Local Artist Dave Carter to Lead ‘Intermediate Oil Painting’ Workshop at Crisp Museum


The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting an “Intermediate Oil Painting with Dave Carter” workshop Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6-9 p.m.

During these workshops, taught by local artist Dave Carter, participants will create 18-by-24-inch non-portrait artworks using a source photograph. Carter will point out their strengths, weaknesses and potential difficulties in composition. Throughout the classes, participants will become familiar with art terms, materials and techniques.

“On the one hand, I enjoy producing traditional paintings of land and seascapes, portraits and wildlife — surface considerations of what is pleasant to the eye and comforting to the spirit,” Carter said. “On the other hand, I am moved by a desire to produce larger, abstracted works of strident colors and bold design — efforts to tickle the eye and stimulate the soul with something unexpected.”

A preregistration fee of $25 for ages 18 and above is due by Aug. 28. Supplies are required. To register, visit https://semo.edu/museum/ and click “Enroll in Classes.”

Carter received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with concentrations in painting, ceramics and photography from Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri. He served as graphics manager for a sign company from 1996 to 2010. In February 2011, he and his wife, Sally, opened “dave’s studio—Visual Art Services,” which offers artwork, art supplies and art classes. The Carters moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in summer 2014.

Carter has been featured in solo exhibitions in galleries across Missouri, including Sedalia’s City Hall Gallery, the Hannibal Arts Council, the Reynolds County Museum, the Margaret Harwell Art Museum, the Cape Girardeau County History Center, Altenburg’s Lutheran Heritage Center Museum, the Sikeston Depot Museum and Jefferson City’s Capital Arts Gallery. Additionally, his artwork has been featured in Missouri Department of Conservation Nature Centers in Cape Girardeau, Kirkwood, Kansas City, Jefferson City and Ste. Genevieve.

Carter is a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands; member of the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri; and co-chair of the Visual Arts Cooperative Cape Girardeau, Ste. Genevieve Artist Guild and Art St. Louis.

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 5 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. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email museum@semo.edu.