Hearing Voices Seeing Visions
Jan
17
7:00 pm19:00

Hearing Voices Seeing Visions

Josh Crow: A native of central Missouri,  Josh Crow works mostly in oil and watercolor, painting people, places and things that resonate with him. A large part of the significance of the paintings is how they are painted. The subject matter can vary greatly, but the accuracy and energy of the brushwork and drawing are a major part of the content or the reason to do the paintings. Much of the work Crow shows is oil on canvas and panels. 
         The content usually involves a mundane view of life seen in a odd perspective or a slightly odd happening in a normal place. Once such theme is deer wandering into buildings or other such places they should not be. Within these ideas Crow plays with his love of color and light. Crow's work is currently on exhibit in the gallery space at Orr Street Studios.

Simon Tatum was born in 1995 in George Town, Grand Cayman. Tatum currently lives and studies in Columbia, Missouri, and was the 2014 recipient of the Cayman Islands Visual Arts and Design Scholarship from Deutsche Bank and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. He has shown a solo exhibition within the University of Missouri titled  Discover and Rediscover. He has also been a part of numerous group exhibitions that include, Open Air Prisons: Las Antillias Para Los Antillianos at the LACE Gallery in Los Angeles, California, and the Caribbean Linked IV Exhibition in Oranjestad, Aruba.
        Tatum was honored in 2016 with an international artist grant from the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) and with the Richard M Henessy Scholarship Award. He also has works in permanent collections throughout the U.S. and Caribbean region that include the Atelier 89 Gallery and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. Tatum is currently working on a new series of charcoal prints and mixed media sculptures for his next solo exhibition, Looking Back and Thinking Ahead. This exhibition will be held at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in May 2017.

Josh Crow Exhibition
Jan
6
Feb 26

Josh Crow Exhibition

Seen here is Anabel, oil on canvas by Josh Crow in this wonderful,  current exhibit.  

Orr Street Studios HOLIDAY MARKET
Dec
2
Dec 3

Orr Street Studios HOLIDAY MARKET

Our annual HOLIDAY MARKET offers a lovely range of gifts and art, all crafted and created by your neighbors and the Orr Street Studios artists.  This year, you have double opportunity to browse and shop (and ooooh and aaaaah) as we will be ready to welcome you on both Friday December 2 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and again on Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Here you will find textiles for your home, wooden bowls, knitted wares, pottery, lotions and potions, prints, cards, sweets, jewelry and other treats.  We hope you will visit!

 

 

 

Photo Vision 2016 - ENTRIES ACCEPTED
Sep
23
Sep 24

Photo Vision 2016 - ENTRIES ACCEPTED

Photo Vision is a juried, open themed photography exhibition and competition free and open to professional and non-professional photographers living in Mid-Mo.  The exhibition will be on display at Orr St. Studios Sept 29-October 28, 2016.

Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded. Non-professional awards: 1st: $200, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $85.      Professional awards: 1st: $275, 2nd $190, 3rd $125.  

Juror: Chris Dahlquist   www.chrisdahlquist.com 

Submit up to two original works of photography (color, b/w or special process).  Space is limited, not all work submitted is expected to be displayed.  Pieces should be ready for display (WITH SECURE HANGING WIRE, NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS WILL BE ACCEPTED) Work should be labeled on the back with artist's name, email, title of work and price.  (Orr street studios takes 30% commission on all sales, so price accordingly).

Contact staciephoto@gmail.com for more information.

The Basics of Encaustic Workshop with Elise Rugolo
Jun
11
10:30 am10:30

The Basics of Encaustic Workshop with Elise Rugolo

Back due to popular demand!   Don't miss your chance to sign up for this workshop!

Learn basic techniques such as applying and building up layers of wax; fusing processes using heat guns, torches, irons; and scraping and wax removal techniques. Become familiar with encaustic terminology, materials, and studio safety and build upon these skills to explore translucent/opaque effects and additive/subtractive techniques in your own work created in this wonderful workshop! 

Two 6x6” wood panels are provided per student, which they will take home with them as either completed paintings or works in progress. Some people work fast, others take their time, so there is no pressure to complete anything…the focus is on becoming comfortable with the basic skills and techniques. This basic skill set provides artists with everything they need to know to get started in their own studios, or to continue on to take Elise’s more advanced workshops: Encaustic and CollageMixed-Media Encaustic, and Encaustic and Linear Effects.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of and hands-on experience with drawing, painting, and color mixing. 

Materials: All encaustic materials/tools will be provided. Bring a work shirt and something to tie your hair back with if you have long hair. If you like to work with vinyl gloves, please bring your own. Wear comfortable shoes, but be prepared for some wax to get on them!

Saturday, June 11, 10 AM to 5 PM at Orr Street Studios

$150 (includes all materials and tools)   

Lunch will not be provided. Either bring a bag lunch or grab a nutritious meal from Range Free, just a few steps away from Orr Street Studios.

Spaces are limited, so don't wait to enroll! 

 

Biography:

Elise Rugolo is a mixed-media painter who celebrates the physicality of her artwork through an exploration of various media and layering of imagery. Her paintings are usually abstract, with references to natural and man-made structures. Her rhythmic and calligraphic style is suggestive of dance or motion borne out of a sense of urgency. She often explores the interaction of geometric and organic forms in her work. Influenced at an early age by Fauvism, German Expressionism, and Abstract Expressionism, her color palette and mark-making is vivid and expressive.

Elise was born and raised in Columbia. She was fortunate to have an art professor father (Lawrence Rugolo), who encouraged and nurtured her creative spirit in her formative years. She left to go to college and from there lived in a variety of places, most recently Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She just moved back to town in the fall of 2015 and is enjoying settling into Columbia life with her husband, dog, and two cats. 

Elise received her BFA (Painting) from the University of Iowa and her MFA (Painting and Drawing) from Arizona State University. She has shown her work extensively in galleries and juried exhibitions. She has taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin, and currently focuses her teaching on workshops and private instruction. She began working in encaustic in 2010, and has developed a distinct style that combines her signature mark-making and collage and mixed-media techniques. 

She is represented by Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

View her encaustic paintings and other artwork at www.eliserugolo.com

To register, email director@orrstreetstudios.com

  

Brian Mahieu:           The Last of the Missouri Paintings - Wrapping up Thirty Years of Plein Air Paintings of the Missouri River Valley.
May
5
Jun 25

Brian Mahieu: The Last of the Missouri Paintings - Wrapping up Thirty Years of Plein Air Paintings of the Missouri River Valley.

Don't miss the last chance to enjoy and own your very own painting from this talented and much loved Missouri artist.  Brian is moving out of state and we are sending him off with a farewell exhibit like only Orr Street can do.  Brian has been working and creating new and fabulous paintings of Winter and Spring scenes from the Missouri River Valley.  

These never before seen pieces will be on exhibit from May 5th until June 25th, with the opening reception on the North Village Artist Districts First Friday, May 6th and a Gallery Talk with the artist on Thursday May 5th from 7:30-8:30.

Brian Mahieu has been a plein air landscape painter since 1987. That year, he traveled to Paris, France and lived in the Latin Quarter for one month. Seeing the Impressionist masterpieces, Monet's gardens at Giverny and the French countryside, which reminded him of Missouri, created the impetus to paint en plein air exclusively. The primary motif of his work has been the Missouri River Valley at dusk with an emphasis on capturing the mood and atmosphere of the landscape. While studying at Columbia College, Mahieu's painting professor the late Sidney Larson encouraged him to paint outside directly from nature and to develop his painterly technique. Mahieu is a Columbia College graduate cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1989. From graduation until 2000 Brian maintained his fine art gallery Mahieu Fine Art (originally Atelier Mahieu) at 918 East Broadway in Columbia, Missouri. He was also a founding member of Dauphine Gallery and à la campagne, and was hired to start the Rocheport Gallery and served as its original Curator. Currently, Mahieu is Curator and Director of the not-for-profit Art House in Fulton, Missouri where he exhibits regularly.

Mahieu has exhibited nationally including the cities of New York, Carmel and Santa Cruz. Brian's paintings are in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe the United Kingdom and Australia, including the contemporary artist collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri. The largest public collection of Mahieu's work is at the World Aquarium in St Louis.

In addition to painting full time, from 1992—2009 he operated one of the largest daylily breeding programs in the world creating and introducing 144 new daylily varieties into commerce. Brian and his husband Tom Harris live in Fulton with their two retired racing greyhounds and various foster greyhounds.

  SOLD OUT!      The Basics of Encaustic Workshop with Elise Rugolo
Apr
16
10:00 am10:00

SOLD OUT! The Basics of Encaustic Workshop with Elise Rugolo

Learn basic techniques such as applying and building up layers of wax; fusing processes using heat guns, torches, irons; and scraping and wax removal techniques. Become familiar with encaustic terminology, materials, and studio safety and build upon these skills to explore translucent/opaque effects and additive/subtractive techniques in your own work created in this wonderful workshop! 

Two 6x6” wood panels are provided per student, which they will take home with them as either completed paintings or works in progress. Some people work fast, others take their time, so there is no pressure to complete anything…the focus is on becoming comfortable with the basic skills and techniques. This basic skill set provides artists with everything they need to know to get started in their own studios, or to continue on to take Elise’s more advanced workshops: Encaustic and Collage, Mixed-Media Encaustic, and Encaustic and Linear Effects.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of and hands-on experience with drawing, painting, and color mixing. 

Materials: All encaustic materials/tools will be provided. Bring a work shirt and something to tie your hair back with if you have long hair. If you like to work with vinyl gloves, please bring your own. Wear comfortable shoes, but be prepared for some wax to get on them!

Saturday, April 16, 10 AM to 5 PM at Orr Street Studios

$150 (includes all materials and tools)   

Lunch will not be provided. Either bring a bag lunch or grab a nutritious meal from Range Free, just a few steps away from Orr Street Studios.

Spaces are limited, so don't wait to enroll! 

 

Biography:

Elise Rugolo is a mixed-media painter who celebrates the physicality of her artwork through an exploration of various media and layering of imagery. Her paintings are usually abstract, with references to natural and man-made structures. Her rhythmic and calligraphic style is suggestive of dance or motion borne out of a sense of urgency. She often explores the interaction of geometric and organic forms in her work. Influenced at an early age by Fauvism, German Expressionism, and Abstract Expressionism, her color palette and mark-making is vivid and expressive.

Elise was born and raised in Columbia. She was fortunate to have an art professor father (Lawrence Rugolo), who encouraged and nurtured her creative spirit in her formative years. She left to go to college and from there lived in a variety of places, most recently Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She just moved back to town in the fall of 2015 and is enjoying settling into Columbia life with her husband, dog, and two cats. 

Elise received her BFA (Painting) from the University of Iowa and her MFA (Painting and Drawing) from Arizona State University. She has shown her work extensively in galleries and juried exhibitions. She has taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin, and currently focuses her teaching on workshops and private instruction. She began working in encaustic in 2010, and has developed a distinct style that combines her signature mark-making and collage and mixed-media techniques. 

She is represented by Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

View her encaustic paintings and other artwork at www.eliserugolo.com

To register, email director@orrstreetstudios.com

 

Second Saturday for Kids
Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

Second Saturday for Kids

Our upcoming SECOND SATURDAY for KIDS, Saturday, March 12, noon-3 p.m. at Orr Street Studios, explores the beauty, vitality, and fun of Yard Art.

  • Learn how to host Swallowtail Monarch Butterflies by planting dill, carrots, parsley & milkweed
  • Learn how to use Physics Inaction (gravity, friction, balance) to create rock & wood sculptures from materials in your own yard & neighborhood
  • Create Clothespin Butterflies, Painted Rocks & Fantasy Flowers

As always, SSfK is free of charge to kids ages 5-15 with accompanying adult.  

 

So join theYard Art fun at Orr with our special guest artists:

  • Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture
  • Terry Woods, Bradford Research Center
  • Mark Milanick, University of Missouri School of Medicine

 

See you on Saturday, March 12!

Elise Rugolo Exhibit:  Tension and Repose
Mar
10
Apr 30

Elise Rugolo Exhibit: Tension and Repose

Opening reception April 1st First Friday, 6-9pm

 

Elise Rugolo is an abstract painter who celebrates the physicality of her artwork through an exploration of various media and layering of imagery. Her rhythmic and sometimes calligraphic style is suggestive of dance or motion borne out of a sense of urgency. She favors vivid color, energetic mark making, and intricate compositions that incorporate both geometric and organic elements. Her paintings often combine acrylic, gouache, or encaustic paint with other materials, such as drawing media, collage, fiber, and photo transfers. Her observations of nature and human behavior serve as the conceptual and/or emotional springboard for her intuitive working process, which is directed and shaped by her quest for visual balance.

 

Rugolo was born and raised in Columbia. She was fortunate to have an art professor father (Lawrence Rugolo), who encouraged and nurtured her creative spirit in her formative years. She left town to go to college and went on to live in a variety of places, most recently Pittsburgh, PA. She moved back to Columbia in September 2015. 

 

Rugolo received her BFA from the University of Iowa and her MFA from Arizona State University. She has exhibited extensively in galleries and juried shows throughout the country. Her artwork is held in numerous private and public collections. She taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin, and currently teaches workshops and private instruction. She is represented by Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.

 Shelf Life: Compilation from the Cutting Room Floor
Mar
4
6:00 pm18:00

Shelf Life: Compilation from the Cutting Room Floor

Join us for First Friday, March 4th from 6-9pm

Danielle Langdon and Scott McMahon present the video artwork:   Shelf Life: Compilation from the Cutting Room Floor

Shelf Life is a collaborative video made by artists Danielle Langdon and Scott McMahon. The work is comprised of individually shot footage and captured sound, which Langdon and McMahon organized and edited together. Most of these short clips may have previously been slated for the cutting room floor or lost in the abyss of digital storage, but finding some correlation between these disparate visuals provided the framework for a new puzzle of moving images. The work explores interventions in natural and developed environments.
 

 

 

Hearing Voices Seeing Visions  -  David Spear and Charlotte Pence
Feb
16
6:30 pm18:30

Hearing Voices Seeing Visions - David Spear and Charlotte Pence

Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 16, for poetry by Charlotte Pence and an art talk and a viewing of paintings by David Spear.

CHARLOTTE PENCE

Charlotte Pence’s poetry merges the personal with the scientific. Her first book, Many Small Fires (Black Lawrence Press, 2015) explores her father’s chronic homelessness while simultaneously detailing the physiological changes that enabled humans to form cities, communities and households. A professor of English and creative writing at Eastern Illinois University, she is also the author of two award-winning poetry chapbooks and the editor of The Poetics of American Song Lyrics (University Press of Mississippi, 2012). Pence is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Redden Fund, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Alvin H. Nielson Memorial Fund, the Discovered Voices Award, New Millennium Writing Award, and many others. New poems have recently been published in Epoch, Harvard Review and The Southern Review.


DAVID SPEAR

David Spear earned a BFA from the University of Missouri-St.Louis in 1999 and an MFA in painting from University of Missouri in 2012.

His work can be seen throughout Columbia at venues such as Addison's Restaurant, the Wabash Bus Station, Memorial Union, Boone Hospital, Jefferson Middle School, the traffic box on the corner of Ninth Street and Broadway and the ROTC Cannon fired on Faurot Field after a Tigers score.

Spear currently works on private and public commissions for a variety of patrons and teaches drawing and painting at the University of Missouri.

 

David Spear Exhibit
Dec
28
Mar 6

David Spear Exhibit

Temporal Auxiliaries

This is a collection of works by David Spear that considers and weighs the transient nature of time in terms of antecedent appropriations, historical recollections and artist as individual.   

David Spear received his BFA from the University of Missouri-St.Louis in 1999 and his MFA in painting from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012.  His work can be seen throughout Columbia at venues such as Sophia's and Addison's Restaurants, the Wabash Bus Station, Memorial Union, Boone Hospital, Jefferson Middle School, the traffic box on the corner of Ninth and Broadway, and the ROTC Cannon fired on Faurot Field after a Tiger score.  Spear currently works on private and public commissions for a variety of patrons and teaches drawing and painting at the University of Missouri Columbia.  

Opening Reception:  First Friday, Jan 1st, 6-9pm

Hearing Voices Seeing Visions
Dec
10
2:00 pm14:00

Hearing Voices Seeing Visions

Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, for essays by Lise Saffran and art therapy with Dareth Goettemoeller.

LISE SAFFRAN

Lise Saffran’s novel Juno's Daughters was published by Penguin/Plume in 2011, and her fiction and nonfiction works have appeared in a variety of literary and academic journals, including Poets and Writers, Orion, Academic Medicine and Medical Humanities. Saffran is a graduate of both the School of Public Health at UNC (now the Gillings School of Global Public Health) and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her creative work explores the essential question at the heart of public health: How do we balance our need for autonomy with the responsibilities of community life?

She will read an excerpt from a collection of essays-in-progress titled Safe in These Bodies.


DARETH GOETTEMOELLER

Dareth Ann Goettemoeller is a fine artist and art therapist with a collection of eccentric friends living in a liberal bubble amidst fields of corn, beans, grasshoppers, good old boys, jeans and pink cowboy boots.

Her favorite times are with coffee in hand, being stared at by her cats while filling yet another notebook with beautiful words of angst and love.

As we enter the winter holiday season, she will guide us in developing skills for coping and healing through art.


Orr Street Studios is located at 106 Orr St. in downtown Columbia, Missouri. Join us the third Tuesday evening of each month during the academic year for literary readings and visual-arts presentations.

Holiday Market at Orr Street Studios
Dec
5
10:00 am10:00

Holiday Market at Orr Street Studios

Come enjoy live music, nosh, and beverages while

you shop original artworks from local artists for

the holidays!

Artists include:

Donna Brunet

Tootie Burns

 Marilyn Cummins

 Rebecca Douglas

Pam Fleenor

 Chris Fredrick

Hannah Ingmire

Marie Josee-Brown

Anastasia Pottinger’s Family Foto Frenzy

 Frank Stack

Jennifer Wiggs

 and the artisans from the NorthVillage Farmers and Artisans Market

106 Orr Street   Columbia, MO

Give a gift of original art!

Orr Street Artists Guild Annual Exhibit
Nov
3
Dec 26

Orr Street Artists Guild Annual Exhibit

November 3 - December 27th.  

Reception November 6th 6-9 during North Village Arts District First Fridays.

New work from the talented artists who call Orr Street their home will be featured.  Plan your holiday shopping and take home an original work from this exhibit. 

Second Saturday for Kids
Oct
10
12:00 pm12:00

Second Saturday for Kids

Join us at Orr Street Studios for SECOND SATURDAY for KIDSSenses/Sensory,

Sat Oct 10, noon-3 p.m., 106 Orr Street. 

Our theme is the five senses.

 

Art projects include:

  • Collage rubbings
  • Comic strips
  • Aromatic necklaces

Visiting guest artist, Jason Garton, brings photography and music into our sensory mix!. 

 

Invite a friend to join you. SECOND SATURDAY for KIDS is a great gift to share with friends. As always this event is offered free of charge to kids ages 5-15 with accompanying adult.

 

Photovisions Exhibit
Sep
29
Oct 30

Photovisions Exhibit


Photo Vision is an open themed photography exhibition and contest open to Professional and Non-Professional Photographers living in Mid-MO. The exhibition will be on display at Orr Street Studios September 28-October 31, 2015 and the WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED at
a reception on Friday, October 2nd during First Fridays 6-9pm. 
(Announcement of winners will be made at approximately 7pm)

Cash prizes totalling $1000 will be awarded for three winners from each of the two divisions in addition to honorable mentions
as the judge desires. Non-Professional awards: First Place: $200, Second Place: $125, Third Place: $85, Professional awards: First Place: $275, Second Place: $190, Third Place: $125

This year’s juror is Deanna Dikeman. Deanna has been an artist-photographer since 1985. Her work is in the permanent
collections of The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois; The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri; The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona; The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas; and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedelia, Missouri. Deanna's awards include the United States Artist Booth Fellowship, the Charlotte Street Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship.

Deanna is represented by Haw Contemporary Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. www.deannadikeman.com

Legal Issues for Artists Workshop
Sep
24
5:30 pm17:30

Legal Issues for Artists Workshop

taught by SUE GREENBERG

VOLUNTEER LAWYERS & ACCOUNTANTS FOR THE ARTS

This workshop will address common legal issues that artists face such as copyright, contracts and financial issues.

Register at residentarts.org  or email at info@residentarts.org

 

Sep
22
7:00 pm19:00

HEARING VOICES SEEING VISIONS

Chris Teeter | Jennifer Wiggs | Brett Cottrell

Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, for fiction by Brett Cotrell and paintings by Chris Teeter and Jennifer Wiggs.

CHRIS TEETER 

Chris Teeter began his career as a visual artist with representational drawing and plein air painting. Afterward, for 10 years, he was involved almost completely with creating sculpture in steel or various media, including thedoors at Orr Street Studios and many other sculptures. During the past three years he has returned to painting. This change in media is a change in form only, since the content of his artisticpursuits has always revolved around his interest in abstraction.

“I love how abstraction is, in varying degrees, without reference to representation and the external world and therefore presents itself somewhat enigmatically. The viewer is asked to think and perceive non-verbally, in effect, to jump from the familiar to the unfamiliar and participate in the final act of perception and understanding internally.”

JENNIFER WIGGS
 
Jennifer Ann Wiggs has a BFA from Indiana University and an MFA from Washington University, and she has taught art at the Art Department of the University of Missouri.

She is a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society, and her award-winning work has been shown in Watercolor USA, the Living Artist’s Magazine, the Missouri Watercolor National, the National Exhibition of American Watercolor at the Taos New Mexico Museum, and the River Market Regional Exhibition in Kansas City.

Artist statement: The channel between realism and abstraction is rich territory for invention. These latest gouache paintings explore abstraction using sophisticated color relationships and simple shapes.


BRETT COTTRELL

Brett Cottrell was born and bred in Las Vegas. His writings blend religious and political satire with whimsical, action-packed absurdity. He’s been a bartender, a drummer in a rock-and-roll band, a legislative intern and an attorney. He studied political theory at Boise State University and graduated from the George Washington University Law School. Cottrell lives in Columbia, Missouri, with his wife and their opinionated dog, Tico. 

The End of the World Is Rye 

What would you do for the perfect sandwich? Kill? Die? Well, if you were a rogue angel, you might just cause the Apocalypse. And it looks like that's just what he's about to do when he lands in a polygamist cult in Utah. So, now it's up to the rest of God's divine posse, including Jesus and Lucifer, to save all of existence from certain destruction. In his debut novel, Brett Cottrell takes you on a provocative, celestial roller coaster ride that will have you laughing on the edge of your seat all the way to the gates of Hell.

 

About Abstraction, featuring work by Chris Teeter and Jennifer Wiggs, is showing in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery at William Woods University, through Sept. 27.