Mentor/Mentee Art Exhibit Opens

William Woods University sophomore Megan Colbert of Curryville, Mo., and Terry Martin, professor of art, are showcasing the work they have done in the university’s Mentor/Mentee program this year.

An exhibition of their work opens Monday, May 5, in the Mildred A. Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts at William Woods and will run through May 30. It will then be displayed at the Missouri Life Magazine’s Gallery in Fayette, Mo., June 2 through July 31. Finally, it will be shown in the Dunklin Street Gallery in Jefferson City, Mo., Aug. 5 through Aug. 30.

William Woods University’s Mentor/Mentee program provides an opportunity for students to participate in enrichment experiences outside of regular coursework. The program pairs a faculty member and a student for collaborative study, using investigative, research-related exploration.

Earlier this year, Colbert won first place in a national contest for a portrait she did of her young niece. The WWU art student won the student division of the 2002 Strathmore Art Contest. As the first place winner, Colbert received a prize of $1,500. Also, William Woods University received a $500 art scholarship as a result of her achievement.

Admission to the Cox Gallery at William Woods is free and open to the public. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Call 573-592-4245 for more information.