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  1. Tai Chi with Dee Ogilvy

    September 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Courtyard

    Start your Friday morning right with Tai Chi in the King Gallery (between the Lobby and Courtyard Gallery) underneath Anne Lindberg's contemplative installation, "tilted sky." Learn Yang style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness Program and runs her own Tai Chi program called White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level. Requires no special equipment. Relaxed, composed flowing movements that combine strength with gentleness. Beginners are welcome!

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  2. Veterans' Views

    September 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eldredge and Spratlen Galleries

    Veterans' Views is a juried exhibition highlighting photographs taken by members of our nation's armed services and relating to their military experience. The primary goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness of our veterans' experiences during service to our country. This exhibit is organized by the Springfield Art Museum in collaboration with Drury University. Jurors: • Rebecca Miller, Associate Professor, Pool Art Center Gallery Director and Photography Program Coordinator, Drury University • Dr. Thomas E. Russo, Associate Dean, International Programs and Professor of Art History, Drury University • Sarah Buhr, Curator of Art, Springfield Art Museum

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  3. Water: The Artist's Essential Element

    September 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Armstrong Gallery

    Water has been a continual source of fascination for artists throughout the ages. Not only do we have a primal connection to this life-giving substance, but water fascinates us with its beauty, power, and ability to constantly reshape the natural world. Artists have captured the subject using many different mediums; however it is the watercolor artist who combines the subject of water with the natural flowing property of the water medium itself. This exhibit will feature over twenty works from the Museum's extensive collection of watermedia paintings with a focus on waterscapes. Featured artists will include J.M.W. Turner, Don Nice, Eliot O'Hara, Oliver Corbett and Anne MacDougall. This exhibition is the fifth in a series, focusing on various artists, styles and trends, pulled exclusively from the Springfield Art Museum's outstanding collection of contemporary American aquamedia. This exhibit was organized by Cindy Quayle, Exhibitions Manager.

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  4. Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections

    September 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Weisel and Kelly Galleries

    Modern day museums developed out of two apparently basic aspects of human nature - our curiosity and our desire to collect. Early collections were arranged and contained within private homes in rooms referred to as cabinets. These collections usually included a wide range of objects from taxidermy to paintings and sculpture. As their popularity grew, they began to be called wonder or curiosity cabinets, from the German "wunderkammer." "Wonder Rooms" examines this human desire to collect, with a specific focus on private collections in Southwest Missouri, in order to discover the underlying stories and driving impulses behind collecting. The exhibit will present representative works from a number of local collections, and will feature a wide range of media arranged in 'rooms,' including ceramics, photography, outsider art, local art, furniture, prints, and drawings.

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