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Citrus Paradisi and Figure Obscura, opening July 12th at the Project Space/Paragraph Gallery

Charlotte Street is pleased to present Citrus Paradisi: of flesh & skin and Figure Obscura, part of the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program ¶ Series.

CITRUS PARADISI: OF FLESH & SKIN

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12th from 6-9 pm

Exhibition Runs: July 12 – August 3

Location: Project Space / 21 East 12th Street KCMO 64105

Skye Livingston, Dapple, 2013

Citrus Paradisi: of flesh & skin is an experimental exhibition by Skye Livingston exploring the idea of healing oneself, focusing on the elements of nourishment, tension and fragility. At the heart of this exhibition lies the grapefruit, utilized by Livingston as a metaphor for the human body. Large-scale digital prints of grapefruit skin, juxtaposed by various grapefruit edibles provide viewers with a hands-on experience. Citrus Paradisi: of flesh & skin was partially funded by an Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC.

ABOUT SKYE LIVINGSTON:

Skye Livingston is a current resident of the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project studios, in downtown Kansas City. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012, where she studied fiber and art history. Her multi-disciplinary work often explores the process of healing through the use of skin-like materials. For more about Skye Livingston, go to www.skyelivingston.com

GALLERY HOURS: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6

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FIGURE OBSCURA

Opening Reception: Friday, July 12th from 6-9 pm

Exhibition Runs: July 12 – August 3

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

Rachel Gregor, Untitled Self Portrait

Rachel Gregor, Untitled Self-Portrait, 2012

Figure Obscura, is a group show that will feature unique depictions of the body and figure. Focusing on capturing the emotional or narrative undertone of figure, and neglecting to portray reality, these works refresh their historical genre. Featuring work by: Elizabeth Allen-Cannon*, Rachel Gregor*, Molly Kaderka*, Krystal Kuhn, Rudy Marron*, Katy McRoberts*, Andy Ozier, Yulie Urano and Teal Wilson. Curated by Skye Livingston*.

GALLERY HOURS: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thurs 11-6

*Indicates a current Urban Culture Project studio resident.

ABOUT ARTSKC:

The Arts Council advances and supports the arts for the benefit of the Kansas City region. The Inspiration Grant program funds special projects and professional development for individual artists. The ArtsKC Fund raises approximately $420,000 annually from Workplace Giving, corporate, foundation, and individual support. As Kansas City’s united arts fund, the ArtsKC Fund is the community’s opportunity to support arts programming, arts organizations, and artists. Grants are awarded four times a year to applicants selected by a panel of community representatives.

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.

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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Eric Dobbins presents: All Are Cool Here

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This Friday, UCP studio resident Eric Dobbins invites you behind the curtain… welp, a couple of old quilts actually! While he puts the finishing touches on his “Diamond Man Orange & the Fancy Dance” mural, you’ll be invited to play some ping pong, listen to records, have a cold one and explore some of the process behind his work.

Four-color CMYK screen prints of the image above will be available for the interested, while statement, process work and further mock ups of the images below will be exhibited.

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image: Pilpy Boy Pencil Caddy

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image: Diamond Man Orange with Pilpy Boy’s Hat Toy

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image: Diamond Man Orange Hat Expansion Set

A selection of work from his previous projects, including the Rocket Grant funded publishing effort Field Trip, will be on display as well.

For more info visit:
Eric Dobbins Dot Com: An Archive of Prints, Drawings, Comics & Animation
All Are Cool Here: New Illustration & Paper Goods
Field Trip Publishing: Highest Quality Hand Made Art Objects in Multiple

Gamelan Genta Kasturi continues work…

Gamelan Genta Kasturi continues their twice weekly rehearsal schedule at City Center Square, working on bringing new members Alex Smith and Shawn Hansen into the fold.    Member Julian Schempf is successfully making the transition to playing the more difficult gangsa parts, having already gotten Joged, Siwa Natha, Puspanjali, Blossoming Dance and Gilak Walipraja under his belt.  This is often a hard transition and Julian has handled it with great success.  The group has also been learning a Kreasi Baru (new creation) Beleganjur by Patrick Alonzo Conway.  Beleganjur is a mobile percussion style that traditionally accompanies cremation rituals and serves to scare off evil spirits from places like crossroads.  We are also working on a fall concert at a venue TBA and organizing a 10th Anniversary Concert for early June, hopefully bringing our teacher, I Ketút Gedé Asnawa, and family from Univ of Ill, Urbana-Champaign, to accompany us in a retrospective of traditional Balinese repertoire plus new compositions by various group members.  Collaboration with shadow image artist Nihan Yesil is slated for this performance.

Umbratorium by Nihan Yesil

Umbratorium by Nihan Yesil

Open Studio

Friday 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Phases, ice installation for projector will start at 6pm and has a life span of about 50 minutes.   You can join the journey at any given point to observe the changes. If you catch it after an hour what you will see until the end of the evening is the “arrival”.

 

 

Gamelan Genta Kasturi and Blackhouse Improvisors Collective Concert May 18

Gamelan Genta Kasturi and Blackhouse Improvisors Collective have been hard at work since March working on material for our collaborative concert this Friday evening at 8pm on the 5th floor of City Center Square as part of Charlotte Street Foundation/Urban Culture Project Biannual Open Studios.  The program includes new compositions by Hunter Long, Russell Thorpe, Patrick Alonzo Conway, Teri Ann Quinn, Mary Huntimer and Chris Robinson that fuse the traditional Balinese Gamelan orchestra with a large ensemble of winds that includes Tuba, Euphonium, Trombone, Trumpet, Saxophones and Clarinets.  All this plus a rhythm section of Bass, Drums and Organ!  It is quite a sound.  We have had a great time bringing this show to life.  Additionally, Justin Hundley and Xochitl Rodriguez will improv dance to the Gamelan only composition “Masked Dance” from “Angels & Demons at Play” by Patrick Alonzo Conway.Image

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The Bell Tree

The Bell Tree

Beautiful poster by Nadine Long for our collaborative concert this Friday May 18 at 8pm on the 5th floor of city center square as part of Charlotte Street Foundation/Urban Culture Project Biannual Open Studios.