Audio: Online auction to be held as fundraiser for Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation and Nurse Navigator Program

An online charity auction will be held to support the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation’s general fund and the Oncology Nurse Navigator Program at the hospital. Mike Witten and MW Auctions will run the event from April 15th through 24th. Foundation Development Officer Dave Bain says the Foundation hopes to have more than 100 items in […]

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Congressman Sam Graves announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Sam Graves has announced the kickoff to his 2020 Congressional Art Competition. The U.S. House of Representatives sponsors the nationwide contest each spring. Since 1982, when the program first began, over 650,000 high school students across the country have participated. “North Missouri students always produce some of the most exceptional artwork. We truly have some […]

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NCMC to offer new course: Introduction to Acrylic Painting

North Central Missouri College will soon be offering a continuing education course Introduction to Acrylic Painting instructed by artist Ally Ockenfels.  The instructor, Ally Ockenfels, will introduce participants to various techniques such as gridding, batiking, painting in perspective, and more. Each week participants will create one work that incorporates these techniques, totaling four paintings made […]

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Artwork by NCMC Instructor and local artist, Jim Norris, to be featured at Dorris Rider Art Gallery

A collection of works by a Trenton resident will continue the 2019-2020 exhibition schedule in the Dorris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College in Trenton.  “A Retrospective…So Far!” by Jim Norris is now open and will be on display through December 13. This collection contains work from two solo exhibitions – Cautionary Tales […]

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“Traditional Art of the Philippines” on display at Dorris Rider Art Gallery

A collection of works by artists from the Philippines will continue the 2018-2019 exhibition schedule in the Dorris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College in Trenton.  “Traditional Art of the Philippines” is now open and will run through Friday, May 3. The collection includes oil paintings from the collection of the late Alberto […]

Audio: Separation of church and state group lodges 2nd Missouri complaint in the last month

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged its second complaint in the last month against biblical displays in the state. The group claims two paintings in the Camden County Clerk’s Office in south-central Missouri violate the Constitution. The Foundation’s Joe Poor says the artwork is a clear breach of the separation of church and state […]

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Audio: Chillicothe artist creates artwork in Missouri and beyond

(Missourinet) – A Chillicothe artist has designed 24 murals throughout his town and has expanded beyond northwest Missouri.  Kelly Poling says he’s created murals throughout the state and in three others.     Poling, who created the artwork, says his first Chillicothe mural was completed in 2000 with one of his most famous murals there recognizing […]

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North Central Missouri Fair announces results of Fine Arts and Horticulture divisions

A record number of 26 exhibitors entered 91 items in Fine Arts at the North Central Missouri Fair. A colored pencil drawing by Abigail O’Neal of Trenton was named Best in Show. Adult Division exhibitors entered the categories of oil paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolor paintings, drawings, photography, and pottery. Junior Division exhibitors entered the categories […]