You’ve seen him for decades delivering your local weather, now is your chance to see what he can do behind the camera.
This Friday, July 7, you’ll get a chance to see the artwork of Brian Alworth as he opens "Peaceful Solitude," an exhibition of his film photography at the Crisp Museum. The event is the second in the museum’s Southeast Solo Exhibition, something Museum Director Peter Nguyen says gives local artists the chance to show off their work.
"We really wanted a way to recognize the talent of our local artists who contribute their time and talent, have produced a sufficient body of work, and have not yet had a solo exhibit. The quiet, deliberate and contemplative process of Brian’s worth made it an easy selection. His works highlight that while images can be duplicated with enough software, the experience cannot."
In addition to the film photography of Brian Alworth, the latest "Transitions Spaces" exhibition will also open, showcasing the work of Liz Coffey. "Transitions Spaces" is a rotating exhibit that allows artists living within 150 miles of Southeast Missouri to exhibit their work. And Nguyen says Coffey’s work is not to be missed.
"Liz creates abstract paintings based on experiences that preoccupy and confound her. The paintings examine the positive, elusive moments of awe and the struggles of dealing with mental and monetary barriers."
You can see these experiences and hear from Alworth about his work when the exhibition opens this Friday, July 7. An opening reception will be held at the Crisp Museum from 4-8 p.m. with Brian Alworth’s artist talk starting at 6 p.m.
And don’t forget, individual show tickets for the upcoming season at the River Campus go on sale Monday, July 10, at 9 a.m. As always, more information is available at River Campus.org and I hope to see you soon at the Box Office!