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: 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

DRIVE BY

James Woodfill‘s DRIVE BY is a desktop video production, comprised of video, animations and music, that was completed in 2009. The video will be shown for the first time in … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Kevin Sisemore Power and Light Photographs

My first impressions came from within a car as I passed through on the drive home each night…. the Kansas City Power & Light District was unexplored territory for me.  … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

James Woodfill: Pedestrian Strands

With relevance to the nature of downtown Kansas City’s urban environment and the role artistic interventions within this environment might play in framing, amplifying, and further shaping this environment, we … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Power and Light – Ahram Park

Even though the Power and Light District is in the heart of downtown Kansas City, it has remained a foreign place to me. So when Mike Sinclair asked a group … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a 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: 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