‘Interwoven: The Lives and Roles of Women’ Opens Aug. 6 in Crisp Museum


“Interwoven: The Lives and Roles of Women” by Jean Rissover opens Aug. 6, in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

An opening reception is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 19. Admission is free. Face coverings and social distancing are encouraged.

Rissover’s art is mostly narrative and her focus is mainly women. There are no models or photos, rather her paintings have their roots in people she’s known or seen somewhere and in their stories of people she has encountered. The characters who populate the paintings are never representations of specific individuals or situations. The characters she paints live in her head, and act out their lives there.

“I capture something about the human condition, especially, but not exclusively, the lives of women,” Rissover said.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month.