Tag Archives: urban culture project open studios

Eric Dobbins presents: All Are Cool Here

Promo-Card-FINAL

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.

Pilpy-Boy-FINALS
image: Pilpy Boy Pencil Caddy

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

Hats-FINAL
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

From Start to Finish: Rachel Gregor Open Studio Preview

Image
Image

Artist in resident Rachel Gregor will be showing a range of work for the UCP OpenStudio weekend.  All work shown will be pieces that she has started since joining the residency program in the fall of 2012.  This will include works from all stages, mediums, and sizes.  From small scale oil studies to large scale pastel drawings, Gregor’s work explores sensation and strives to form an empathetic relationship between her viewer and her paintings.  Her process involves working back and forth from small to large scale works, as well as doing spontaneous paintings with little planning.  Work will be on display in her studio the evening of March 8th in the Town Pavilion spaces.  She will be presenting her studio work March 9th with fellow UCP residents from noon to 3pm.

Some work will be available for purchase.  
http://www.rachelgregor.com

Image

Gamelan Genta Kasturi Free Performance for Charlotte Street Open Studios Weekend

As part of the Charlotte Street Open Studios Weekend, a performance/workshop will be given at 12:30pm on Saturday March 9 by Studio Residents Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Kansas City’s community Balinese Semaradana gamelan orchestra.

The group will perform traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan music including: Kebyar Ding – a seminal transitional composition from post-colonial Bali; Catur Rawita – a four tone work written for the ensemble by our teacher I Ketút Gedé Asnawa; and original compositions by ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway: Blossoming Dance, a Kreasi Baru Beleganjur and Angels & Demons at Play – a re-composition of a Sun Ra composition. Audience members are invited to play the instruments after the performance; a hands-on-workshop will be available for those interested.

The event will be held in the Black Box Theater on the 6th Floor of Town Pavilion, 1120 Walnut in downtown KCMO; please enter on the Walnut side of the building.

10297_4673574403594_1885148236_n

327157_419466504791017_256509075_o

64059_4095005535695_644702332_n

411723_419466514791016_1945602835_o

Madeline Gallucci and Will Preman Open Studios Collaboration

Madeline Gallucci

Madeline Gallucci
Collaboration has always been an important aspect to my artistic practice. I have been involved in different projects with other artists, as well as working with the KC-based performance group Whoop Dee Doo. Whoop Dee Doo taught me the importance of letting go within my work- to allow chance and trust with another person.  This lead to an important development within my individual studio practice. Often times a drawing will never reach a final “finished” state. I am more interested in how the drawing begins to evolve as it becomes layered with other materials.

Pile for Collaboration

As a printmaking major during my time at KCAI, I recognized the energy that flowed between artists working so closely together. The nature of a print shop requires technical/mechanical assistance, a natural collaboration between students, that requires careful listening and timely response. Though I strayed from print-based work, I was still intrigued by a collaborative environment that I naturally carried into my residency with Charlotte Street Foundation.

Madeline Gallucci2

After much admiration for each other’s work, Will Preman and I began a small collaboration. It began as a discussion of ideas, objects and artists that interested us, but soon grew into an exchange of drawings. We began to repurpose old works, and layer our scrap pieces to create new imagery. With no real end product in sight, I am most excited about the energy exchanged in the process of making, the new perspective we each bring to old works, as well as creating imagery specifically for the other person.

Pen Plotter

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Will Preman

Will Preman

Since being a Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project resident, I have focused my artistic practice around experimentation and developing my art in a new direction from undergraduate study.  I am currently making two-dimensional drawings that use a machine called a pen plotter that converts drawings made on the computer to paper.  This conversion isn’t always perfect, pens and markers occasionally bleed, leak, or skip over certain areas.  I find myself drawn to both the careful precision and the occasional slipups of the machine as well as my hand.

Will Mad Collaboration3

Working around and with artists I respect has always served as constant motivation for my own studio practice.  Madeline Gallucci and I have known each other for a number of years, but have never had the opportunity to work together.  Madeline and I share many similar sensibilities regarding subject matter, layering of content, and process.  These similarities allow for a certain trust to happen between us. There is no fear of ruining the other’s artwork, which gives each other a lot of freedom.  Our goal for this collaboration is not strict.  We hope to open up new ideas and unexpected directions for our individual work and work make together.

Will Mad Collaboration1

See both Will Preman and Madeline Gallucci’s individual and collaborative works at Open Studios Weekend on March 8th and 9th! Madeline’s studio is located in Town Pavilion while Will’s studio is located at pARTnership Place.

2013 Annual Urban Culture Project Open Studios

Screen Shot 2013-02-20 at 9.20.11 PM

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.

Winning Studio!

Urban Culture Project’s first biennial open studios was a huge success in December! Hope to see everyone again in May. Here are images from the  pARTnership studios during the opening reception.

       
Visitors were encouraged to vote for the best studio space and best individual studio, also new to the program.


Congratulations to Kate Clements for winning the top prize!

        

        
She sure did deserve it for her adorable retail shop and impeccable exhibition display. What I wonder is, how did Town Pavilion spend their winnings?

City Center, if you have shots from the weekend please post!

Details About UCP Open Studios Weekend

Follow this link for all details, maps and artist activities.  http://www.charlottestreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2011-dec-open-studios-program.pdf

Scheduled list of events follows: