Melanie Johnson & Kim Taggart

April 16 - May 21, 2022

Meet the artists reception: April 15, 5-7pm

In the Kirmser Gallery:
Drawings - the artwork of Melanie Johnson

The drawings of Melanie Johnson recall the sensory and emotional connections inherent in her bonds with animals and the natural landscape. Her drawings serve as narrative vehicles as well as physical artifacts of their own manifestation. The layering of Johnson's marks and images are active metaphors in her work and allow her to be physically present, through mark-making, as the teller of the story.

Melanie Johnson teaches painting and drawing at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO.

Waxing Gibbous by Melanie Johnson

Waxing Gibbous drawing by Melanie Johnson

In the Edelman Gallery:
Extreme Graphite - drawings by Kim Taggart

Kim Taggart's drawing style emerged as an emotional saturation of tones. Landscapes and skies are depicted in energetic black and white tones, challenging the viewer to interpret a sunrise or storm without the element of color. Although much can be said without color, Taggart's newest work incorporates colored graphite and pastels.

Kim Taggart is an artist living in Emporia, KS.

Sky Rene by Kim Taggart

Sky Renee graphite drawing by Kim Taggart

All MAC gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

Gallery Season Sponsor:
Anthony R. Crawford

Platinum Sponsor:
SNW Gallery and Custom Frames