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Saturday, June 1, 2023 from 1:00-4:00 PM

Charlotte Street Block Party

Join Charlotte Street for a free community block party featuring campus-wide family-friendly activities, giveaways, interactive art experiences, community partners, and food. Grab lunch from Jadabay's Food Truck, explore Charlotte Street’s latest exhibit Read the Room, pick up a native Missouri plant for your garden, make a mural with Flannery Cahill, cool off with a popsicle from Palacana, and enjoy performances from Danielle Ate the Sandwich, True Lions, and SuperMoto.   Connect with the Charlotte Street's larger community of neighbors, arts organizations, and community partners at this year's Block party:

African American Artists Collective Victoria the Real Barbee Kansas City Community Gardens Mattie Rhodes Center Cheeks Studio Kansas City Public Library ...and more!

   

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Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 6:00-7:00 PM

The Guest Curator: Jadine Collingwood

Join us for an engaging curatorial presentation with curator Jadine Collingwood on Thursday, June 6. Currently an Associate Curator at the MCA Chicago, Collingwood has worked on ground-breaking exhibitions such as Gary Simmons: Public Enemy (2023), Martine Syms: She Mad Season One (2022), and Chicago Works: Caroline Kent(2021). She will present on her curatorial research and recent exhibitions. Contemporary artists working in Kansas City who would like to be considered for a studio visit with Jadine Collingwood may submit a request by sending these materials: a short artist bio (around 150-200 words), website of your work, and 3-5 images of current work to [email protected]. We will schedule the studio visits for Friday, June 7.   Collingwood is Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Chicago, where she completed her dissertation, ‘A Tragic Suburban Mentality’: Managerial Lyricism in Contemporary Art. At the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, she has curated projects including Chicago Works: Caroline Kent (2021), Martine Syms: She Mad Season One (2022), and Gary Simmons: Public Enemy (with René Morales, 2023). Previously, she worked at the Walker Art Center where she was part of the curatorial team for several exhibitions, including the major retrospective Siah Armajani: Follow This Line (with Victoria Sung, 2018), the group exhibition The Body Electric (with Pavel Pyś, 2019), and the multidisciplinary exhibition The Paradox of Stillness (with Vincenzo de Bellis, 2021). Prior to the Walker, Collingwood was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she assisted with the exhibitions Design Episodes: The Modern Chair (2016) and Helena Almeida: Work Is Never Finished (2017).

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 from 7:30-9:00 PM

EMAS Presents: Galaxxu Chorale Toward Seeping Handfuls of Petrol

June's EMAS Presents features the Chicago improvised and experimental ensemble Galaxxu Chorale Toward Seeping Handfuls of Petrol.

Galaxxu Chorale Toward Seeping Handfuls of Petrol draws on a diverse range of influences combining improvised jazz, noise rock, experimental folk and drone. Full of whimsy yet forlorn, chaotic yet open and sparse, this nebulous synesthesia creates space so that we confront our deepest truths and challenge ourselves to strive for something greater than ourselves. But even as we bask in its radiant glow, we are reminded that Galaxxu remains a refraction of our collective hopes, dreams, and fears. The experience is surreal, reminding us of the infinite possibilities that exist beyond what we see with our naked eye. It is a music where anything is possible, and everything is beautiful.

The evening will begin with an opening set by members of the Extemporaneous Music & Arts Society.

Galaxxu Chorale Toward Seeping Handfuls of Petrol lineup is

Adams / Labratio / Lyons / Maerbach / Yeck-Stouffer

 
ABOUT EMAS PRESENTS
EMAS Presents is an experimental and improvised music series curated by Seth Andrew Davis + Evan Verploegh. An extension of the collective Extemporaneous Music & Arts Society, EMAS Presents highlights local, national, and international music practitioners to grow Kansas City’s improvised music community.     Can’t make it to this EMAS Presents? Join us next time on the following Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00 PM: August 21 November 13

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Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Freestyle: Barbara Lane Tharas

Freestyle returns June 8th for a 2nd Saturday social featuring zine making with Barbara Lane Tharas, who is featured in the current exhibition Read the Room, on view in the Charlotte Street Gallery.
Come and go as you please for a casual afternoon of music, zine-making, and coffee. Sketching, writing, and connecting with community are encouraged.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Timbre Arts Writing Incubator: Allegory and Narrative Arts Writing

In this workshop, participants will experiment with different forms of arts writing to expand their writing practice, including script interviews, responsive poetry, and essays. Participants will draw upon allegory and personal narratives to develop their voices and unique points of view.

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Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Movement Lab – June 2024

Movement Lab is a free guided movement workshop for dancers, dance enthusiasts, movers, and shakers of all levels. No experience is required! This program is in partnership with Kostas, founded by past Charlotte Street Studio Resident Haley Kostas. Can’t make it to this Movement Lab? Join us next time on the following Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 PM: August 3 September 7 October 5 November 2  

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Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Artist Market – June 2024

Occurring on the last Saturday of every month, Charlotte Street will host a pop-up vendor market featuring a curated selection of Kansas City’s creative entrepreneurs. Visitors are invited to explore a breadth of offerings for sale, from ceramics to books, wearables, prints, and more. In June we will have offerings from Hugo Juarez-Avalos, Steph Becker, Cheeks Studio, Andrea Cira, Nikki Fanning, Fifth and Woodland, Devin Goebel, Adrian Halpern, Alyx Jacobs, Clarissa Knighten, Nina Littrell, Mariah Markt, Kylie McConnell, Kelsey Pike, and Frank Thong. We will have FREE vegan corndogs from Cauldron Collective KC and DJ Brother Neves will be playing upbeat tunes.

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Thursday, August 15, 2024 from 6:00-7:00 PM

The Guest Curator: Carlos Quijon, Jr.

Join us for an in-depth curatorial lecture with Carlos Quijon, Jr. on his curatorial practice on Thursday, August 15. Quijon is an active writer and scholar, who works between Manila and New York. He was recently a Curator-in-Residence at ISCP in New York. With his recent experience as a curator for the Philippine Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale, Carlos will articulate his experience of working on the biennale, as well as speak about his research interests as a C-MAP Fellow at The Museum of Modern Art. Contemporary artists working in Kansas City who would like to be considered for a studio visit with Carlos Quijon, Jr. may submit a request by sending these materials: a short artist bio (around 150-200 words), website of your work, and 3-5 images of current work to [email protected]. We will schedule the studio visits for Friday, August 16.   ABOUT Carlos Quijon Jr.  Quijon (b. 1989) is an art historian, critic, and curator based between Manila and New York. He is the C-MAP Fellow for Southeast and East Asia at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He was a fellow of the research platform Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia (MAHASSA), convened by the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories project. He has written exhibition reviews for publications such as e-flux,FriezeArtforum. His essays are part of the books Writing Presently (Philippine Contemporary Art Network, 2019) and From a History of Exhibitions Towards a Future of Exhibition-Making: China and Southeast Asia (Sternberg Press, 2019), and SEA: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia (Weiss Publications, 2022). In 2017, he was a research resident in Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul and a fellow of the Transcuratorial Academy both in Berlin and Mumbai. He was a curatorial resident at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York (funded by the Asian Cultural Council) in 2023 and the Singapore Art Museum in 2024. He curated Courses of Action in Hong Kong in 2019, co-curated Minor Infelicities in Seoul in 2020, and the traveling exhibition series Afro-Southeast Asia: Pragmatics and Geopoetics of Art during a Cold War in Singapore (2021), Manila (2021-2), and Busan (2022). He curated the ongoing traveling exhibition series Archipelagic Futurisms(2022-). He is the curator of the Philippine Pavilion at the 60th edition of the Venice Biennale in 2024.  

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Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Sketchbook Club – July 2024

Sketchbook Club is a no-barriers drawing club for participants of all ages and abilities, led by Amy Kligman. Mixed media materials and snacks are provided in this low-pressure making environment. Participants are welcome to use Charlotte Street’s collaborative sketchbooks or bring their own! Can't make it to this Sketchbook Club? Join us next time on the following Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 PM: August 17 Septemeber 21 November 16

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Wednesday, August 14, 2024 from 6:00-8:00 PM

Timbre Arts Writing Incubator: Exhibition Review

Interested in writing your first exhibition review? Learn about the basic components of a review from writing to editing to publication. As a prerequisite for this workshop, participants will select a local exhibition to visit and review.

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Saturday, August 17, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Sketchbook Club – August 2024

Sketchbook Club is a no-barriers drawing club for participants of all ages and abilities, led by Amy Kligman. Mixed media materials and snacks are provided in this low-pressure making environment. Participants are welcome to use Charlotte Street’s collaborative sketchbooks or bring their own! Can't make it to this Sketchbook Club? Join us next time on the following Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 PM: Septemeber 21 November 16

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Saturday, October 19, 2024 from 7:00-11:00 PM

2024 Gala

Join us at Charlotte Street’s 2024 Gala on Saturday, October 19!   Proceeds benefit Charlotte Street’s work to center our region’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers, connecting artists to each other and our community.      
DATE/LOCATION
  Saturday, October 19, 2024 Pre-Party 6:00-8:00 PM Main Event 7:00-11:00 PM Charlotte Street Campus 3333 Wyoming St Kansas City, MO 64111

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