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WALKABOUT Opens June 14th at Paragraph Gallery

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


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.”



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.


Madeline Gallucci, Dust Pile, 2013


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.



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.

Resident Maegan Stracy will be at Kansas City Fashion Week

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On February 28th Kansas City will kick off the first day of runway shows at Kansas City Fashion Week.  One of the current UCP residents, Maegan Stracy, has been spending the past few months getting ready for the debut of her newest collection on February 28th.

Maegan’s collection focuses on the use of unlikely and innovative materials to create contemporary and fresh sportswear inspired looks.  Maegan has been using several different types of vinyl, sequins and water to create unexpected textures and fresh looks. Below are a few images of her work in progress that viewers can expect to see on during her Kansas City Fashion week debut.

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If you are interested in coming to the show tickets are available at kansascityfashionweek.com.  Tickets range from $15-$60 depending on your preferred proximity to the runway.  Shows will begin at 7:00 pm at 28 event space. Several other designers and boutiques will also be showing on February 28th, guaranteeing a exciting and packed evening.  Fashion week events will continue though the weekend from Friday night until Sunday afternoon at 28 event space, featuring a variety of aesthetics and approaches to fashion design and a few after parties.


“Line, Pattern, Repeat” Opens February 8 with Work by Kansas City Art Institute Alumni and Urban Culture Project Residents.

Line, Pattern, Repeat will open Friday February 8th from 4:00-6:00pm at the new Warehouse Gallery, 4218 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64111. The show will run through Sunday March 3rd. Line, Pattern, Repeat showcases current work from recent Kansas City Art Institute graduates and several Urban Culture Project Residents.


Line, Pattern, Repeat aims to show viewers the inherent connections between current art trends and their fiber process counterparts. A line can be painted, created in space, or a thread pulled through fabric. Many lines together create patterns, both repeatable and abstract. Repetition historically lies at the core of all fiber processes, yet it also plays a starring role in contemporary art through repeated actions and imagery. These works represent the most relevant movements in galleries across Kansas City; yet in the context of the Fiber Department, convey a subtly different notion.

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The Warehouse Gallery will host a gallery talk on February 19th from 12:00-1:00pm that will be open to the public.  Some of the artists will be present to speak about their work, as well as the curators to talk about the show’s conception.

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Recent Kansas City Art Institute Fiber graduates, and current Urban Culture Residents, Skye Livingston and Maegan Stracy curated Line, Pattern, Repeat.  Featured artists include, Shae Bishop, Ceramics, 2012; Naomi O’Donnell, Printmaking 2009 and Jacyln Senne Painting 2011. Many featured artists are also Charlotte Street residents, Chris Daharsh, Painting 2012; Madeline Gallucci, Printmaking 2012; Ben Harle, Ceramics 2012; Bobby Howsare, Printmaking 2009; Will Preman, Ceramics 2012.

Announcing 2012-2013 Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project Studio Residents

Charlotte Street is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Urban Culture Project Studio Residents!

21 visual artists and 8 performing artists/ensembles have been awarded year-long studio residencies through Charlotte Street’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program.  With terms beginning in late September, the fall 2012-13 studio residents are:

Visual artists: Elizabeth Allen-CannonJacob Banholzer,  Emily ConnellChristopher DeharshLindsay DeifikEric DobbinsLuke FirleAmy FredmanMadeline GallucciRachel GregorBen Harle, Rachel Helm, Robert HowsareMolly KaderkaCalder KaminSkye LivingstonRodolfo Marron, Katy McRoberts, Will PremanMaegan 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.

The incoming residents were selected by a panel comprised of:  Jill Downen, artist, incoming Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Kansas City Art Institute;  Ricky Allman, artist, Assistant Professor of Painting, UMKC; Jessica Manco, artist, Educational Arts and Gallery Curator, Mattie Rhodes Art Center and Gallery; Shawn Hansen, composer and musician;  Jamilee Polson Lacy, Charlotte Street 2012-13 Curator-in-Residence.

Watch for more studio residency news in the months ahead, including information about Open Studios and other studio-related programs and events!