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UPSTAIRS GALLERY ARTIST STATEMENT

Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

UPSTAIRS GALLERY

December 2 – December 31

Andrew Batcheller – Dakota in Fragments

Andrew Batcheller won Best of Show in the Joplin Regional Artist Coalition show, Transformations, in September. His reward is a solo show in the Upstairs Gallery in December. Lucky Spiva! Thank you, JRAC! Batcheller is now a fixture in the Joplin art community, painting full time and exhibiting far and near. The new show is titled Dakota in Fragments, centered around a large painting of an Ibis, the storyteller of Dakota.

“Everyone experiences emotions of pain and sorrow in our lives; daily events bring us constant examples of unease, frustration, disillusionment, and yes, anger. Andrew Batcheller extracts and exposes haunting beauty to move through to the other side. His heart, his character, and his values are on the canvas, and he brings us with him.”

Come along with us to the Upstairs Gallery in December to experience Dakota in Fragments. 

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