An exhibition featuring the work of six art education majors, coordinated by one of the program’s students, currently fills Brick City’s Cabot Gallery. Artists as Teachers is on view now through November 18 and is open for First Friday Art Walk November 4 from 6–9 p.m.
As the primary coordinator for the exhibition, art education senior Sidney Young has organized this collection of work with guidance from Gallery Director Jodi McCoy and art education professor Dr. Steve Willis. “The purpose of the Artists as Teachers exhibition is to show the audience some distinction between being an art teacher and an artist. As art education students, we take [classes in] a little bit of everything without really getting to pick out our area of specialty. . . I’m hoping this exhibition will help others to see that we do more than just teach,” Sidney shares.
The exhibition showcases the artwork of Bryan Kyser, Ashley Runge, Kailey Ryan, Leah Stichler, Jessica Winslow, and Sidney Young. The works featured are an array of mediums, including paintings, fiber works, ceramics, photography, and digital drawings.
Unlike the Students of Students exhibition, which highlights artwork created during an art education major’s time student teaching, Artists as Teachers is a chance for these students to share work from their personal creative practice. “I’m excited to be able to exhibit with my classmates. We’ve been in the program together for a while now and I’m excited to see the works they’ve chosen to put up in their spaces,” Sidney adds.
The Cabot Gallery is located in Brick City Building 3 at 215 West Mill Street, Springfield, Missouri, 65806. The gallery can be visited Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Call 417-837-2330 for additional details.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.