This post is written by guest blogger, Katie Harbison who is interning downtown at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.
I’m not a native of the Cape Girardeau area. I came down here about three years ago for school at SEMO and for a while it felt like there was nothing to do. Eventually I was introduced to the downtown area, with the gorgeous views of the Mississippi River and the local businesses, and my entire perspective changed. As I have begun my internship at the Arts Council, I’ve learned even more about everything this town has to offer, especially when it comes to introducing people to art.
One of the Arts Council’s most popular events, and my own personal favorite, is the First Friday display. Like many other businesses in downtown Cape, the Arts Council stays open late on the first Friday of each month and displays new work–this month we are hosting pieces by Jake Wells and Alex Paulus. Both artists have a unique take on life and expression, and their work will blow you away!
To accompany the viewing, wine courtesy of Major Brands will be provided to the guests. The Jean A. Chapman gallery will also have new pieces by artists in the Visual Arts Cooperative on display, so you’ll want to make sure you come and see whose work will be shown.
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