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Daily from June 2, 2014 until August 31, 2014

Location: Latta Java Coffee Shop, 412 N. Market St., Marion, IL

Phone: 618-998-8530

Event Description

Marion artist Missy Carstens is currently showing her original oil and acrylic paintings of local Southern Illinois scenes in her latest exhibit titled “Staycation”. This exhibit is on the walls of the Latta Java coffee shop, through August during regular open hours, Mon.-Fri. from 8-5, Sat. from 9-2, and Sun. from 11-2. Subjects include vineyards, fields, a Longhorn cow, and other local landscapes. All works in the exhibit are for sale, and a percentage of the purchase price of Missy's pieces will go to local arts groups for art camp scholarships. Works painted by Missy are in the collections of the Marion Carnegie Library, the Marion VA Hospital, John A. Logan College, and State Representative John Bradley. Goreville artist E.P. Morrison also has some paintings included in this exhibit.
Missy's oil and acrylic paintings can also be seen at the Little Egypt Arts Centre in Marion, the Marion Carnegie Library, the Southern Illinois Artisans' Shop at Rend Lake, Missy's studio in Marion, and Galleria Ste. Genevieve in Missouri. Missy's artwork is also included in a group show of Southern Illinois landscapes up at the Carbondale Civic Center now through the end of July .
Missy will also be the instructor for a Little Egypt Arts Association(LEAA) wine and painting party fundraiser on July 14 starting at 5:30. Cost is $30 which includes all art supplies. Attendees will take home a completed acrylic painting, and all proceeds go towards LEAA to help fund gallery costs and community outreach expenses. No painting experience is necessary. For further information, call the Arts Centre at 998-8530. Missy has taught art to children and adults for 25 years.

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