CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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

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 desiree-morales.com 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: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F100010511806869%2Fvideos%2F313971402296584%2F&show_text=0&width=400 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

Endnotes

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

NEW STUDIO RESIDENTS ANNOUNCED

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: https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/writers-in-a-room-not-writing/ Other posts in this series: https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/writers-in-a-room-not-writing-interpreted-by-jason-preu-part-the-1st-the-love-of-the-useless/ https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/writers-in-a-room-not-writing-interpreted-by-jason-preu-part-the-sevence-pro-rems-in-tram-fictions/ https://charlottestreetstudios.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/on-tape/ ——————————————————————– 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

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