Circus Art to be Displayed at WestWood Coffee Shop

Entries in One Read’s “Express Yourself Art Show: Life is a Circus” will be on display at WestWood Coffee Shop through October.

Twelve pieces have been submitted to the Callaway County Public Library and more than 70 additional pieces have been completed by students at William Woods University.

“We are thrilled with the number of entries we’ve received this year,” Kate Graf, librarian and One Read coordinator for Callaway County, said. “The circus theme seemed to appeal to people and we have had far more pieces submitted than in previous years. It makes a very nice art show.”

The show is based on this year’s One Read selection, “Water for Elephants,” which tells the tale of an elderly man recounting his days in the circus during the Great Depression.

Selected pieces will be on display at WestWood, which is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WWU students displaying artwork are:


Natalie Cantelmi, Jessica Cato, Jennifer Costello, Morgan Parkhurst, Irene Davies, Kathryn Haulotte, Jami Iven, Beth Outz, Mikol Reichardt, Tanya Tainter and Melissa White


Rachel Atchison, K. Barrett, Cory Blackburn, Kyle Blaes, Jenna Dawson, Angie Gard, Ashley Mae Hogan, Nikki Knight, Scott Kronk, Kelley Martin, Leslie McMahon, Maria Nozzi and Krista Vehlewald

Drawing II

Kristin Bailey , Jessica Brown, Victor Calderon, Sarah Chatham, Jennifer Costello, Adam Dresden, Sasha Mirzoyan, Alex Orear, Mikol Reichardt and Tracie Thompson