Museum Offering Education Programs on Portrait Art


by News Bureau on Thursday, Sep. 06, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 6, 2012 – The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will be hosting educational programs highlighting portrait art this month.

The first program, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, will teach participants what to look for in a face to make a likeness using lines and contrast. The program on Tuesday, Sept. 18, will focus on using geometric elements, color value and gradients to create form. A program on Tuesday, Sept. 25, will focus on creating a realistic look with skin tone changes in light and shadow.

Each session will have programs geared toward adults and children respectively. Adult programs begin at 10 a.m. and last two hours, and youth programs are offered at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. and last one hour. The programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and preregistration is required.

Crisp Museum currently has two exhibits on display involving portraits.  “Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection” highlights Black portraiture.  “Transition Spaces 12.2” features local artist Malcolm McCrae, who specializes in air brush. Both exhibits will be on display until Oct. 21.

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