Espinosa is one of nine artists at the Green Dog Gallery, 10922 E. Winner Road in the old Englewood Shopping District of Independence. It opened Nov. 1 with an exhibition called “Us,” featuring works that best summarize each of the nine artists. Espinosa’s medium is assemblage, a three-dimensional artwork made of found objects. She will host an event Dec. 6 at the gallery called “Voices of Children,” where she will sing alongside a half dozen other performers. All proceeds from the event will benefit Janie’s Toys, a non-profit organization gallery owner Russ Lawrence founded that provides toys for the Midwest Foster Care Adoption Agency.


Espinosa is one of nine artists at the Green Dog Gallery, 10922 E. Winner Road in the old Englewood Shopping District of Independence. It opened Nov. 1 with an exhibition called “Us,” featuring works that best summarize each of the nine artists. Espinosa’s medium is assemblage, a three-dimensional artwork made of found objects. She will host an event Dec. 6 at the gallery called “Voices of Children,” where she will sing alongside a half dozen other performers. All proceeds from the event will benefit Janie’s Toys, a non-profit organization gallery owner Russ Lawrence founded that provides toys for the Midwest Foster Care Adoption Agency.

1 In terms of making art, how would you define your process?
With assemblage art, you put together various objects to create an experience for the viewer. At times, there’s a concept at the beginning and other times a piece of metal just looks like an aardvark.

2 What are some of the more unique characteristics of your art?
Most people say my work is funny, which initially came as a surprise when I moved from watercolor painting to assemblage. When I was painting nothing really humorous happened in my art.

3 How would you say your craft has evolved through the years?
I've moved from the two-dimensional page to the three-dimensional process. Recently, I’ve thought about exploring a fourth or fifth dimension, but so far nothing.

4 What attracted you to the Green Dog Gallery?
It’s a really great place to hang out and sometimes there’s free food. Honestly, it was the energy and vision of Russ Lawrence. Russ is a giant flame and I’m a helpless moth.

5 What is your opinion of the other artists at the gallery?
They are all gifted geniuses. I’m not just saying that because they are watching me type this. The truth is they are unique and share a common passion for creativity.