Catherine Armbrust displays at Craft Studio show
Catherine Armbrust uses familiar children’s toys and pop culture symbols in her work at the Women in the Arts gallery show
(Web Exclusive) Catherine Armbrust displays her pop culture-inspired artwork at the Women in the Arts gallery show. Her artwork, a costume, uses stuffed unicorns, pompoms and googly eyes to represent childhood materialism.
Art installations guide at the True/False Film Festival
Local and national artists display work at the festival's 10th anniversary
Movies aren't the only thing to see during True/False Film Festival. Venues in Columbia feature many art installations during the 10th anniversary of the festival.
Fantasy stage makeup taught at PACE Youth Theatre
Local youth theater teaches stage makeup techniques to students
Some people consider fantasy makeup a dying art. However, PACE Youth Theatre teaches the art to young artists while practicing for Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.
Women in the Arts gallery provides a platform for female artists
Local gallery focuses on art created by women
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Women in the Arts gallery show. It will feature 27 pieces from artists in and outside of the Columbia and MU communities.
John Wehmer unveils collection
Wehmer's abstract expressionism collection is on display after 40 years in storage
Missouri native, John Wehmer, painted in the abstract expressionist style during its popularity in large cities such as New York City. He put his pieces in storage to be unveiled 40 years later.
See This: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
A new Stephens College play provides an alternative look at the iconic Apple founder
In a four-person ensemble, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs critiques how the Apple empire shapes daily lives.
In the Studio: Sarah Goodnow
Sarah Goodnow's source of inspiration is just a few steps away
Sarah Goodnow creates intricate pen-and-ink drawings inspired by nature at her in-home studio.
Spring Preview: On Stage
Spring Preview: Arts
Global Mamas, a fair-trade project, profits women in Ghana
Global Mamas gives financial independence to third-world artisans
Global Mamas, based in Ghana, helps women earn wage through sewing, batik cloth dyeing and other creative trades. Profits from craft sales improve the artisans' quality of life, allowing them to go to school and build new houses.
Bobby Lockhart, Columbia artist, turns wood into art
Artist transforms wood, while preserving the natural beauty
Columbia artist Bobby Lockhart, owner of Within the Bark, started out giving his art as presents. He now displays his work at Artlandish Gallery. Discovering what's under the bark gives Lockhart a glimpse of the past.
Make This: Finger-knit scarf
Two items needed: yarn and your hand
No extra tools necessary to make this scarf.Use six steps and five fingers to get one warm neck.
In the studio: James Calvin
Look inside artist James Calvin's studio where unsorted items become art
Although James Calvin's artwork is fraught with representations and criticisms of the human experience, he realizes he is very much a part of it.
See This: End of Days
The MU Museum of Art and Archeology hosts an exhibit about the Mayan calendar
In recognition of the supposed apocalypse, the MU Museum of Art and Archeology is hosting its End of Days exhibit that addresses the real meaning of the notorious long count calendar, which was created to record the dynastic history of its rulers, not to predict the end of life on Earth.
Nicholas Syracuse's photographic travels
Toting a camera, one artist travels cross country and stops in Columbia
Traveler and photographer Nicholas Syracuse journeyed all over the country. He visited Columbia on Oct. 21 and found inspiration and car trouble in The District.
An unconventional Nutcracker
The GreenHouse Theatre Project celebrates one year
The GreenHouse Theatre Project, which consists of two co-directors, Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri and Emily Adams, is preparing for its third production. Since December 2011, GreenHouse has undertaken two productions, A Christmas Carol and Macbeth.
Made in Columbia: Another Half-Eaten Sandwich
Local artist Christine Cover creates interesting cards
Cover, a 24-year-old MU graduate student, wanted to stay involved with art while taking education classes. She was inspired by a blog to start a postcard-making business. Cover was trying to pick a moniker, so she scrolled through a text conversation thread until she saw the phrase, “Another Half-Eaten Sandwich.”
Rock Bridge high school packs two plays into one night
One-act versions of Helen and Tartuffe explore love and religion
Transitioning between two shows on stage in under a minute isn’t something normally done in a high school play. It involves a lot of set shuffling and quick costume changes. However, to condense Moliere’s Tartuffe and Euripides’ Helen, two full-length plays, into one 90-minute show, a fast shift is essential.
Art therapy benefits individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia
MU Museum of Art and Archaeology partners with Adult Day Connection in Healing Arts Program
About once a month, Ingrid Headley gives a specialized tour to groups from MU Adult Day Connection, an adult day health care center in Columbia. The tours are a form of art therapy, a way for people with memory problems to spark their creativity and to reignite their cognitive abilities.
Columbia hosts its first antique market
Andrea Jones finds stories and lessons in antique items
As a child, Jones helped her mother at antique shows and went to farm auctions with her grandparents. Jones, 63, now brings her eye for the aged and authentic to gather pieces for her own collection. Her finds include furniture, glassware, etchings and centuries-old toys.