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UPSTAIRS GALLERY ARTIST STATEMENT

Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

UPSTAIRS GALLERY |  June 1 – July 24, 2021

MSSU Gradute Art Show

The MSSU Graduate Art Show is a collection of paintings, drawings and ceramics created from 2019-2021 by four local art educators while completing the graduate studies program at Missouri Southern State University. Over the course of the program, the artists worked to expand technical and conceptual skills within their chosen media and explore their artistic practice through the creation of a portfolio. This show is an opportunity to step out of the classroom and engage as artists with the local community. 

Amber Davidson, Webster Primary Center, uses oil and watercolor to share images from her life experiences. Dustin Miller, Neosho High School, primarily paints realistic, local landscapes and animal portraits in a grid style format. Nellie Mitchell, Carl Junction High School, is showcasing a collection of paintings from a portrait series of teachers and staff around her school. Taylor Williams, College Heights High School, created a series of thrown vessels for this exhibit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Celebrate the creative experience – be a community catalyst.”