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Past: First Friday with the Arts-April 2021

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

Friday, April 9, from 5:00 8:00 PM, as part of April First Friday, the Arts Council will host the opening reception for Demos, a solo exhibition of works by Chris Wubbena. April First Friday events have been moved to April 9th due to Good Friday.

Inspired by classical figurative sculpture along with geologic and Neolithic rock formations, Demos takes a closer look at the individual, the person, and the weight they assume. The abstracted figurative forms exist in a state of perpetual action and reaction as their steel bodies construct, erode, and twist under large, painted, rock like masses. The painted, layered histories on two-dimensional panels, and accumulated atop the figurative forms, inspired by ancient glyphs, contemporary tags, and symbolic stencils, are considered and reconsidered within the contextual moment, expressing the here and the now with the use of text and imagery. Under the weight of ever-changing burdens, the demos stand in the moment infinito, unfinished, in their own admix realities of civilization.

Chris Wubbena holds an MFA in Art with a Sculpture Emphasis from San Francisco State University, and a BFA in Art with a Sculpture Emphasis and a Creative Writing Minor from the University of Northern Iowa. He is currently a tenured Full Professor of Sculpture at Southeast Missouri State University. His work has been exhibited in outdoor and indoor exhibitions throughout the United States.

The Visual Arts Cooperative will also be debuting new works in the Visual Arts Cooperative Gallery. Featured window exhibitors for April will be Scott & Loria Chaddon.

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is located at 16B N. Spanish St., in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Gallery hours are Tues Friday 10:00 5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 2:00 PM.

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Past Dates & Times

Friday, April 9, 2021, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
16 B N. Spanish St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701