Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters presents  A Show of Hands: New Paintings from Christie Nelson, plus a Musical Performance by Kristi Meredith and the debut of a new line of fashions by award-winning designer LaWanda Rose.

 

Christie Snelson on A Show of Hands:  “I’ve chosen to create A Show of Hands to face a technical challenge as hands have always been a point of struggle particularly in paint. Hands are also interesting to me in concept; they can carry many meanings. Hands create, they touch, they communicate, they work. And they are unique. They’re portraits in their own way. This series of ‘portraits’ is a sample of those in the Springfield, MO community.”

 

LaWanda Rose Darden, a native of St. Louis who studies fashion merchandising and design at Missouri State University, did a summer internship with Zac Posen in New York City and locally has been honored with the MSU Fashion Department’s Best Designer Award, as well as the Arts & Letters Award in the MSU Legacy 2015 Fashion Show. Eventually, Darden says, she wants to “become an entrepreneur and own my own apparel business. My designs are unique, eclectic, and fashion forward. I want my designs to empower both men and women with the elegance and confidence that they deserve.”

 

Arts & Letters will also participate in our first-ever Second Saturday Chalk Walk, noon.-5 p.m. July 11.

 

Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters presents  A Show of Hands: New Paintings from Christie Nelson, plus a Musical Performance by Kristi Meredith and the debut of a new line of fashions by award-winning designer LaWanda Rose.   Christie Snelson on A Show of Hands:  “I’ve chosen to create A Show of Hands to face a technical challenge […]