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Area Exhibitions Take Inspiration from Trees

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photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR
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Artist Jesse Small takes photographs of trees and interprets their pattern into these pieces on display here. They'll attach to a hub to create a chandelier.

New exhibitions in Kansas City and Lawrence explore trees as metaphor and material. There are prints, photographs, drawings, and quilts inspired by trees, as well as sculptures crafted from tree logs, and sound recordings.By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – The The Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Trees and other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture

Charlotte Street Foundation's Urban Culture Project presents Happy Tree Friends (Part I) (or Standing: Tree as Agent, Index, Object of Desire), March 6 (opens 6 - 9 pm) - April 18, 2009, la Esquina, 1000 West 25th, Kansas City, Missouri

Happy Tree Friends (Part II) (or Standing: Tree as Agent, Index, Object of Desire), opens April 17, 6 - 9 pm, Paragraph Gallery, 23 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri

Check here for a listing of other tree-related exhibitions.

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