William Woods University has a number of events planned to highlight its art department during the coming week.
The Best of Missouri Hands exhibit, currently on display at WWU, concludes with a “Meet the Artists” reception Sunday (Sept. 20) from 2 to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Called “Celebrating Creativity,” the exhibit is in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery, located in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.
The exhibition features a cross-section of Missouri’s arts and fine crafts from members of Best of Missouri Hands, including paintings and drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and mixed media.
Also beginning Sunday, students taught by Terry Martin and Jane Mudd, WWU art professors, will exhibit artwork in conjunction with this year’s One Read selection, “The Air We Breathe.”
Students in Martin’s painting classes and Mudd’s drawing classes will display work inspired by WWU’s newly restored Junior Lake. Their work will be hung in the Corridor Gallery.
Another public reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, to mark the opening of the WWU Faculty Art Exhibit. The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. NOTE: This opening has been postponed to Monday, Sept. 28; the reception will be held then, as well.
The Cox Gallery will display current artwork of WWU faculty members through Oct. 16. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Another One Read art event will be held Saturday, Sept. 26. Martin and Mudd invite the community to join them for plein air (open air) painting at Junior Lake on the north side of WWU campus. This event is open to the public and free of charge, but participants are asked to bring their own art supplies.
For more information about the upcoming events, call (573) 592-4245.
Michael and Kathleen Weltzin of Fenton, Best in Show for the Best of Missouri Hands exhibit for their “Spiral Chair and Table”