The works of two well-known artists—Loran Creech and Sandra Van Tuyl—are being featured in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts on the William Woods University campus. The art exhibit will run through Nov. 16.
St. Charles, Mo., native Loran Creech is one of the featured artists in the Mildred Cox Gallery. Creech primarily uses transparent watercolor, which he uses to interpret the “American Condition.” His main focus is to turn the ordinary into fine art.
His one-man art shows has been displayed in different museums in New Mexico and Missouri. He has won awards for his work of military dioramas that have been published in “Military Model” and “Building Dioramas” magazines.
He currently works in his art gallery and studio in California, Mo. A reception for his work will be held at the art center on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Sandra Van Tuyl, a Kansas City native, is the other artist featured. Her work uses cities to create dreamlike paintings of cityscapes and structural images.
In her work, she examines the societal and personal context of how people define themselves and takes everyday objects and morphs them into icons that reflect one’s everyday existence.
Some of her work has been displayed at River Market Regional Exhibition and the Salina Art Center Juried Art Exhibition, as well as in different exhibits in the Kansas City area. Her paintings have been purchased by Sprint and other corporations as well as individuals that range from Palm Springs, Calif., to Chicago, Ill.
Admission to view the exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 pm. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (573) 592-4245.
“Abstract in Iron” by Loran Creech
“Egress” by Sandra Van Tuyl