Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

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At a windy reception on Thursday, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri inaugurated their 2019 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.

In its sixth year, the exhibition spans nine blocks of the Broadway corridor with seven unique sculptures. Only one piece was created by a Cape Girardeau local -- others were contributed by artists from Georgia to Wisconsin.

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Our world is filled with endless curiosities that can’t always be explained. However, they can be explored. Artists nationwide explored their curiosities for sci-fi, fantasy and the surreal in the Flights of Fantasy exhibit at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Sara Moore, director for the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri joined KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson in the studio to talk about this and what people can look forward to from the art community.


Arts and Crafts Fair To Be Held This Weekend

Nov 20, 2014
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri / Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

The 44th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza will be held on November 22nd and 23rd at the Osage and Show Me Centers in Cape Girardeau.

Over 300 crafters and artists from all over the Midwest will participate in the craft fair. The event lasts from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 22 and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 23.

Executive director for the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri Murielle Gaither said 100 vendors will be at the Osage Center and 200 at the Show Me Center.

Southeast Student Wins Set Design Award

Apr 7, 2014
Submitted by Matthew Buttrey

Matthew Buttrey, a non-traditional junior at Southeast Missouri State University, was awarded with an Undergraduate Scenic Design Award presented at the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s 65th annual convention for his set design work on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

Buttrey attended the conference along with five other Southeast students. The convention is one of the largest theater conferences in the United States. Students receive awards based on skills within their areas of study.

Jordan Peters / Southeast Missouri State University

Mythical creatures from around the world are tucked away behind the door of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri this month. The man behind these monster puppets is Michael Baird.

His knowledge of folklore is deep and academic, having focused on the psychological and sociological origins of some of the more bizarre creatures in folklore.

“Reading into medieval folklore specifically and they ended up very frequently ‘monsteracizing’ if you could call that an actual word, but ostracizing other cultures and other creatures they didn’t understand,” Baird said.