An exhibit featuring works by local artists Suzanne Hooke Schacher and Ellen Pearce will open with a reception from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the lobby of Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla, Mo. The exhibit is sponsored by the Missouri University of Science and Technology Campus Art Committee.
A native of Salem, Mo., Schacher spent 26 years in Lima, Peru. While in Peru, she studied at the Academia de Bellas Artes de Miraflores with John Harold Davis, and with artist and sculptress Christina Galvez. She recently finished illustrating a collection of children’s books published by Osage Bend Publishing Co. in Jefferson City, Mo. Her work has been exhibited in several venues in Missouri and continues to be shown in Peru. Schacher’s studio is located in Rolla.
Pearce has been painting since the late 1970s. She says her work is influenced by time she has spent in New York, Europe, on the farm and in the rain forest. “If it has touched my senses,” she says, “it is apt to show up on my canvas.” She currently spends her time between the Ozark and Colorado plateaus.
“We are delighted to be able to display the work of these two exotic, yet hometown, artists,” says Dr. James J. Bogan Jr., Curators’ Teaching Professor of art history and film and chair of the committee. “The color, subject matter and brushwork of both artists will make for a dazzling stroll through the lobby of Leach Theatre this semester.”
The show will be on display in Castleman Hall through May 15.