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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.

“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.

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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!