T H E F R O N T I E R

a charlotte street 15 year anniversary project considering the history and future of artist-driven pioneering in Kansas City and the changing nature of the city's "frontiers"

Beating the Bounds public program, May 2, 6.30 PM

Please join us for a public program: Flash mobs & curfews: the rights and responsibilities of free access to public space. Wednesday, May 2, from 6.30 – 8.30 PM, at … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

The first installation of The Living Timeline debuts Friday night

The Living Archive team has been hard at work within The Frontier the last few days, sifting through the first batch of archival materials on loan from KC artists and … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Frontier: Momentum and Trajectory

A frontier is a feature of a community’s potential. It is a boundary, a limit and a challenge. My project, Frontier: Momentum and Trajectory, including a video slideshow at Paragraph … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Charlotte Street history: Interview with Heather Lustfeldt and Oz McGuire, curators of “Conditions of Sound” at UCP’s Boley space, 2005, by Theresa Bembnister

The below text is from an interview I conducted with Heather Lustfeldt and Oz McGuire, co-curators of Conditions of Sound, an exhibition at the Charlotte Street’s Urban Culture Project’s Boley … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

THE FRONTIER: Opening This Friday at Paragraph + Project Space

Join us for the opening of The Frontier on Friday, April 20, 6-9pm at Paragraph + Project Space, 21-23 East 12th in downtown KC. The opening will feature: Works by photographers Mike … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Deanna Dikeman on Power at KCPL

It is my turn to write the blog post for our Frontier project group this week. I had some ideas I was tossing around about the artificiality of the district, … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Charlotte Street history: Urban Culture Project…the very early days

Many old pix from the first few years of Charlotte Street’s Urban Culture Project, 2003-2005-ish, when downtown was vacant, parking was easy, and no one else was paying much attention. … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Emily Henson on Kansas City Power and Light

Sure, Power and Light District just isn’t my scene. Honestly, the place totally grosses me out and generally, I avoid it altogether. When I visited the “Kansas City Live!” section … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

This week’s topic for the KCscroll

This week Beating the Bounds artist Laura Isaac will be collecting social media comments and images about the Boundary between Kansas and Missouri. Please submit your thoughts, memories and observations … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

DRIVE BY

James Woodfill‘s DRIVE BY is a desktop video production, comprised of video, animations and music, that was completed in 2009. The video will be shown for the first time in … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Kevin Sisemore Power and Light Photographs

My first impressions came from within a car as I passed through on the drive home each night…. the Kansas City Power & Light District was unexplored territory for me.  … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

James Woodfill: Pedestrian Strands

With relevance to the nature of downtown Kansas City’s urban environment and the role artistic interventions within this environment might play in framing, amplifying, and further shaping this environment, we … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment