1/4/2020 to 1/31/2020 | Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site | Pilot Knob, MO
As part of our ongoing Artist Spotlight program, Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site will host a show of watercolor paintings featuring subjects from the beautiful Arcadia Valley region. This show will be a great opportunity to see some outstanding artworks by a very well-known local artist. His striking watercolor landscapes and nature scene are truly inspiring.
Born and raised in the Arcadia Valley, Kip DeVore was influenced by his parents painting local scenes in watercolor and by the late New Jersey author and watercolorist Arthur J. Barbour. Barbour taught a careful awe and respect for his landscape subject, and DeVore attempts to follow that example, working primarily in watercolor and occasionally in other media such as charcoal, pencil, crayon or pen and ink.
DeVore studied art at Mineral Area College and received his Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of California, San Diego. He has received ribbons for his art at shows at Mineral Area College and in St. Louis, and his paintings are in homes and businesses in the southeast Missouri region, including the collections of the First State Community banks of Ironton and Farmington. To learn more about the artist and see selected examples of his work, visit fineartamerica.com/profiles/kip-devore.
DeVore's art will be on display in the historic site museum from Jan 4. through Jan. 31, excluding Mondays, when the museum is closed during the winter. The exhibit will begin with an opening night reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 4. For more information, call 573-546-3454.