Crisp Museum Hosts Artist Lecture and Demo, Partners with Local Art Studios


sahlidonThe Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is partnering with the Lynn Lancaster Art Studio in Sikeston, Missouri, and the Gravel Hill School of Art, located in Burfordville, Missouri, to host American artist Don Sahli Sept. 30-Oct. 5.

Sahli’s work echoes the Russian Impressionists. Brilliant colors convey the emotion and atmosphere of his very first attraction to a subject. Sahli began as a self-taught painter in his teens. He is represented by galleries and in private collections across the United States and internationally. He prolifically produces large studio pieces and plein air works and is commissioned for public and corporate art.

An artist talk and demo will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Lynn Lancaster Art Studio, 113 W. Malone in Sikeston. Sahli will explore the color and temperature of his art and their importance in enhancing a painting’s scene and subject. Registration is $25, and can be paid at the event. For more information, call (573) 380-3801.

A painters workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1-3 at the Gravel Hill School of Art, 160 Route U in Burfordville. Sahli, using his techniques with color, temperature and value, will guide participants in capturing the essence of the subject, whether it is still life or plein air. Tuition is $400, and a $100 registration deposit is due Sept. 17. To register, mail the participant’s name, address, contact phone and email information, and the deposit or full tuition to P.O. Box 269, Oran, Missouri, 63771. For more information, call (573) 262-2374.

A lecture by Sahli titled ‘A Plein Air Painter’s Journey’ will be held at the Crisp Museum Oct. 5 from noon-3 p.m. Sahli will discuss his journey as a self-taught painter and the impact plein air techniques have had on his art and career. Admission is $10 for the public, payable at the event. Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a valid Redhawks ID for admission.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email