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  • Art news: Spiva Center for the Arts’ Equine Gestures exhibit opens

  • Visions of majestic power and grace gallop into Spiva Center for the Arts’ AT&T Main Gallery with an exhibit showcasing the artwork of Marian Bingham and Rachel Wilson. “Equine Gestures” opens to the public Saturday, Jan. 21, featuring Bingham’s work in prints, monotypes and monoprints of dream...
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  • Visions of majestic power and grace gallop into Spiva Center for the Arts’ AT&T Main Gallery with an exhibit showcasing the artwork of Marian Bingham and Rachel Wilson. “Equine Gestures” opens to the public Saturday, Jan. 21, featuring Bingham’s work in prints, monotypes and monoprints of dreamlike landscapes where rider-less horses roam. In addition, sculptures by Rachel Wilson bring forth the exquisite form of the horse through the rugged materials of nature.
    Bingham, born in California, spent part of her life in Europe. Her artist study in Asia is also noted as a great influence. She is a graduate of Connecticut College, where she received the Art Department prize. Her use of color and framing, while contrasting light and dark, emphasize the primal intensity and power of each animal, without forfeiting its natural grace.
    Wilson, a Webb City native now living in Avilla, was awarded the Thomas Hart Benton Scholarship at Missouri Southern State University. She works in all mediums, but continues to harvest the benefits of recent harsh winters, collecting hedge wood on her family farm to create full-size sculptures of horses.
    The exhibit is sponsored by TECI and Precision Pilates LLC, with additional support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Katherine T. Carter & Associates are the exhibit organizers.
    The exhibit runs through Friday, March 2, 2012.
    Larry Clingman Exhibit Opens at Spiva Center for the Arts
    Sponsored by Bob and Dot Willcoxon, “Larry Clingman: Play of Light,” opens Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Regional Gallery at Spiva Center for the Arts.
    As a painter, Clingman’s style points its way toward the old masters. He finds challenge in varied subject matter. His attention to the interplay of light and shadow and its effect on the chosen subject matter strongly motivates and inspires Larry in many of his paintings.
    Born in Springfield, Clingman is a graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in fine art. He won the first painting competition he entered and has been honored with numerous local and regional awards, attaining national recognition.
    Clingman is an active Spiva member as well as nationally, in the Oil Painters of America.
    “Larry Clingman: Play of Light” is presented with additional financial assistance from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. The exhibit runs through Sunday, March 4, 2012.
    Jason Stamper Display Work at Spiva Center for the Arts
    The drawings of Jason Stamper represent the figure and regional/classic illustrative characters of his relationships.
    Stamper often finds family and friends as satisfying inspiration for his work.
    Stamper balances his time between his business, Tyrannosaurus Press Fine Art Studio, which he co-owns and co-founded, and his role as an adjunct professor at Missouri Southern State University. He is a University of Tulsa graduate with a Master’s of Fine Art in printmaking and drawing.
    Page 2 of 2 - Jason Stamper: “Drawings” runs through Sunday, Jan. 29.
    About the center
    George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is located at 222 West Third Street at Wall in Joplin.
    Admission is by voluntary contribution, with a suggested donation of $2 per adult and $1for school aged children.
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