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In the Studio and Live!

Shiny Jets is finally all set up and busy working in the Black Box. We also recently went LIVE! Check out the video below: Shanté and Tucker Shiny Jets

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oh my god, where has the time gone?

Hello again everyone!  I’m super stoked to have been accepted to a second and final year as a Charlotte Street Foundation Artist in Residence.  My first year was a phenomenal … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Writer’s Life

It’s one of those early Autumn Kansas City mornings where the sun is sleeping in and writing poetry at dawn feels a lot like writing poetry at midnight – just … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

And so my Residency has begun! – by Kevin King

The start of Kevin King’s residency coincided with preparations for his annual LGBTQ+ short play festival, Alphabet Soup: Stories from Queer Voices.

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Baby’s First Blog

Hello, everyone! Welcome to blog! I’m James and I am here to help poetry the hallways of the 6th floor. In general, it’s considered ill advised to allow me to … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Residency Wrap-Up (In Haiku)

To all my fellow residents from 2015-16, thanks for being awesome: Max Adrian Material man Miracle leather afloat Shine puppet master Archive Collective In a flash a group Forever dreams … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 1 Comment


Let’s be brief. My term at Charlotte Street – after two years as a writer-in-residence – is at an end. And I am very much going to miss this place. … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment


Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 30 new artists to its year-long Studio Residency program and pleased to welcome back five residents from last year. The … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Look Around You

Look around you. Look around you. Just look around you. If those three lines ring a bell, then you’ve either heard something like this from your yoga instructor or you recognize … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

KC Fringe Fest: Meter, Beat, Feat

Poetry is awesome. Music is awesome. Dance is awesome. Put all three of those creative forms together and you’ve got a Magic Triangle of PoMuDa! The KC Fringe Fest is … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sincerely Yours, Opens Tonight! 6-8pm

Come one, come all!  The opening for the third and final 2015/16 Charlotte Street Foundation visiting curator show is tonight at Paragraph Gallery from 6-8pm.  “Sincerely Yours,” is curated by … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

About “Cover Letters” — new exhibit at Paragraph

When Michael Krueger, curator of “Sincerely Yours,” mentioned to me that he was interested in a show about sincerity, I realized this was probably the only theme I was interested … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

366 days in pursuit of the ridiculous

Hello, friends. With Open Studios only hours away, I thought I would share a sneak peek at a project I’ve been working on this past few months. It will be … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · 3 Comments

Recent Happenings and Future Happenings…Open Studios!!!

Hey everybody!  I wanted to make a post here and update everyone with things that have been going on as well as what is coming up…in two days…Charlotte Street Foundation’s … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is going on in the dance studio?

I am very excited for Open Studios! Because of recent performances with Ensemble Iberica, TedxYouth, Earth Day at KU, and classroom workshops making recycled instruments, it has been difficult to … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND april 29th + 30th

Charlotte Street’s largest annual event has arrived. Come celebrate the diverse group of artists working in downtown Kansas City! The CSF Studio Residents invite you to browse through their intimate … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kansas City Poetry Throwdown 2016

If you’re in and about Midtown, KC this weekend, make plans to drop by Prospero’s Books at 39th and Bell. You will likely catch some great poetry by poets from … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Open Studios Are Right Around the Corner!

Happy Spring to everyone!  Spring is a time of renewal for all living things and I personally, am totally feeling it.  This renewal is showing up in my artwork, garden, … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Six Months in the Studio (aka Six Months of Sonnets…About Your Mom)

  Time continues to pass so quickly I still get butterflies in my belly. Best not to dwell on it. Best to listen to Hank Williams while watching the sun … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Magic of the 6th Floor

As some of you may or may not know, the Charlotte Street Foundation studios are located in downtown Kansas City at 1100 Walnut St. It is also known as Town … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · 5 Comments

EIO @ Paragraph and Proenca Recap

2016 has been looking like a great year for performances, thus far.  On February 20th, one of my bands, the Proenca Ensemble, premiered a brand new composition titled Proenca by composer and author … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the Third – Edda-fied Upon a Mountaintop

For an introduction to this series: Other posts in this series: ——————————————————————– Lucas asks us,                       “How do you keep from sucking?” Jason brings up                      imposter syndrome; That feeling … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

On Tape

Perhaps you’re uninformed or perhaps you’re already hip to this series of blog posts, but here’s the idea: the four of us Charlotte Street folks who are here for writing or writing-adjacent projects got together one January Thursday to discuss… well, it wasn’t exactly clear in advance, but the thought was we’d talk about writing or writing-adjacent topics.

February 11, 2016 · 3 Comments

A visit with Andrew Lyles, curator of “What Will You Think Tomorrow?”

by Lucas Wetzel From now through March 5, the exhibit “What Will You Think Tomorrow?” is on display at Paragraph Gallery, featuring drawings, collage and sculpture by Charlotte Street studio … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The making of “What Will You Think Tomorrow?”

From the perspective of artist, Daiana Oneto: When curator, Andrew Lyles, grouped us together for a two-person show at Paragraph Gallery, Kadie Nugent and I immediately knew we wanted the … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the Sevence – Pro REMs In Tram Fictions

For an introduction to this series: Other posts in the series: ———————————————————————– The further we move past the actual, real, physical meatspace event that was this conversation – … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

Introducing EIO and Proença

This month I will be presenting new music with both of my ensembles, Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes (or EIO for short) and Proença Band. The first concert will be February … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Here and Gone…January

January was a great month and start to the new year.  I was able to get a taste of the white winter I long for every single year.  It was, … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the 1st – The Love of the Useless

CHARACTERS Lucas Wetzel, second-year resident, Herringbone shoes Danny Volin , second-year resident, sharp eye, wry smile Jason Preu, first-year resident, nostrils of doom Matt Hodap, first-year resident, beard of joy … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writers In a Room Not Writing

On January 14th, 2016 the 3 CSF writers-in-residence (Lucas Wetzel, Danny Volin, and Jason Preu) and CSF podcaster-in-residence (Matt Hodap, also a writer) sat down for a chat about writing and … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Our First Episodes And An Update

Hello from Paris of the Plains Podcast. We’ve had a fantastic first few months in the residency recording some surprising Kansas City stories. We’d love to share those stories with … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

First Quarter Reflection

Hello everybody.  My name is Neil Goss.  I am one of the 24 talented artists currently residing at the Charlotte Street Foundation.  We are a diverse group of individuals consisting of … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

One Month In the Studio

I often get nauseous when I pause to consider how fast time passes. How fast it marches on. Instead of casually meandering along time’s arrow, I often feel like I’m … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · 5 Comments

“Watershed” public art project for Grand Rapids Public Museum -Rena Detrixhe

In March of this year, I applied to exhibit new work at ArtPrize, a major annual art festival and competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I had little knowledge of the … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

2015-16 STUDIO RESIDENTS announcement & SLIDE SLAM

Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 15 visual artists, 3 writers, and 6 performing artists and ensembles for year-long Charlotte Street Foundation studio residencies, to begin … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Visiting curators Eric and Erin Dodson preview “Aggregate: Structure and Space” at Paragraph

On Thursday, August 13, the third exhibition in the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Visiting Curator Series, Aggregate: Structure and Space, opens at Paragraph Gallery. The exhibition features Hannah Carr, Miranda … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Studio Shot


August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Charlotte Street Residency ending soon

With a little more than a month until move out day, thoughts of what is next begin to enter my mind. Thoughts of how did almost one year pass by … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Recapping the “Displacement/Thisplacemeant” exhibit at Paragraph Gallery, 5/21 – 7/11

The Displacemeant/Thisplacemeant group show at Paragraph Gallery and the adjacent Project Space featured painting, sculpture and installations from Charlotte Street Studio Residents Rena Detrixhe, Fredy Gabuardy, Adriane Herman, Melanie Johnson, Cristina … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Studio Shot

Sneak peek of some that were worked on today in the studio.

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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