Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Artist Dan Woodward to speak Dec. 2 at The Centre

An Art Exhibit opening and lecture by artist Dan Woodward sharing his research to create historically accurate artwork depicting various scenes and types of jobs that were common during the Civil War era will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Centre (located at 1200 N. Holloway St.). Woodward’s lecture begins at 6 p.m.
Woodward is among many notable speakers who will be featured during The Way We Worked, the newest Smithsonian Institution exhibit on display at The Centre (1200 N. Holloway Street) from Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, 2011. Woodward’s presentation and the Smithsonian Exhibit are free and open to the public.
A long-time artist based in Rolla, Missouri, Woodward paints primarily in oils. He is also a past Arts Rolla Board member and is currently on the Board of Governors of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Woodward’s painting journeys took him from Missouri to California and Mexico from 1961-1980, to the Vietnam War in the Far East in 1968-69, to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey in 1981-84, and to South Africa in 2004 resulting in the inspiration for many original paintings and sketches of those mysterious and rapidly changing lands. Woodward says he takes pleasure recording the quickly vanishing world of natural wilderness and historical identity.
For more details about The Way We Worked exhibit, featured speakers, special events exhibit hours, programs, and the local history exhibit, please visit the City of Rolla Website at www.rollacity.org and click on The Way We Worked tab. You may also contact Scott Caron, the City’s Recreation Director, at 573-341-2386 or Loretta Wallis, Corporate Relations Manager, Brewer  Science, at 573-364-0444, ext. 1357. For more information on volunteering, please contact Arts Rolla at 573-364-5539 or e-mail Linda Giger at lgiger@fidnet.com.

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