Skip to Main Navigation | Skip to Content

University Relations

University of Central Missouri
Administration 302
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
Fax: 660-543-4943


Gallery of Art and Design Host Exhibit by Neva Wood

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 12, 2009) – The UCM of Art and Design will host a faculty exhibition by watercolor artist Neva Wood Feb. 17-March 14. Wood is professor of art and former chair of the Department of Art and Design.

Linens on Linen by Neva Wood
"Linens on Linen" by Neva Wood

Series Examines Relationships

Wood will exhibit an introspective series of 14 works examining the relationships of mother, sister, daughter, aunt, and daughters-in-law. The primary works are oil-based reflections on a specific linen, incorporating Wood’s artistic talent with painting and fibers. A secondary set of watercolors are companion works relating to each oil painting.

Wood’s studies explore her artistic talents in both opaque painting and watercolor, which have given her the opportunity to exhibit her work nationally, with juried shows in Los Angeles, Muncie, Ind., and Omaha, Neb., as well as across Missouri.

Reception Planned for Feb. 28

The public is invited to attend a reception honoring Wood at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the gallery. Those attending may meet the artist and enjoy a discussion of her work.

Wood received Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts degrees from UCM and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

For More Information

The UCM Gallery of Art and Design is located in the UCM Art Center, 217 E. Clark St. The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Admission is free, and groups are welcome. For more information about upcoming exhibits, contact Jeremy Mikolajczak, gallery director, at 660-543-4498.