Double Visions: John Louder and Annie Helmericks-Louder

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September 18 @ 4:00 pm – November 7 @ 5:00 pm

John Louder is an artist and a Professor of Art at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.  He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master of Fine Arts and has since enjoyed sharing his love of painting with others.  He divides his painting time between the studio and painting en plein air. His landscapes, often of the Southwest, use rich, bright colors to create the flickering lights of the trees or the majestic rock formations of his subjects.  His paintings are inspired by nature and the various landscapes in which he has lived.Annie2.web
Annie Helmericks Louder is John’s wife and also a professor at the University of Central Missouri.  It is clear in viewing her prolific portfolio of work in diverse media that she has followed this path. Annie works in charcoal, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil and textiles – with her inspiration coming from color and nature and her works reflecting a deep love of both. She learned to paint by working in watercolor plein air. She says, “This was mostly an extension of my love of being outside and making things. Plein air was a wonderful way to be outside. I considered my artwork to be like an interactive conversation: I look and respond and then look again – there is always more to see!” She completed her BFA in Painting in her late thirties, returning to college again ten years later to complete her MFA in Painting and Fibers, allowing her to teach at the University level.

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The public is invited to meet the artists at an Opening Reception on Friday, September 18th from 4-7 pm.  There is not a charge to attend.