Two art exhibits—one of bronze sculptures and the other of nature photography—will be on display at William Woods University starting Feb. 13.
The exhibits feature sculptures by Columbia artist and former WWU professor, Sabra Tull Meyer, as well as leaf portraits by noted photographer, Howard Steinberg. Their artwork will be exhibited in the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.
A reception for Meyer will be held at WWU on Feb. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Meyer is a native Missourian, with a master of art and master of fine arts degrees from the University of Missouri. Her teaching experience includes 10 years at Stephens College and two years at WWU. She has conducted sculpture workshops in Oklahoma City, as well as Lake of the Ozarks Resort Area.
Most recently, Meyer was commissioned to design a permanent bronze monument to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Her sculptures are to become the cornerstone of a newly designed historic park and trailhead site in Jefferson City.
Steinberg was born and raised in New York City, receiving his schooling there and working as an engineer in the electronics industry. Returning to school, he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1969 from The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. That same year he made his first black and white images, on the subject of cityscapes, and has been working with photography ever since.
He moved to California in pursuit of a teaching position, and taught mathematics at a local university, working with photography part time. In 1991 he shifted his life around and made photography his first priority. He has garnered numerous awards for his work, which has been reviewed favorably both by The New York Times and Newsday.
The Cox Gallery is open to the public, free of charge, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Call 573-592-4245 for more information.