An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 29, 2023
Hollister, MO—In its upcoming art exhibit, Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC) will be featuring the art of Amy Joy Hill, for her solo exhibit Quietus of Potential. The exhibit will run from July 7-29 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, July 7, 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. The Vintage Paris Coffee kiosk will also be on site.
Hill uses alcohol inks to explore potential cut short by whatever means. I could be from death or simply a choice that takes a person down a different path. What does potential become when it is half realized? And how does the viewer perceive it? Are questions Hill poses through her artwork. “There is a sense of tension and longing for completion,” Hill explained. “Hopefully this will allow the viewer to realize unearthed potential.” Her goal for her exhibit is inspire people to be more intentional and hopefully usher in forgiveness and healing into areas that were developing but found a premature death.
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.
Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC), a 501C3 non-profit local center of creativity, art education, innovation, and community partnership, strives to improve the quality of life in southern Missouri by connecting individuals with the arts, for the benefit of all.