WALKABOUT Opens June 14th at Paragraph Gallery

Charlotte Street is pleased to present WALKABOUT, part of the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series.

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Maegan Stracy, Tile Bundles, 2013

WALKABOUT implies a journey, not always a destination. It is a rite of passage, a point of confusion, and an adventure. It is a way to trace the past through the present, an action of wandering and contemplation; a routine that comes from curiosity spilled from observation. WALKABOUT is about losing a previous structure in order to create your own.  The means in which you do so is indescribable.

“You can’t quite touch it so you have to go find it because you just know it’s there…Or maybe it just feels good to go walking around.”

 

WALKABOUT

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6:00-9:00 pm

Exhibition Runs: June 14th-July 5th

Location: Paragraph Gallery and Project Space / 23 East 12th Street KCMO 64105

Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6pm

WALKABOUT will feature new work by current Charlotte Street Residents: Chris Daharsh, Madeline Gallucci, Ben Harle, Will Preman and Maegan Stracy.

WALKABOUT is a mutual exploration on the part of maker and the viewer. The artist neglects a prescribed path to create their own direction through manipulated space, constructed images, and material exploration.  The artists extend beyond formative impulses to create new worlds for the viewer to experience their own WALKABOUT.

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Madeline Gallucci, Dust Pile, 2013

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

All five artists in WALKABOUT are recent graduates from the Kansas City Art Institute, class of 2012, and current residents at the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency.  The artists come from different backgrounds, but are temporarily working together at this time and place.  Each artist has maintained a steady and unique momentum, exhibiting work and remaining highly active within and outside of the Kansas City arts community.  By leaving the safe ground of accepted conventions each artist has been able to explore their own path and establish their own identity.

 

ABOUT THE CHARLOTTE STREET STUDIO RESIDENCY ¶ SERIES:

The Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series is a new effort to expand opportunities for- and public engagement with the work of- Charlotte Street’s Studio Residents. From December 2012 through mid-2013, Paragraph Gallery is dedicated to exhibitions, performances, and projects produced by and featuring the work of its 2012-13 Studio Residency artists.

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Rites of Being an Evening of New Opera Works

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Mark Your Calendars for The 2013 Song and Dance Project with Kacico Dance!

For immediate release. Contact:

Holly Noel Harmison, Co-Artistic Director

785-840-8105 | artdir@kacicodance.org

http://www.kacicodance.org

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Kacico Dance Presents:

2013 Song and Dance Project

With Flannigan’s Right Hook

May and June First Friday in the Kansas City Crossroads District

 

The 2013 Song and Dance Project is a captivating collaborative performance between Kacico Dance and Kansas City Irish Band, Flannigan’s Right Hook. Five out of seven company dancers have created new and innovative choreography to covered and original songs by Flannigan’s.  They will perform an hour long concert, live, during May and June First Friday’s celebration in the Kansas City Crossroads District. The Song and Dance Project continues Kacico’s tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration offering opportunities to talented performance artists in the greater Kansas City area.

 

2013 Song and Dance Project

1.) Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Time: Show starts at 7pm

Venue: The Promise Wedding and Event Space, 1814 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

 2.) Date: Friday, June 7th, 2013

Time: Show starts at 7pm

Venue: The Bauer, 115 W. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

 Tickets: Free to the public/Accepting donations

Featuring:  Kacico Dance and Flannigan’s Right Hook

Performance details: http://www.kacicodance.org

 

ABOUT KACICO DANCE

Kacico Dance is a professional nonprofit contemporary dance company from Kansas City, Missouri under the co-artistic direction of Allison McKinzie, Holly Noel Harmison, and Maggie Osgood Nicholls.  These three artists are dedicated to preserving and developing the artistic excellence of the company. Kacico creates and maintains a diverse dance repertory facilitated by artistic skill, knowledge, creative questioning, experimentation, and collaboration.  The company perpetuates the existence, exploration, and education of modern dance and its developmental forms. Kacico presents public concerts and programs locally and regionally in a variety of presentational forms for audience enjoyment, enrichment and cultural education. Kacico has presented work at the Folly Theatre, Gem Theatre, H&R Block City Stage Theatre, The Carlsen Center, and numerous non-traditional dance spaces in the Kansas City Metro Area over the past 8 years. Company dancers are Allison McKinzie, Holly Noel Harmison, Maggie Nicholls, Leigh Murray, Mallory Gittemeier, Chelsea Koenig, and Katie Metzger.  Kacico Dance is currently a Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Resident.  For more about Kacico, go to: www.kacicodance.org

ABOUT FLANNIGAN’S RIGHT HOOK

Flannigan’s Right Hook is a Kansas City band with Irish, Rock, and Folk influences. Band members Cameron Russell, Shane Borth and Michael Cochran started the band in 2006. Current play lists by the boys include classic Irish standards – ballads and tunes – and also a whole slew of songs from the world of American country music, classic tracks, bluegrass, as well as original compositions and songs.  You can hear Flannigan’s Right Hook at several establishments across the Kansas City Metro area. They can be seen at Tom Foolery’s on the Plaza, Kelly’s Pub in Westport, The Dubliner in the Power and Light District,  Lylwelyn’s and The Roxy in Overland Park, and O’malley’s Pub in Weston.  For more about Flannigan’s Right Hook go to:  www.facebook.com/flannigansrighthook

Hard at work!

 

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This past Thursday I ventured over to pARTnership Place to hang with fellow residents Will Preman and Chris Daharsh and to discuss plans for our show in June at Paragraph. Maegan Stracy is also part of this show, but she is currently abroad in Finland for a month long residency. Missin’ you Maegan!

Below are some pictures from the visit, as well as some recent studio shots of my own. Sneak a peak! 

ImageCollaborations with Will !

 

ImageWill used his pen plotter to make lines over some of my digital prints. Pretty cool I’d say.

ImageSome structural paper pieces made by Will.

 

ImageSome cool stuff happening over in Chris’s studio. 

ImageImageOne of my favorite pieces in Chris’s studio: concrete rope.

ImageSome in progress shots in my studio- – –  ! 

ImageThese little guys will mostly likely  become the base for collages!

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That’s it for now! Here’s to warm weather! 

For more about our work please visit:

http://www.willpreman.com

http://www.chrisdaharsh.com

http://www.madelinegallucci.com

-Madeline G. 

Gamelan Genta Kasturi 10th Anniversary Performance May 18

Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Kansas City’s community Balinese gamelan orchestra, celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary with a special concert in the Truman Forum of the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library (4801 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64112) at 4pm on Saturday May 18.

This performance will be an overview of material from the group’s ten year history and will include traditional Balinese repertoire and original compositions by ensemble founder I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and current ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway.

This concert will also feature visual images by fellow Studio Resident  Jennifer Williams and shadow imagery by past Studio Resident Nihan Yesil.

The event is FREE and open to the public; a $10 donation is suggested. Receive a free CD with your donation: Gamelan Genta Kasturi’s “Kembang Anyar”.

www.gamelangentakasturi.org

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Kacico Dance Presents The Song and Dance Project 2013

Kacico Dance Presents:
 
2013 Song and Dance Project
With Flannigan’s Right Hook
 
April First Friday in the Kansas City Crossroads District
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The 2013 Song and Dance Project is a captivating collaborative performance between Kacico Dance and Kansas City Irish Band, Flannigan’s Right Hook. Five out of seven company dancers have created new and innovative choreography to covered and original songs by Flannigan’s.  They will perform an hour long concert, live, during April First Friday’s celebration in the Kansas City Crossroads District. The Song and Dance Project continues Kacico’s tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration offering opportunities to talented performance artists in the greater Kansas City area.
 
2013 Song and Dance Project
Date: Friday, April 5th,
Time: Show starts at 7pm
Venue: Event Port 208 / 208 W. 19th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Tickets: Free to the public/Accepting donations
Featuring:  Kacico Dance and Flannigan’s Right Hook
Performance detailswww.kacicodance.org
 
ABOUT KACICO DANCE
Kacico Dance is a professional nonprofit contemporary dance company from Kansas City, Missouri under the co-artistic direction of Allison McKinzie, Holly Noel Harmison, and Maggie Osgood Nicholls.  These three artists are dedicated to preserving and developing the artistic excellence of the company. Kacico creates and maintains a diverse dance repertory facilitated by artistic skill, knowledge, creative questioning, experimentation, and collaboration.  The company perpetuates the existence, exploration, and education of modern dance and its developmental forms. Kacico presents public concerts and programs locally and regionally in a variety of presentational forms for audience enjoyment, enrichment and cultural education. Kacico has presented work at the Folly Theatre, Gem Theatre, H&R Block City Stage Theatre, The Carlsen Center, and numerous non-traditional dance spaces in the Kansas City Metro Area over the past 8 years. Company dancers are AllisonMcKinzie, Holly Noel Harmison, Maggie Nicholls, Leigh Murray, Mallory Gittemeier, Chelsea Koenig, and Katie Metzger. Kacico Dance is currently a Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Resident.  For more about Kacico, go to:www.kacicodance.org
ABOUT FLANNIGAN’S RIGHT HOOK
Flannigan’s Right Hook is a Kansas City band with Irish, Rock, and Folk influences. Band members Cameron Russell, ShaneBorth and Michael Cochran started the band in 2006. Current play lists by the boys include classic Irish standards – ballads and tunes – and also a whole slew of songs from the world of American country music, classic tracks, bluegrass, as well as original compositions and songs.  You can hear Flannigan’s Right Hook at several establishments across the Kansas City Metro area. They can be seen at Tom Foolery’s on the Plaza, Kelly’s Pub in Westport, The Dubliner in the Power and Light District, Lylwelyn’s and The Roxy in Overland Park, and O’malley’s Pub in Weston.  For more about Flannigan’s Right Hook go to: www.facebook.com/flannigansrighthook

 

TVOne Jakarta films/interviews Gamelan Genta Kasturi

We were honored to have a crew from TVOne – Jakarta, Indonesia come to our rehearsal on March 16 and film us performing Angels & Demons at Play, Catur Rawita and Kebyar Ding.  They then interviewed ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway and ensemble member Berend Niehorster-Cook.

Reporter Dindi Tartika and cameraman Agung were accompanied by Lauren Jackman representing the State Department.  The crew is in the US working on a feature piece on corruption and have visited Washington DC, Kansas City and were preparing to move on to Chicago.  An additional feature on the influence of Indonesian culture in the US is also on their to-do list, thus their work with Gamelan Genta Kasturi.   Also in attendance was Marti Wilson with the Indonesian Association of Greater Kansas City and her son Bayu.

We all had a great time and really appreciated them visiting us and documenting what we are doing thanks to Charlotte Street Foundation and the Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program.

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