Madalynn Olmsted: Art in Storefronts

Madeleine LeMieux
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MU School of Visual Studies Art on the Move presents  Art in Storefronts: Walk up exhibition of alumni Madalynn Olmsteds work 

Thursday, April 1 - Friday, April 30, 2021 

Virtual Artist Talk,  Tuesday, April 20 at 11:30am via Instagram Live @muartonthemove

Plattsburg, MO – Madalynn Olmsted, artist and Mizzou alum, will present her work in the storefront of State Farm, 216 N. Main St in Plattsburg, for the month of April. An Instagram live event with the artist will take place on April 20, at 11:30am via @muartonthemove. Photos and videos are allowed and the artist will be available for questions and interviews virtually. 

Her exhibit, a part of the Art in Storefronts initiative, is a no-contact exhibition designed to connect art works with communities throughout the state while reinvigorating commercial spaces affected by the economic downturn.  

This exhibit is made possible by a University of Missouri program called Art on the Move (AOM) through the School of Visual Studies (SVS) in the College of Arts & Science. It provides real-life experiences for SVS students and alumni, providing hands-on professional career building opportunities by returning them to their Missouri hometowns or other Missouri communities to share their art and art careers. AOM also plays an instrumental role in recruiting the next generation of SVS students. 

This Art on the Move event is supported by a strategic partnership between MU’s School of Visual Studies, University of Missouri Extension, Clinton County Extension, The Plattsburg Artist Coalition, and by the generous donation of space by property owner Don Talley. 

The School of Visual Studies brings the academic resources of the University to communities across the state through collaborative engagements such as the Art on the Move Community Outreach Program that include MU students, faculty and alumni creating mutually beneficial learning outcomes with Missouri communities.