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Pen & Ink by Jane Norman

Pen & Ink by Jane Norman

Dances with Crows Feet Watercolor by Lois Brace

Dances with Crows Feet Watercolor by Lois Brace

Jane Norman & Lois Brace


August 19 - October 31

Previous Gallery Shows


Cheryl Morris

Florence Meeks Atkins Art Gallery
June 10, 2018 through August 31, 2018

This series of paintings explores the free and bold cascading of colors, textures and shapes. These works inspire diverse moods, from fun frolicking walks through mountain meadows to windows into the dark, sinister dungeons of internal hell.


Buck Green,

Places YOu Wanna Be

Florence Meeks Atkins Art Gallery
September 16-November 5, 2018


Maria Ojacastro


January 10-19, 2019

Maria Ojascastro creates mixed media artwork, provides professional development workshops, and teaches group and individual art classes.  She collaborates with licensed therapists, published authors and other teaching artists

Margaret Frazier, Western Expansion

February 3-March 25, 2019


From the Artist: MARGARET FRAZIER,

A few years back, I decided to take a summer art class here at Presser Arts Center. I really enjoyed the class; so much so that I signed up for private lessons the following fall. These lessons lasted for years. I thank Vickie Barker for all she taught me. Some of the acrylic paintings in this show are from my time in those lessons. Painting and creating are therapy for me; I can relax and lose myself.

Joseph LaMarque

A Record of Life

From the Artist


My interest in art began many years ago. My older brother James, who was a Negro League baseball player, would send me advertising posters of his upcoming games. The colorful designs propelled me into a lifetime of creating expressive art. Throughout my career I have collaborated with a variety of professional and amateur artists as part of three separate artist collectives, Creative Coalition, Creative Company and Zuka Artists Guild. Some of the commissions included the Annie Malone Children’s home parade floats, stage plays, wall murals and many individual projects.  


Justin Hamm


July 14-August 11, 2019

Justin Hamm’s Most recent books are The Inheritance: Poems and Photos and Midwestern, a book of photographs. His poems, stories, photographs, and reviews have appeared in Nimrod, The Midwest Quarterly, Sugar House Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review and a host of other publications. REcent work has also been selected for New Poetry from the Midwest and the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Prize from the St. Louis Poetry Center. Justin works as the District Librarian at North Callaway R-1 Schools and lives in Mexico with his wife, Mel and daughters, Abbey and Sophie.