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address  310 W 19th Terrace
 Kansas City, MO  64108
phone (816) 994-8970

Travois First Fridays - featuring A Fanciful Escapade by Gina Herrera (Pueblo of Tesuque)

Travois First Fridays - featuring A Fanciful Escapade by Gina Herrera (Pueblo of Tesuque)

Art Talk, Sculpture
6-8 p.m.: Exhibition open to the public 6:30 p.m.: Artist talk Travois supports American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities and tribes in achieving their vision for economic and community development. Over 23 years, Travois has secured $1.3 billion dollars for affordable housing, education, health services, water infrastructure, and climate adaptation in Indian Country. Art is a vibrant contributor to Native economies and a culture bearer for Native people. Travois is expanding our service area to highlight the strength and modern-day vitality of Native artists and to stimulate art purchases and commissions within one of the nation’s leading art scenes: Kansas City. Gina Herrera (Pueblo of Tesuque) was raised in Chicago and currently resides in California. In her artist statement, Gina Herrera said: “While my heritage incorporates the Tesuque Pueblo and Costa Rica, my strongest affinity is to nature. While serving in Iraq, amid the devastation of combat, my visceral reaction to miles of mountainous trash heaps, the evidence of systematic yet unconscious destruction of our planet led me to question my own practices. I began to build assemblages out of discarded and natural objects. I am engaged in an aesthetic and spiritual ritual to channel and honor Mother Earth. I constantly gather materials, finding inspiration in my surroundings. Like a scavenger, I play an interventional role in removing garbage from the landscape, preventing further damage. I am also drawn to natural materials and organic forms. My process is meditative and intuitive. Figures emerge, in gravity defying poses on the brink of movement, alive with possibility. Their haunting spiritual presence reminds us they have not gone back to the earth but asks us to question the choices we make in our daily existence.” For Travois First Fridays, Herrera’s exhibition will feature large sculptural works.
First Fridays;Crossroads;Art
Event Info: (816) 994-8970
Ages: Preregister and receive two drink tickets at the event (21+). All ages are welcome to attend the event.
Price: Free
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 • Fri 8/3/18 at 6pm-8pm