The Spiva Art Gallery on the campus of Missouri Southern State University will host “Sowing Seeds,” a collection of artwork from three K-12 art education majors, beginning Nov. 30.

The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 4, features the works of Shelly Marie Muncy, Caitlin Good and Nathan Lee McAlister.

About the artists:

Shelly Marie Muncy tends to focus on three-dimensional sculptural art with emphasis on fibers. She creates art with a visual story, pulling the viewer in to escape the fast-paced reality of today’s world. She plans to develop in each student an interest and ability for creative expression visually – and believes art can remind us to take time to enjoy the small things, while focusing on its true beauty and ability to capture it. She wants her art to provide an avenue to share thoughts, ideas and life journeys. She will graduate in May of 2021.

Caitlin Good utilizes a variety of media to express her connection to the Lord through peacefulness found in nature. After many trips and hiking adventures, she visually expresses her moments of calmness through sunlight, flowers and landscapes in hopes someone may also find life and peace within them. She has a big heart for children and strives to be an influential person in their lives to motivate and encourage them throughout their creative journey. She will graduate next spring following her student teaching semester in Carthage, Missouri.

Nathan Lee McAlister focuses on regional subject matter from the Central United States, using two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. Along with a love for visual art, he travels the Ozarks and Great Plains performing roots music and photographing extreme weather and wildlife. He uses these experiences to frame his body of artistic work, and share those adventures with the viewer. As an educator, he looks forward to using his diverse background to build connections with young artists and help them begin their own artistic adventures in whatever media they choose. He will graduate in December of this year.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Thursday – and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all face-to-face events on MSSU’s campus are limited to MSSU faculty, staff and students until further notice.