Artists with Work in ‘Zeuxis Reflections’ Speaking May 4 at River Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 23, 2012 – Three still life artists with pieces in “Zeuxis: Reflections” will give a talk May 4 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The artists, Temma Bell, Ruth Miller and Megan Williamson, who have pieces in the Zeuxis exhibition, will speak at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the exhibit from 4-8 p.m. Bell, a painter born in New York City, currently lives on a farm in Delhi, N.Y., where she continues to paint landscapes (both interior and exterior), friends, family and animals. She frequently travels to Iceland, where she has been painting the landscape for more than 40 years. She shows her work at the Bowery Gallery in New York City.

Miller, a painter of still life and landscape, lives and works in Washington Depot, Conn. Although working occasionally from memory, the artist paints mostly from observation. For her, no two cabbages or two pitchers are alike; each object has its unique and formal presence, with attention paid to the way forms press against each other and shape the space around them. Miller is represented by the Lohin Geduld Gallery in New York. Williamson is a still life and landscape painter living in Chicago, Ill. Williamson looks for a combination of beauty, complexity and simplicity in her subject matter. Her work emerges from a modernist and cubist understanding of space, light and construction. Her influences include Matisse, Morandi, Pollack, Islamic tile patterns, Bonnard, Braque and her friend, mentor and teacher Nicolas Carone.

The exhibit will be on display May 1 through June 30. Admission is free.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Mo. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10-4 p.m. on weekends. Museum summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday beginning May 14. For more information, call (573) 651-2260.