MOSI Art Exhibit on Display at Pickler

Through the collaboration of Pickler Memorial Library and the Missouri and Southern Iowa Art Guild (MOSI), people can now enjoy a new art display in Jazzman’s café on the first floor of the library.
Thirteen self-selected artists from the MOSI Art Guild volunteered to contribute various styles of artwork, including multimedia abstracts, watercolor, oil paintings, fiber art and woodturning. Pieces range from realistic to mystical subject matters. The exhibit, which spans the entire café seating area, will be on display until Dec. 13.

The exhibit began as a small idea. Richard Coughlin, dean of libraries and museums, was interested in providing artwork for the studious atmosphere. Amanda Langendoerfer, head of special collections and archives, then reached out to Colleen Wagner, president of the MOSI Art Guild, to make the thought become a reality.

Students, faculty, staff and other community members have the opportunity to vote on their favorite art piece until 3 p.m. Oct. 2. The artist with the most votes will be rewarded the Viewer’s Choice Award and recognized during a reception at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the library café. The reception is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The MOSI Art Guild invites all interested individuals and Truman students to become a member. The guild provides numerous activities for members to stay involved in the community, such as the “Artist of the Month” and at least two yearly art shows. The next meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Kirksville Arts Center.

For more information, contact Richard Coughlin, dean of libraries and museums, at or Colleen Wagner, president of MOSI Art Guild, at

Colleen Wagner, left, and Amber Corbett install new artwork in Pickler Memorial Library.

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