Meramec Regional Art Exhibit

Nov 5, 2001

Meramec Regional Art Exhibit and Reception at St. Louis World Trade Center

Brewer Science, Inc. of Rolla, MO, is proud to announce that it is co-presenting an art exhibit at the World Trade Center in Clayton, Missouri with the help of the World Trade Center and Art St. Louis. The exhibit is on display until November 30, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 AM until 5 PM and features works from many Meramec regional artists.

The public is invited to a reception on November 8, 2001 from 5: 30 PM until 7:30 PM at the lobby of the World Trade Center at 121 South Meramec, Clayton, MO. Refreshments will include wine and sparkling grape juices from the Meramec Vineyard.
 The exhibit has a wide array of work and features the work of many talented artists. Visitors will find the work of the following artists:

Sue Stormes, a Rolla, MO artist. Mrs. Stormes has worked in various media including watercolor and hand made paper collage. She holds degrees from the University of Arkansas. She has exhibited at the University of Arkansas, UMC at Columbia and exhibits in the Rolla area.

Catherine Mahoney, owner of Colorful Brushes Studio in Hermann, MO works in various media including watercolor, oil and alkyds, oil and acrylic. The artist has a BS in Art Education from Truman University and is a private art instructor. Recent exhibits include a 20' mural in the Rotunda of the Gasconade County Courthouse, University of Missouri, National Juried Fine Art Show in Colorado Springs, Forest Park Paint Out Exhibition in St. Louis and the National Watercolor Society Exhibition in Brea California. Her artwork has been the cover design for the Missouri Department of Agriculture "Our Missouri Heritage" magazine. She is currently a member of the Missouri Watercolor Society, oil Painters of America, Watercolor USA Honor Society, National Watercolor Society, St. Louis Artists' Guild - Distinguished Art Section and the Artists of Wine Country/Wharf Street Artists. Four works by Mrs. Mahoney are on display at the World Trade Center in St. Louis. For more information about this artist you may visit www.colorfulbrushes.homestead.com

Sandy Hatchett a Rolla, MO photographer has four photographs on display at the event. The color photos feature a variety of subjects from Amish Country to Drawbridges.

Deborah White Dunstedter, grew up in Kirkwood, MO, but currently resides in Rolla, MO with her husband and two children. She received a BA in Art from Webster University in St. Louis. This multi-talented artist has written a collection of original poetry which was published in 1998 entitled "Flying Dreams". A book for older children entitled "Woody the Campus Cat", was written by the artist, published in 1999 and is a true story of Woody's years at Meramec Community College. Currently the artist works out of her studio, The Flying Dreams Studio, in the Old Court House in Rolla, MO. Visitors to the St. Louis World Trade Center will find her pastels and acrylics on display. For more information about this artist you may visit www.geocities.com/flyngdreams/index.htm

K Lynn Grannemann, a Rolla, MO artist has had a life long interest in art and earned a B.S. in Art Education from the University of Missouri. She is well known in the Midwest. Her work reflects a love of the colors found in nature and her inspiration comes from the hills and woods in the Ozarks. Several of her acrylics and pastels are on exhibit at the St. Louis World Trade Center. This artist also has exhibits in several galleries as well as the Leach Theatre in Rolla, MO and Meramec Vineyards in St. James, MO.

Suzanne Hooke Schacher was born in Salem, MO. She spent 26 years in Lima Peru during which time she attended the "Academia de Bellas Artes De Miraflores" studying with John Harold Davis, who previously taught at the Beaux Artes Department, University of Syracuse, New York. She also studied two years with renowned artist and sculptress Christina Galvez, famous in Latin America and in Europe. Ms. Schacher exhibited at the Carlos Ridriguez Saavedra Gallery in Miraflores, Lima Peru and has also shown at the Peruvian National Museum in Lima and Trapecio Gallery in Miraflores. After returning to Missouri, she has continued to paint and study. She recently finished illustrating a collection of children's books. Recently she has shown at the Santa Fe Gallery in Clayton, MO, the St. Louis Artists Guild, The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery in Jefferson City, the Old Courthouse Gallery and The Frame Shop Gallery in Rolla, MO. She also has work on exhibit at the Mission gallery in Grants New Mexico. Suzanne works in oils, acrylics, watercolors and ink.

Ron Ferkol of Gerald, MO has worked extensively in pencil, watercolor and acrylic. He considers himself an oil painter at heart. After first gaining notice by designing state wildlife stamps and posters, he returned to his passion for portraiture and still life. With prominent brushwork, a limited color palette and an emphasis on strong composition, his paintings seek to evoke feelings for everyday subjects. Mr. Ferkol has been accepted in numerous juried shows on both the regional and national levels. His works are included in the collections of American Art Magazine, Brewer Science and the Missouri Conservation Department as well as many private collections. He is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and an Artist Member of the St. Louis Artist Guild. Currently Mr. Ferkol is expanding into plein air landscape. His work has been exhibited at the William Woods College, Jewish Community Center, Norton Gallery and the Rocheport Gallery. Currently he has four oils on display at the St. Louis World Trade Center.

Paula Turney Brewer, of Rolla, MO works mainly in woodblock prints and graphite on canvas. She has a BA and MA in art. Her goal is to find beautiful and interesting possibilities for art subjects all around. Besides representing well designed visual forms, she strives to reach below the surface and touch a deeper emotional cord. She strives for "soul" and exciting design. Her work is in two galleries and in many private collections. Visitors to the St. Louis World Trade Center will find four of her graphite on canvas pieces on display.

David Plank, has had a lifelong passion for birds and a strong desire to translate that passion and personal vision into art. This has resulted in paintings of unique personality and originality. He grew up on a small farm near Salem, MO where there is an abundance of birds. Watercolors have remained his primary medium. The basis of his paintings are field drawings of birds in their natural habitat. He has produced several thousand such drawings. Mr. Plank has exhibited 6 times at the international "Birds in Art" show in Wausau, Wisconsin. He is the artist for the book "The Birds on Missouri - Their Distribution and Abundance", published in 1992. He has the cover painting for the "Missouri Breeding Bird Atlas" as well as covers and articles for the "Missouri Conservationist" magazine. He has received the Best of Show in the 1999 National Wildlife Art Show in Kansas City.

Mary Lou Corn attended William Woods College and has studied with a number of well-known artists at watercolor workshops. She describes her paintings as realistic impressions and feels there are so many ways to paint with watercolor, which will cause her to always be learning, experimenting and studying. She is a member of the Columbia Art League, the South Central Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Watercolor Society and the Watercolor USA Honor Society. He has several published works, which include paintings used as illustrations in the "Missouri Conservationist", Magazine and a full color poster for the Governor's Conference on Aging. Recent awards include the Missouri Watercolor Society National Exhibit Award of Distinction, Watercolor USA Winsor Newton Award and the Missouri Watercolor Society Daler Rowney Award. Her work is in numerous museums and galleries.

Pat Wolford, a Rolla, MO teacher retired when her Parkinson's Disease symptoms became unmanageable. With the encouragement of her husband and children she began to paint with watercolor. She is a self-taught artist. She has painted over three hundred lions using mostly watercolor. You will find her work in many private collections and exhibits.

Diane Knight a professional visual artist studied at the University of Kansas and in London. Her artwork inspires viewers to open their eyes wider to the beauty in the world around them. She has been selected for national and regional exhibitions throughout the United States including most recently with the St. Louis Artists Guild's Juried Annual Photography exhibit and the Kansas City Artists' Coalition. Her work is also represented at the Orval Reeves Gallery and Castleman Hall in Rolla, MO. The most recent award received by this artist and her husband, Dr. Nick Knight, is the Missouri Citizens for the arts' 2001 Arts Advocacy Award for advocacy leadership. Her photographs have been reproduced in several books, magazines and state publications. Knight's Old Farm Studio may be visited by appointment; telephone 573 364-8760.

Gloria Trinidad received her art education at the Kahn Art Institute in Los Angeles and the Sacramento State University. She is an accomplished as an expressionist oil painter and has had work exhibited at the Gallerie de Tours of Carmel and San Francisco and Los Robles Gallery of Palo Alto, California. She has won first prize at the West Valley Invitational in California. Currently the artist paints a more realistic style using water-based mediums and has been described as a "daring, flaming colorist". The artist transfers energy and vitality to the painting surface as an intuitive act of expression.

Ray Morgan, a Rolla artist received his training at the Kansas City Art Institute and currently utilizes oil on canvas. Many of his works use a variety of traditional mediums: watercolors, acrylics, inks, charcoal, lead pencil, colored pencils, crayons, chalk, woodblock prints and ceramic sculpture. Morgan's paintings display a specific sense of style, proportion and subject matter that is my own. Expressionism, impressionism and abstract expressionism have influenced his work. His works have been exhibited nationally and locally since 1970. Several of his works have been used to illustrate books on poetry.

Douglass Freed, Springfield, MO has chosen to exhibit "Ouieted", an oil on canvas at the World Trade Center in St. Louis. His paintings reflect the ambiance of place as it combines with the mood of the painter. His inspiration comes from the region in Missouri where he has lived for over 30 years. His work is the integration of the abstract and representational style. His work is currently on display at the Walnut Street Gallery in Springfield, MO. Freed's work is also in many museums, corporate and private collections. He has achieved honors and awards throughout his career.

John Gary Brown, Springfield, MO has chosen to exhibit "The Harbor at Calais", an oil on canvas at the World Trade Center in St. Louis. His work is in many private and corporate collections and he has achieved recognition throughout his career. The artist's work is currently on display at the Walnut Street Gallery in Springfield, MO.
 Thomas Parker , Springfield, MO has chosen to exhibit "Barge", an acrylic, steel and wood wall sculpture at the World Trade Center in St. Louis. This artist's mixed media and dimensional approach brings unique style and perspectives to art. His work is in many private and corporate collections and he has achieved recognition throughout his career. The artist's work is currently on display at the Walnut Street Gallery in Springfield, MO.

Jacqueline Warren, Springfield, MO has a Masters in Fine Arts from the Arizona State University with post-graduate work at Stanford University. She is a professor at Drury University and has spent the last 10 summers teaching in Italy. He work is influenced by the "Italian life" and her process, a passionate inquiry into the sensuous potential of paint. The artist believes that "painting could be a form of historic dreaming, bringing the artist near the gods. It allows you to go out a door and re-enter anew." The artist thrives on performance and energy of her own personal vision. Ms Warren has exhibited in over 150 national competitions. "Festa Florentina II" is currently on display at the World Trade Center in St. Louis.

Dan Woodward, a Rolla MO artist began his study of art at an early age. He received a B.A from California State University and has studied, taught and painted in Southern California, Europe, the Orient, The Republic of China and the Middle East. "The best quality an artist can cultivate is a good eye for light and color; a clear perception of the world around him. It is a lifetime's education; a continuing joyful process." His art is in many public and private collections in the USA and abroad. He is the author of several books about Missouri artists. There are currently four oil paintings on exhibit at the World Trade Center in St. Louis.

M. Joan Johnson of Rolla, MO earned a B.S. degree from Southern Missouri State University. Her watercolor and ink art can be found in many private and public collections. She has four pieces of art on exhibit at the World Trade Center. She also has work on display at the University of Missouri.

Jeff Johnston , Springfield, MO has chosen to exhibit "Zygote", a woodfired sculpture at the World Trade Center in St. Louis. His work is in many private and corporate collections and he has achieved recognition throughout his career. The artist's work is currently on display at the Walnut Street Gallery in Springfield, MO.

Keith Ekstem, Springfield, MO has chosen to exhibit "Ark", a multi textured mixed ceramic sculpture at the World Trade Center in St. Louis. Ekstem's work is in many private and corporate collections and he has achieved recognition throughout his career. The artist's work is currently on display at the Walnut Street Gallery in Springfield, MO.

Doris Knoblock, Springfield, MO has chosen to exhibit a luster glaze and porcelain sculptured piece entitled "Landscape", at the World Trade Center in St. Louis. The unique style and interpretation of this artist had earned this artist positive recognition. Her work is in many private and corporate collections. The artist's work is currently on display at the Walnut Street Gallery in Springfield, MO.

Wolfgang Vaatz, Springfield, MO has chosen to exhibit "Stage II", sculpture made of Raku clay at the World Trade Center in St. Louis. This artist's mixed media and dimensional approach brings unique style and perspectives to art. His work is in many private and corporate collections and he has achieved recognition throughout his career. The artist's work is currently on display at the Walnut Street Gallery in Springfield, MO.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Marty or Angela Simmons at 314 615-8141 or Loretta Wallis at 573 364-0300.