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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 10, 2011) – The University of Central Missouri’s Gallery of Art and Design will the host the first exhibition of the season as Summer Exhibition I opens Thursday, May 19 and runs through June 17.
Exhibits will feature the annual exhibit of works by the Mid-Missouri Artists and area artists Teresa Dirks and Janice Hargrave. An opening reception is planned for 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the Main Gallery as part of Warrensburg Main Street’s monthly “3rdsdays in the ‘Burg” celebration, with a special performance by the New Century Dulcimer Ensemble.
"Likelihood" by Teresa Dirks
In the Main Gallery, works on display by members of Mid-Missouri Artists will feature paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and mixed media. Founded in 1970, Mid-Missouri Artists encourages area artists in their creative endeavors, fostering, promoting and advancing the existing cultural and educational organizations in Mid-Missouri. MMA serves artists in Johnson, Lafayette, Henry and Pettis counties.
On exhibit in the Outer Gallery, works by Warrensburg artist Teresa Dirks transfer energy and explore color through the use of graphics, fibers and acrylic. Dirks’ mixed media on canvas work, “Tide of Fate,” was included in the prestigious Missouri 50 exhibit at the 2010 Missouri State Fair, and it was selected to be the image for the 2011 Missouri Arts Award invitation, poster and program.
Works by area artist Janice Hargrave will be on display in Gallery 115. Hargrave has gained acclaim for her work in ceramics, colored pencil drawing and acrylic painting, in addition to sculpture. He art has been exhibited nationally and internationally at juried shows, and she is well-known for her presence at local, state and regional exhibitions in Missouri. Her work reflects her values – family, faith, memories and the beauty of everyday objects. She is a spring 2011 graduate of UCM with a degree in art education and ceramics.
The UCM Gallery of Art and Design is open to the public, free of charge, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the summer months. Groups are welcome. To learn more about the UCM Gallery of Art and Design, including upcoming exhibits, contact the gallery staff at 660-543-4498.