The Business Indoor Gallery of Art (BIG Art) sponsored by the Maryville Public Art Committee (MPAC) has launched its second art show. Display locations are:
Accent Advertising and Signs, 114 East Third Street, has a two-piece painting by Brent Weiland. Accent is open from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, for viewing.
Regional Council of Governments, 116 West Third Street, has two paintings by Weiland. The office is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Maryville City Hall, 415 North Market, has nine watercolors by Lana Cease, Maryville. City hall is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Rapid Elite, 418 North Main, has two paintings and two sculptures by Weiland. Rapid Elite is open 8:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.
The Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce, 408 North Market Street, is displaying the photographic work of Carrie Wilson, Maitland. The chamber is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Citizens Bank, 105 North Main Street, is displaying an oil painting by Kaitlyn Madsen, Maryville. The hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm, Friday, and 9 am to noon, Saturday.
Maryville Daily Forum, 111 East Jenkins Street, has Deborah Clark’s photographic art. The hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
The Maryville Public Library has the black and gray oil paintings of Elizabeth Jeffries, Maryville. The library is open 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday.
Jeffries started her art career as a junior in high school. During her college years, she took art classes as a break from classes that led to her degree in early childhood elementary education from Northwest Missouri State University. She has a minor in art.
The series Jeffries has on display at the library started as a project for her senior year. The first painting, which was in color, met with a lukewarm reception from her peers. They suggested the black and gray format, which Jeffries said has allowed her to work on perfecting facial expressions, especially around the eyes.
“It’s speaking to people,” she said about her paintings.
Jeffries said she is considering the business aspect of being an artist and working on smaller, more affordable pieces.
Art purchases may be made by contacting individual artists. The works will be on display through September.
Fliers are available at participating businesses and the Nodaway News Leader with more information about the BIG Art artists and their work.
A call for artists will be underway in September for the next BIG Art exhibit scheduled for October. Businesses that would like to exhibit area artists’ work can contact Kathy Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660.582.1742.
For more information about MPAC, visit Facebook at Maryville’s Gallery of Outdoor Art, Maryville Public Art Committee or visit maryvillepublicart.org.