Justin Shaw of Warrensburg was one of 17 artists selected from the northwest region for the final segment of the contemporary art traveling exhibition Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration.
The exhibition will be Sept. 18 - Nov. 7 at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph.
Comprised of 60 artworks from 60 Missouri artists representing the state’s vibrant visual arts culture, the exhibit presents a snapshot of contemporary art from all four corners of Missouri.
An opening reception will be 1-4 p.m. Sept. 18 in conjunction with Smithsonian Day. Opening receptions are free and open to the public; a cash bar and refreshments will be available.
Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration is a collaboration among the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau; the Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia; the Post Art Library and Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin; the Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal; and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph.
Missouri Art Now is endorsed by Missouri 2021, an initiative of the State Historical Society of Missouri.
This exhibition is financially supported by the Missouri Arts Council.
Artists were selected for participation in Missouri Art Now by a juried competition after an initial call for entries.
Artists are required to be 18 years or older, hold a residence in the state of Missouri and could submit up to three artworks (2-D or 3-D) for consideration.
None of the work is for sale but the museum will gladly pass along artist’s contact information to potential buyers.
The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for students.
Museum members and children under age 6 are free.
To become a member, visit Albrecht-Kemper.org.
For more information about the exhibitions, call (816) 233-7003.