2/29/2020 to 3/31/2020 | Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site | Pilot Knob, MO
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As part of its ongoing winter “Meet the Artist” series of events, Battle of Pilot Knob Historic site is proud to present an artistic digital photographic essay by award-winning Arcadia Valley High School art instructor Rebecca Turner. The exhibit will showcase digital paintings created by Turner that feature natural scenes from Missouri state parks and other natural areas in the Arcadia Valley and the Ozarks.
Turner, as an artist and teacher, is not locked into just one medium. In her teaching, she likes to expose her students to as many art styles and media as possible.
“Art isn’t just about learning to draw, and I would never want to limit a student,'' she says.
Turner’s students at Arcadia Valley High School have won numerous awards in art competitions and exhibits at Southeast Missouri State University, Mineral Area College and other venues during her tenure.
At Mineral Area College, Turner studied under the direction of art instructor Jim Wilson, who has received widespread recognition for his work. In 2008, Turner graduated summa cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in education with an emphasis in visual art. Turner has received accolades for her art in various competitions, and her work has been shown in exhibitions in Cape Girardeau, Springfield and Mineral Area College.
For the exhibit at the Pilot Knob Historic Site, Turner will blend her drawing, painting and photography skills to create original digital paintings.
“Technology has come such a long way in my lifetime. It is amazing how realistic the pen and the screen work together to mimic paper and pencil,” she says.
Her insightful and interesting essay will be on display at the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site museum throughout the month of March, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A special “Meet the Artist” reception will be held at the museum on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the reception, light snacks will be available, and the artist will be on hand to visit with the public about her work.
For more information about this special show, please call Brick or Bryan at the museum, at 573-546-3454.