Tallgrass Film Association
Wichita, KS

Join artist-in-residence Travis Neel for a screening of the short film “The Mesquite Mile” at the Tallgrass Film Association in Wichita, KS. 

“The Mesquite Mile” is a short film by Lubbock-based artist Travis Neel in collaboration with Erin Charpentier, Kim Karlsrud, and Daniel Phillips documenting the relocation of regionally historic mesquite trees from commercial agricultural land (where they are considered a nuisance) to Lubbock’s urban core, creating a resilient, drought resistant shade canopy across converted front lawns of the Heart of Lubbock neighborhood. Travis and his collaborators were awarded an Interchange Artist Grant from Mid-America Artist Alliance in 2021 to produce the film.