Woodcarver Loves Art of “Taking Away”

Warren Soper, from Missouri, is a wood carver who has been carving since 1973.


Colorful, nature-inspired glass artwork

Wanda Tyner is a glass artist who enjoys bringing creativity, color, and beauty into our everyday lives by making wall hangings, sculptures, vases, bowls, tableware, garden art, clocks, and jewelry.


Soulful Serendipity: Missouri Made

People who view the glass as half empty might be tempted to dwell on the negative repercussions of the pandemic. But those who view the glass as half full, however—like clay artist Katie Simmon—know the pandemic didn’t forever change the world without a little serendipity, too.


Missouri Artist: Cutting Both Ways

You may not know the name, Fred Geary, but this Carroll County artist was a nationally important graphic designer in the first half of the twentieth century. He created an impressive body of fine-art woodcuts and wood engravings that are found in museums and libraries across the United States. 


Artwork by Jane Mudd

Artist: Wit and Wonder

I drive down a rural country road in Callaway County toward the home and studio of artist Jane Mudd. Jane lives with her husband Tom in a log home deep in the woods, about seven miles from Fulton. I turn up the driveway to the Mudd’s home and notice that the recent rain has left the countryside lush and beautiful. “You caught us dancing!” Jane laughs as I approach, stepping into their outdoor room with a million-dollar view of a verdant valley surrounded by Callaway County’s wooded hills.


This Missouri Artist Turns Dumpsters into Art Supply Depots

Sam Conlon says she has a perfect life. She makes whatever she feels like making, and her art is always evolving.


Painter Peter Manion Time Travels For Inspiration

“The first piece evolved from me getting older, feeling vulnerable, thinking about the time that has gone by, my career, and if I’m good enough,” he says. “I think the work, all my work, as with all artists, evolved from a real personal place. And that place is usually some type of fear or loneliness.”


Meet a Missouri Artist: Patty Carroll Finds a Woman’s Place in Photographs

Artist Patty Carroll explores themes of women’s identifications to domesticity woven with photographs, fabrics and craft items.