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    Watercolor USA 2015

    This is the 54th exhibition of Watercolor U.S.A., a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing aqueous media painting. The event is open to artists from all 50 states and U.S. territories and receives hundreds of entries annually.

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  1. Susi Steinitz Ettinger:
    Ciphers and Glyphs

    Detail of an abstract painting with blue symbols
    Susi Steinitz Ettinger’s work is hard to define; pulling from multiple styles, she has worked with a wide variety of media ranging from conté crayon drawings to collage. One commonality running throughout the work is the creation of ciphers and glyphs, Ettinger has invented her own personal symbolic language.

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  1. Adolf Dehn:

    Adolf Dehn Hompepage
    This exhibit focuses on landscapes by Adolf Dehn – in both watercolor and lithography – and ranging in location from New York to the Midwest.  The exhibit is pulled from the Museum’s extensive collection of work by the artist, a promised gift from the artist’s widow, Virginia Dehn.

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  1. Thu Jul. 9

    SIVA Currents Visiting Artist Lecture Series featuring Chelsea Knight Chelsea Knight is an artist and educator specializing in video and video installation, with an emphasis on experimental narrative and documentary forms. Recently she has worked with a survivalist militia in upstate New York, a United Nations diplomat, interrogators from the Iraq War, second and third wave feminists, and Tea Party members. SIVA Currents is a partnership between the Museum and Summer Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA) at Drury University. Admission is free.
  2. Thu Jul. 23

    SIVA Currents Visiting Artist Lecture Series featuring Christine Laquet Christine Laquet uses of different forms of expression (including installation, painting, performance and film) to challenge the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, Nature and Culture and our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. She is based in Nantes, France. SIVA Currents is a partnership between the Museum and Summer Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA) at Drury University. Admission is free.
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  1.  Pen and ink illustration by Rose O'Neill of a young girl being teased by a group of boys       Ventures in   the Vault!

    In today's vault adventures we catalogued three new pieces by Rose O'Neill into the collection.

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  1.  Abstract painting with blue and white symbols      Opening Tonight: Susi Steinitz Ettinger

    Opening tonight is a retrospective exhibition of the work of Susi Steinitz Ettinger, an artist who spent many years working, teaching and producing art in Springfield.

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