We’ve been rehearsing in Paragraph Gallery for 2 weeks. We are in the space on Wednesdays 8:15pm-9:45pm, Fridays 5:15pm-7:15pm, and Saturdays 1pm-3:30pm. Katie Ford will begin construction on our set next … Continue reading
The Artist Research Center was established in KC in 1964 by Michael Stephens. The Frontier archivists recently found Mr. Stephens and had the pleasure of interviewing him. We learned a … Continue reading
Two The Frontier project curators seek applications from individuals wishing to be considered for participation in their projects. CALL FOR WRITERS, DEADLINE APRIL 20: As a part of her curatorial project … Continue reading
Even though the Power and Light District is in the heart of downtown Kansas City, it has remained a foreign place to me. So when Mike Sinclair asked a group … Continue reading
Living Archive: “The Young, The Bold…” interview with Jaimie Warren, Cody Critcheloe, Seth Johnson, Hesse McGraw, John Dretzka, and Oz McGuire in “Review”, 2002
More digging… For the following interview, I gathered a group of young KC arts scene movers and shakers (all in their early 20s at the time), most of whom are now … Continue reading
(Photo: John Puscheck at Wilson Lake, by EG Schempf.) “Unnoticed by city fathers….an annual deluge of Kansas City Art Institute graduates had been filling every crack in the ecosystem especially … Continue reading
National Register of Historic Places registration for the Chambers Building on 12th Street, designed by Smith, Rae, and Lovitt architects (1915, addition in 1923), now home to Paragraph & Project … Continue reading
Charlotte Street History: a 2002 “Review” interview with David Hughes, John O’Brien, and Raechell Smith upon CSF’s 6th Anniversary
The full text of a lengthy discussion about Kansas City artists, the importance of community, and Charlotte Street’s early mission and vision.
A contextual essay and interview with Dirt Gallery’s Davin Watne and Leo Esquivel (by Hesse McGraw and Kate Hackman), which appeared in Review, Summer 2003, one month after Dirt (1997-2003) closed in the West Bottoms.
This blog will provide a forum, platform, and archive for artworks, projects, discussions, and materials generating as part of, and in conjunction with, The Frontier, an exploratory, community-based, participatory project of … Continue reading
We’ve started digging into our archive and turning up photos that feel in some ways as if they were just taken yesterday, and in other ways lifetimes ago. Here are … Continue reading
The Living Archive tumblr is up and running! New content relating to the history of Kansas City’s artists’ community is being added continually, as new contributors are sharing their archives … Continue reading