Events

Feb 3 - 26 2023

Artist Bio

Mack Gingles was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was encouraged from the onset to become an artist, but his first steps were as a graphic designer. It became clear after some time in the profession that a painting studio was more in line with his creative desires. He then pursued another BFA in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. His life as an…

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Feb 3 - 26 2023

Artist Bio

Melanie Johnson is an artist and an educator. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Melanie earned a BFA from Missouri State University (2003) and an MFA from the Henry Radford School of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington (2006). She is currently Professor of Painting and Drawing at University of Central Missouri. Her large scale charcoal drawings recall sensory and emotional connections to animals and the natural landscape.…

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Feb 13 2023 | 12:30 - 1:30pm

Henry Horenstein has been a professional photographer, filmmaker, teacher and author since the 1970s. He studied history at the University of Chicago and earned his BFA and MFA at RISD, where he studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.

Horenstein’s work is collected and exhibited internationally, and he has published more than 35 books, including monographs of his own work, such as Shoot What You Love, Histories, Show, Honky…

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Feb 17 2023 | 12 - 1pm

Mack Gingles was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. The compulsion to draw emerged right away and was embraced by a house full of people who draw. The desire to paint most likely began with coursework pursuant to his first degree (Graphic Design; subsequent degrees: Studio Art; and Painting and Drawing). After working as an art director and serving concurrently in the Navy Reserve, he committed himself fully to the study of art and to the life of…

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Feb 20 2023 | 3 - 4pm

New York based multi-disciplinary artist gwen charles interjects the performing body, often her own, into an exploration of the female experience, into non-proscenium formats interweaving sculpture, movement & video. Performances, often in alternative spaces, take inspiration from everyday objects, dreams and historical references, and merge elements of reality, fantasy and absurdity.

Part of the SA/VS Visiting Artist Series

Art & Visual Studies Building
Art & Visual Studies Building Room 229
Free
Feb 22 2023 | 12 - 1pm

Warrensburg, Missouri-based artist Melanie Johnson (American, born 1978) creates large-scale charcoal drawings that, with their immersive size, their array of meticulously rendered flora and fauna, and their astutely drawn perception of three-dimensional space, give the appearance of looking into a natural history museum diorama.

Part of the SA/VS Visiting Artist Series

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Mar 10 2023 | 12 - 1pm

Time McClendon is an internationally celebrated sculptor and jewelry designer based in Southern California. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Time began exhibiting artistic abilities at the tender age of eight to the delight of his parents. His father encouraged him to explore his creativity and pursue his passions.

Part of the SA/VS Visiting Artist Series

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Mar 28 2023 | 11am - 12pm

Humberto Saenz is a Mexican artist currently residing in San Antonio, Texas. Humberto’s artwork is exhibited throughout the United States and internationally in solo, juried, and invitational exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include the Flatbed Contemporary Art Fair, Austin, TX, Global Print 2015 in Sabrosa, Portugal, and the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2015 in Tokushima, Japan. In 2016, his work was exhibited in Border…

Art & Visual Studies Building
Art & Visual Studies Building Room 242
Free