William Woods Senior Art Students Prepare For Art Show

Three William Woods University seniors will display their talents at the Senior Art Show Nov. 28–Dec. 7 in the Mildred Cox Gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of Jessie Brown of St. Charles, Jennifer Costello of St. Louis and Brian Stuckey of Mokane.

“This show is an expression of ourselves and it is our chance to really show how we have grown as artists,” said Costello.

An opening reception for the art show will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts.

Costello, who is pursuing a B.S. degree in studio art, will display greeting cards illustrations, charcoal drawings, paintings and clay work. After graduation, she intends to return to St. Louis and continue studying art, especially graphic design and illustration.

Brown’s specialty is contour line acrylic paintings. She is double majoring in studio art and psychology, with the intention of going to graduate school in art therapy. She has been doing an independent study this semester at the Fulton Senior Center, teaching art to senior citizens.

Stuckey, who is pursuing a B.S. degree in graphic design, will show digital photographs and sculpture. He plans to attend graduate school to study arts administration, so he says putting together this senior show has been good experience.

“This will help jump start my career as an arts administrator,” he said.

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

William Woods University senior art students (left to right) Brian Stuckey, Jennifer Costello and Jessie Brown display some of the pieces that will be in their art show: “The Citizens,” a ceramic sculpture by Stuckey; “The Opera,” an oil by Costello, and “The Kiss,” an acrylic by Brown.