Artists Along the Katy Trail Exhibit Returns

An exhibit of work by “Artists Along the Katy Trail” will be on display at William Woods University’s Mildred M. Cox Gallery in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts June 4-28.

“Artists Along the Katy Trail” is an annual painting event that allows the artists and art lovers to capture the beauty and uniqueness of the Missouri landscape and towns along the trail. The artists paint on location and can choose to paint for the afternoon, a day or several days. Artists of all ages are eligible to participate but only Missouri artists 18 and older can include their work in the traveling exhibit.

Artwork presented in this year’s traveling exhibit is work completed in fall 2001 and includes works by 69 artists, selected from the 725 paintings submitted by 260 participants. All the paintings are plein air (outdoor), European-style paintings.

Two of these 69 artists are William Woods faculty members: Terry Martin, associate professor of art, and Jane Mudd, instructor of art.

The exhibit for 2002 began at the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery in Jefferson City in January and moved to St. Louis Artists’ Guild in April. After exhibiting at William Woods University, the show will travel to the Springfield Art Museum in August and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg in November.

The National Endowment for the Arts, East Central College, St. Louis Community College and William Woods University provided support for the exhibits as co-sponsors.
Featured sponsors for the “Artists Along the Katy Trail” event were the Saint Louis Watercolor Society and Blumenhof Vineyards Co. in Dutzow.

This year pARTners include: Capital City Council on the Arts, Arts Council of St. Charles County, Friends of Historic Boonville, Columbia Art League, Mid-Missouri Fine Arts Society and Sedalia Visual Arts Association.

The donors were Augusta Brewing Co., City of Augusta, Hartsburg Cycle Depot, Boones’ lick Trail Inn, Augusta Arts, Scenic Cycles, and Sally Sprague, while the in-kind donors were CITY MAC and American Express Co.

Admission to the William Woods University exhibition is free. The Cox Gallery is open to the public Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m.