One of the glories of art is how it outlives us. You now have the chance of a lifetime–of more than a lifetime!–to have your portrait, or a family member’s portrait, painted in oil by a world class artist.
Steelville Arts Council’s Artist in Residence for the month of August is internationally-known artist Henryk Ptasiewicz. Henryk will be the featured artist in an exhibition at Gallery Zeke on Main Street in Steelville, entitled “Go Figure,” opening on August 8th.
During each August afternoon, Henryk will be painting oil portraits, either in the gallery or at the Evans House on Main Street in Steelville. Henryk prefers to paint portraits from real life, but can also paint from photographs. He paints in a realistic manner with an impressionist style.
Stop by Gallery Zeke, or email email@example.com, to make an appointment with the artist. Prices start at $175 for a 16″ by 24″ portrait. There are examples of other sizes and prices at Gallery Zeke. You may also like to have a look at some of Henryk’s portraits online here. An oil portrait makes a wonderful gift that will last a lifetime or many future lifetimes. Don’t miss this great opportunity.
Ceramic Artist Speaker Series Each Saturday July 11 – August 1st 3:00pm Free and open to the Public!
GALLERY ZEKE 106 Main Steelville MO
Dan Anderson July 11th
Dan Anderson is currently a full-time studio artist following 32 years of teaching ceramics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He now holds the rank of Professor Emeritus. Dan’s work is in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States and internationally. “My artwork, an amalgam of vessel and industrial artifact, is full of irony- handsome replicas of man made objects, soft clay renderings of metal objects aged and impotent reminders of a once powerful age.”
Wayne Higby July 18th
Wayne Higby is known for his inventive use of Raku earthenware, and his many contributions to ceramic education. The American Craft Museum considers him a “visionary of the American Crafts Movement” and recognized him as one of seven artists who are “genuine living legends representing the best of American artists in their chosen medium.”
Bede ClarkeJuly 25th
Bede Clarke has been a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri since 1992. He received his Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa and a BFA from Eckerd College. Bede’s work is found in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Clarke exhibits worldwide, recently at: Yingge Ceramics Museum 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, and, Arvada Center for Fine Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO.
Jamie Zane Smith August 1st
Jamie Zane Smith is a full time ceramic artist of Wyandot descent living in the Missouri Ozarks. His Work has been shown throughout the country and internationally.
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