Scott McMahon's art in motion
How historical photography inspires moving sculptures
Scott McMahon uses found objects, old photography equipment and projector motors to create whimsical machines with a video, audio or photo component.
Looks can be deceiving
Local hyperrealism artist Dennis Murphy creates life-like works of art
Columbia artist Dennis Murphy works in the style of hyperrealism, crafting large-scale images so deep and vivid that they easily could be mistaken for a hi-res photos.
The creators behind the classes
Local artists enrich art-for-everyone environments
Three art instructors share glimpses inside their creative processes, upcoming projects and classes anyone can take.
MU landscape architect paints rural landscapes
John Glenn keeps his family history alive through art
When the buildings of the farm Glenn's family has owned and operated in Pratt, Kan., since 1908 began to fall into disarray, he knew that even if they could not be physically preserved, he could give them life within a frame.
NYC meets CoMo in PS Gallery's Winter Exhibit
East Coast grit meets Midwest charm at winter exhibit
Painter Emily Burns and mixed media artist Josh George can’t tell you what beauty is or what it means to have an ideal life. But in the Winter Exhibit at PS Gallery, these two artists encourage you to evaluate your own definitions against their work.
Columbia's newest public sculpture
Public art flowing into the Arts District
Tidal Murmur” was installed on Nov. 14 as part of the city’s Percent for Art program.
Artist uses glitter to illuminate inequality
All that glitters is not gold
Kara Brooks works with glitter, a medium she stumbled upon while helping a friend with a third-grade project. She doesn’t consider herself a glitter-loving person, but through her art she aims to make sense of racism.
See This: PS Gallery's Hallery
Featuring a series of monsters
This series of monsters is a collection that local artist Jessie Starbuck has found herself going back to since 2012.
In the Studio: Jessie Starbuck
Starbuck's inspiration is all over her walls
The layers of items in the studio mimic the layers of her artwork: a fanciful mix-and-match of pieces that somehow fit together.
The locals that revived Columbia's art scene
Kate Gunn, Lili Vianello and Joel Sager are Columbia's art allies
When it comes to revitalizing Columbia’s art scene, Kate Gunn, Lili Vianello and Joel Sager prove that three heads are better than one.
Local father-daughter duo create art in the same studio
Jenny McGee and Robert Hodgson share a love for art and a space for creating it.
These two artists work in close quarters. She paints with passion; he paints with pragmatism.
Student makes film stills into painted squares
Artist creates minimalist-inspired show
MU Master of Fine Arts student Eric Norby currently spends at least 20 hours per week in his studio at Bingham Commons. He is organizing paintings for his upcoming show in the MSA/GPC Craft Studio.
Twins create artistic quilts together from the first stitch
Karon Huggler and Sharon Pendergraft have identical passions for quilting
These twins are entwined with more than their identical genomes. Karon Huggler and Sharon Pendergraft have created quilts together from the first stitch.
Local artist creates tiny pieces of street art
Maggie Tripp hides her handcraft trinkets in Columbia alleyways
These miniature replicas of real-life items — a clothesline with white and blue garments, a red gum ball machine barely 2 inches high — are part of local artist Maggie Tripp’s collection of art installations she hides around downtown Columbia.
SPEAK empowers students through arts
Playwriting, poetry, rap and cartoon drawing express feelings about bullying
The goal of SPEAK is to convey to students that their voice matters, and they should feel safe expressing themselves.
World Naked Bike Ride inspired MU director of drawing's latest collection
World Naked Bike Ride inspires artist's collection of paintings
After Mark Langeneckert saw a naked cyclist, he found inspiration for his latest collection. “The people are having a good time, and they’re promoting what I consider is a good cause,” Langeneckert says.
Retiree India Marie Knowles creates bead-embroidered jewelry for fun
Knowles has crafted jewelry for more than 10 years
After retiring from her private practice as a counselor in 2002, Knowles turned her attention to her passion for art. Though she's been beading for 10 years, she started using the bead-embroidering technique only three years ago.
Two actors bring 18 characters to life in Tuna Does Vegas
Vegas, baby! Let's go to Arrow Rock
The cast of the stage production Tuna Does Vegas is not your average lineup. There are only two men, but a combination of costume changes, voice alterations and personality adaptations help them create an entire town’s worth of characters.
Artists trade projects for "Interpretations" experiment
Marriage of minds
The Columbia Art League is hosting “Interpretations,” the marriage of 40 visual artists and 40 literary artists in a union with an element of mystery.
Columbia resident sells handcrafted jewelry to support Brazilians
Nathalia Maduenho sells golden grass jewelery made by small-scale artisans
After she learned about the history and rarity of golden grass, Maduenho took it upon herself to become immersed in understanding its trade. She saw an opportunity to help Brazilian villages and decided to bring the distinctive jewelry to Columbia.