Peggy and Paul at the Post Office in Provincetown.
As an actor, he has appeared at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams International Theatre Festival, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Fishtank Performance Studio, The Living Room, Late Night Theatre, Seaside Repertory Theatre as well as several commercials and Tech N9ne music videos.