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

New piece!

Waves in B is an electronic miniature that uses a recording of waves I made in Sanibel Island, Florida, and becomes a hypnotic wall of sound! This is exemplary of … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

No time to waste

Poet Jen Harris here! WoW! 6 months into my Charlotte Street poet-in-residence (residency) and here’s what I’ve accomplished thus far, due in large part to the studio space CS provides to … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Resident Check In: Kathy Liao

What is your artistic medium? Oil painting, drawing, collage, pencils and markers, prints! What do you hope to explore in your art during your time at Charlotte Street? Using drawings/collages … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter and the Wolf

Hey everyone!  I wanted to drop a line here to invite you all to the performance of Peter and the Wolf at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS. The … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Resident Check In: Ben Rosenthal

What is your artistic medium? I work predominately in experimental animation, video, sound and other new media although my practice extends into performance, drawing and object making. In this way … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Airplane Etude, and the progression of a musical idea

As a composer I am fascinated with how sound and more traditional elements of music can be combined. I often explore these possibilities in the form of improvisations, which are … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ndo x Phoenix Family – Out to Make a Painting!

What better way to enjoy the freakishly nice weather than painting with the Phoenix Family kiddos “en plein air”?  We are grateful to this amazing organization for allowing us to … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Update: resident artist Tori Lawrence

I finally got around to getting the b/w film developed that I took of my recent live dance performance “Progress.”  [as you can tell, I’m a total amateur at photography.] I … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Resident Check In: Carlos Ortiz-Gallo

What is your artistic medium? Printmaking and Collage/Mixed Media. What do you hope to explore in your art during your time at Charlotte Street? I hope to continue exploring personal … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Withdrawal…

The first two months of my residency were spent completing a new work for wind ensemble and electronics: Between Glimpses of Blue. It was a huge leap for me artistically … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · 1 Comment


The sixth floor is a bit quieter for now, as Shiny Jets has temporarily changed location to start the recording process! We’re extremely excited and are currently conducting lots of sound … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Desolate Country Poetry Anthology

I was recently published in a literary collection called Desolate Country: We the Poets, United, Against Trump published by 39 West Press and Art Uprising. It was a fast response to the immediate … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Resident Check-In: Jen Harris

What is your artistic medium? Spoken Word Poetry / Writing. What do you hope to explore in your art during your time at Charlotte Street?   I am exploring playwriting, … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rear View Mirror 2016, pt 2 – by Kevin King

The second post of my (delayed) look back at 2016. In October, Whim produced the 2nd annual LGBTQ+ short play festival, Alphabet Soup: Stories from Queer Voices. I curated the … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

NDo Launches First Collaboration with Phoenix Family Housing

In collaboration with Phoenix Family Housing, NDo has launched an arts program within Phoenix’s regularly scheduled programming to bolster the thriving literacy program that currently exists in the center. After-school, most … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tiny desk contest

Hello Friends! My bandmates Andres Ramirez, Tina Bilberry and I submitted a video of my song, InfraSonido, to npr´s Tiny Desk Concert contest, and we were featured on their website! … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

NDo will be Featured in The 2017 Whitney Biennial

!!!! This incredible opportunity was made possible via Occupy Museums. Through a call-for-artists in debt, Andrew and Jahaira applied for a chance at being displayed during this year’s Whitney Biennial. … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fun stuff, in print & IRL

Hi friends! I have a comic available in the Resist! comics anthology edited by Francoise Mouly, arts editor of the New Yorker, and Nadja Spiegelman. Also included: Dame Darcy, Bill … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

It’s Never Too Late for Introductions – NDo Team Members Pursuit Affordable Studios for KC Creative Community

In the hustle and bustle of life, work, studio and New Year excitement – Charlotte Street Artists-in-residence, NDo have not yet introduced themselves. Jahaira Aguilar and Andrew Lattner are Co-Founders … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

A trip to the West Coast then home to hustle

Today, I’m writing this blog post from Los Angeles. I headed out to the Bay Area to teach an indigo dyeing workshop and have a pop-up show at Celery Space … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

models & sketches

Progress shot of forms for a sculpture proposal. A collaborative venture with previous Charlotte Street resident Miranda Clark . – Desiree Morales instagram: _desmorales

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Meditations on Space, Place, Visibility and the Light at the End of the Tunnel by Benjamin Rosenthal

As I write this I sit anxiously at the precipice of dramatic change in my, and all of our social, political and economic realities. In a studio provided for me by … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rear View Mirror 2016, pt 1 – by Kevin King

2016 was an extremely busy year for me. I was involved in 8 different theatrical productions. I directed for a couple; wrote some pieces; and I surprised myself by actually … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lactobacillus Amongus- call for participants- S.E. Nash

My upcoming show for PLUG Projects in May will center around sourdough starters and public participation in creating starters and cooking or baking with them. For this project, I am aiming to … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Midweek Meditation

Tomorrow, December 21 will be the fourth meeting of a weekly event called Midweek Meditation that I guide. It is held at the Paragraph Gallery across the street from the … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tis the season

Tis the season to reflect upon all the trials, tribulations, blessings and outright bizarre realities of another year gone by.

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Update with Neil Goss

This residency year has gotten off to a wonderfully busy start.  I’ve been cranking away doing lots of weaving following the busyness of teaching the Woodfired Ceramics class at the … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lost in Narrative

Tis the season to be thankful, and I am truly thankful for the space here at Charlotte Street Foundation Studios.  As an educator, winter break mean STUDIO TIME (and maybe … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

You Will Never Be Younger Than You Are Today

I’m part of a group exhibition opening this Friday at PLUG Project!  Come Check it out!! Anticipation, Kathy Liao, Mixed media on paper, 90″x80″ OPENING THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th @ PLUG … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Utopia Now!

Hi guys, What’s new? Not much. I wrote this review of Marlen Haushofer’s The Wall earlier this year. I stand by it, not because I am such a brilliant writer, … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

150+ Drawings / 13 Seconds of Animation

Hey all! I’ve started my second year of residency, and I want to show you some stills / in progress shots of what I’ve been making — a film project … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Final Fridays in Lawrence, KS

Hey everyone!  I’m making a quick blog post here today to announce that I’ll be showing new work tonight for Final Fridays in Lawrence. I’ll be having my work for … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

We are the Landscape Debut! Dec. 9,10,11 at the Arts Asylum

I am very excited to announce the debut of our performance We are the Landscape at the Arts Asylum, Dec. 9, 10, 11, 2016.  We have been working on this … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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