Mikey Yates paints from images of the past, sharing his memories with the world. Mikey Yates is in his final year at the University of Colorado Boulder working on a Painting and Drawing MFA. After graduating from Missouri State with a BFA in Art, painting emphasis, he sought out another degree saying "I just wanted more time to paint and make stronger work." In the past year … [Read more...] about Painting Alumni Showcases Work across the Country
Music and art both breed connection and fuel the imagination. Brianna Bass, abstract painter, combines these special forms of expression to create melodic paintings built through the harmony between music and color which are on view at Brick City Gallery. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Brianna has constructed an intricate process using more than just visual concepts to … [Read more...] about Just a few days left to experience Chromaphone!
Amanda Smith, new assistant professor in the Art + Design Department, is expanding the relationship between painting, quilting, and other mediums; plus, allowing students to see the breadth of creative possibilities within and beyond her work. Through her redefinition of preconceived notions of painting, she creates an environment for students that values and encourages the … [Read more...] about Art + Design New Faculty Feature: Amanda Smith
Open from January 29 to March 2, 2019, this exhibition will feature two local favorites, photographer Julie Blackmon's Midwest Materials in the west gallery and painter Jane Troup's show Fauna and Flora in the east gallery. Come to the reception February 1, 6 – 8:30 pm to celebrate: free and open to the pubic, with event parking available in lots 45 and 46 on Mill Street … [Read more...] about Spring exhibition at Brick City Galleries to feature local artists Jane Troup and Julie Blackmon
When Ainura Ashirova arrived at Missouri State to pursue her Master of Fine Arts, she'd already established herself as an effective arts administrator. She'd spent many years working for the British Council in her native Kazakhstan. "I traveled to London often," she said, "and I was a very successful arts manager." Ainura also worked with the United States Embassy and … [Read more...] about Ainura: artist and traveler