Travois First Fridays: “Kanza Shokhi (Homecoming): The Art of Chris Pappan” by Chris Pappan

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Presented by Travois at Travois, Kansas City MO

Sep 06 2019
Travois First Fridays: “Kanza Shokhi (Homecoming): The Art of Chris Pappan” by Chris Pappan presented by Travois at Travois, Kansas City MO

With a focus on North American Indigenous artists, the Travois First Fridays series continues on Sept. 6, with Chris Pappan, an enrolled member of the Kaw Nation, and his exhibition “Kanza Shokhi (Homecoming): The Art of Chris Pappan.”

“I am a Kanza artist; the state of Kansas derives its name from our people. Shokhi is a Kanza word that means ‘return to one’s home’ or ‘homecoming,’” Pappan said. “I am returning to the homelands of my people through my artwork and always strive to honor my ancestors. Within the genre of ledger art, I attempt to convey recognition of our culture while infusing pop art and lowbrow influences, so people may understand us in a modern context.”

Chris Pappan is an American Indian

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Free Admission


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Travois will be open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Preregistration is available on the Travois website at

Appetizers will be provided, while supplies last, along with two drink tickets for guests (21 and older) who preregister prior to each event. Stockyards Brewing Company is a co-sponsor and will provide craft beer. For each First Fridays opening, the participating artist will give a brief artist talk to introduce his or her work at 6:30 p.m.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



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