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"

Kevin Sisemore Power and Light Photographs

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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.  When I first started this project I decided to shoot during my lunch hours, as I work near by.  I knew lunch was not what the area was known for but I was curious to tour.  The first few trips were revealing, but low on the scale of excitement.  It wasn’t until a few days before the March basketball tournament that I began to see the potential of this space.  Growing up in a town that hosted the State Fair every year, I quickly recognized the anticipation in the air.  Vendors began to set up, businesses stocked up, and curious spectators cruised up and around the area.  I walked with camera in hand and watched the transformation.  It was now clear; the Power & Light District was truly a public event space.  The streets were shut down, the people flocked in, and the life of the district peaked.

-Kevin Sisemore

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This entry was posted on April 5, 2012 by in Artists & artworks, Downtown KC, Exhibition, Phase I Projects, Photographs, Power and Light.
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