Wednesday October 4, 2017
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with Selina O’Neal, Fred Whitehead, Michael Young, and Melissa Stan.
The Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to announce the beginning of their Neighborhood Artists Residency program. This is a pilot program that looks to build off of CSF’s established reputation to help artists and communities in the KC area. A Call for Entry is now active for artists who wish to work with area community members and invested supporters in the Troost Corridor. The deadline for the call for entry Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Artists can learn where to apply and read more details about the application process below.
Charlotte Street is seeking visual, performing, writers, multidisciplinary or hybrid artists, regardless of level of formal arts education or lack thereof. The selection of participants reflects their desire to work collaboratively or within a community. Artists should possess awareness of cultural, regional, socio-economic or political topics and demonstrate interest in subject matter addressing the history and current state of Troost Avenue/Corridor.
The Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to have Selina ONeal onboard to oversee the Neighborhood Residency program. Selina has a personal connection with the Troost Corridor – as resident, practicing artist, and arts advocate. With a lifelong background working in various nonprofit and community based initiatives throughout the Greater Kansas City area, Selina will facilitate the goals of the program and act as a connector between the artists in the program and the resources available in the community.
Applications must be completed here at the Call For Entry website (callforentry.org). The title of the call is “Charlotte Street Foundation 2018 Neighborhood Residency.” Deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 11:59 PM. No late applications will be considered. Application materials should include a Statement of Intent. This describes an artist need and desire for collaborative working space and estimated expected hours per week available for committed art production, collaboration, and community engagement on site. This should also describe materials and processes used in current studio practice. (Note: if your work requires the use of equipment or processes not possible in collaborative studio space, explain how your skills and experience may be relevant to new opportunities for art production in a collaborative space). A resume or CV is required.
Note: Artists requiring technical assistance may contact Charlotte Street Foundation at 816.221.5115 or [email protected] In-person assistance will be provided upon request.
Michael Young- One Hundred Years of Solitude, A series of original paintings.
“It started in 2015 when my friend, Fred Whitehead asked if I would be interested in doing a series of paintings of the classic novel “100 Years of Solitude,” written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A year later my wife Vickie encouraged me to begin.
I worked from a soft bound copy as well as the audio version which was very helpful listening to while working. I began gathering some of the most interesting points of each chapter and very soon realized it would take many images to capture the stories described by Marquez. After much reflection I settled on 10 paintings, feeling they most describe the adventures of Jose Buendia and his family, for the public’s ultimate enjoyment straight from the master’s creative mind.
Fred Whitehead retired in 2000 from the administration staff of the University of Kansas, at the rank of Associate Professor.
Among his published books are Freethought on the American Frontier (1992), The Collected Poems of Don Gordon (2004), and The Whole Song: Selected Poetry of Vincent Ferrini (co-edited, 2004).
More recently he has produced and directed documentary films, including A Commemoration of John Brown’s Raid at Harpers Ferry and Slavery in Missouri.
Melissa Stan, Story Center Progarm Manager, at Mid-Continent Library Woodneath Library Center
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