Artist Amy Stephenson attracts viewers through emotions she conveys in her paintings. A portion of her work, now displayed in Columbia, centers on misperceptions about motherhood and childhood as well as social networking sites.
Director Brett D. Johnson re-imagines Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night Or, What You Will," drawing parallels between characters in the play and those of the silent film era.
Thomas Yancey, a professor emeritus from Central Methodist University, creates art and restores it — all under the watchful gaze of one of his works, Maxine the mermaid. "You bring a painting to life," Yancey said. "I really enjoy that aspect of it.”
“I wanted to represent blue-collar workers, labor unions and the people who work with these systems outside of the art world,” Matt Moyer said. “I hope this work serves as a reminder that clean water and clean air don't just happen in our urban infrastructures but are facilitated by these machines, systems and the people who install and maintain them.”
Coloratura soprano Sarah Tannehill is the guest artist for this weekend's Columbia production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
Organizers expect upward of 200 people to participate, which they say is low for a school MU's size. MU students can sign up to play at DormWire.com.
Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "A Thousand Acres," led a discussion Wednesday evening about that book as well as many other topics including previous novels and her passions.
Ming Zhou, whose artwork is featured at Orr Street Studios, takes on the Chinese bourgeosie.
Randy Prywitch and Jason Goldstein of Be The Shoe Productions will show their film, "Salad Daze," at 8 p.m. Saturday at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.
Percussionist and bandleader Matt Wilson is promoting jazz to children — and everybody else.
Boonville's Big Muddy Folk Festival will have lots of barbecue, workshops and good tunes.
Named for a people and sensibility some 300 years old, MU's Esterhazy String Quartet is celebrating its 40th anniversary by blending tradition with a new feel. On Monday, members will perform a work Samuel Adler wrote for them.
The center, which has helped bring in writers and artists to support MU's creative writing program, is being closed because of budget cuts. Some of that budget money is being directed into MU's Creative Writing Program. Despite the center's closure, the Missouri Playwrights Workshop still plans on welcoming visiting artists in the future.
"The St. Louis Gemini Story" exhibit traces Missouri's nvolvement in the space race. It is on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri until May 16.
Open ballet rehearsals give local artists a venue for creativity. The public will be able to vote on the artwork, and the winning artist will be asked to design the troupe's fall poster.
A partnership between MU's School of Music and one in Brazil has resulted in more than two dozen Brazilians coming to Columbia since the program's founding 20 years ago.
Jill Womack, artistic executive director of TRYPS children's theater, directs its 48th production, "Alexander Who's Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move!" TRYPS allows families to share the experience of theater, Womack said.
The 70th anniversary of the iconic Blue Note Records, a champion of jazz, is being celebrated throughout the country. In Columbia, the anniversary will be marked Thursday with a performance of The Blue Note 7.
The Jane Froman Singers of Columbia College are teaming up with the Columbia Civic Orchestra for a nine-day tour of Austria. The two groups will perform a preview of their tour Sunday evening at Columbia College.
"Fuddy Meers," a new play at Stephens College, revolves around characters experiencing roadblocks to communicating clearly, including a lisp, a stroke, dyslexia and schizophrenia.