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“Fowl Play,” an exhibit of paintings by renowned Southwest Missouri wildlife artist Kevin Guinn, winner of the 1992 Missouri Duck Stamp Competition, will be on display through July 31st at The Arts Council Gallery located at 206 W 10th St., Lamar. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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There will be an artist’s reception for Mr. Guinn at the Arts Council Gallery on Saturday, July 30th from 2:00 to 4:00, with complimentary refreshments provided by The Wild Plum Café. All are welcome to attend!

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Guinn was born and raised in La Russell, Missouri, and currently resides in Sarcoxie. His great aunt was an artist, who taught him to draw when he was small child. He grew up sketching detailed farm and wildlife scenes, but only took up the painter’s palette when he learned of the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s annual Federal Duck Stamp Competition. Though he never won the national prize, his painting “Gadwalls” took first place in the Missouri Waterfowl Stamp Competition in 1992. In 2010, he placed in the top 10 in the Nevada Duck Stamp Competition, as well. He routinely competes in both duck and trout stamp competitions in Missouri, Oklahoma and Nevada. Approximately 25 of his colorful works are included in the July exhibit at The Arts Council Gallery.

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