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Gallery of Art and Design

217 Clark Street Art Center Room 215B
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4498


Current Exhibitions

October 7 - 31, 2014

Pradip Malde, The Third Heaven, Photographs from Haiti 2006-2012
Melissa Wilkinson, ABMASTERS,
aka the Abstract Masterworks Series
Process Work!,
Featuring illustrations and process works by over 50 illustrators.


Pradip Malde, The Third Heaven: The series of photographs deals with the environment, population and development, water and food, health and education, and transparent and sustained government of Haiti. Malde visited campus for a public lecture at 3 p.m. on October 7th and met with students of art and design.

Melissa Wilkinson, ABMASTERS: This series of paintings relates to Wilkinson's interest in dichotomies: obscuring and revealing, attraction and repulsion, good and evil, the past and the present. She appropriates imagery from a variety of sources in order to develop a pastiche that fractures the conventional male gaze and positions art historical models as both subject and spectacle. Wilkinson chooses to dismantle epic narratives from the past to create a schizophrenic perspective. The images break from their original sources into fragments, creating a complex visual experience that both irritates and seduces.

The romantic process of painting allows her to meditate on issues of gender, identity construction and beauty. Though the paintings are initially conceived of using digital processes, they are made employing traditional techniques borrowed from the old masters. In doing so, Wilkinson endeavors to uphold these painting processes while dismantling the elitism with which they are often associated. Public Lecture: October 22 at 3 p.m. in the UCM Gallery of Art & Design

Process Work! presented by the University of Central Missouri
BFA Studio Art Illustration Program and the Gallery of Art & Design:
Featuring illustrations and process works by over 50 illustrators. Works on exhibit have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Anthropologie, GQ, Scientific American Magazine, The Atlantic, and myriad of other publications.


October 25th, 2014


The Gallery of Art and Design and the UCM Art Education program at the University of Central Missouri will host Gallery Kids from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., October 25th, in the gallery located at 217 E. Clark in Warrensburg, Mo.

Kids ages 5-12 are invited to tour the current exhibitions, explore mini-museums by UCM students of Art Education, and create our own collages! Each student participating will leave with his or her own collage, created with the assistance of UCM art education students.

Enrollment is open on a first come, first served basis, with the class limited to 20. There is no charge for the event.

"Our Gallery Kids events have been hugely popular," said Christian Cutler, gallery director ."We created Gallery Kids as a way to reach out to the community in an effort to bring more community members into the UCM's Gallery of Art and Design, which is a wonderful space to experience regional, national and international visual art and design."

Cutler added that gallery exhibits change every three to four weeks. In addition to Gallery Kids, the galleries will be open for visitors. Currently on display is Melissa Wilkinson's painting series, ABMASTERS; Pradip Malde's photography from Haiti entitled THIRD HEAVEN; and PROCESS WORK! curated by Professor of Art, John Malta.

For more information, or to register, click here or contact Cutler at 660-543-4498 or

Gallery admission is free and groups are welcome.

Gallery Kids