Jon and Judith Fowler: Retrospective
May 28 – July 16, 2022
Opening reception: Friday, May 27, 2022 | 5:30-7:30pm
Artist talk: Judith Fowler 11am-12pm, Saturday, May 28.
The Jon and Judith Fowler Retrospective exhibit presents selected artworks that cover most of their long careers as professional artists and art educators. Judith’s creative works in drawing, painting, and etching focus on the human figure in a variety of humorous situations or discombobulated in a nightmare.
Jon will be showing a select group of figurative bronzes, ceramic sculptures, and pottery as representational pieces of his career in 3D art.
Judith Fowler is an Emeritus Professor from Missouri State University in Springfield. As Professor and Coordinator of the Art Education Program Judith taught preservice K-12 art teachers and studio art at MSU until retirement in 2014.
During her professorship at Missouri State, Judith won numerous University grants and four Summer Fellowships. A published author, she has made over 20 national and international juried presentations in art education and art therapy.
Prior to retirement from MSSU in 2000, Jon taught ceramics, sculpture, and served as chair of the art department for several years.
Judith and Jon have travelled extensively throughout Europe, always focused on the great art museums and interesting countries they explore.
William Jeffrey Jones: Body of Evidence
May 28 – July 23, 2022
Reception: May 27, 5:30-7:30pm
Born in 1961, William Jeffrey Jones has been a working artist for over 35 years, with extensive experience as a production potter and commercial sculptor for the gift, architectural ornament, and toy industries. He established his own pottery studio in 1986. but worked full-time as a production potter for Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO until the mid-1990s.
In the late 1990s, he traveled the world creating sand sculptures for many large corporations, events, shopping centers, and sports teams before accepting a position as a staff sculptor for McFarlane Toys from 2000-2005. For this company, he sculpted action figures for many of the most popular movie properties such as the Terminator and The Matrix, as well as dozens of other properties in the movie, television, gaming, music, and sports genres.
That experience was a powerful tool with which Jeffrey developed his own concepts and ideas into fine sculptural works under his own name. He is also an award-winning painter. He currently works out of his own studios in Neosho, Missouri.
Describing “Body of Evidence” Jones says, “Subjectively, the cases in this show are fluid stories, mirror images of the human figure and condition, refracted through the lens of fired clay, itself a fluid medium prior to its metamorphic transformation through fire.”
“The evidence hereby presented in each of these cases is stripped of the superficial, distilled to the essences of the conditions explored and established for deeper future exploration.”
Gentry Warren: Color is My Love Language
July 5-30, 2022
Reception: July 7, 5:30-8pm
Gentry Warren (GWarren) is an acrylic and mixed media artist currently living in Pittsburg, KS.
“Color is My Love Language” is Gentry Warren’s premier show. Focused on how color and movement in tandem have become an integral part of the artist’s expressions of love to himself and others, this show will take you through a very colorful journey of an exploration of emotions. With pieces representing individuals throughout his life that have left lasting impacts, and others that explore balancing emotions to create harmony, the artist offers the viewer a glimpse into his own way of processing and expressing love and emotion in its purest form.
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