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"

“The Frontier” Phase II Opening

“The Frontier” Phase II opening reception on Friday night, June 15 introduced several new projects at Paragraph and Project Space. Phase II projects consist of: Road Does Not End; Frontier: to face; now … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Making Marks / Leaving Traces: A Frontier project exploring Kansas City murals, curated by Heather Lustfeldt

Making Marks/Leaving Traces explores the mural as a touchstone for conversations about community, geography, culture, history and the broader theme of the Frontier related to Kansas City. Featured at Paragraph gallery, … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

2 weeks at Paragraph

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

March 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Living Archive

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

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment