Illustrator to Exhibit Art Work at William Woods

Mark Langeneckert, a visiting professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will exhibit his illustrations Aug. 23 to Sept. 24 in the Mildred Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts on the William Woods University campus.

Langeneckert’s exhibit is the Natalie Collins Acker Annual Art Exhibit, named in honor of a 1932 alumna who created a $100,000 endowment to support the art gallery.

A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., Langeneckert did graduate work in illustration at Washington University in St. Louis and has taught there since 1985.

Langeneckert said he begins a painting by applying powdered pigments onto paper coated with marble dust. “My initial intent is to create an abstract design of color and texture,” he explained. “This underpainting influences the mood, feeling and effect of the final image.”

His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including Time-Life Books, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. His work has also been published by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration and Print Magazine.

He has won Best of Show the Columbia Festival of the Arts, an Award of Excellence at the Westport Art Affair in St. Louis, second place at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver and third place at the St. Louis Art Fair.

Mildred Cox Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (573) 592-4245.