challenging, nurturing and empowering artists of all disciplines in downtown Kansas City

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 · 4 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

Cristina Muñiz

Today is a good day for some studio shots.

June 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Midsummer Daydream Type-In, June 20 @ Paragraph

This Saturday, June 20, Charlotte Street writer-in-residence Lucas Wetzel is hosting a Midsummer Daydream Type-in at Paragraph Gallery (23 E. 12th St. between Main and Walnut Streets). Drop by any … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Windy City, Here I Come

Hello fellow residents!  Windy City, Here I Come Campaign organized by yours truly and videographer Jon Lim​!!!! Please if you can take out 3 min of your time to check … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hello Dance!

Heya!!! It’s Cat Mahari – dancer, choreographer, collaborator, and generally in search of free drinks and food artist! Welp! I’m just a few months out from finishing my 2nd and … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Open Studios 2015 Happening April 24-15

            THIS WEEKEND–The Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program is pleased to present Open Studios 2015. On Friday night, visit Town Pavilion and pARTnership Place to … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

(Rena Detrixhe) work-in-progress

Sneak-peak of what I’ve been up to in the studio for the past few weeks… This work originally began as an experiment or investigation of the process of collecting. Since much … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Artist Catalogue Seeking Writers

CREATIVE WRITING SUBMISSIONS are officially OPEN until April 15th. Are you a writer? Be one of a handful of selected writers to be featured in our upcoming issue. Poetry, personal … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pavilionaires, Vol. 1.4: Cat Mahari

Cat Mahari is a dancer on a mission. Her upcoming performance, Expectations of Violence/Rites due Spring: B-BAM! will explore local stories, rites of passage and questions about American blackness, featuring … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Heat Juried Exhibiton

Join us for a special preview of the 4th Annual Juried Exhibition by P&M Artworks: HEAT Thursday April 2nd 5:30-7:30pm (Best in Show awards presented at 6:30pm Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fredy Gabuardy Montealegre

Here is a sneak peek of one of my work. Hope to see you guys on the 24th of April for open studios.

March 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Works on Paper – Cristina Muñiz

For Open Studios on April 24th I will have small collage drawings on paper available for purchase. Here are a few sneak peeks.

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cristina Muñiz Works in Progress

Recent studio photos of work currently in progress.

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gamelan Genta Kasturi Activities/upcoming concert @ Take Five Coffee + Bar

Gamelan Genta Kasturi hosted a very successful concert at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral’s Founder’s Hall on Saturday March 21.  It was a rare treat to have our founding director, … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pavilionaires, Vol 1.3: Sarah Hearn

Sarah Hearn’s Town Pavilion studio is part work space, part research center and part terrarium. The interdisciplinary artist’s desk, windowsills and wall space are covered with lichen and photographs of … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pavilionaires, vol. 1.2: Lauren Sobchak

Almost every time I walk by interdisciplinary artist Lauren Sobchak‘s studio in the Town Pavilion, I  see colorful new work on display or evidence of other new works-in-progress. Occasionally she … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Little Ones live in my studio…

I enjoy working on multiple sizes and surfaces at the same time. Whether I am reading, drawing, writing or creating cut paper collages, work informs work. Having them visually accessible while … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Analog Drift, an ArtSounds on March 10th

Two members of the Charlotte Street Residency program– Eli Hougland and Russell Thorpe– will be involved in an ArtSounds on March 10th, at 7:30 pm. It will be held at … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pavilionaires Vol. 1.1: Danny Volin, writer

This Q&A is the first in a series spotlighting the artwork and individuals that make up the Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency program (many of whom operate out of the … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Projects, impressions & typewriter pedestals

“What’s a writer need a studio for anyhow?” asked my grand-uncle Fritz after I told him about my acceptance to the Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency program. In my day, … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reminded of Labors Past

Helena could smell the sweat. Around her were male dancers, all wearing safety goggles on top of their overgrown haircuts. Some of them had three-day old beards. One had a … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cristina Muñiz Studio Shot

Aside from building my inventory of stretcher frames, I wanted to share a few images of what paintings are currently in progress.

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Full Time Starts Tomorrow, February 15th

After months of preparation and planning, myself and fellow artist, Eli Gold, will carry out a 5 day performance and installation within Charlotte Street’s La Esquina Gallery. Together, over the course … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Upcoming Gamelan Concert with Special Guests from Bali

Gamelan Genta Kasturi with Balinese Guest Artists under the direction of I Ketút Gedé Asnawa featuring dancers Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa, Yunirika Asnawa & Yonitika Asnawa the group’s founder and … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gamelan Genta Kasturi Summer/Fall Activities

We have had an active late summer/fall, performing a show per month during Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov of 2014. August was our annual appearance at the Ethnic Enrichment Festival in Swope Park featuring … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

My ANGLO Experience Lecture

Shenequa A. Brooks a visual-artist in residence 2014-15, received her Bachelors of Fine Art with a major in Fibers at Kansas City Art Institute in May 2014. The Center for … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Auld Lang Sighs

We’re supposed to look forward to a new year. Why, then, does the week preceding 2015 fill me with daily dread and a sense of incompleteness? Topping last year’s movie-of-your-year … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Holiday Open Studios–Friday, December 12

          Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to announce our annual Holiday Open Studios! Join us for happy hour: a great opportunity to mingle CSF’s current Studio … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

the floor!

Cat Mahari Charlotte St. Foundation’s 2014/15 studio AIR latest work – the floor – premier’s Next Friday at The Luminary Arts Center in St. Louis, MO! the floor is a … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cat Mahari – Solo Show

Cat Mahari (performing artist-in-residence 2014/15) performs the second generation iteration of her performance and practice-as-research work Violent/Break: Vol II today at Women in the Arts Conference held at University of … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kacico Dance presents…

The Nursery Rhyme Project by Kacico Dance and Mother Goose We are getting excited for our brand new family friendly show, The Nursery Rhyme Project! It will be performed at … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cat Mahari’s First Project of Artist Residency PREMIERE!!

Cat Mahari (performing artist in residence 2014/15) premiere’s her FIRST FULL-LENGTH work “the floor”, an immersive theatre project intrigued with repetition as a critical component of transformation in love, partnership, … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Charlotte Street Announces New 2014-15 Studio Residents

  Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 23 visual artists, 5 writers, and 11 performing artists and ensembles for year-long Charlotte Street Foundation studio residencies, to begin … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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