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Mildred M. Cox Gallery

Interior of the Mildred M. Cox Art Gallery

Located in the Gladys W. Kemper Center for the Arts, the Mildred M. Cox Gallery is a museum-quality viewing space that features rotating exhibits from students, faculty, alumni, and regional artists alike! We welcome you to come and visit. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

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Current and Upcoming Events

In the effort to best keep you and our campus community safe from COVID-19, the Mildred M. Cox Gallery is presently closed to the public. However, please feel free to browse our virtual exhibits below.


John Fennell

Light+Form+Color: The Intersection of Landscape and Abstraction

August 24 - September 29, 2020

View the Virtual Exhibit

Artist Talk August 27th at 4 p.m. This LEAD event is limited to the first 12 students.

Meditation on the Music of J.S. Bach

Meditation on the Music of J.S. Bach by John Fennell


Jenny McGee

Special Midwest Places

October 12 - November 12, 2020

Virtual Exhibit will be available starting October 12th.

Artist Talk October 15th at 4 p.m. This LEAD event is limited to the first 12 students.

City of Columbia by Jenny McGee

City of Columbia by Jenny McGee


Previously Hosted Events

2019 - 2020


Equilibrium

2020 Senior Art Show

Digital Presentation

Participating Seniors: Sydney Bullock, Makayla Cahill, Grace Herbek, Corrinne Krenzel, Zoe Roberts, Aly Weber, Alexis Willingham, and Jaclyn Zahn.

Equilibrium - William Woods University Senior Art Show

2020 Student Art Show

February 26 - March 20, 2020

Opening reception February 26 from 4 - 6 P.M.

Diverse artworks including graphic art, photography, prints, ceramics, and paintings will be featured in the 2020 Student Art Show at Mildred M. Cox Gallery. The exhibition will highlight the talent and creative works of undergraduate student artists currently enrolled at William Woods University.

2020 Student Art Show News Release

Photograph of Rocky, a dog, by Maddie Carlson

Rocky by Maddie Carlson


2020 Faculty Show

January 6 - February 17, 2020

Opening reception January 16th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Artworks created by the faculty will be showcased in the annual Art Faculty Exhibition at the Mildred M. Cox Gallery. The exhibition offers both students and the public an opportunity to view the creative talents of the Art faculty at William Woods University. Works in diverse media, including graphic art, installation work, mixed media, and photography will be on display.

Participating Faculty: Rachel Deutmeyer, Charles Dodoo, Bethanie Irons, and Valerie Wedel.

2020 Faculty Show News Release

Prairie Ground by Rachel Deutmeyer

Prairie Ground by Rachel Deutmeyer


Nick Satinover

Intervals, Assemblages, Accumulations

November 11 - December 10, 2019

Opening reception November 14th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Gallery Talk and demonstration at 3:30 P.M.

Intervals, Assemblages, Accumulations News Release

Pages Parallel - Lithograph by Nick Satinover

Pages Parallel by Nick Satinover


2019 Bridging Differences Exhibition

October 1 - 31, 2019

Reception and award presentation October 22nd from 4 - 6 P.M.

As part of William Wood University’s Bridging Differences - Conversations on Gender and Race Symposium, which premiered in March 2016, artists explore their understanding on how issues of gender and race and their intersectionality influence contemporary culture.

2019 Bridging Differences News Release

Missouri Humanities Logo

The William Woods University Bridging Differences Symposium is sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tribute to the Little Rock Nine by Grace Turney. Mixed media piece depicting a seated woman with a large afro. Her hands are placed together as though in prayer and there is a bright glow encompassing her. The background is composed of glowing pages.

Tribute to the Little Rock Nine by Grace Turney


Michael Spillers

Absurd in the World

August 19 - September 5, 2019

Opening reception August 21st from 4 - 6 P.M.

Absurd in the World News Release

Lady with Herman by Michael Spillers - shows a rendition of Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine' but with Herman Munster in the ermine's place.

Lady with Herman by Michael Spillers

2018 - 2019


Kemper Kids Art Camp

Intended for children K-8th grade, Kemper Kids will be hosted in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. Three, five-day sessions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session I, July 22 - 26

Clay Art: Earth, Water, and Fire

The first week of camp, campers will use clay to create ceramic pots and sculptures using natural clays from Missouri. Traditional pinch, coil, and slab techniques will be used. Fired objects will be picked up at a later date.

Session II, July 29 - August 2

Magical Art: Adventures in Mixed Media

The second week of camp, students will explore how art is enchanting our senses and has the power to inspire. Campers will create art objects using non-traditional materials of their own creation, such as tissue paper medium, homemade clay, silicone, and much more.

Session III, August 5 - 9

Artist Colony: Green Art

The last week of camp, will focus on how alternative (recycled) and crafting materials from the natural environment can be incorporated in design to create beautiful art objects. Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more traditional materials and processes will incorporate “green art” techniques and materials.

A group of students working on art projects together.

Come join the fun at Kemper Kids Art Camp!



Trilogy

2019 Senior Show

April 8 - May 4, 2019

Joint exhibit with Micala Herigon ’16

Opening reception April 12th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Left: Photograph by Meghan Zeller of a woman in a white dress looking over her shoulder.

Photograph by Meghan Zeller


Resilient Souls

March 15 - 29, 2019

Special workshop March 18th from 12 - 1:30 P.M.
Opening reception March 18th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Resilient Souls News Release

Romanda (original) by Cathy Lander-Goldberg
Romanda (revisit) by Cathy Lander-Goldberg

Romanda original (top) and revisit (bottom) by Cathy Lander-Goldberg


2019 Faculty Show

February 11 - March 10, 2019

Opening reception February 20th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Red by Bob Elliott

Red by Bob Elliott


Dennis Murphy and Chris Morrey

Murphy and Morrey, Art from Garth Street

January 7 - February 3, 2019

Opening reception January 16th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Art from Garth Street News Release

Left: Bronze Cat Sculpture by Chris Morrey, Right: Urgency Painting by Dennis Murphy, featuring a mother and child in gas masks throned above a chaotic, exaggerated city scene.

Left: Cat by Chris Morrey
Right: Urgency by Dennis Murphy


Bartosz Beda

Ten Starts from One

October 26 - November 18, 2018

Painting workshop open for students October 25th from 5 - 7 P.M.

Opening reception and Gallery Talk October 26th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Goggle Woman II by Bartosz Beda

Goggle Woman II by Bartosz Beda


Sarah Nguyen

Bearing the Light

September 21 - October 19, 2018

Opening reception September 26th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Bearing the Light News Release

The Gilded Age - with Deer by Sarah Nguyen

The Gilded Age - with Deer by Sarah Nguyen


Susan Zimmerman

Smoke-Fired Vessels and Prints: An Abstract Exploration

August 17 - September 15, 2018

Opening reception August 22nd from 4 - 6 P.M.

Smoke-Fired Vessels and Prints News Release

Bisqued Vessel in Sunlight by Susan Zimmerman

Bisqued Vessel in Sunlight by Susan Zimmerman

2017 - 2018


Kemper Kids Art Camp

For grades K - 8

Monday - Friday, 10a.m. - 3p.m.

Session I: Clay Art, July 9-13

During the first week, campers will use clay to create ceramic pots and sculptures using natural clay from Missouri. Traditional pinch, coil, and slab techniques will be used. Fired objects will be picked up at a later date.

Session II: Art Around the World, July 16-20

The second week of camp, students will discover how art is expressed by other cultures around the globe. Campers will create masks, paintings, and other objects inspired by those cultures.

Session III: Artist Colony - Green Art, July 23-27

The last week of camp will focus on how alternative (recycled) and crafting materials from the natural environment can be incorporated in design to create beautiful art objects. Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more traditional materials and processes will incorporate “green art” techniques and materials.

Come join the fun at Kemper Kids Art Camp!


Cloud 9

2018 Senior Show

April 6 - 27, 2018

Opening reception April 13th from 5 - 7 P.M.

2018 Senior Show News Release

Cloud 9 - William Woods University Senior Art Show


Equality Matters, Conversations on Gender and Race Exhibition

March 18 - 31, 2018

Opening reception March 18th from 4 - 5:30 P.M.

The Equality Matters, Conversations on Gender and Race exhibition takes place during third annual WWU’s Bridging Differences Symposium: Conversations on Gender, Race, and Equality, which is scheduled for February 18-20 2018. Participating artists present artworks in a multitude of media portraying their understanding on how issues of gender and race influence contemporary culture.

Les Demoiselles D'Burkha by Michael Spillers

Les Demoiselles D'Burkha by Michael Spillers



2018 Student Show

February 23 - March 2, 2018

Photograph of a horse by Zoe Roberts

Photograph by Zoe Roberts



Sin Eaters

January 9 - February 5, 2018

Opening reception January 10th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Sin Eaters is group of artists and professors from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Their intent is to create pieces that reflect each artist's interpretation of the term "Sin Eater" within the context of a personal standard of beauty. The result will be a transformation of the exhibit space on both a visual and introspective level. The work, though diverse, will create an environment that touches upon the sins that are known, carried, and also often hidden in an age where so much is commonly on display and publicized.

Sin Eaters News Release

Strange Fruit by Thom Whalen

Strange Fruit by Thom Whalen



2017 Faculty Show

November 10 - December 21, 2017

Opening reception November 15th from 4 - 6 P.M.

2017 Faculty Show News Release

Autumn on the Bricks Festival by Jane Mudd

Autumn on the Bricks Festival by Jane Mudd



John Chang

Rememory

October 2 - 31, 2017

Opening reception October 11th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Attempt 5 by John Chang

Attempt 5 by John Chang



Kim Mallett and Melody Evans

Layers

September 1 - 23, 2017

Opening reception and Gallery Talk September 7th from 6 - 8 P.M.

Layers News Release

Basket sculpture by Melody Evans and Cornucopia digital print by Kim Mallett

Left: Basket by Melody Evans
Right: Cornucopia by Kim Mallett



Light and Shadow Exhibition

August 15 - 25, 2017

Opening reception and awards August 18th from 6 - 8 P.M.

First Place painting by Sharon Allicotti - Side View Mirror Self Portrait

Side View Mirror Self Portrait by Sharon Allicotti

2016 - 2017



Kemper Kids Art Camp

For grades K - 8

Monday - Friday, 10a.m. - 3p.m.

Session I: Green Art, July 10-14

The first week of camp will focus on alternative (recycled) materials and crafting materials from the natural environment.

Session II: Art Around the World, July 17-21

During the second week of camp, campers will discover how art is expressed by other cultures around the globe. Campers will create masks, painting, and other objects inspired by those cultures.

Session III: Artist Colony, July 24-28

The last week of camp will focus on the fine arts, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, and more traditional materials and processes.

Come join the fun at Kemper Kids Art Camp!


Perceiving Paradox

2017 Senior Show

April 7 - May 5, 2017

Opening reception April 7th from 5 - 8 P.M.

Perceiving Paradox - Senior Show 2017


Florin Hategan

Black and White Series

March 1 - 31, 2017

Opening reception March 1st from 4 - 6 P.M.

Black and White Series News Release

The River by Florin Hategan

The River by Florin Hategan



Equality Matters - Conversations on Gender and Race

February 13 - 25, 2017

Opening reception February 14th from 5 - 7 P.M.

2017 Equality Matters News Release

String of Pearls by Monique Belitz

String of Pearls by Monique Belitz



Dominic Finocchio

Lies Provide

January 6 - February 9, 2017

Opening reception and Gallery Talk January 12th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Lies Provide News Release

The Gratitude of Poets by Dominic Finocchio

The Gratitude of Poets by Dominic Finocchio



2016 Faculty Show

November 7 - December 9, 2016

Opening reception November 10th from 4 - 6 P.M.

When We Tread Lightly by Valerie Wedel

When We Tread Lightly by Valerie Wedel



Ed Smith

The Song of the Soul

September 29 - October 28, 2016

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk September 29th from 5 - 7 P.M.

The Song of the Soul News Release

Drawing by Ed Smith

Drawing by Ed Smith



The Missouri River Valley Printers of Grindstone Studio

August 22 - September 22, 2016

Opening reception August 24th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Gallery Talk September 22nd from 2 - 3 P.M.

Grindstone Studio News Release

July Fourth by Robert Stack

July Fourth by Robert Stack

2015 - 2016



Kemper Kids Art Camp

For grades K - 8

Monday - Friday, 10a.m. - 3p.m.

Session I: Green Art, July 11 - 15
Session II: Artist Colony, July 18 - 22
Session III: Art around the World, July 25 - 29

Reiland and Marley Mayfield work on a project.

Reiland and Marley Mayfield work on a project.



Spectrum

2016 Senior Show

April 11th - May 6th, 2016

Opening reception April 15 from 4 - 6 P.M.

2016 Senior Show News Release

View work from the 2016 Senior Show on Flickr!

Senior Show 2016


Equality Matters - Conversations on Gender and Race

March 3rd - April 3rd, 2016

(Juried Show)

Opening reception March 3 from 5 - 7 P.M.

Pick-up artwork: April 4 from 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.

2016 Equality Matters News Release

Gender Chess by Larry Burditt of Central Michigan University

Gender Chess by Larry Burditt of Central Michigan University



2016 Student Show

February 18th - 29th, 2016

Closing reception February 29th from 4 - 5 P.M.

Still life by Alicia Owens

Still life by Alicia Owens



Janet and Don Ruthenberg - Rolls and Scrolls

February 4th - 17th, 2016

Rolls and Scrolls News Release

Ink painting on paper and silk, donated to the Cox Gallery Permanent Collection by Janet and Don Ruthenberg

Ink painting on paper and silk, donated to the Cox Gallery Permanent Collection by Janet and Don Ruthenberg



David Cunningham - Meditations on the Infinite

December 8th, 2015 - January 28th, 2016

Closing reception and Gallery Talk January 28 from 4 - 6 P.M.

Meditations on the Infinite News Release

Meditations on the Infinite by David Cunningham

Meditations on the Infinite by David Cunningham



Pairings

Missouri Fiber Artists Show

November 5th - December 4th, 2015

Opening reception and Gallery Talk November 5 from 4 - 7 P.M.

Pairings News Release

Self, Labor, Reciprocity by Valerie Wedel and Hannah Reeves

Self, Labor, Reciprocity by Valerie Wedel and Hannah Reeves



2015 Faculty Show

October 5th - 30th, 2015

Opening reception October 8th from 4 - 6 P.M.

2015 Faculty Show News Release

About to Burst by Bob Elliott

About to Burst by Bob Elliott



Jennifer Wiggs & Chris Teeter

August 24th - September 27th, 2015

Opening reception August 27th from 4 - 6 P.M.

Jennifer Wiggs & Chris Teeter News Release

Jennifer Wiggs and Chris Teeter present at the Mildred M. Cox Gallery this August through September!

Abstract Art by Chris Teeter



2014 - 2015



Kemper Kids Art Camp

For grades K - 8

Monday - Friday, 10a.m. - 3p.m.

Session I: Green Art, May 26 - 30
Session II: Artist Colony, June 1 - 5
Session III: Artrageous, June 8 - 12

Come join the fun at Kemper Kids Art Camp!

Come join the fun at Kemper Kids Art Camp!



Alumni Show

Megan Colbert: Class of 2005

April 22nd - May 15th, 2015

Opening reception April 25 from 3 - 4:30 P.M.

Megan Colbert Alumni Show News Release

Breaking Ground by Megan Colbert

Breaking Ground by Megan Colbert



The Fellowship - A Journey Through the Woods

2015 Senior Show

March 19th - April 10th, 2015

Reception April 2nd from 4 - 6 P.M.

2015 Senior Show News Release

Senior Show 2015

Senior Show 2015



2015 Student Show

March 6th - 13th, 2015

Closing reception March 12 from 4 - 5 P.M.

Painting by Kayla Cardinal

Painting by Kayla Cardinal



Sarah Carmody

February 5th - March 2nd, 2015

Opening reception February 5 from 4 - 6 P.M.

Sarah Carmody News Release

Saw Blade Mountain by Sarah Carmody

Saw Blade Mountain by Sarah Carmody



Emerging Talent High School Show

January 12th - 29th, 2015

High School Students may submit artwork to the gallery beginning January 8th through 10th

Closing reception and Awards January 29 at 4 P.M.

Contact Nicole Petrescu, Gallery Coordinator at 573.592.4224 for more information

2015 Emerging Talent News Release

Alive Inside by Margie Crosby

Alive Inside by Margie Crosby



2014 Faculty Show

November 6th - December 12th, 2014

Opening reception: November 6th, 4:30 P.M.

2014 Faculty Show News Release

Portrait by Jane Mudd

Portrait by Jane Mudd



Carol Carter

October 1st - 31st, 2014

Opening reception October 1st at 4:30 P.M.

Carol Carter News Release

Snail Bags by Carol Carter

Snail Bags by Carol Carter



Dan Woodward

Civil War Pairings

August 18th - September 25th, 2014

Closing reception September 25th at 4:30 P.M.

Dan Woodward News Release

Charge at Wilson's Creek by Dan Woodward

Charge at Wilson's Creek by Dan Woodward



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