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Art Through Architecture MO Bank Artboards feature Calder Kamin

Be sure to look up this First Friday in the Crossroads!

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Photo credit: Jim Walker

On the east-facing billboards of Missouri Bank Artboard in the crossroads district of Kansas City, MO, Calder Kamin presents two images titled Invaders (above). Reading right to left, on the first panel features a sparse flock of flying European starlings. These birds represent the first 100 released in Central Park in by Eugene Schieffelin, a drug manufacturer, who hoped to introduce every bird mentioned by Shakespeare to North America. On the second panel the few have flourished into a dense swarm, representative of the masses of starlings we see on our skyline today. After 150 years the European Starling has come to dominate our skies and cities with populations ranging to all parts of the United States. Kamin’s series of invasive species illustrations serve as reminder of how culture, including the behavior and decisions of specific individuals, affect the natural world.

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About the Artboards:

An Art through Architecture “Art Achievement” project, the Missouri Bank “Artboards” launched fall 2008, when the building’s existing double-sided billboards were renovated and converted into a highly visible site for work by area artists as part of the bank’s purchase and renovation of the building to house its Crossroads Branch, completed by Helix Architecture + Design. Art through Architecture, a partnership of Charlotte Street Foundation and American Institute of Architects-Kansas City, administers the programming of the Artboards in collaboration with a panel of Missouri Bank representatives.

Art through Architecture (AtA) is designed to encourage collecting and commissioning work by Kansas City area artists through architectural practice. Through AtA, new architectural projects may earn Gold, Silver or Bronze levels of Art Achievement by dedicating a percentage of the total construction budget to collecting artworks, commissioning temporary or permanent artworks, and/or including artists on design teams.

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Resident, Calder Kamin’s Invitation to Open Studios This Weekend

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2013 Annual Urban Culture Project Open Studios

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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

PARTNERSHIP PLACE / 906 Grand, 13 floor, KCMO
Visual ArtistsBen Harle, Calder KaminChristopher DaharshEmily ConnellJacob BanholzerKaty McRoberts, and Will Preman

TOWN PAVILION / 1100 Walnut, 6th floor, KCMO
Visual ArtistsElizabeth Allen-CannonLindsay DeifikEric DobbinsLuke FirleAmy FredmanMadeline GallucciRachel Gregor, Rachel Helm, Robert HowsareMolly KaderkaSkye LivingstonRodolfo MarronMaegan Stracy, and Jennifer Williams.
Performing artists:  Miles BonnyGamelan Genta KasturiLisa CordesTom Kessler, Juliette Everhart and collaborators (LSR and Big in Japan)Black House CollectiveMarisa MacKay-SmithKacico Dance, and Erin Muenks.

Urban Culture Project Introduces Monthly Monday Meetings

Urban Culture Project residents will be responsible for attending monthly meetings this year. Last Monday was the inaugural gathering.
Every meeting will begin with resident presentations. Returning residents Molly Kaderka, Hunter Long and Calder Kamin were the first group of artist talks. For some residents, these meetings will be their first time speaking about their work in front of an audience.  There was time for questions and discussion.
Coming together once a month to discuss issues and inspiration in the studio will hopefully spark stronger relationships amongst the residents. Calder would like to thank vistors Theresa Bembnister and Emma Kisiel for attending!

Next UCP Open Studios is December 9th and 10th