Graphite drawings and acrylic paintings by former Fulton resident Sue Friesz will be on display at William Woods University beginning Nov. 7. An opening reception will be held Nov. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. A gallery talk and slide show are also planned.
Now a Kansas City resident, her art is inspired by the countries in which she has lived, including Paraguay, Brazil, and Egypt.
“My recent work has focused on the different locations my life has taken in the past few years. I have been affected by the experiences in so many ways that, as an artist, it seemed only natural to make some sort of visual record of it,” Friesz said.
“My husband, an engineer, became involved in international work and asked me to join him on some of the projects. I never looked back,” she said.
The former Sue Westmoreland received her associate of arts degree from William Woods. She then earned her B.A. in studio art from the University of Missouri and her M.A. in studio art at Central Missouri State University.
She has been in several exhibitions, including the New American Paintings, Juried Exhibition-in-Print; New Works/nine states, Art St. Louis; River Market Exhibition, Kansas City; the Road Show, Kansas City Artists Coalition Exhibit at St. Louis Artists Guild; and two in Curitiba, Brazil. She is a member of the Kansas City Artists Coalition.
Her artwork will be exhibited in the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. The Cox Gallery is open to the public, free of charge, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 1 -4 p.m. Call 573-592-4245 for more information.