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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 15, 2010

Artwork to be exhibited at Northwest Kansas City Center

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The artwork of northwest Missouri native Pat Thomson will be displayed at the Northwest Missouri State University Kansas City Center, beginning Saturday, Oct. 23.

The exhibit will open with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m., and remain on display until mid-December. The Kansas City Center is located in the Blue Jay Tower at 8 Victory Lane in Liberty, Mo.

Thomson's paintings are inspired from subjects that delighted her as a child, including flowers and plants, sometimes in a realist or abstract manner.

"Watercolor is my first love because of the transparency and spontaneity of the medium that allows me to create exciting and beautiful effects, however, I also work in collage, acrylics and inks," Thomson said. "I enjoy experimenting with new materials and new approaches."

Thomson grew up on a farm in northwest Missouri where she spent countless days of imaginary play, riding her horse and pretending to be a wild west cow girl. She also developed a fascination for plants with interesting leaves, texture and color.

She earned an associate of fine arts degree from William Woods University and a bachelor of science in art education from the University of Central Missouri.

"My goal as an artist is to create not only visual appreciation, but emotional appreciation as well," Thomson said. "I use vivid colors with a fluid drawing style in my attempt to share a vision of feeling and affirmation from nature."

The Northwest Kansas City Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information about the art show, contact the Northwest Kansas City Center at 816.736.6600.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468