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Missouri Artists featured at MACC Jorgenson Gallery

The Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery at Moberly Area Community College will feature the works of three Missouri artists in an exhibition from January 11 through February 18.

Collections by Janet Bratcher, David Caywood, & John Holman are currently on display. The community is invited to meet the artists at a free reception on Friday, January 22, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm.

Janet Bratcher is a Moberly resident whose choice of medium is oils, pastels and India ink, inspired by traditional impressionists. She is a self-taught artist who has experimented in a number of areas, including sculpture, quilting, and needlepoint.

"I am motivated by self- teaching, and there is no better way to learn than to figure things out on your own," Bratcher said. "I am finally at a point in my life where I would like to turn my passion into more than just a hobby seen only by my family and friends."

David Caywood grew up in Moberly and his father, Stanley Caywood, taught art classes at the MACC during the 1970s. His themes include architecture and competitive sports. Caywood believes his work today is a direct result of his father's input.

"It was the admiration of my father and the fact that I was surrounded by art and art history books that influenced me to become an artist," Caywood said.

Caywood and Bratcher have both been regular contributors to MACC's annual Art on the Block festival held in June.

John Holman is an artist and musician in Fayette, MO. Also self-taught, he enjoys "the freedom to go outside the lines and paint what I feel and see without [the] restraint" of classical standards. Holman describes his works as full of "irregular textures and unconscious imagery" designed to move the viewer to a reaction, either positive or negative.

The Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery, named in honor of MACC President Emeritus Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson, was created as part of the remodel of the historic MACC Coliseum in 2002. The area provides an updated and expanded space for Graphic Arts & Fine Arts programs, including lab space, classrooms, and studios. The Gallery hosts rotating exhibits throughout the year that feature the work of national and international artists, as well as local high school and MACC student work. The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 7AM to 8:30PM and on Friday from 7AM to 4PM.

Visit the Jorgenson Gallery website for more details.


The Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery at Moberly Area Community College will host a free, public reception on Friday, January 22, 2016, from 5pm to 7pm. The exhibit features the works of three Missouri artists and will be on display until February 18.



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