Crisp Museum to Host ‘Jeanie Eddleman: Transition Spaces Series 10.2’

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Sept. 14, 2010 – The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will host “Jeanie Eddleman: Transition Spaces Series 10.2” on the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus starting Sept. 17.

An opening reception will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. The reception is open to the public and will feature a gallery talk by the artist at 5 p.m., followed by a book signing.

Eddleman, a Cape Girardeau native, is known for creating detailed pencil drawings of buildings in southeast Missouri, rendered from historic photographs.  She is drawn to these places because of their architecture and nostalgia.

The displayed series consists of 29 drawings from her “Remember When” series.

“Her drawings of the historic structures of southeast Missouri are valuable resources for everyone who has an interest in this region,” said Dr. Frank Nickell, director of the Center for Regional History at Southeast. “She shows us where we have been.”

Recently, Eddleman published two books, Images of Bollinger County in 2009 and Shadows of Cape Girardeau County Yesteryears in 2010. In addition, she created a series of calendars of southeast Missouri. Her works are in collections in 27 states and nine foreign countries.

Eddleman earned her bachelor’s degree in commercial art, printing and business and a certification in art education from Southeast Missouri State University. She taught art for grades K-12 in Zalma, Mo., for 27 years.

The exhibit will remain on display through Nov. 21.

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-Friday, and 1-4 p.m. on weekends. For additional information, e-mail museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.