Creators of Painting Missouri Exhibit and Book Discuss Their Travels Across the State

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For Immediate Release:
January 14, 2009
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Creators of Painting Missouri Exhibit and Book Discuss Their Travels Across the State

Artist Billyo O’Donnell and author Karen Glines present an illustrated talk about the Painting Missouri Exhibit and their book Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air on Wednesday, January 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

O’Donnell and Glines will show slides of the landscapes featured in the book and exhibit and comment on the images and their experiences touring the state.

The book is the result of a seven-year collaboration between award-winning author Glines, who researched and wrote the historical and descriptive text for the book, Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air, published by the University of Missouri Press, and O’Donnell, whose reproductions of the paintings are featured in the book.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th and Baltimore.

The Painting Missouri exhibit is a collection of landscapes by O’Donnell depicting all 114 Missouri counties plus the city of St. Louis, will be on display starting Saturday, January 24, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

A precursor to the Painting Missouri exhibit, Watching Missouri highlights prominent appearances by Missouri and Missourians in Hollywood movies on Saturdays in January at 1:30 p.m. in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library.

The Adult Winter Reading Program focuses on Missouri authors and their contributions to literature and contemporary letters with its theme Reading Missouri, beginning January 12 and continuing through March 14.