Sept. 23 – Oct. 29

A collective portrait of an idealized future, formed from the intersection of vision and action. Visionaries imagine and define utopias alongside activists that take risks and actions to make alternate futures possible. Both serve as catalysts that initiate and facilitate a positive change. Parallel universes, magical realism, optimism, and activism coexist to create a space where one can be immersed in the notion of a societal shift. We are creating a space in which amazing things can and do happen.

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Event Details

Sept. 23 – Oct. 29


La Esquina Gallery

Opening Night
Friday, Sept. 23, 6-9pm

Featured artists include: Blaze Christopher (Kansas City, MO), Kelly John Clark (Kansas City, MO), Patricia Bordallo Dibildox + Hannah Carr (Kansas City, MO), Scott Dickson (Jonesboro, AK), Andrew Erdich (Kansas City, MO), Barbara Florez, (Kansas City, MO), Katie Hargrave + Brett Hunter (Chattanooga, TN), Elizabeth Huey (Los Angeles, CA), Julianna Noelle Lynn (Kansas City, MO), Victor Perez (Gainesville, FL), Samantha Persons (Houston,TX), Daniel Reneau (Kansas City, MO), Esther Ruiz (Brooklyn, NY), Edra Soto (Chicago, IL), Sopearb Touch (St Louis, MO), US English (St Louis, MO), Erin Zona (Kansas City, MO), Crys Yin (Brooklyn, NY)

Exhibition Details:
I am Prepared for Amazing Things to Happen exhibition
Exhibition Runs: September 23 – October 29
Opening Reception: Friday, September 23rd, 6-9PM
Where: La Esquina (1000) W 25th Street, Kansas City, MO
Gallery Hours: Thursdays: 11-6PM and Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 12-5PM

Additional exhibition programming:
Mixed Tape Workshop
Saturday, October 8th 3:00PM, La Esquina
Learn how to make a mixtape that inspires your next amazing adventure, or make a zine that embodies something extraordinary. Amazing things are not limited to the spectacle but often exist in daily moments of creative defiance and collective idealism. Inspired by its DIY and community-oriented ethos, zines and mixtapes generate an energetic and empowered position where amazing things can and do occur.

“Good Vibes” Brunch
Saturday, October 29th, 1:00PM, La Esquina
The public is welcomed to enjoy a FREE “posi” brunch lovingly crafted by Andy Erdrich from ingredients infused with positivity by the Refrigerator of Good Vibes.

Artworks above, left to right: Sopearb Touch, “Six Card”; Crys Yin “Its Just Us Boys/Girls”; Esther Ruiz “Another Tommorrow”; Katie Hargrave & Brett Hunter “I Know How To…”

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