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Fri, Apr 05



Melissa Ryan, "Canvasing the Heart"

Opening Reception is Friday April 5th from 6-9PM at SMAC Art Center Gallery. The exhibit runs from April 5-27, 2024.

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Melissa Ryan, "Canvasing the Heart"
Melissa Ryan, "Canvasing the Heart"

Time & Location

Apr 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – Apr 27, 2024, 4:30 PM

Hollister, 7 Downing St, Hollister, MO 65672, USA

About the event

In its upcoming art exhibit, Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC) will be featuring the work of Melissa Ryan of Northern Arkansas. The exhibit will run from April 5-27 at the SMAC Art Center gallery on historic Downing Street in Hollister. An opening night reception will be held Friday, April 5, from 6-9 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Attendees may view the exhibit, tour the private studios and enjoy complimentary refreshments. The Vintage Paris Coffee kiosk will also be on site.

Ryan is an abstract expressionist digital painter. Digital oils are her choice of medium which are expressed on canvas for the exhibit. Due to the abstract nature of her work, each viewer is allowed their own unique interpretation. She pours her heart into each piece. “The titles of my artwork give my intent of emotion,” she said, “but I want those who see my work to interpret it in their own way.”

Each month during their exhibits, SMAC highlights one of the many local non-profit organizations that serves the area. This month SMAC is drawing attention to the fine work of Elevate Branson, which addresses the root causes of generational poverty to create lasting change. They provide resources, relationships and a network of support that provides hope, dignity and purposeful work.

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