Two Missouri Artists to Exhibit Work

Two Missouri artists will exhibit their artwork at William Woods University, starting in mid-February.

Ron Ferkol of Gerald and David Arnold of Washington will display their works in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts Feb. 12 through March 21. A public reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

Ferkol has worked extensively in pencil, watercolor and acrylic. He considers himself an oil painter at heart. After first gaining notice by designing state wildlife stamps and posters, he returned to his passion for still life.

With prominent brushwork, a limited color palette and an emphasis on strong composition, his paintings seek to evoke feelings for everyday subjects.

Ferkol is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and an Artist Member of the St. Louis Artists Guild. His works have been accepted in numerous juried shows on both the regional and national levels, and they are included in the collections of the American Art Review, Brewer Science and the Missouri Conservation Department, as well as many private collections.

Arnold’s work presently consists of drawings, watercolor and mixed media. He has developed a style all his own with special emphasis on details and shadows. His art captures the emotion behind each face, building or still life.

He received his training in graphic art, advertising and design from St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, and he works as an artist for Mary Engelbreit Studios in St. Louis.

Admission to the Cox Gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 573-592-4245 for more information.