The Heartfelt Art of Ellizabeth Exley

Elizabeth Exley found her artistic niche in needle-felting. The artform involves the clever manipulation of wool to transform it into a delightful 3D creation. Elizabeth weaves together her community and her faith with the art she loves.

The Many Worlds of Artist Debi Pickler

Artist Debi Pickler isn’t content working in just one medium. Her art runs the gamut from hyperrealistic drawings to whimsical paintings to charming felted animals and beyond. Meet this versatile artist who is always thinking of something new.

Art of Glass

Artist Wanda Tyner creates colorful, textural art with glass. Her work, from functional platters and bowls to conversation-piece wall hangings, always evokes Wanda’s love of nature, travel, and music. Follow her journey from art lover to artist.

An Artist Who Didn’t Know It

Glass artist Peggy King from Columbia creates many different items. Each is stunning in its own way. Read about her journey into the creation of art from glass and her commitment to Best of Missouri Hands.

No Rain Delay For This Missouri Artist

Missouri artist Debi Pickler began drawing and painting as a kindergartener, and had soon amassed quite a collection of work. She decided to stage an art show in her backyard. But before a single soul saw her creations, disaster struck.

Joplin Unveils New Art Center

Artists and art lovers have a new creative haven in southwest Missouri. Art expert Joan Stack of the State Historical Society of Missouri paints a beautiful picture of opening night at this state-of-the-art gallery and entertainment complex.

July 7, 1879

Missouri lost a great treasure on this day. Artist George Caleb Bingham died in Kansas City.

Columbians [Heart] Art

Artists have been leaving their imprint on Columbia since the first settlers rolled into the region. Here in this creative city, you’ll find historical masterpieces and fresh contemporary works. You’d expect to find amazing art in local galleries—and you won’t be disappointed—but in Columbia, art also enhances the town’s public spaces.