Friday, April 3rd to

A two-part exhibition curated by Kate Hackman

la Esquina / 1000 W 25th

First Friday, April 3, 6-9p – reception, with gallery talk with artists + curator at 6 pm, and Try#2, a meal by Carnal Torpor

Saturday, April 18, 2p; departing from la Esquina – Urban Tree Identification Walk, led by Heartland Tree Alliance

Hours: Thursdays + Saturdays, 12 – 5 p

Featured artists: Barry Anderson (Kansas City), Jeff Badger (Portland, Maine), Carnal Torpor (Kansas City/Omaha, NE), Julia Cole (Kansas City), Mark Cowardin (Kansas City), Jeanna Darby (Chicago), Dominique Davison + Robert Riccardi (Kansas City), Kristina Estell (Deluth, MN), Cari Freno (Richmond, VA), Diane Henk (Kansas City), Michael Krueger (Lawrence, KS), Sarah Luther (Milwaukee, WI), Kacy Maddux (Kansas City), Johnny Naugahyde (Kansas City), Benjamin Potter (Portland, Maine), Shawn Sanem (Kansas City), Margaret Shelby (Kansas City), Carlos Rosales-Silva (Austin, TX), Deanna Skedel (Kansas City), Jesse Small (Kansas City/China), Corine Smith (Detroit, MI), Maranda Stebbins (Kansas City), Davin Watne (Kansas City) , and Jennifer Whiteford (Kansas City).

HAPPY TREE FRIENDS features work that depicts, references, incorporates, documents, and otherwise derives or draws inspiration from trees. The exhibition has been organized in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas, which will concurrently present the exhibition Trees and other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture.

For photos of the event, check out our flickr.

Event Details

April 3rd to


La Esquina (1000 West St. Kansas City, MO 64108)

Urban Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, April 18th at 2 PM

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