The Ste. Genevieve Art Guild is taking its show on the road in November with work by two dozen members featured in the main gallery at the Southeast Missouri Council of the Arts at 16 North Spanish Street in downtown Cape Girardeau.
The variety of mediums and style reflects the diversity of the artists in the group. Paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink range from realistic to impressionistic to abstract. The show also includes dimensional works in copper, ceramic, wood and fiber.
The show will open this weekend, November 1, during Cape’s First Friday Art Walk. The public is invited to a reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The art will remain in place through the end of the month.
“We’re very pleased with this opportunity for our guild artists to find a wider audience for their work,” guild President Carolyn Bach said. “Our relationship with the council is important to us, and we’re grateful for their recognition of our members.”
Ste. Genevieve lies within the service catchment area of the Cape arts group, which recently assisted the guild with the purchase of furniture for its new headquarters on Ste. Genevieve’s courthouse square. That building is presently undergoing some renovation but is already serving as a meeting place, a workshop for some guild activities, and as a classroom for art lessons for youth from the Ste. Genevieve County community.
The guild’s first major exhibition in the new building — the annual Holiday Art Show — will be mounted there during the first full weekend in December as part of the city’s annual Christmas Holiday Festival.
The Ste. Genevieve Art Guild, which was formed in 1983, presently has about 55 participating members and many art patrons. The group plans to expand its offerings of art experiences and art instruction for Ste. Genevieve County residents of all ages in spring 2020.
Information on the guild can be found at www.artstegen.org.
(Information in a release from the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild.)