MU Art on the Move program comes to Farmington

  • Published: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

FARMINGTON, Mo. – The University of Missouri School of Visual Studies’ Art on the Move outreach program will present an exhibition by MU alumna Hannah Reeves on Oct. 10 in Farmington.

The exhibition—a temporary, site-specific display of mixed-media drawings about collective memory—will be on view at Alexander’s Ballroom and Event Center (the former Farmington garment factory), 200 W. First St.

Visitors may view the installation in-process and talk with the artist 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The raising of the installation will take place at 5 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a brief artist’s talk and a reception ending at 8 p.m. Visitors can meet Reeves, who is a Farmington native, and learn about her professional art career and educational path at the MU School of Visual Studies. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Reeves also will be in Farmington Oct. 8-9 visiting local schools and gathering stories from community members. She will ask Farmingtonians to contribute their memories of and interactions with the historic Farmington garment factory, says Lee Ann Woolery, outreach coordinator for the MU School of Visual Studies. Reeves will incorporate these individual reminiscences with historical accounts to create a larger-than-life portrait of a seamstress from antique sewing-pattern paper.

Reeves received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fibers and sculpture from MU. She now works as an artist as well as director and curator of Sager Braudis Gallery in Columbia, Mo. Her work revolves around themes of memory, nostalgia and loss, often incorporating vintage papers, fabrics and patterns that call up notions of familiarity and home, especially for fellow Midwesterners.

The School of Visual Studies brings the academic resources of Mizzou to communities through collaborative engagements such as the Art on the Move outreach program that include MU students, alumni and faculty, creating mutually beneficial learning outcomes for students and the community, Woolery says. For more information, visit

This Art on the Move event is presented by a partnership of the MU School of Visual Studies, MU Extension and Alexander’s in Farmington.

Photo available for this release:
'Sketch for Memory-Raising' (2018), antique sewing-pattern paper, graphite and acrylic on paper. By Hannah Reeves.

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