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March 4, 2016

Northwest students, faculty to be featured in Kansas City art exhibit

By Lexi Ryan, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University will be represented this month at the Art Statuary Building in Kansas City, Missouri, during “North on 71,” a regional collaborative exhibit.

The exhibit sponsored by Northwest’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts opens noon to midnight Wednesday, March 16, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18.

Northwest students Amanda Biddenback, Tatiana Calkins, Melody Monroe and Brant Weiland will have artwork featured in the exhibit. Northwest faculty members Steve Banks, Bob Schultz, Bobby Tso and Veronica Watkins also will be featured with other artists from northwest Missouri.

“The purpose of the exhibit is to create a showcase of ceramic artwork from the region and give students a hands-on opportunity to experience and participate in all steps of the process of organizing an art exhibition from start to finish,” Watkins, who is curating the exhibit, said.

The Art Statuary Building is located at 3719 E. 12th St. in Kansas City. The exhibit will run concurrently with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference at the Kansas City Convention Center March 16-19. The NCECA conference anticipates 5,500 members to attend the 50th anniversary gathering.

Tso also will be one of six artists featured as part of NCECA’s Emerging Artists 2016 program, which recognizes exceptional early-career artists.

For more information, contact Veronica Watkins at or 660.562.1326.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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