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Rites of Being an Evening of New Opera Works

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Black House Collective Performance at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art



Resident, Calder Kamin’s Invitation to Open Studios This Weekend

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Molly Kaderka Open Studios Preview

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Jacob Banholzer – Open Studio – Preview

Jacob Banholzer - Open Studio - Preview

Come visit my studio during Open Studios! I am asking visitors to help create a colloborative sculpture. Pick an object from my studio and I’ll assisit in making part of that object out of paper. After Open Studios is complete, I will take all collaborative parts made and assemble them into a sculpture. Check out the link below for all the info!


Charlotte Street Urban Culture Residents present Overlay

For immediate release. Contact:

Jen Vogrin, Marketing & Community Relations Manager

816.994.7734 |

*print quality images available

Charlotte Street Foundation presents


Part of the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program Series 

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

 Overlay is a collaborative performance by Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project Studio Residents Hunter Long, Robert Howsare and Kacico Dance. Live music, visual light projection, and dance will come together for a collection of moments where three artistic worlds collide for a one of a kind experience of overlapping artistry.

Date: Saturday, February 23rd

Time: Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Venue: Paragraph Gallery / 23 East 12th Street KCMO 64105

Tickets: $5 suggested donation

Featuring:  Kacico Dance, Robert Howsare, and Hunter Long

Performance details:

Musician Hunter Long, visual artist Robert Howsare, and Kacico Dance are collaborating for an all original performance of live music, dance, and light projection.  Hunter Long will be performing new experimental works that consist of simply his laptop and his saxophone. With these limited tools this music is a study in self-reliance and intimacy.  During the performance, Robert Howsare will be creating a landscape of light inside the gallery space using large-scale video projections, whose imagery will be informed by a series of algorithmic data. Kacico will present re-imagined choreography from past repertoire and transform original work set for the stage into movement that can be re-born in a non-traditional dance space.


Kacico Dance is a professional nonprofit contemporary dance company from Kansas City, Missouri under the co-artistic direction of Allison McKinzie, Holly Noel Harmison, and Maggie Osgood Nicholls.  These three artists are dedicated to preserving and developing the artistic excellence of the company. Kacico creates and maintains a diverse dance repertory facilitated by artistic skill, knowledge, creative questioning, experimentation, and collaboration.  The company perpetuates the existence, exploration, and education of modern dance and its developmental forms. Kacico presents public concerts and programs locally and regionally in a variety of presentational forms for audience enjoyment, enrichment and cultural education. Kacico has presented work at the Folly Theatre, Gem Theatre, H&R Block City Stage Theatre, The Carlsen Center, and numerous non-traditional dance spaces in the Kansas City Metro Area over the past 8 years.  For more about Kacico, go to:


Robert Howsare is a printerdisciplinary artist who utilizes nontraditional matrices and processes to explore the anomalies that occur within systems.  He received his BFA in printmaking in 2009 from the Kansas City Art Institute and graduated with an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University in 2012.  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; selected venues include the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Austrian Cultural Forum of New York, and the International Print Center New York.  Additionally, Howsare’s work has been recognized by WIRED Magazine, Abitare International Design Magazine, HOW, and other publications. For more about Robert, go to:


Hunter Long is a composer/saxophonist/bandleader currently working in Kansas City, Missouri. He studied with Bobby Watson at the Conservatory of Music-UMKC and Javon Jackson at SUNY-Purchase. In 2006 he led a trio that was awarded a residency for the Banff Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music. In 2009 he was awarded a residency with the Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project with which he founded the Black House Collective. For more about Hunter, go to:


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.


Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency Program awards free studios to outstanding emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines for year-long terms. Located in previously vacant floors of downtown office buildings, the studios currently support 21 visual and 8 performing artists/ensembles, selected annually through a highly competitive process by rotating selection panels of leading artists and arts professionals.  In addition to providing space in which to create, the program fosters peer networks and collaboration among the studio resident artists; increases exposure for their work through open studios, exhibitions, performances and related programming; and provides mentorship and career development support. For more about the Studio Residency Program and artists, visit


For more than 15 years, Charlotte Street has challenged, nurtured, and empowered thousands of artists, distributed over $775,000 in awards and grants to artists and their projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. Charlotte Street – with its community of artists – strives to be a primary catalyst in making Kansas City a vibrant, creative metropolis, alive with collaboration, passion, ideas, and surprise. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit


Theresa Bembnister reviews UCP residents’ exhibition for the Pitch

UCP Resident Exhibition review in Pitch 2013


Terrible Goat Films

Terrible Goat Films

Come be an animal husband. Town Pavilion, tonight!


The Bell Tree

The Bell Tree

Beautiful poster by Nadine Long for our collaborative concert this Friday May 18 at 8pm on the 5th floor of city center square as part of Charlotte Street Foundation/Urban Culture Project Biannual Open Studios.


Anthony Baab

Anthony Baab

I have moved my studio, temporarily, to Grand Arts. Please stop by on Saturday to see what I’m working on.