COLUMBIA– Jessica Forys created paintings and fabric sculptures, then she tore them apart and stuffed them with straw and sand. But it was all part of her plan.
“I take these remnants and make and destroy, make and destroy,” said Forys. “I love the constant flux.”
The fabric sculptures, or “unmades” as Forys calls them, were a part of “Objects of Affection,” her final exhibition as an MU graduate student. The installation was a mix of paintings, quilt-like hangings and fabric sculptures designed to provoke the viewer to “rekindle suppressed memories and feelings through the power
of objects,” according to the information about her show.
The Show-Me Opera will perform the highlights from the opera “Elixir of Love” this weekend at First Baptist Church.
Film competition gives teams 48 hours to create films about local bands, network and learn.
Ghanaian-born artist El Anatsui illustrates his provocative use of found-object art in his first U.S. solo show.
Jasper String Quartet of Rice University in Houston won the $5,000 grand prize in the third annual Plowman Chamber Music Competition. The third annual Plowman, which began Friday, attracted 26 ensembles representing 20 universities from across the country.
Members of the Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe reveal their bruised and swollen hands after a demonstration of traditional Japanese puppetry. The strings and pulleys used to manipulate the puppets’ limbs cause visible wear and tear on their skin.
“They can be kind of hard to manipulate for 40 minutes on end when you’re just holding it up with one arm,” said troupe member and MU senior Brett Windhausen.
A blank sheet of paper waits for Jerry Thompson’s wet paintbrush in a neatly organized studio built above his garage. In two hours, the white paper transforms into a watercolor painting of a foggy pasture scene infused with light and and color.
Every third Thursday of the month, MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology will screen a vintage film mostly from the 1940s or early 1950s that has a connection to one of the museum’s exhibits.
The widely popular video game Guitar Hero has spurred tournaments, been featured on TV and given many the chance to feel what it’s like to be a rock star. But for guitar players, the game has a slightly different draw.
Singer-songwriter Samuel Combs was traveling throughout New Zealand and working at various organic farms in September when he realized he wanted to devote more time to growing as an artist. Earlier in the year he had met Lizzie West, co-founder of Holy Road Tours Union, and learned about the Holy Road House in Columbia, that serves as a boarding house for developing artists who need space to further explore their craft. Wanting ample time to perfect his music, Combs moved to Columbia in January and later became the Holy Road Tours Union tour director.
The old Missouri Theatre stirs as restorations and renovations progress.
As the candles are blown out for composer Samuel Adler’s 80th birthday this month, he will be celebrating the landmark in the same fashion in which he has lived his entire life: by dedicating his time and energy to the composition of American music and the education of music students.
On Monday, Adler will visit MU at the invitation of the Esterhazy Quartet, a string ensemble that will perform four of his compositions in honor of the occasion. On Tuesday, Adler will give a free master class, open to the public, that will feature the work of MU student composers.
Abandoned houses aren’t beautiful to most people. To Kent Durk, they’re what he lives for each weekend.
Stephens dance and film students will be performing the jazz dance piece "New Amazonians: Part 1" on March 7-9 and 14-15 .
When Jeff Ferguson moved from Colorado a year and a half ago, he loaded the trailer with so much wood for his woodturning addiction that he had to leave behind his barbecue.
Note: This event, scheduled for Thursday night, has been canceled because of poor weather conditions.
Ragtag is officially moving and should be open in its new location by the end of the this week.
An art exhibition at MU’s George Caleb Bingham Gallery lets viewers see how the artists view their worlds.
The Missouri State Historical Society is hoping that a $600,000 legislative proposal will be approved, giving it the chance to expand and exhibit more of its treasures.
Maybe you’ve seen him around town, screaming his poetry in the streets or drawing by the curb. As an artist, the man known as Grant Blackwell wants to catch the public’s eye.