Jim Strozier moves from surrealist art to multimedia
Local artist turns his doodles into masterpieces
He used to get in trouble in school for doodling, but Jim Strozier has turned that pastime into his passion. He has even begun creating music videos and album artwork for a hard rock band.
See This: Arts & Drafts
Local galleries will feature craft beers to raise money
The debut event will help raise money for the newly formed Columbia Arts Foundation.
James J. Froese exhibit at Montminy Art Gallery
Award-winning artist’s work open to the public once again
The James J. Froese Memorial Exhibit is both a celebration and a remembrance of Froese and his work, which has not been exhibited publicly in more than 20 years.
Joel Hathaway dances with Missouri Contemporary Ballet
Hathaway performs as the Caterpillar
(Web Exclusive) In Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s first full-length performance, Joel Hathaway will play the Caterpillar from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Hallsville cloggers bring new rhythm to mid-Missouri
Hometown Cloggers classes teach American dance form to students of all ages
Hometown Cloggers teaches a dance that is truly American. Formed in 2008, it’s the only clogging group in the Columbia area that teaches moves from the 1700s with a modern twist.
PS:Gallery owners to leave Columbia
Jennifer Perlow and Chris Stevens are headed to Denver and leaving behind a legacy
Perlow and Stevens opened their fine art gallery in April 2006, and the pair has presented more than 30 exhibits from about 200 local, regional and national artists. Their leadership has helped to grow the art community in Columbia.
Local art show raises money for Rainbow House
Homegrown Art Show features the work of 23 artists
Lindsay Lewis, Homegrown Art Show co-creator, hopes the event will create a wider understanding of the impact of child abuse and youth homelessness on the community.
The Green exhibit explores the definition of "green"
Various artists show their green work at Columbia Art League
Artists and art enthusiasts gather to view the gallery opening for Green at Columbia Art League. Green is the final installment of the color exhibit series.
Jack Eads photographs the world’s subjects
Rocheport photographer finds inspiration both locally and abroad
Eads' work depicts a wide range of subjects, including Buddhist monks in Myanmar, his acres of wildflowers in Rocheport and a mosque in Egypt. His photographs are displayed in Columbia art galleries and businesses.
Independent Actors Theatre prepares for its season finale
Discover how a local theater troupe prepares for its Eastside Tavern show
Producing Distant Music has been challenging. Trials have included a surprising casting decision, the creation of props for a nontheater setting and controversial religious themes, but the troupe of actors has worked to overcome the obstacles.
Future remains uncertain for Talking Horse Productions
Artistic director Ed Hanson hopes to find audience for local theater company
Local actor and director Ed Hanson hopes for the success of his theater company. He dreams of a future where he doesn’t rely on Elvis to pay the bills.
MU alumni showcase works at Life & Literature Performance Series
Sharrell Luckett, Matt Fotis and Emilie Sabath will share their performance and video pieces
Three MU theatre alumni share original works. Two of the pieces are inspired by personal experiences and the third is a narrative video installation.
See This: Let Them Eat Art
Art never tasted so good
Chefs from 10 local restaurants will make tapas-style dishes based on selected pieces from the “Edible” exhibition of food-related art.
Missourians delve into pysanky egg decoration
Missouri artists find art in an eggshell
Pysanky artists apply wax designs on eggs with a tool called a kistka, which is like a stencil with a funnel attached. The effect is eggciting.
Columbia photographer finds beauty in ordinary places
Tony Irons' work was featured at the 2013 True/False Film Fest and in ELLE Décor
A Columbia photographer finds beauty in what others find ordinary. His success stems from a healthy balance of the aesthetic and technical elements of his craft.
Local letterpress company 1canoe2 turns hobby into a full-time career
Business partners and friends Karen Shryock, Carrie Shryock and Beth Snyder make art a vocation
After starting in the corner of a barn, the three women of 1canoe2 have turned their letterpressing hobby into a full-time business, with products sold around the world.
Art of Food fundraiser brings local art galleries and food vendors together
The event benefits the North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market
Together, venues will open their doors to support a night full of local art, food and music to benefit the North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market.
Morgan Hobbs explores sense of self through pastels
Local artist exhibits at the Women in the Arts gallery show
(Web Exclusive) Local artist Morgan Hobbs takes viewers on a journey of her own self-exploration with her piece called “Sequitur” at the 2013 Women in the Arts gallery show.
Keith Crown's watercolors offer a new twist on the American West
Crown's exhibit at the Museum of Art and Archaeology was inspired by the landscapes of Taos
Already nationally and internationally known for his watercolor paintings, Crown moved to Columbia permanently in 1983. Local artists have embraced his style of watercolor, which involves abstract landscapes and historical landmarks.
Columbia theater festival spotlights female playwrights
Four women were chosen from 400 submission to have their plays performed at The Bridge
The three-day short Women’s Play Festival celebrates the work of four female playwrights who will see their plays performed by local actors.