Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Open Studios Weekend, showcases the work of artists in its Studio Residency Program for visual and performing artists. The 2-day event, March 8 + 9, 2013 includes live music, dance, theatre, comedy improv, and cross-disciplinary performances, special sales, temporary installations, participatory activities, artist talks, and more, highlighting the work of 21 visual artists and 8 performing artists/ensembles awarded free studios for year-long terms through Charlotte Street’s competitive Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more in the press release.
OPEN STUDIOS PROGRAM – including schedule of events, geographical map, studio maps, descriptions of artists’ work, and KID-FRIENDLY info! – to be posted in February 2013
OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS:
– 21 Artists’ studios open for viewing with all artists on-hand to discuss their work and answer questions.
– Curator and Artist Talks
– Performances including collaborative works and individual contemporary dance performances:
– Big Japan, 8 March, 7pm, Paragraph Gallery, 21-23 East 12th St.: Comedic ensemble freestyle raps.
– Black House Collective, 8 March, 9pm, Paragraph Gallery,21-23 East 12th St.:musical performance of selections from their 11th workshop, a collaboration with the Nelson-Atkins Museum.
– Miles Bonny, 8 March, 5:30-6:30pm, pARTnership Place, 906 Grand, 13th Floor: Kick-off Reception with performance of original music utilizing his live vocals and flugelhorn.
– Lisa Cordes, 9 March, noon, Paragraph Gallery, 21-23 East 12th St.: performs Box of Lamentations, a spoken word cycle exploring gun violence in America.
– Gamelan, 9 March, 12:30, Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor: traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan music performance.
– Kacico, 8 March, 8pm, Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor: Dance performance of excepts from The Song and Dance Project.
– Marisa MacKay, 8 March, 8:30pm, Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor: Dance performance by The Smith Project of original new choreography.
– Erin Muenks, 8 March, 7:30pm, Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor: Debut dance performance of Sewing the Seeds of Change.
– And more! Check back for the FULL OPEN STUDIOS PROGRAM!
VENUES AND ARTISTS:
– Find detailed info about the 2012-13 studio residents at https://urbanculturestudioresidents.wordpress.com
TOWN PAVILION / 1100 Walnut, 6th floor, KCMO
Visual Artists: Elizabeth Allen-Cannon, Lindsay Deifik, Eric Dobbins, Luke Firle, Amy Fredman, Madeline Gallucci, Rachel Gregor, Rachel Helm, Robert Howsare, Molly Kaderka, Skye Livingston, Rodolfo Marron, Maegan Stracy, and Jennifer Williams.
Performing artists: Miles Bonny, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Lisa Cordes, Tom Kessler, Juliette Everhart and collaborators (LSR and Big in Japan), Black House Collective, Marisa MacKay-Smith, Kacico Dance, and Erin Muenks.