SEDALIA, Mo. — University of Missouri’s Art on the Move outreach program comes to the Missouri State Fair, Aug. 9-19 in Sedalia, with a photo exhibition featuring the work of MU alumna and Poplar Bluff native Kayla Huett.
The exhibit, “We Catched Fish and Talked,” is located at the MU Extension and Engagement booth at Mizzou Central, housed in the MO-Ag Theatre on MSF Blvd. just north of the Grandstand. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Photographed over the course of almost 10 years, Huett’s “We Catched Fish and Talked” is an intimate portrait of small towns in Missouri along the Great River Road, says Lee Ann Woolery, outreach coordinator for the MU School of Visual Studies. Inspired by the rural authenticity of Mark Twain’s writing, these images capture a community and region with deep roots and a varying future, Woolery says. Huett holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and fibers from MU.
The Art on the Move program is a partnership of the MU School of Visual Studies and MU Extension. It provides real-life experiences for MU SVS students and alumni, offering hands-on professional career-building opportunities by returning them to their Missouri hometowns or home regions to share their art with others and play an instrumental part in recruiting the next generation of SVS students, Woolery says.
For more information, contact Woolery at 573-882-8077 or email@example.com, or visit visualstudies.missouri.edu.
— University of Missouri Extension
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