Ann Marie Rausch, a local artist from Monett, was selected for inclusion in "Celebrating Creativity," a state-wide exhibit showcasing some of the finest artists in the state.
A diverse array of fine arts and crafts created by members of The Best of Missouri Hands artists and artisans opened in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery in Kemper Center for the Arts at William Woods University on Aug. 25 and will be on view through Sept. 18.
"Celebrating Creativity," now in its sixth year, features a wide variety of art forms, including paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media, all exhibiting the highest quality of artistic excellence and all created by Missouri artists.
Rausch's work entitled, "Colors ala Carte," is a vintage buffet painted in bright bold colors. She also had a second piece of art selected, and it is titled "Sweet Pea Seat," a vintage wood chair with a harlequin seat design in bright turquoise, yellows and reds.
The Cox Gallery is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is located at One University Avenue on the William Woods Campus in Fulton.
A meet the artist reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the gallery. The Best of Missouri Hands, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the development and recognition of Missouri arts and artisans through education, interaction and encouragement.
"Celebrating Creativity" and other programs and services provided by The Best of Missouri Hands are supported by funding from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
For more information, visit the group online at www.bestofmissourihands.org.