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Sarah Dresser from the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs offers a monthly snapshot of what gallery exhibits to check out around town.

Sager Braudis Gallery
The 2015 Late Summer Exhibit is on display at the Sager Braudis Gallery (formerly known as PS Gallery) in the North Village Arts District through September 26. Featuring artwork by Luca Cruzat, Amy Meyer, Nora Othic, Joe Pintz, and Joel Sager. Opening reception is August 7, 6-9pm, during First Fridays in the North Village Arts District.

SB Gallery Aug. 2015

Columbia Art League
CAL Members’ Summer Open on display through August 19 at Columbia Art League.

CAL Aug. 2015opens IMAGE file

The Interpretations III exhibit opens August 22, with a reception the same day from 6-8pm. A marriage of 40 visual artists and 40 literary artists, each submitting one work of his/her own choice with any theme. Then, an art swap: Each visual artist receives a work from one of the writers; each literary artist receives an artwork. The task for each artist and writer: to create a second work of art or piece of writing, which is his or her interpretation of the other artist’s work. The result: A show of 80 artworks and 80 pieces of writing. The aim of the show: A reminder that we all see the world differently; our interpretations of the world around us are uniquely ours. How will each artist interpret the other artist’s work? How will the viewer interpret the written words and artworks in the show? This will be the third year of this extraordinary show. The previous two years’ entries can be seen in the Interpretations and Interpretations II books, available to view or purchase at the Columbia Art League.

Montminy Art Gallery
The City of Columbia Career Awareness Related Experience (C.A.R.E.) Gallery Program is hosting its annual end-of-summer show to display the artwork that these talented young artists have been creating all summer. The exhibit is on display at Boone County Historical Society’s Montminy Art Gallery through August 28. Artwork includes woodblock prints, ceramic sculpture, photography, mixed media pieces, textiles, and more!

Montminy August 2015

The C.A.R.E. program, which began in 1982, is a comprehensive program for Columbia’s at-risk youth that includes: paid real-world hands-on experience, career exploration, mentoring, and life skills training.

Also around town…

  • Craft Studio: Hometown: Personal Cartographies, artworks made by the City of Columbia C.A.R.E. Gallery Program artists-in-residence on display through August 14. Reception August 7, 4-6pm.
  • First Fridays in the North Village Arts District on August 7, 6-9pm.
  • Matt Moyer Exhibit on display at Orr Street Studios through August 30.
  • State Historical Society: Audubon’s Paper Menageries on display through November 28. Curator’s walk-through on August 29 at 1:30pm.