Rural Missouri artist Renee Alyson McKelvie will exhibit works featuring acrylic, pastel and collage techniques of animals at William Woods University April 1-May 4. Her work will be on display with a collection of multi-media works by graduating WWU seniors titled “No Return.” An opening reception for the combined exhibit will be held on April 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery at the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.
McKelvie finds the experience of looking at animals is not only a “visual feast,” but feels it “invokes a rich and broad emotional response.” She hopes to impart that response to the viewer through her works. McKelvie, who lives in Walnut Grove, Mo., shares a barn/studio with her subject matter.
The graduating seniors’ exhibit includes examples of graphic design, painting, sculpture and photography. The entire “No Return” exhibit was planned, implemented and marketed by the artists themselves. Graduating seniors are Jon Carenza, St. Louis, Mo.; Betsy English, Auxvasse, Mo.; Luke Olczyk, Mokena, Ill.; Sarah Ruckman, Godfrey, Ill.; Monica Saralampi, Minneapolis, Minn.; Brady Starr, Mission Viejo, Calif., and Linda Hall, Kristina Scott and Jason Tiefenauer of Fulton, Mo.
For more information, contact the WWU Division of Arts at (573) 592-4245.