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Crucial Playground Art Exhibit and Reception
Start Date: 10/12/2017Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 10/12/2017End Time: 6:00 PM
Event Description
Artist Metra Mitchell will show her work at STLCC-Wildwood, Oct. 9 - Nov. 17. A meet-the-artist reception is planned for Oct. 12 from 4-6 p.m.

About the Exhibit:
Each piece in this exhibit is carefully crafted to evoke emotion from the audience.To accomplish this, the artist explores the intimate conflict between content and form and their relationship to a dozen chosen archetypes, which are each represented by a different color.

“Emotionality is contained within the intimate conflict between content and form. Within the scenes of emotionality, the bodies and their gestures are arranged and rearranged in an attempt to reveal patterns of behavior. I refer to this process as visual surgery. This can be described in three stages: confrontation, negotiation and collaboration. This process stimulates a cathartic experience where broader harmonies and complications are analyzed within the painted psychodramas. These assemblages become a collection of mediated bodies making explicit the framing of identity.”- Metra Mitchell

About the Artist:
Metra Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Fontbonne University. She teaches drawing and design courses at Maryville University, St. Charles Community College and St. Louis Community College.

Her works have been exhibited in many galleries, including: Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, PhD
Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis Artist Guild, Art St. Louis Gallery, Cinema Gallery in Urbana,
Illinois, and The Foundry Art Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Institutions that have exhibited her
paintings include: University of Alaska-Anchorage, Susquehanna University, Northern Kentucky
University, University of South Alabama, Western Kentucky University, Fontbonne University, World
Trade Center in St. Louis and The Regional Commerce and Growth Association of St. Louis. She has also exhibited internationally in Eme’ Exposition Internationale at the Centre Culturel et de la Vie Associative Villeurbanne in Lyon, France.
Contact Information:
Name: Mark Weber
Phone: 636-422-2202
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