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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"

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

Frontier: Momentum and Trajectory

A frontier is a feature of a community’s potential. It is a boundary, a limit and a challenge. My project, Frontier: Momentum and Trajectory, including a video slideshow at Paragraph … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Charlotte Street history: Interview with Heather Lustfeldt and Oz McGuire, curators of “Conditions of Sound” at UCP’s Boley space, 2005, by Theresa Bembnister

The below text is from an interview I conducted with Heather Lustfeldt and Oz McGuire, co-curators of Conditions of Sound, an exhibition at the Charlotte Street’s Urban Culture Project’s Boley … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 1 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

Is Art Possible in Kansas City? An essay by Peter von Ziegesar

(Photo: John Puscheck at Wilson Lake, by EG Schempf.) “Unnoticed by city fathers….an annual deluge of Kansas City Art Institute graduates had been filling every crack in the ecosystem especially … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Chambers Building (home of Paragraph) history

National Register of Historic Places registration for the Chambers Building on 12th Street, designed by Smith, Rae, and Lovitt architects (1915, addition in 1923), now home to Paragraph & Project … Continue reading

March 21, 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