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  1. Watercolor USA

    July 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Organized in 1962 by the Springfield Art Museum, this national, annual juried exhibition aims to attract the best in contemporary American watermedia and strives to exhibit work by artists who are pushing the boundaries of the medium. This is the 56th exhibition of "Watercolor USA." This year's exhibition is judged by Laurin McCracken, President of the Watercolor USA Honor Society. "Watercolor USA" awards approximately $20,000 in cash and Museum purchase awards. Major ongoing support is provided by the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates, with additional cash awards generously provided by the Watercolor USA Honor Society.

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  2. ArtTalk: Evan Wright, "Letters in Abstract"

    July 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room

    Please join the Friends of the Springfield Art Museum (FOSAM) and Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild as they present “Letters in Abstract” with graphic artist Evan Wright. Wright is an artist, illustrator, and designer who derives inspiration from graffiti and typographic forms and routinely uses spray paint, acrylics, and digital software in his work. Wright will present a brief overview of the history of modern graffiti and its fine art derivatives, discuss his own graffiti-inspired works, and lead the group in a hands-on demo. This event is free and open to the public and all materials will be provided. Reservations are required. Contact Sandra Letson at sandragraves@mchsi.com or (417) 869-7812 to reserve your spot today.

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