Area Art Educators Showcasing Their Work in Exhibit

VP-Art-NotableQuotablesCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 25, 2016 – Art teachers in the region will showcase their talents by displaying their artwork in an Art Educators’ Exhibition Feb. 7-25 in the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Art Gallery.

The exhibit coincides with the “Exhibiting Excellence: 38th Annual High School Art Exhibition in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum. “Exhibiting Excellence” highlights the artistic talents of high school juniors and seniors in Illinois and southeast Missouri.

Carol Horst, instructor in the Southeast Department of Art hosts the Art Educators’ Exhibition.

Two receptions for the Art Educators’ Exhibit are planned for 5-7 p.m. Feb. 5 and noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 7.

“Every February, one of the faculty members from the Department of Art at Southeast Missouri State University is given the opportunity to put on an exhibition in the River Campus Art Gallery. Some faculty exhibit their own artwork while others have organized group shows,” said Justin Miller, Gallery coordinator. “This year, Carol Horst, instructor of art education, chose to display the artwork of southeast Missouri art educators. This show is an important reminder that these teachers are both educators and artists in their own right.”

About 30 area art teachers from the southeast Missouri region are expected to showcase their work. The artwork displayed will be diverse, including but not limited to ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing and mixed media.

This is the first year for this exhibition. It is curated by Horst, who also coordinates the Annual High School Art Exhibition at Southeast Missouri State University.

For additional information on River Campus Art Gallery exhibitions, visit http://semo.edu/art/rcgallery.html.

The River Campus Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the historic River Campus Seminary Building in Room 106.

River Campus Art Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-7 p.m. on First Fridays. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Justin Miller at rcgallerycoordinator@semo.edu or (573) 651-2865.