‘Liberal Arts’ Show Opens at Flood Plain Gallery on Cherokee Street This Month

St. Louis’ Flood Plain artist-run gallery on Cherokee Street will soon open a brand-new exhibition called “Liberal Arts: Selected works from Truman State University.” The first in an ongoing series of collaboration between the university’s Art Department and Flood Plain, the initiative seeks to bridge gaps between rural and urban art communities in the Midwest, beginning in Missouri.

As the name suggests, the exhibition will feature the work of four emerging artists who are currently in or graduated from Truman State University’s BA and BFA programs: Corin Hoke, Madi Pearson, Nicholas Phan and Nala Turner.

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The show will include a variety of works that bring to light deeper truths, as each artist explores their respective mediums with confidence and curiosity. Hoke, for example, uses acrylic paint to explore the freedom and constriction of femininity, while Turner, a ceramicist, also explores femininity as well as cultural identity. Pearson and Phan both work in printmaking, exploring the art of the monoprint and the potential for stand-alone narrative the the starkness of black ink on paper. And in true Flood Plain style, which encourages diverse artist experiences and experimental processes, the show promises to be an exciting, uplifting event.

The show begins on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 12 to 5 p.m. with a public reception Saturday, Oct, 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will remain on display in St. Louis until Saturday, Nov. 10. Open gallery hours are Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Cover image courtesy of Debby Hudson. Art images courtesy of Truman State University.

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