Travois First Fridays

June 7, 2019

Friday, June 7 "Misidentified" featuring "Wounds Many" by Keith Secola (Northern Ute and Anishinaabe nations) with an introduction from Edwing Mendez of AIGAKC

Keith Secola and

6-8 p.m.: Exhibition open to the public
6:30 p.m.: Welcome and introductions by Edwing Mendez, associate of diversity & inclusion for AIGAKC; followed by artist talk

Travois is a Certified B Corporation® focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

Our mission with Travois First Fridays is to support and promote American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nation, Inuit, Métis, and Indigenous Mexican artists through juried exhibition. Our vision is to see Indigenous artists more prominently featured and powerfully supported in metropolitan Kansas City.

Keith Secola will join us on June 7 in partnership with AIGAKC. Secola grew up in the Southwest and belongs to the Northern Ute and Anishinaabe nations. He earned an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, focusing on silkscreen printing, and currently lives and works in Oakland, CA. He received a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2012.

He says his earliest influences came from his father, who is a musician, traveling and exposing him to contemporary Native arts at a young age. These early experiences would influence a life in fine arts. Finding a balance between contemporary life and tradition, he creates a blend of images, prints, paintings, and installation derived from oral storytelling and Native America to communicate his work. Most recently, Secola was named a 2018—2019 Fellowship Artist by the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. Learn more on his website at and on Instagram @Mino_mashkiki.

Preregister and receive two drink tickets at the event (21+). All ages are welcome to attend the event.

After 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, please register at the door upon your arrival. 

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Event Location

310 W. 19th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States

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