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The Arts Council of Barton County will host a Free Open Air Art Show, featuring works by local fine and folk artists, photographers, sculptors, handcrafted jewelry makers and more, to be held in conjunction with the 2011 Missouri State Chili Cook-off in Lamar, Missouri. This event will benefit the Rebuilding Fund for St Mary’s Catholic Church, which was tragically destroyed by fire in 2009. http://www.catholicextension.org/site/epage/98416_667.htm. The church has been rebuilt and is back in service, but much remains to be paid for! Please help!

When: Saturday, July 16th, 2011, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Where: Moore Pavilion, 103 East 10th St., Lamar Missouri. The Moore Pavilion is one block east of the historic Lamar town square.

How Much?: This event is FREE, but donations to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund will be gratefully accepted.

Contact: To have your work included in the Art Show, please call Chris @ 417-214-5458. For info on the Missouri State Chili Cook-off, call Dixie @ 417-682-5432. For more info on the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund, go here. http://www.stmarysfirelamar.com.

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Photo Courtesy of Griifitt Photography

Sandra Conrad - Photo Courtesy of Griffitt Photography

“Raw,” an exhibit of emotionally charged oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, sculpture, and charcoal and pen and ink drawings by Mount Vernon artist Sandra Conrad will be on display in the Arts Council Gallery through June 30th, at 206 W 10th St. in Lamar. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 to 5:30. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

There will be an artist’s reception for Ms. Conrad at the Gallery on Saturday, June 11th from 2:00 to 4:00, with refreshments provided by The Wild Plum CafĂ©. All are welcome to attend!

A Southwest Missouri native, Conrad was born in Neosho, lived in Joplin for many years, and now resides in Mount Vernon. She currently attends Missouri Southern State University, though she was a working artist long before deciding to enroll in traditional “art school.” She has taught classes at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and has personally shared her intense and evocative paintings and sculptures with collectors and art aficionados at shows and festivals throughout the state. Her mission as an artist is “to open people’s eyes” to a deeper emotional dimension too many disregard while immersed in the ordinary routines of life. With images ranging from the dreamlike, to the disturbing, to the sorrowful, to the impishly lighthearted, Conrad’s work runs the gamut of human emotion and imagination, and leads viewers to a deeper confrontation with themselves.

This summer, Conrad will teach a class on creating “altered books,” a striking example of which can be viewed in the current Gallery exhibit. The class will be held at the Gallery, and is sponsored by The Arts Council of Barton County.

Here are some pics of Sandra’s work! Added at last!

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