kylie derr with art work

Kylee Derr with her art work at the opening reception April 21.

April 25, 2023–A Missouri Western State University art student’s work is part of the seventh annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph. Jurors selected two pieces by Kylee Derr, a sophomore graphic design and digital animation major from St. Joseph.

The works are a 9” x 12” gouache painting on Bristol and a 10.5” x 14” ink and alcohol marker illustration, both completed as class projects. The gouache painting, titled “Nightfall,” features a moth in the foreground of the sky under a full moon. It was completed for a personal flag assignment. The ink and alcohol marker illustration, “Lament,” features a lamenting figure incorporated into a repeating pattern, completed for a tessellation project. 

The Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is open to students enrolled in undergraduate programs in the United States during the 2022-2023 academic year. This year’s 31 exhibiting artists selected for participation come from nine universities in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. This juried exhibition will feature a Best of Show award after all submissions have been received and reviewed by a panel of judges.

The exhibition is on display at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art through Sunday, June 4. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $7 for students. 

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