The Ste. Genevieve Art Guild will begin the 2019 Featured Artist series as part of the Fourth Friday Art Walk this week with artist and teacher Dianne Dickerson.
Her work will be on display at the Sainte Genevieve Winery, 245 Market St.
The Fourth Friday Art Walk will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday with various downtown art spaces and galleries open to the public.
This show represents the training in diversity that art teachers must learn before passing it on to their students, especially in rural kindergarten through 12th grade schools where teachers not only have to teach a variety of mediums, but also different grade levels, often from a rolling art cart.
Most of the pieces in the show were created in the past three years by Dickerson. The include etching, woodcut and linoleum block prints, collages, fiber weaving, paintings, drawings and ceramics.
Included is “Magnolias,” an award-winner in the Art is Ageless contest.
Dickerson has a bachelor’s degree in art education from Northwestern Louisiana State University and a master’s in art education from Southeast Missouri State University.
A believer in life-long learning, she has also studied at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the Kansas City Art Institute, and is currently in the Senior Scholars program at Mineral Area College.
Besides teaching art, Dickerson also has taught special education, English as a second language, GED, and in the Parents as Teachers program.
In 2018, she had a solo exhibit in Marquand, Missouri, titled the “Four Faces of Eve,” and a 45-piece retrospective art exhibit in Sikeston.
“I especially appreciate the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild for their encouragement and camaraderie, as well as sponsoring Plein Air Painting and exhibit opportunities,” Dickerson said.
She also thanked the Sainte Genevieve Winery for offering its venue for her show.
Dickerson lives in Farmington, where she volunteers as a part-time art teacher at the Presbyterian Manor.
(Information in a release from the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild.)