On Display: Learn more about Brie Duey and her 'Magical Realism'

This week, we find out more about artist Brie Duey, who was first introduced in last week's "On Display" column.

Duey has a bachelor's degree in art and design from Columbia College in Chicago. She owns land in Missouri and is now residing here.

Duey calls her current body of work "Magical Realism," even though it is largely considered a literary genre. She uses surreal imagery to explore relationships between the female figure and nature; she imagines them as one.

"I use the female/nature relationship to narrate my own human experiences: love, addiction, anxiety, loss and transience of life," she said. "I draw inspiration from my experiences, animals, and my extensive research of plants and their alleged magical properties in folklore.

One of the pieces seen here, "Queen Anne's Lace," is of an empowered female standing strong and ready to conquer, much like the invasive Queen Anne's Lace in a Missouri field, Duey said.

View her work on Facebook or Instagram @brieduey.art. For commission or purchase inquiries, contact her at [email protected].

Jefferson City Art Club, Capital Arts and Mid-Missouri art news

Are you interested in art or do you have a friend who is? Jefferson City Art Club meets the third Monday from September through May. The next art club meeting is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at 409 Ellis Blvd. in the community room. Professional artist and photographer David French is speaking on "approach to the split second environment of photography." For more information, visit the club's website at jeffersoncityartclub-missouri.com.

Professional Artist Lynn Porter will be the presenter at the March 10 Jefferson City Art Club meeting. Porter works with colored pencils and watercolors. Her presentation is "I, Lynn Garriott Porter: Tales of an Artist Plus Art House Gallery - A Manager's Perspective."

The "Show-Me Art: Exhibit" will come to Capital Arts Gallery from Feb. 8 through March 12. This exhibit is structured around the concept art is in the eye of the beholder, as well as that arts are in the eye of the artist. Many pieces of artwork will reflect the spirit of Missouri. A reception is scheduled 1-4 p.m. Feb. 24 at the gallery, 1203 Missouri Blvd. For more information, call 573-635-8355.

Since the "Portraits" exhibit reception originally scheduled for Jan. 13 was cancelled due to inclement weather, it will now be held 1-4 p.m. Jan. 27 at Capital Arts. The exhibit showcases artwork depicting people, pets and silhouettes.

The Imagination Station at Capital Arts has everything for the best family project ever. Bring the family any day of the week. The art room is filled with supplies. Call ahead and staff will explain in detail all the project possibilities, and it is $1 per person to enjoy.

Artist Leann Porrello is the Jefferson City Art Club's featured artist through Feb. 17. She is well known in the Jefferson City area and has won many awards for her artwork, including two first place awards, two honorable mentions and her first Best of Show in 2018 for a piece called "Playful Penguin," which is one of her favorites. She believes "art is the last form of magic."

Watch Porrello in an episode of "Mid-Missouri Art News" program, which is available on YouTube at the JCTV Access channel. Her exhibit is on display 7:30-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Department of Motor Vehicles, 1617 Southridge Drive, and also on the club's website. Artist Lorraine McFarland will be the club's featured artist Feb. 18 through April 1.

Rick Jey, AKA Jefferson City Art Club member Jerry Ricker, hosts two documentary series which present regional, national and international arts. "Spotlight On The Arts" presents a 30-minute, in-depth interview with an artist, and "Mid-Missouri Art News" offers two 15-minute interviews. Watch these guests on recent episodes: painter Lorraine McFarland, father and son painters Ralph and Brett Cannell, and Meghan Roswell, who works in fabric sculpting. All documentaries are taped in the JCTV studio at Lincoln University and appear on CenturyLink and Mediacom, as well as on YouTube through JCTV Access's channel.

Village Art Studio offers art workshops, which are classes geared toward children ages six and up. In one of its three-hour workshops, children create three art objects. Cost is $35 per child, per workshop, and they are held 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-4 p.m. Classes are now forming for Feb. 2 and March 2. For more information, call 573-230-1414. Village Art Studio is located at 1502 E. High St., suites 40 and 60.

At The Silver Smith's Design Company at 11272 U.S. 50 in Tipton, the Smith Sisters - Debbie and Sarah - make personalized jewelry. Debbie also designs, re-designs and repurposes personalized handmade clothing. For information and hours of operation, call 660-473-1750.

Professional artist Jimmy Mustion does club promotions and publicity for Jefferson City Art Club and Capital Arts.

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