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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.


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.


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



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.


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.


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.


Molly Kaderka Open Studios Preview

studio shot

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!

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!

Resident at Town Pavilion Molly Kaderka

Molly Kaderka
New paintings and drawings
Open Studios: Town Pavilion

Come see Tangents and Detours! Friday and Saturday in Town Pavilion during Open Studios!

Come see Tangents and Detours! Friday and Saturday in Town Pavilion during Open Studios!
Curated by Molly Kaderka and Jaclyn Senne
Featuring work from eighteen different UCP artists

Call for Resident Submissions from Jaclyn Senne and Molly Kaderka

Hello UCP Residents!

Molly Kaderka and I are planning on using the large open studio space in Town Pavilion to curate an exhibition of UCP resident art work for Open Studios in May.  We will probably end up including anywhere between ten and fifteen pieces in the space.  We will be considering work of all mediums and scales.

If you are interested in possibly participating, all we need from you is a quick email including:
  • name, studio location
  • 3 images of work you may be interested in submitting or a video if your work is time-based (work can be in-progress if it will be completed closer to Open Studios)
  • brief description if necessary, not required
Send your email submission to openstudiosprogramming@gmail.com.
Artists will be contacted and notified by May 1st and will have two weeks for install.  We look forward to your submissions!!!!!

Call to Writers for The Frontier Exhibition

Call to Writers.

As a part of Charlotte Street’s The Frontier exhibition, Curator Molly Kaderka will be creating a book of poetry and short essays inspired by Kansas City and the Midwest. This book will be on exhibit during phase 2 of The Frontier, Opening May 18th.

Submissions are due April 20th and can be sent to mkaderka@kcai.edu
The poetry and essays should be no longer than 600 Words.

These books will then become a part of Charlotte Street’s collection and archives.
All participating writers will be given a manuscript copy of the book.

While a wide variety of work will be considered, the curator has a special interest in pieces that expand on, elaborate, or draw inspiration from the theme that is guiding selection of visual works. That theme is summarized below:

The Midwest, Kansas City in particular, was the historic birthplace of regionalist painting. Famous painters like Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry, throughout their lifetimes, painted images of everyday Midwestern life to use as a platform for expressing social and political issues of the time. While the visual style of, and even the term, regionalist painting has changed and died out, many artists in the Kansas City area are still looking to their immediate surroundings to draw inspiration and offer cultural critique. The works curated by Molly Kaderka feature strong reactions to urban development and the homogenization of suburban architecture.

Studio Visits at Town Pavilion and an Update from Molly Kaderka’s Studio

Last Monday, Warren Rosser, Professor and Chair of the painting department at the Kansas City Art Institute, met with residents Luke Firle, Dennis Helsel, and Molly Kaderka at Town Pavilion.

Warren Rosser and Luke Firle in Luke’s Town Pavilion studio.
This information was shared by Molly Kaderka, who has been busy creating two massive paintings in her studio that incorporate multiple self portraits.

New works by Molly Kaderka, both are yet to be titled.

Hope to hear about more studio visitors in the future!

Urban Culture Project’s Car Pool Crew

Urban Culture Project’s residents are all encouraged to interact by initiating different groups and activities.  Gatherings have included anything  from critiques, to reading groups, potlucks, or motivating artists to see shows outside the city limits. Last December,  Molly Kaderka gathered a group of residents to road trip to the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. For February they traveled to Lawrence, Kansas to see a two person exhibition featuring UCP mentor Lee Piechocki and Matt Jacobs at the Wonder Fair.

Molly Kaderka and Jaclyn Senne in Lawrence at Wonder Fair’s opening reception of Chop Chop with the exhibiting artist Matt Jacobs.