WARRENSBURG — The public is invited to join members of Mid-Missouri Artists, Inc. at their Thursday, May 25 meeting, which will feature a program by Linda Hoover, of Houstonia, on techniques of creating portraits. Part of the program will be a hands-on activity.
Those attending should bring pencils or whatever they like to draw with and drawing paper. Hoover is a woman with a passion for Art and a love of people. Through portraiture, this self-described “people watcher” has found a perfect creative outlet for her artistic talent, but she doesn’t stop there. A delight in the watercolor medium inherited from her mother frequently leads her to produce work that is often lighthearted, emphasizes the transparent brilliance of the medium, and her own appreciation of color harmonies, and usually, joyous themes. Caricature, a quick and lighthearted approach to portraiture and murals are more recent developments in her art career and samples can be viewed here in this website.
Hoover earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, in 2003 after graduating cum laude from the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. Her Master’s Degree is in Education with an emphasis in Art. She taught Art for 17 years at Clarksburg, Blackwater and mostly at Northwest Elementary until she retired three years ago. She is presently serving a term as president of the Sedalia Visual Art Association (SVAA), an organization she’s enjoyed belonging to for many years. She is also a long-time active member of MMA. She has been commissioned for numerous portraits, other paintings, drawings and murals. Her art is juried into shows regularly.
The MMA meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room of the Warrensburg Community Center. People should enter the building through the main doors and turn to the left, then left again. For more information about MMA, go to www.midmissouriartists.webs.com or call Rebecca Limback at 660-429-2446.
Release courtesy of Mid-Missouri Artists, Inc.