Visual Art Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Talk on Tuesday’ Aug. 20

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Visual art will be the focus of the Aug. 20 installment in the “Talks on Tuesday” series in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Local artist Dave Carter will give the presentation from 7-9 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

During his lecture, Carter will provide artists a more concrete approach to their artwork and help friends and family better understand art and artists. Topics will include the purposes of art, philosophies, art history, reasons behind responses, symbolism and subliminal, and evaluating artwork.

Carter’s retrospective fine art exhibition “OPUS 68” is currently on display in the Museum and is an eclectic mix of genres, incorporating landmarks, portraits and abstracts. The exhibit will remain on display through Aug. 25.

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 “Talks on Tuesday” series takes place at 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays in the Crisp Museum. The talks consist of short, informational presentations and discussion sessions. For more information, semo.edu/museum/education.html.

Crisp Museum is located at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus at 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. For more information, email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260.

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