Arts Council Displaying Southeast Summer Art Academy Student Artwork


Student artworks from Southeast Missouri State University’s Art Academy workshops will be on display Aug. 3-28 at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and Visual Arts Cooperative, located at 16 N. Spanish Street.

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host an opening reception on the First Friday, Aug. 3, from 5-9 p.m.

This year, the Summer Art Academy featured an extensive list of workshops under the guidance of experienced and highly qualified art instructors and art professors. Students in art education also assisted with the workshops. The 19 classes included: Children’s Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 3D Design, as well as courses focused on needle felting, basketry, bookmaking and jewelry. Classes for adults were also provided, and those pieces will be displayed at the Arts Council’s exhibit as well.

“The summer Art Academy encourages students to develop their ideas through exploration, creative problem solving, visual thinking, and critical thinking strategies, all of which are valued in our contemporary culture,” said Carol Horst, instructor and area head of the Art Education Department at Southeast.

In addition to the workshops held at the River Campus, works from Art Reach participants at Jefferson Elementary School, as well as paintings created at Life Care Center, will also be on display at the Art Academy exhibit. The Young Potter and Children’s Ceramics student work will be available for pick-up on Friday, Aug. 3, from 5–8 p.m., at the Ceramics Studio, located at 835 Broadway, on the corner of Pacific and Broadway.

The Visual Arts Cooperative will debut new works in their gallery space, and window exhibitors for August will be Jim Serrett and Jean Rissover.

Join other arts patrons and supporters in welcoming the participants of the 2018 Summer Art Academy. Both galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.