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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.

TVOne Jakarta films/interviews Gamelan Genta Kasturi

We were honored to have a crew from TVOne – Jakarta, Indonesia come to our rehearsal on March 16 and film us performing Angels & Demons at Play, Catur Rawita and Kebyar Ding.  They then interviewed ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway and ensemble member Berend Niehorster-Cook.

Reporter Dindi Tartika and cameraman Agung were accompanied by Lauren Jackman representing the State Department.  The crew is in the US working on a feature piece on corruption and have visited Washington DC, Kansas City and were preparing to move on to Chicago.  An additional feature on the influence of Indonesian culture in the US is also on their to-do list, thus their work with Gamelan Genta Kasturi.   Also in attendance was Marti Wilson with the Indonesian Association of Greater Kansas City and her son Bayu.

We all had a great time and really appreciated them visiting us and documenting what we are doing thanks to Charlotte Street Foundation and the Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program.


Eric Dobbins presents: All Are Cool Here


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.

image: Pilpy Boy Pencil Caddy

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

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

Amy Fredman – Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Resident

Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency 2012-2013 artists

Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project Studio Residency 2012-2013 artists from Charlotte Street Foundation on Vimeo.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi In-Studio Performance/Demo/Hands-On-Workshop Dec 15

Town Pavilion Studio Residents Gamelan Genta Kasturi will host an In-Studio Performance/Demo/Hands-On-Workshop on Saturday December 15 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  All Studio Residents are cordially invited to attend also.

The group has been working on a composition entitled Kebyar Ding  composed by I  Wayan Regog in 1928 in northern Bali.  This period of music making heralded the movement of gamelan orchestras out of the princely courts and into the wider community.  When Bali was finally colonized by the Dutch in 1906 this action destroyed control of the island by various Majapahit Courts and set the stage for a new and creative musical period.  A modern gamelan set, Gong Kebyar, was created with an attendant compositional style that featured erratic and flashy episodes of ensemble virtuosity.  This stylistic trend has continued to be influential to this day in contemporary Balinese music.  Kebyar Ding is purported to be the first piece of music written in this style.

Along with a few other Balinese compositions we will also play a couple of pieces written by ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway that were a part of the collaborative work  Angels & Demons at Play.  The ensemble members will also present a thorough demonstration of principles of organization of the Gamelan Orchestra in instrumentation and composition.

A Hands-On-Workshop for interested attendees will close the proceedings.

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.