William Woods University to host local artists for “Murphy and Morrey, Art from Garth Street” art exhibit

Fulton, MO– A new calendar year in art exhibits at William Woods University (WWU) will kick off next week with a show featuring a pair of artists from Columbia, Missouri. “Murphy and Morrey, Art from Garth Street” will run on the WWU campus for four weeks beginning January 7 at the at the Mildred Cox Gallery. Admission to Cox Gallery is free.

The artists, Dennis Murphy and Chris Morrey, live and work just one block down form each other on Garth Street, in downtown Columbia. They described their work in a joint statement:

“We both enjoy the translation of concept into image, and then creating a sense of place, which these images might inhabit. Whether it is through a cast bronze menagerie (Morrey) or a painting of Caribbean peninsulas ringed by ellipses (Murphy), we hope to make art that challenges the mind, excites the eye and sometimes soothes the soul.”

The Murphy and Morrey, Art from Garth Street exhibit will be on display at the Cox Gallery in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts on the William Woods campus. The show will run from Monday, January 7 until Sunday, February 3, with an opening reception on January 16 from 4-6 p.m.

Cox Gallery is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.