Tributary: An exploration of the Missouri River, Real and Metaphorical

Tributary: An exploration of the Missouri River, Real and Metaphorical

  • May
  • 12

  • 6:00 PM
Contact: artistinc
Location: La Esquina Gallery
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Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to present Tributary: An exploration of the Missouri River, Real, and Metaphorical. Organized by AI Fellow and artist, M.O.I (Minister of Information), Tributary will be on display May 12th through June 10th at La Esquina Gallery. Please join us for the opening reception, Friday, May 12th, 6-9PM.

In June 2016, artists and scientists convened near the confluence of the Missouri and the Kansas Rivers to swap river stories. From those discussions, the idea of bringing together contemporary art, current scientific research, interactive natural resource workshops, and big river adventures was born. Built around the theme of the Missouri River and its tributaries, real and metaphorical, Tributary creates an experimental resource evaluation that mingles observation, experience, and intuition to improve understanding of one of our nation’s greatest natural resources. Tributary exhibiting artists and scientists include: Karen McCoy, Caitlin Horsmon, Sarah Hearn, Melissa McGrath, Steven Snell, Anson the Ornery, Lynn Benson, Tim Amundson, Libby Reuters, and Joshua Brown, Carrie Elliott, Dave Heimann, and Heather Krempa. Chief Hydrologist for Tributary is M.O.I.–The Minister of Information.



Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 pm at Westport Coffee House

Dave Heimann, USGS Hydrologist presents “Where’s the Mud: Understanding sediment sources and storage in the Big Muddy?”


Thursday, June 1, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at La Esquina

Join an Invertebrate Workshop with USGS Biologist, Heather Krempa.

Big River Tributary

Saturday, June 10, 12:00 – 2:00 pm at Kaw Point Park

Adventure artist Steve Snell will commandeer Daunting Courage, a cardboard replica of Lewis and Clark’s keelboat into historic Kaw Point. The public can witness and provide testimony from the vantage point of a former Lewis and Clark camp. Water protectors from Healthy Rivers Partnership will offer free Missouri River boat tours.

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