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 Located at
223 South Plaza Way

WESTRAY Studio showcases the photography of Dr. Joel Ray and the drawings of Jeanie Eddleman, as one part of the Bilderbach's Art Plaza. WESTRAY Studio specializes in Cape Girardeau County Memorabilia!

About the Artists


Joel Ray M.D., F.A.C.S.
As owner of WESTRAY Studio, neurosurgeon and Missouri Arts Council board member, Joel Ray M.D., F.A.C.S. has gained local and statewide recognition for his shots of the construction of the Bill Emerson Bridge. He was appointed by then Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson to create photo essays on multiple Federal projects. Since the genesis of his photographic explorations in 2000, he has won multiple awards including the State of Missouri’s highest photography award. The WESTRAY Photography School for Kids 501(c)3 collaborates with area schools and the Missouri Department of Conservation encouraging the expansion of digital photography. Dr. Ray’s work pursues life, science and nature. His work explores the art and technical components of digital photography.

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Jeanie Eddleman
 Jeanie Eddleman’s graphite drawings mostly focus on historic photographs of Southeast Missouri buildings. She also draws portraits, animals, and nature. Among her accomplishments, she has self-published two books that are in the Library of Congress: Images in Bollinger County and Shadows of Cape Girardeau County Yesteryears. Her art is in collections in thirty-six states and sixteen foreign countries. Best of Missouri Hands juried member, Eddleman is also President of the Cat Ranch Art Guild and Chairman of the Board of the Tom Runnels Memorial Scholarship Fund. She works at promoting the Cat Ranch Art Guild artists and creating the development of a networking system between artists and art groups in the Southeast Missouri area.

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