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"

Living Archive: Memories from the Lab

Memories from the Lab

Here is a Facebook link we found to the legendary Human Observation Lab.  This page includes videos, photos, and memories from the artists involved..  Keep an eye out for a Frontier interview with one of the founders, Leo Wetherill.

March 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

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

Living Archive: “The Young, The Bold…” interview with Jaimie Warren, Cody Critcheloe, Seth Johnson, Hesse McGraw, John Dretzka, and Oz McGuire in “Review”, 2002

More digging… For the following interview,  I gathered a group of young KC arts scene movers and shakers (all in their early 20s at the time), most of whom are now … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Living Archive: The Dirt revisited – a dig from the “Review” archive, 2003

A contextual essay and interview with Dirt Gallery’s Davin Watne and Leo Esquivel (by Hesse McGraw and Kate Hackman), which appeared in Review, Summer 2003, one month after Dirt (1997-2003) closed in the West Bottoms.

March 11, 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