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July 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Avant Art
Springfield, Missouri is home to a vibrant artistic community. This exhibition highlights and celebrates the creativity of our community focusing on artists living and working in the many neighborhoods that make up our city. This exhibition not only concentrates on the artists on display but also their neighborhoods and what it means to live and work creatively in Springfield.
The exhibit will rotate every six months; the second exhibition features work by nine artists from four neighborhoods located in City Council Zone 2 and will run through October 14, 2018.
July 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries
This exhibition will trace Rose O'Neill's work in all media and will feature 150 works from a number of public and private collections including the Springfield Art Museum, the Huntington Library and Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Bonniebrook Home and Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. The exhibit will include illustrations, rarely seen paintings, drawings, archival documents, personal effects, and smaller sculpture. A fully illustrated catalog will bring new research to the topic, featuring several guest essays. Curated by Sarah Buhr, Curator of Art at the Springfield Art Museum.
July 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries
Organized in 1962 by the Springfield Art Museum, this national, annual juried exhibition aims to attract the best in contemporary American watermedia and strives to exhibit work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium. This is the 57th exhibition of "Watercolor USA." This year's exhibition is judged by Kelly Kane, former Editor-in-Chief of "Watercolor Artist" magazine. "Watercolor USA" awards approximately $20,000 in cash prizes and possible Museum purchase awards. Additional cash awards generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.