Winter landscape chosen as city's 2013 commemorative poster

Monday, August 12, 2013 | 3:49 p.m. CDT; updated 8:42 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 12, 2013
Jerry Brown’s drawing “Winter Landscape” is the image selected for the City of Columbia Commemorative Poster 2013.

COLUMBIA — Jerry Brown’s drawing “Winter Landscape” will deck Columbia’s walls this year. A jury selected his piece from 137 images submitted by 24 artists from across Missouri.

Brown's image is a pastel drawing of the sun bursting through clouds and illuminating snow-covered corn stubble and leafless trees.

“I am always on the lookout for dramatic cloud formations,” Brown said. The landscape in the image is from Lee's Summit, where Brown has a studio.

Brown, a Kirksville native, taught high school art for 30 years. He used to paint with watercolor but now works in pastels.

“Many of the skills I developed with watercolor have influenced the way I use pastels,” Brown said.

Brown has participated in the Columbia Festival of the Arts before and won Best of Show in 2002.

The poster is available for purchase at Deck the Walls in Columbia Mall and at the Office of Cultural Affairs at 300 S. Providence Road. This year’s poster costs $15.

Supervising editor is Zachary Matson.

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