Event Details

  • July 15, 2017 to
    August 6, 2017
  • 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Event Description

The Art and Design Department of Missouri State University is hosting an exhibition and benefit art auction featuring the works of Dwaine Crigger, who was an Emeritus Professor of Art at Missouri State until his death in 2016.

Department Head Vonda Yarberry says the sale “will give his former students, collectors, and art-loving members of the public a chance to enjoy some of Dwaine’s work in their own homes or businesses. Right now in our Brick City Galleries we have the largest exhibition of his work ever assembled.” She notes that it will also honor Crigger’s legacy as an artist, ensuring that collectors continue to enjoy his work, which she describes as, “handsomely constructed and humorously evocative.” All proceeds from the event will go to the Dwaine and Judy Crigger Memorial Scholarship .

While the majority of his work was sculptural, there are a number of drawings and wall constructions available as well, and ranging in size from ten inches to ten feet tall.

Works can be seen on-line at: https://www.32auctions.com/CriggerScholarship
Bids will be accepted July 15-August 6.

On-line Auction Preview and Bidding:
When: July 15-August 6
Where: https://www.32auctions.com/CriggerScholarship

In-person Gallery Viewing:
When: Friday, August 4 from 6-9pm
Where: Brick City Galleries, 215 West Mill Street, Springfield, Missouri

Reception and Exhibition Closing:
When: Saturday, August 5 from 6-9pm
Where: Brick City Galleries, 215 West Mill Street, Springfield, Missouri

Dwaine Crigger was born on May 5, 1946. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska in 1972. His work has exhibited widely in the United States and is a part of 15 public and private collections, including the Philbrook Art Museum and the Springfield Art Museum. Crigger taught sculpture and foundations classes at Missouri State in the art department as a professor for 39 years, retiring in 2011. After he retired, Crigger was still a very active and involved member in Springfield’s art community.

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