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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 3, 2019 through Sunday, February 9, 2020

2019 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition

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.

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Saturday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM


RE:FORM is a program that alters the standard concert tradition by utilizing electronics and improvisation over loosely structured works. Project c4 strives to offer the listener organic and eclectic improvisation in multiple forms such as naturally occurring music, ideas inspired by Jimi Hendrix, graphic interpretations, and coordinated improvisation. This performance features composer Seth Davis and a world premiere by Chi Him Chik.

The show is FREE and fit for all ages. Concert begins at 7:00 PM at Capsule, located on 1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, just two doors south of Los Tules.

Project c4 is a cutting edge new music ensemble that promotes fresh ideas for the audience by breaking with classical music tradition through free improvisation and newly commissioned music with an original, yet flexible, instrumentation which includes flute, saxophone, percussion, piano, guitar, and computer. By engaging the community through performance, we will increase the exposure to and push the boundaries of experimental music. All this in pursuit of our goal to inspire others to experience, support, and enjoy experimental music and free improvisation.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Making Moves #14: NACHMO

For the fourteenth installment in the series, Making Moves shares works created by local choreographers during NACHMO (NAtional CHoreography MOnth). This informal evening invites local movers and makers to share entirely original works that they created as part of Kansas City's third annual NACHMO event.

The event is FREE and open to the public. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 7:00 and the performance starts at 7:30pm. Performances are hosted at Capsule, a contemporary performing arts space located at 1664 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO. The venue is to the left of Los Tules on Broadway Blvd!

A monthly gathering, Making Moves provides a platform for local movers and makers to create, produce, and share new choreographic works. Making Moves aims to build community through a shared passion for dance and movement. The series is produced by Kyle Mullins and made possible by Charlotte Street Foundation.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Aaron Osbourne + Night Mode

Charlotte Street Foundation hosts local Kansas City musicians Aaron Osbourne and Night Mode on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM at the Capsule performance space (1664 Broadway Blvd, KCMO).

The two experimental groups will be celebrating the release of Night Mode's "Gentleman Scientist" on cassette! Concert-goers should prepare for a suggested $5 donation at the door.

Aaron Osborne is a multi-instrumentalist from Kansas City. He uses electric upright bass; bowed gongs; electronics and auxiliary percussion including shakers, frame drums and singing bowls to create multi-layered, improvised compositions. Performances vary from solo, self-contained explorations to duo and trio configurations with multi-instrumentalist Shawn Hansen, vocalist Kelley Gant and others. A regular performer of improvised compositions, Osborne also performed previously with improv ensembles such as Jeff Harshbarger’s COBRA and Tatsuya Nakatani’s Gong Orchestra.

Night Mode began with Drew Rudebush when he some borrowed synthesizers and 4-track tape. The act grew to include Damon Mar, Howie Howard, more synthesizers, a patch cord rumored to have once belonged to Edgar Froese, and four years of trying not to wake the family up with filter sweeps. You can listen to their first four EP's now on their Bandcamp site.

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