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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO


 June 1 – July 27, 2019

Family Affair: A Multi-Generational Exhibit

Sponsored by The Wild Flower

Three generations of the Perry family will come together to display an eclectic blend of mediums with a contemporary aesthetic when they present the exhibit, Family Affair: A Multi-Generational Exhibit, scheduled for June 1 – July 27 in the Regional Gallery.

The exhibit will feature the work of siblings Bill and Rebecca Perry, along with Rebecca’s daughter, Aston Stovern, and Aston’s daughter, Rylee Munch. Because the family works in differing mediums, each one of them will be going their own way in their mediums, hoping to provoke feelings of joy, wonder and curiosity. 

The Perry family art journey didn’t start, as assumed, with Bill and Rebecca’s parents urging them to pursue the arts. Rather, the siblings simply felt the pull of art and followed it. They then encouraged Aston, and the three of them mentored Rylee.

Bill is a fine art photographer whose work has been published nationally and has won national and international awards. In this exhibit, he’s stepping out of his comfort zone by presenting abstract paintings.

Rebecca combines recycled objects into sculptures, then veneers them with clay, often implementing the millefiori technique. She has won awards in shows at Spiva & Carthage’s artCentral and her work has sold internationally. 

Aston excels in a variety of mediums, but she is best known for her large metal sculptures. Her work has won awards at Spiva and Missouri Southern State University.

While Rylee dabbles in photography and in metal sculpture, her primary focus is ceramics. Having obtained an art education degree from the University of Arkansas, she just completed her first year of teaching in Webb City.



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