An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until August 26, 2023
SMAC will host the Solo Exhibit Missing the Mark
Hollister, MO—In its upcoming art exhibit, Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC) will be featuring the art of Olof Pierson for his solo exhibit Missing the Mark. The exhibit will run from August 4-26 in the SMAC Art Center gallery on historic Downing Street in Hollister. The opening reception will be held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, August 4, from 6-9 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Attendees may view the exhibit, tour the private studios and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Pierson will talk about his work and answer questions at 8 p.m. The Vintage Paris Coffee kiosk will also be on site.
Missing the Mark is a series of paintings and sculptures made from wood, stone and steel. “The pieces I created are rooted in the lifelong internal dialogue regarding the ever-unbalanced scale of who we want to be and who we actually are,” Pierson said. His large-scale painted pieces are abstract expressionism as it relates to his theme. And his sculptural pieces are highly symbolic. This is an exciting exhibit meant to stir the soul.
Each month during their exhibits, SMAC highlights one of the many local non-profit organizations that serves the area. This month SMAC is drawing attention to the Christian Action Ministries (CAM), which opened its first food pantry in 1985 at 2400 State Highway 165. It has since opened a second food pantry in Forsyth and a mobile outreach to Bradleyville, Cedarcreek, Protem, Rockaway Beach, Merriam Woods, Hollister and Branson. Last year, CAM assisted more than 40,000 residents of Taney County and distributed more than two million pounds of food.