Story source: Lee Ann Woolery, 573-882-7547
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. – The University of Missouri Art on the Move outreach program comes to Bowling Green on April 2 when Jo Stealey, director of the MU School of Visual Studies, meets with local students and teachers to share stories of outstanding students and alumni, their art, their educational path at Mizzou and formative art careers.
Stealey is a nationally known artist working in mixed-media sculptures and collages using handmade paper. Joining Stealey will be Doris C. Agwu, director of engagement for MU’s College of Arts and Science. In her new position, Agwu will oversee existing programs like Art on the Move and will work closely with MU Extension and Engagement to develop new programming to promote community engagement and an inclusive culture.
An exhibition of artworks by MU alumna Samantha Edwards will be open to the public noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the art room at Bowling Green Middle School, 700 W. Adams St. Edwards, an emerging children’s book illustrator and author, received a BFA with an emphasis in drawing from MU and a master’s in library and information sciences from San Jose State University.
Established in 2017, the MU School of Visual Studies (SVS) merges four disciplines: art, art history, film studies and digital storytelling. The program aims to graduate future generations of outstanding critical thinkers, inventive problem solvers and makers of conscientious, well-crafted art.
The School of Visual Studies (SVS) brings the academic resources of the University to Missouri to communities through collaborative engagements such as the Art on the Move outreach program, in which SVS students and alumni share their art with people across the state. Art on the Move provides hands-on professional career-building opportunities for SVS students and alumni, and plays an instrumental part in recruiting the next generation of SVS students. For more information, visit svs.missouri.edu.
The exhibit and presentation are available through a partnership of the MU School of Visual Studies, MU Extension and the Bowling Green R-1 School District.
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“Coraline” by Samantha Edwards. Watercolor and colored pencil, 2018.
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Cutline: “Coraline” by Samantha Edwards. Watercolor and colored pencil, 2018.