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"

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

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

Living Archive: Artist Research Center

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

March 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

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.

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Charlotte Street history: Old UCP Pix!

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

March 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Art Research Center

When the team from Art Practical was in town in February producing their Kansas City issue, writer Christian Frock mentioned ARC, which she had discovered in her process of researching … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 1 Comment