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Saturday, October 8 through Saturday, November 5, 2022

Everybody Eats When They Come to My House is a curatorial exploration of the Charlotte Street Mission and the creative community in which it served. The Mission, as it was fondly called by Kansas City’s thriving artists, musicians, writers, chefs, craftsmen and new collectors, was a modest rental home owned by the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Artist John Puscheck played host of the Mission for nearly two decades in the 1990s-2000s. Affectionately remembered for its backyard cookouts, art shows, live music, dancing, dominoes, and art making, Everybody Eats When They Come to My House is a dive into the early community of artists that preluded Charlotte Street’s founding and Kansas City’s creative ecosystem today.

Throughout the month-long exhibition, Charlotte Street Gallery will be transformed into a backyard setting that will proudly display loaned artworks in an immersive installation. Additionally, Charlotte Street will be producing an oral history project to gather, share, and preserve stories from the Charlotte Street Mission’s artist community. These interviews and recordings will be edited and added to the media gallery listening station within the exhibition, and later archived in Charlotte Street Kemper Library. Friends and guests are welcome to complete and share their version of the show postcard and any ephemeral offerings that emulate the spirit and generosity of the Mission on the “Puscheck Potluck Table.” These items will remain on display through the duration of the exhibition.

Curated by Patrick Alexander

PROGRAMMING

Exhibition Opening Reception

Saturday, October 8 from 2:00-6:00 PM | Charlotte Street Gallery + Puscheck Courtyard

Please join us for the opening reception for Everybody Eats When They Come to My House, accompanied by live music by Arny Young Roughtet. Food will be provided by Julita’s Fried Chicken Truck from 4-6PM.

Oral History Private Recording Sessions

Saturdays, September 10, October 15, October 29 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Charlotte Street Media Lab

Charlotte Street will be producing an oral history project to gather, share, and preserve stories from the Charlotte Street Mission’s artist community. These interviews and recordings will be edited and added to the media gallery listening station within the exhibition, and later archived in Charlotte Street Kemper Library. Friends of the Mission can sign up for private recording sessions using the link below.

How Do Ya Feed 50 People!!?!?: Spicy Story Swap

Charlotte Street Gallery

The community is invited to swap and share their favorite spice blends, recipes, and tales of preparing meals for large social gatherings. This event will include archived KC public radio broadcasts from the Fish Fry, produced by Chuck Haddix.

Exhibition Details


When

Saturday, October 8 through Saturday, November 5, 2022

Where

Charlotte Street Gallery (3333 Wyoming)

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