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A celebration of Mississippi’s rich musical heritage, A Cast of Blues features resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as framed photographs of blues artists by photographer Ken Murphy.
Featured musicians include B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ruth Brown, James Cotton, and Willie King.
The exhibition is fully accessible, and visitors are encouraged to touch the resin-cast masks. The masks and images tell the story of the hopes, sorrows, and triumphs of the men and women who lived and breathed the blues in Mississippi.
A Cast of Blues is curated by Chuck Haddix, music historian, author, radio personality and director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Sept. 11-Oct. 24.
The City of Cape Girardeau's first public art exhibit will open on Friday, April 4 and will consist of seven substantial pieces to be placed along the Broadway Corridor in downtown Cape Girardeau for a year, culminating in early April 2015. The seven artists are: Andy Arvantes, Mike Baur, Beth Nybeck, Dan Perry, Ben Pierce, Stephanie Sailer, and Chris Wubbena.
This large craft show is held annually in the West Plains Civic Center.
A wide range of vendors will be available at this year’s event, ranging from jewelry to woodworking and everything in between. The show consists of locally-made items from crafters throughout the area; no flea market items are allowed.
All proceeds go to youth-oriented projects in the area. Admission is $2 per day, children 14 and younger admitted free if accompanied by an adult.
Join us for the 44th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The craft fair takes place in the Osage Center and the Show Me Center, the weekend before Thanksgiving!
This is one of the largest craft fairs in the region, and we attract artisans and crafters from all over the Midwest. Each year we display over 300 different booths selling unique handmade items-perfect for the gift-giving spirit of the season! And last year we had over 12,000 shoppers!
Ticket prices are $5 on Saturday for both days and both locations; $3 on Sunday only for both locations.
The Jefferson City Cultural Arts Commission would like to extend a special invitation to the 4th Annual Wine and Design 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at The Village Square, originally Warwick Village. The evening will offer a wine tasting and pairing of hors d'oeuvres along with a unique art auction as well as artist’s booths, musical entertainers and more.
The cost is $10/ticket and proceeds will go to outdoor public art installations (Advance ticket purchase as Art Bazaar, Brew House and Carrie’s Hallmark).
An installation consisting of sculptures, sound and projected imagery related to live estate auctions is exhibited by Ariel Lavery of Murray, Kentucky, at the River Campus Art Gallery in the historic Seminary Building Room 106 at Southeast Missouri State University.
An artist talk is scheduled for 4 p.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 3 and a reception is scheduled for 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Oct. 3.
Transition Spaces 14.3 is an exhibition space devoted to the work of artists within 150 miles of Cape Girardeau. The works of Benjie Heu, a professor in the Department of Art, will be on display in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University. There will be an artist talk at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7.
Artist Bernard Perlin designed some of the most iconic American propaganda posters of World War II. As an artist-correspondent for Life and Fortune magazines, he sketched major military personnel and noted political figures. He accompanied commando missions into Nazi-occupied Greece, recorded the preparations for the final air war on Japan, and was aboard the USS Missouri for the formal Japanese surrender.
Upon his return to the United States, Perlin became a noted painter, with works now in the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and other major institutions. His illustrations appeared in popular magazines through the 1960s. Perlin continued to paint until his death in January 2014 at the age of 95.
Bernard Perlin: An Artist Goes to War is the first retrospective of Perlin's incredible work as a war artist. Join us for an exhibit of his work at the Kirksville Art Center November 7, 2014-January 3, 2015.
For more information on Bernard Perlin, visit www.BernardPerlin.com.
Join us for a celebration of Mississippi’s rich musical heritage during October’s First Fridays at the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
"A Cast of Blues" features resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as framed photographs of blues artists by photographer Ken Murphy. Featured musicians include B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ruth Brown, James Cotton, and Willie King.
"A Cast of Blues" is curated by Chuck Haddix, music historian, author, radio personality and director of the Marr Sound Archives at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Join us for a celebration of Mississippi’s rich musical heritage during September’s First Fridays at the Mid-America Arts Alliance.
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