‘Arts Reach,’ ‘Painting with the Elderly’ Pieces Go on Display Aug. 7

Art Academy quiltStudent art works from Southeast Missouri State University’s Art Academy “Art Reach” and “Painting with the Elderly” workshops will be on display at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, beginning Aug. 7 in downtown Cape Girardeau.

An opening reception is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Aug. 7 in conjunction with the First Friday with the Arts series. The exhibit will be on display at 32 N. Main Street through Aug. 29. The Arts Council is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

The Art Academy summer workshops are engaging and creative experiences in a wide variety of media for ages 6 to adult held in Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Art studios. “Art Reach” sessions are afterschool art programs designed to empower underserved students ages 6- 15 at four different locations in the community. “Painting with the Elderly” are exploratory workshops at five retirement centers.

Art Academy 2015creative creatureThis year’s exhibit will include students’ work in ceramics, felted and mixed media sculptures, gelli, foam, lithography prints, watercolor and acrylic paintings, collages and drawings.  In addition, the Art Reach students created a collaborative sculpture, mosaic mural and quilt. Following the exhibit, the mosaic mural will be donated to The Bridge, and the quilt will be donated to the Women’s Safe House.

For more information, please contact Carol Horst, coordinator, at chorst@semo.edu.