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 Virtual Tour

If you missed Frontier Phase I, or would like to revisit some aspect of Beating the Bounds, here is your digital opportunity! The attached tour guide will give you more detailed … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Get a Raum: curatorial reflections on the weissraum

by Michael Schonhoff [photo: weissraum entrance].   Gute Idee – Curatorially, weissraum in The Frontier stems from a studio program I was concurrently working on and inspirations from several artists … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Installation of Phase II of “The Frontier” underway

Phase II of The Frontier opens for gallery hours on Saturday, June 2 and will run though July 7. Hours are Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm and Thursdays 11-6pm. Join Phase II … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Here and Now Quiz posters and postcards

Drop by Paragraph Gallery on the closing night of Phase I of The Frontier, Friday May 18th from 6 to 9 PM, and take home some free handmade prints. As … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

We Can Be Dreamers

This is the text that Jamie Burkart prepared for his contribution to The Frontier’s Beating the Bounds: Flashmob Reenactments: We can be dreamers. Missouri has the number one murder rate for … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beginning The Living Archive, by Luke Firle and Nicole Mauser

We, along with Lyndsey Ogle and Dennis Helsel, have worked in conjunction with Pat Alexander and Kate Hackman on the development of a Living Archive for The Frontier. When each … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Frontier Phase I Closing Weekend: An Inside Job performance + closing reception Friday, May 18, 6-9 + An Inside Job discussion Saturday, 3pm

In conjunction with Charlotte Street’s Open Studios Weekend, Paragraph and Project Space host the final incarnation of Phase I of The Frontier THIS WEEKEND, May 18-19. Events include: The Frontier: Phase … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

CSF History: Interview with Barry Anderson, curator of “Truck” at UCP’s La Esquina in 2007, by Theresa Bembnister

The following text is from an email interview conducted with Barry Anderson in May 2007. Anderson co-curated Truck, an exchange show consisting of two exhibitions — one in Kansas City, … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

We’ve made it to the Frontier

10 hours a week for 2 months we have spent together in Paragraph Gallery. Many moments of tears, laughter, experimentation, and epiphanies. This rehearsal process for, An Inside Job has reaffirmed my … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

The creative process behind “An Inside Job,” premiering May 18, 6:30-8pm

Since late March I have been working with Jane Gotch, Abbe Findley, Katie Ford, Laura Frank, and Tiffany Sisemore on the performance installation An Inside Job, to be performed May … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Public Program: Kansas City Power and Light, Wednesday, May 9, 6-7:30pm at Paragraph

As part of Phase I of The Frontier, photographers  Mike Sinclair, Ah-ram Park, Kevin Sisemore,  Emily Henson, and Deanna Dikeman spent several weeks intensively investigating and photographing the nine block, 850 … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

“The Frontier” Opening pix from April 20

The Frontier opened to a packed crowd on Friday, April 20 at Paragraph and Project Space! The evening included the debut of Phase I projects:  Kansas City Power and Light,  An … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Laura Isaac’s “Kansas City Scroll” Progressing

The scroll has been in the gallery for almost two weeks now. It was strange bringing an “unfinished” work into a gallery and then sitting down to work on it. … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment