MVC Art Student to Host Senior Art Show

Posted April 18, 2017

MVC senior Jill Hovey, of Missouri Valley College’s Fine Arts department, will host a solo art exhibition entitled “Rose Colored Glasses.” The show will be on display April 24-28 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Vern Nester Gallery located in Baity Hall.

A landscape can either be appealing or unappealing to a viewer’s eye, but through the eyes of palette knife painter, Jill Hovey, all landscapes are appealing, and she wants viewers to see how she perceives all landscapes; through rose colored glasses. The United States has some breathtaking landscapes, however the weather changes the beauty within the landscapes. When the weather is changing the appearance of a landscape, Hovey captures its appearance on camera, returns to her work area, and there she paints the landscape photo in her own optimistic and colorful perspective.  

“My artwork shows viewers my positive point of view for landscapes in dreary Missouri weather, as well as other locations in the United States. I encourage viewers to look at gloomy situations of this world with a positive point of view,” Hovey said.

Jill Hovey will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in art education in December 2017, and go on to become an elementary art teacher. During her time at MVC,  Hovey has set many goals including finding a new artist to be inspired by each year, to accept criticism on her artwork, to use a new technique within her paintings and to paint a masterpiece on a thirty inch by forty inch canvas. With some goals completed, and some still in progress, she continues to set goals for both the present and the future. With her time at Missouri Valley College coming to a close, Hovey is eager to begin her career teaching art to young students. 

A closing reception for the collection of “Rose Colored Glasses” will be held from 4-7 p.m. on April 28, 2017 in the Vern Nester Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.


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