May 6-June 19
Opening Reception: May 5, 6 p.m.
Daven Anderson The Rivers: A Celebration of Life and Work on our Inland Waterways opens May. 6, 2016 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
The public is invited to attend an artist talk at 6 p.m. May. 5 and an opening reception from 4-8 p.m. May. 6. The exhibit will remain on display through June 19. Admission is free.
Anderson will teach a two-day watercolor workshop from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 6 and 7. Seating is limited. Pre-registration and a refundable deposit is required.
“The Rivers” exhibition portrays the people who live on or near the Midwest’s rivers and bays and the industry that depends on navigable waters. Approximately 50 paintings, drawings and sketches comprised of portraits, shipping and barge scenes, urban and industrial landscapes and wildlife inhabitants
“The Rivers” includes 50 paintings, drawings and sketches comprised of portraits, shipping and barge scenes, urban and industrial landscapes and wildlife inhabitants using the natural and man-made waterways in the Midwest.
Anderson captures a view multiple times on location to explore the changing light. His pieces show a wide range of and contrast and skilled use of color and fine detail in the right places. He alternates his subject matter between urban settings and the culture of the waterways.
Anderson is essentially self-taught. He attended a year of open painting sessions at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Anderson constantly searches for images that capture his imagination, which he recreates in watercolor.
A 108 page catalog accompanies the exhibition and is now available. The Introduction to the catalog was written by Mr. Gary LaGrange, President of the Port of New Orleans. Additionally, Mr. Sean Visintainer, Curator of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterway Library, contributed an article as well as Ms. Julie Dunn-Morton, Curator of Fine Art at the St. Louis Mercantile Library. The beautiful catalog shows all of the works in the series with my narrative of my time on the water woven throughout. The catalog is $65 plus tax (for MO residents) and $5 S&H and can be purchased by check or credit card.
The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.