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Artist Reads

Love reading? So do we!

Each month we have invited an artist to recommend a book that has inspired them, brought them joy or has been pivotal in some way. Join us every third Wednesday of the month as Artists share their relationship and interpretation of the book and facilitate the monthly discussions which will be hosted virtually. As we’re unable to meet in person feel free to enjoy your own refreshments as we zoom into your living room. Readers who register each month will be provided a zoom link.

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Tuesday, March 2 through Saturday, December 18, 2021

Because of This

BECAUSE OF THIS is a year-long exhibition + performance series that celebrates contemporary Black artistic life through the healing and transformative works of Midwest artists of the African Diaspora. Because of This is an ambitious undertaking in community building, spearheaded by curator Mary Lawson (Omaha, NE) whose selection of over thirty virtual and outdoor programs include visual art, performances, audio archive, critique series, panel discussions, and community bike rides.

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Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 PM

Artist Reads @CharlotteStreet w/ Nathaniel Bozarth

Love reading? So do we! Join Artist Reads @CharlotteStreet monthly book club. Each month we have invited an artist to recommend a book that has inspired them, brought them joy or has been pivotal in some way. You will have one month to read the book. Artists will share their relationship and interpretation of the book and facilitate the monthly discussions which will be hosted virtually. As we’re unable to meet in person feel free to enjoy your own refreshments as we zoom into your living room. Readers who register will be provided a zoom link. Let’s read with Nathaniel Bozarth, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. This month Nathaniel has chosen Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther Book 6 and Book 7 for us to discuss. Here are questions he would like us to think about as we are reading:
  • In what ways is the Empire's enslavement of The Nameless similar to American chattel slavery? In what ways is it different?
  • How does memory inoculate you against oppressive or repressive forces? Or do you find that your embodied memory serves to retrench oppressive ways of thinking?
  • Between book 1 and book 2, the artist changes. How do the artists interpret Coates's Black Panther differently?
Want to purchase the book? Support our local bookstore Bliss Books & Wine, where you can find several copies of Black Panther #6 Black Panther #7   Bliss Books & Wine promotes the reading culture by encouraging curious readers, endorsing local arts, and connecting great pastimes of social drinking and introverted reading. We exist to build a community gathering place and to create experiences by bridging the gap between books and wine. https://www.blissbooksandwine.com

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Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7:30PM

Video Screening at Roanoke Park

Join us for the live screening event of three video works including the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies by Benjamin Rosenthal (Kansas City, MO) & Eric Souther (Alfred, NY), Urban Violet and Southern Queery by André Terrel Jackson (Ewing, NJ), and Seeing Water Lilies by Maya Jeffereis (Brooklyn, NY). This event is open to a limited audience. Masks and social distancing will be enforced. Please bring your own chair or blanket.

CW: For attendees bringing children, this event will include one film that uses strong language.

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Charlotte Street Foundation presents a new time-based media project, In My Own Skin, as an online site and a series of live programs from April 23-25, 2021. Curated by Kimi Kitada, Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow, the project examines the intersections of the body, gender, and technology through the work of seven artists. For more events in this series, click HERE

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Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Movement Session w/ Bianca Medina

This multi-generational, community class will provide space to embrace body positivity and shared movement. The class will be led by Bianca Medina, who is a Boricua-Mexicana dance artist, teaching artist, choreographer, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Open to all levels and dance backgrounds. RSVP on Eventbrite for the Zoom link. -- Charlotte Street Foundation presents a new time-based media project, In My Own Skin, as an online site and a series of live programs from April 23-25, 2021. Curated by Kimi Kitada, Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow, the project examines the intersections of the body, gender, and technology through the work of seven artists. For more events in this series, click HERE.

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Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 12PM + 2PM

Live Performances at Roanoke Park

Socially-distanced, outdoor dance performances, this event begins with Tristian Griffin Dance Company at Roanoke Park, followed by a sound walk of Sholeh Asgary’s Breath, and concluding with a live performance by Jeramy Zimmerman at Charlotte Street Foundation. RSVP required on Eventbrite, limited audience. Masks and social distancing will be enforced. Please bring your own headphones. Attendees can access free parking in the North parking lot at Hufft (3612 Karnes Blvd) and meet at the adjoining volleyball courts for the first performance. This event will take place at 12PM and repeat at 2PM. Attendees can sign-up for their preferred time on our Eventbrite page! -- Charlotte Street Foundation presents a new time-based media project, In My Own Skin, as an online site and a series of live programs from April 23-25, 2021. Curated by Kimi Kitada, Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow, the project examines the intersections of the body, gender, and technology through the work of seven artists. For more events in this series, click HERE

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Wednesday, April 28th at 6:30 PM

PEER: Artist Spotlight Series #3

Charlotte Street presents a new artist series, PEER, starting Wednesday, March 24th, 6:30- 7:00 PM. Each monthly program features short slide presentations from artists at different stages in their art practice. Each artist is selected based on their impact in Kansas City through risk-taking, openness, collaboration, and excellence. This rapid-fire 30 minute Zoom event will consist of short, five-minute slide presentations (similar to a Pecha Kucha) consisting of ten slides, thirty seconds per image. Each presentation will include examples of artists' portfolio, upcoming projects and influences. Following the presentations, the artists will participate in a group discussion facilitated by CSF. Guests may join in the conversation through Charlotte Street's Eventbrite link or Facebook Live. PEER programs will be recorded and shared following the event date.

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Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30-7:00 PM

Charlotte Street Artists’ Virtual Walks: Kathy Liao

In partnership with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art we are so excited to introduce the newly revamped Charlotte Street Artists’ Virtual Walks. This series will feature CSF’s 2020 Award FellowsVi Tran, Kathy Liao, Cory Imig, Stacy Busch, and Glyneisha Johnson. Zoom in as each local artist briefly discusses their work and the role and impact the Nelson-Atkins museum’s collections have had on their artistry.
May 5, join us as Kathy Liao, 2020 Visual Artist Award Fellow, shares about her artistic process and the works in the Nelson-Atkins collection that inspire her.

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Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 PM

Artist Reads @Charlotte Street w/ Yoomni Nam

Love reading? So do we!   Get ready for another round of Artist Reads @CharlotteStreet! May features a graphic novel recommended by artist Yoonmi Nam.   Join Artist Reads @CharlotteStreet monthly book club. Each month we have invited an artist to recommend a book that has inspired them, brought them joy or has been pivotal in some way. You will have one month to read the book. Artists will share their relationship and interpretation of the book and facilitate the monthly discussions which will be hosted virtually. As we’re unable to meet in person feel free to enjoy your own refreshments as we zoom into your living room. Readers who register will be provided a zoom link.   Let’s read with Yoonmi Nam, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.   This month Yoonmi has chosen Yeong-shin Ma’s graphic novel Moms for us to discuss. Here are questions she would like us to think about as we are reading:
  1. This graphic novel tells the story of Soyeon, a middle-aged working-class Korean woman, and the lives of her friends. It was written by her thirty-something-year-old son. How do we empathize with others and tell their stories?
  2. Which individual’s life story resonates with you and why?
  3. What do you think Soyeon and her friends ultimately yearn for in their lives?
Yoonmi Nam’s work considers cross-cultural experiences and a sense of transience through observations of everyday objects and occurrences. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Nam earned a BFA from Hong-Ik University in Seoul and an MFA from RISD in Providence, USA. Her work is in the collections of the RISD Museum, RI; Spencer Museum of Art, KS; and the Beach Museum of Art, KS; among others, and has shown her work in over 20 solo exhibitions and 180 group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Currently, she teaches at the University of Kansas, where she has been a faculty member since 2001.   Want to purchase the book? Support our local bookstore Bliss Books & Wine, where you can find several copies of Moms   Bliss Books & Wine promotes the reading culture by encouraging curious readers, endorsing local arts, and connecting great pastimes of social drinking and introverted reading. We exist to build a community gathering place and to create experiences by bridging the gap between books and wine.  

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