Opening Night Reception for Kip DeVore's "Watercolors of the Valley"

1/4/2020 | Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site | Pilot Knob, MO

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site will host a “meet the artist” reception to kick off a new show of original art from renowned local artist Kip DeVore. This event is open to the public and free of charge. The artist will be on hand to discuss his body of work and give the visitors insight into his process and inspirations.

As part of our ongoing Artist Spotlight program, Battle of Pilot Knob 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 art works by a very well-known local artist. His striking watercolor landscapes and nature scene are truly inspiring.

About the Artist

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

Devore's Art will be on display in the Museum from January 4 through January 31 2020, excluding Mondays, when the museum is closed during the winter. For more information, call 573-546-3454.

Click here to read the news release for the reception.

Click here to read the news release for the show.

Reception Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
118 East Maple, Pilot Knob, MO | (573) 546-3454