Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community
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 see the studios of 21 visual artists, 5 writers, and 11 performing artists and ensembles. From 6-10pm, visual artists and writers will be in their studios and available to discuss works in progress, the process of art-making, and even sell finished works. Performing artists and ensembles will be performing throughout the evening (schedule below).
On Saturday afternoon, the festivities will continue in Paragraph Gallery for writers’ readings and a performance/gallery talk for current exhibition 1 Infinite Loop. 1 Infinite Loop features the art of Studio Residents, curated by local curator and artists Jeff Eaton.
Join us in downtown KCMO for this exciting weekend!
pARTnership Place / 908 Grand, 13th Floor
Town Pavilion / 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor
Paragraph Gallery / 23 E 12th Street
6:00-10:00pm Town Pavilion + pARTnership Place All Studios will be open to the public.
6:00-8:00pm Town Pavilion Musicians Russell Thorpe and Elizabeth Hougland will be performing as part of their group Mnemosyne Quartet. In an ongoing performance, Mnemosyne Quartet will play in the elevator lobbies and elevators.
6:30pm Town Pavilion Inspired by Joseph Byrd’s “Sound Poem,” choreographer Jane Gotch and break dancer Leo Gayden create truncated emotional tableaus, which provide the viewer with just enough visual information to elicit an empathetic reaction, but advance too quickly to form a narrative identity.
7:00pm Town Pavilion Infusing specific elements of jazz, hip hop, pop, and rock into contagious soulful grooves, Shades of Jade is on a mission to break genre specificities and touch its listeners.
7:30pm Town Pavilion Kacico Dance performs excerpts from their 2013 repertory concert “Reflection,” set to music by Hunter Long.
8:30pm Town Pavilion Dancer Cat Mahari presents an improvisation based in recent explorations in yoga, floor work, house, and theatre.
9:00pm Town Pavilion Avant-funk group Hellerud brings the dance and the dirt, performing a suite of original compositions.
12:00-5:00pm Gallery will open for exhibition viewing: 1 Infinite Loop
1:00pm Invalid Font, a live presentation by Resident writers Melina Neet, Danny Volin, and Lucas Wetzel. Featuring short texts, dramatic performances, and participatory readings.
2:00pm 1 Infinite Loop Performance + Artist Talk. Exhibiting artists Shenequa A. Brooks, Thayer Bray, Tim Brown, Hannah Carr, Mariah Gillespie, Joey Watson, Jennifer Wilkinson, and Annie Woodfill will all be present to accompany viewers through the exhibition. Watson and artist Rev. William Ellis Bradley will perform Permeable Membrain, their series of sonic events utilizing handmade acoustic and solar-powered instruments.