New Crossroads Artboards Installed for the 2021 Fall Season

Installation view of Ariana Chaivaranon’s Now You See Us Kansas City, MO, October 5, 2021: Driving down Southwest Boulevard, viewers can catch a glimpse of the newly installed Crossroads Artboards featuring local artists Ariana Chaivaranon and Israel G…

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Kansas City Underground Film Festival, Charlotte Street Foundation

If there is something close to cinema withdrawal, it would be the sensation of having just returned from a trip to someplace both exotic and familiar. The Kansas City Underground Film Festival, which opened Sept. 16 and runs through Sept. 26, features 114 films, culled, says KCUFF’s director and co-founder Willy Evans, from 800 submissions requiring 400 hours of viewing by the KCUFF board. Represented are 27 countries, and 39 of the films are from filmmakers in Missouri and Kansas. The festival succeeds in presenting the familiar in its weirdness and the exotic in its commonplace.

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“Aftermaths” at the Charlotte Street Foundation, USA

The visual regimes of photography and film have long been accomplices to imperialist enterprises and state sanctioned-violence in rewriting the terms and tellings of history. Images, still or moving, have a way instructing us as much as they help us remember, and it is in this duality that parallel histories of dissent and oppression can be read simultaneously. Aftermaths is an exhibition bringing together artists with attachments to Latin America and the Arab world who engage photographic and filmic archives in order to unfurl the complexity of history and its visual records.

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In Kansas City, a 20,000-square-foot Arts Campus Aims to Bring Together the City’s Artists

KANSAS CITY — Smack in the middle of flyover country and situated in the semi-industrial yet woodsy Volker neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri, a shiny new beacon for community-driven arts incubation opened its doors in a former medical parts factory. The brand new, 20,000-square-foot Charlotte Street Foundation building celebrated its grand opening on June 11 and 12 with a ribbon-cutting, multiple exhibitions, and open studios. The $10 million transformation is evidence that sometimes DIY grassroots efforts can conduct multi-million dollar capital campaigns to build a state-of-the-art facility, while at the same time steadfastly holding on to an artist-driven core mission to support and catalyze a local artistic community.

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Charlotte Street Pushes for Artist Diversity with New Grant

Arts funder Charlotte Street Foundation is widening the circle for a new grant. The group's arts funding is making a series of grants totaling $25,000 available to just Kansas City's minority groups. The amount is 50 percent of the $50,000 Cultural Producer Grant Program. While half is allotted to any applicant, the other half has been reserved for creators who identify as persons of color, members of the LGBT community or who are artists with a disability.

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Charlotte Street and Spencer Museum of Art announce fourth cycle of Rocket Relief emergency artist grants for visual artists

KANSAS CITY, MO, August 17, 2021: Charlotte Street and Spencer Museum of Art, with underwriting from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, are launching the fourth cycle of the Rocket Relief emergency grants program. Applications may be submi…

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Untold Narratives of American History in Upcoming Exhibition: With Liberty and Justice

Kansas City, MO, July 23, 2021: Charlotte Street Foundation presents With Liberty and Justice, an exhibition of nine contemporary artists, on view from September 10-October 23, 2021 and curated by Kimi Kitada, Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow….

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Upcoming Exhibition Aftermaths Explores History through Archives

Kansas City, MO, July 15, 2021: Premiering on Friday, July 30, Charlotte Street Foundation presents Aftermaths, a group exhibition featuring artists with attachments to Latin America and the Arab world who engage photographic and filmic archives in ord…

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Danna York and Amy Kligman

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes author/artist Danna York and Charlotte Street Foundation Executive/Artistic Director Amy Kligman.

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“Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We Will Be,” Charlotte Street Foundation

The Charlotte Street Foundation is celebrating the grand opening of its new facilities with the exhibition: “Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We Will Be.” Featuring ten artists working in a range of mediums, the exhibition is a fitting representation of the wide range of art happening in and near Kansas City.

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