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The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri hosted an opening reception for Art and Fear, a national juried exhibition in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri on June 1, from 5 - 9 p.m. Art and Fear encouraged artists to explore their own personal feelings about fear, anxiety, and phobias. When transformed into art, "fear" can be something personal and thought-provoking, or it can be laughable and fun! The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri encouraged the exploration and interpretation of this theme in a way that was unique to each individual!

"Each piece in the show commands that you stop and look at it."
- Caroline Kahler, SEMO Art Dept. Chairwoman

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – July 28, 2018
Exhibition Location:
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
16 N. Spanish Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

View Selected Artwork: Click Here> 
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Watchtower
Justin Henry Miller
Oil on panel


 

Ornithophobia
Joshua Newth
Graphite and pastel on paper
Artist Website



Life    
Ayako Kurimoto     
Japanese wrapping paper, mirror, wood     

 



      



From the top, clockwise: The Hunter by Martin Beck, Torro by Steven Gorman, Mortality by Tim Vollink





Marcus J. Howell is an artist from the Midwest, and is currently an Associate Professor and Area Head of Printmaking at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. The content of Howell’s work centers around the inherent absurdity of the political and social constructs that run people’s lives, and the great cost those structures exact on the individual and his or her environment. Marcus received his B.F.A. in Design, with an emphasis in image production, from Southwest Missouri State and his M.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign.

Marcus has had work featured in Juxtapoz Magazine. His work has also been included in over 70 National and International juried exhibitions.



I would like to thank the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri for giving me the opportunity to be the juror for this show. In putting together this show, I did not specifically plan to have a large variety of media and approaches. I planned on selecting the best possible work and if that meant an entire show of hand woven baskets then so be it. Luckily for the viewers, the art submitted was diverse in media and execution, as well as, in its approach to the theme of the show. Fear can be mercurial, paralyzing, melancholic, and even amusing. The artists in this exhibit have approached this primal subject in many ways that will give the viewer new perspectives on phobias and relatable experiences with shared anxieties. Congratulations to all the artists whose work was selected and thank you again for the opportunity to enjoy your work.
- Marcus Howell




Xenia Fedorchenko

Steven Gorman

website

Cameron York

website

Tim Vollink

website
Jeffery Carl

Rob Millard-Mendez

website

Todd Fife

website

 Justin H. Miller
website
Ida Domazlicky

James Cummins



Michael Amato
website

Chris Boyko

website

David Bartlett

website

Ayako Kurimoto


Ryan Lewis

website

Jim Serrett

website
Lee Warren

Hannah Gibbs


Martin Beck
website

Brian Nacov
website
Kate Forer

Zach Koch
website

John Van Houten
website

L Hayche

Joshua Newth
website




Timothy Spurchise
website