Art Exhibitions Display Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Inspired Works

A reception for the “Apocalyptic” and “Post Apocalyptic” exhibitions currently on display in the Truman State University Art Gallery will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 28.
Inspired in part by the collection and obsessions of Bob Mielke, professor of English at Truman, these artworks mingle a cold-eyed appraisal of America’s nuclear arsenal with a playful reflection on all forms of apocalypse in scripture and popular culture. Whether it’s zombies, environmental catastrophe, nuclear holocaust, the rapture or all of the above, contemporary artists are putting their spin on the end times. These exhibits feature work from artists Marin Abell, Miranda Brandon, Steve Cole, James Crnkovich, Robert Del Tredici, James Ehlers, Matthew Groves, George Lorio, Jason Phillips, Paul Shambroom, Krista Steinke, Jill Waterhouse, Jave Yoshimoto and Truman alumna Lori Nix.

The exhibitions opened Jan. 22 and continue through Feb. 21. This program is supported in part by the Missouri Arts Council.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 12-4:30 p.m. The gallery is closed during campus holidays. For more information, contact Aaron Fine at 660.785.5386 or