January 26, 2008
The Spare Parts Gallery is known for items that are a little bit different. Its Web site notes that the gallery is a place "Where 'slightly strange' is a compliment." They showcase over 75 local artists, displaying not only stylized paintings, but independent crafts, household items, antiques and vintage furniture.
Doug Freeman, right, one of four owners of the Spare Parts Gallery, shakes hands with David Fink after a purchase on Friday. Fink is a strong supporter of the gallery and likes the way it supports local artists. “They are not afraid to have off-beat things,” Fink said.
Patrons leave the Spare Parts Gallery on Friday. The gallery will be closing after Valentine's Day.
MU junior Gilad Kaufman wins first place in the 100 meter butterfly with a time of 49.89 seconds at Saturday's meet against Iowa at the MU Student Recreation Center.
MU senior Arica Jacinto swims the 200 meter butterfly at Saturday's meet against Iowa, coming in second place with a time of 2:04.13.
MU freshman Cameron Sellers races against Iowa's Brian Farris in the 1000 meter freestyle.
Izzie Baldwin directs a group dance audition for “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr." on Saturday at Benton Elementary. Baldwin attends Stephens College and is the youngest director at Performing Arts in Children's Education.
Izzie Baldwin teaches the first few dance steps of "Interplanet Janet." About 15 children auditioned in the first of two castings.
Evann Twitchell, left, and Chloe White warm up before their auditions. The auditions included learning a small dance routine to "Interplanet Janet" and singing either "My Country Tis of Thee" or "Happy Birthday."
Carson Sitko, Mahogony Thomas, and Lindsey Ausmus prepare for their group dance audition. After learning the dance steps, the group performed twice in front of the director of the play, Izzie Baldwin.
Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman declared her intention to run as a Republican candidate for governor of Missouri at her brother's home in Springfield on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. The unexpected announcement by Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican, that he will not seek re-election has opened up the contest.
Missouri guard Jason Horton, left, chases after a loose ball with Colorado guard Marcus Hall in the second half of Missouri's 66-62, come-from-behind victory in a Big 12 basketball game in Boulder, Colo.
Paul Wallace of the Department of Political Science at MU, explains Missouri's role in the upcoming primary election and key issues central to Missouri voters in the current political backdrop.
Columbia residents talk about the issues they are most concerned about before selecting a presidential candidate in February's primary election.
Gallery supporters Don Weir and Jackie O’Rourke share their thoughts about Spare Parts Gallery and react to the news of its closing.
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Greg Bowers is the Missourian's Sports section editor.