Portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., created by students of the MSU Department of Art and Design, will be on display at Springfield-Branson National Airport throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. A free public reception will be held at in the airport terminal lobby on Thursday, February 9 from 5–7 p.m. to honor these artists, as well as those participating in the Sky Gallery’s Arts Council Juried Members Show, which runs through March 12. Sample Famous Dave’s BBQ, winner of over 500 local and national awards (located on South Campbell near Sam’s), and enjoy singing and spoken word from the Washington Ave. Church Choir from 5:45–6:30.
Over 45 works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, collage, photography, clay, and stone were selected for the Arts Council Juried Members Show, with all work available for purchase. A portion of all sales will benefit the non-profit Arts Council.
The featured SRAC artists who were selected to exhibit several works of art are Kate Baird, Elizabeth Chapman, Stephanie Cramer, Alicia Farris, Mary Hamilton, James Heck, Carla Stine, Jane Troup and Sharon Warren.
Additional SRAC artists who have individual pieces represented in the show include Kat Allie, Brian Condon, Teresa Dilsaver, Amber Dougan, Dee Giles, Deby Gilley, Becky Golubski, Jane Huggins, Ann Meese, Susan Neese, Hue Parnell, Marla Parnell, Janelle Patterson, John Payne, Teri Pearman, Karen Schneider, Kathleen Self, Paula St. James and Linda Teeter.
Artwork for the exhibition was selected by members of the SRAC visual arts committee from the SRAC Artist Registry, an online digital portfolio displaying work by member artists. The Artist Registry is a resource for people who would like to purchase original art. Galleries and other professionals have inquired about artwork being available for exhibitions in their businesses.
Sky Gallery is a network of display areas within the reception area of the airport including the freestanding ArtPort designed and built by Drury Architecture students and faculty. The Gallery, which is located in the lobby of the airport terminal, is open 24 hours a day. Visitors can park free in the short-term lot for 30 minutes.
To learn more about the SRAC and the Artist Registry please contact the SRAC at 417-862-2787(ARTS) or visit SpringfieldArts.org.