"The Sweetheart" by Maddesyn Zahn

Art on the Move

MU School of Visual Studies “Art on the Move”

Friday, September 13 – September 14, 2019

at Friendship Brewing Company

Art and Ales Festival

Hosted by Crossroads Arts Council and Friendship Brewing Co.


The University of Missouri’s School of Visual Studies (SVS) Art on the Move (AOM) Outreach Program presents SVS student, Madessyn Zahn in Wentzville, MO on Friday, September 13th from 4 pm to 8 pm and September 14th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Madessyn will be showcasing her photography exhibit: “The Sweetheart,” inside the new AOM Trailer in the parking lot of the Friendship Brewing Company for the inaugural Art and Ales Festival hosted by the Crossroads Arts Council. Madessyn is a senior from Quincy, IL majoring in Art at the University of Missouri.

Joining Madessyn on Saturday September 14th will be Madeleine LeMieux, the Graduate Research Assistant for AOM.  Madeleine LeMieux is an artist and arts administrator. She received her BFA with an emphasis in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and her MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University in 2011, receiving the Samuel Eshborn Service Award in recognition of her superlative and extraordinary service, and for exhibiting the value of strong leadership in school activities. She has been exhibiting her artwork and using art as a tool for community organizing nationally since 2004.

Established in 2017, the MU School of Visual Studies merges four disciplines: art, art history, film studies, and digital storytelling. This dynamic program aims to graduate future generations of outstanding critical thinkers, inventive problem solvers, and makers of conscientious, well-crafted art while preparing them for professional careers in the contemporary art world.

Art on the Move 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 plays an instrumental role in recruiting the next generation of SVS students.

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 Outreach Program that include MU students, faculty and alumni creating mutually beneficial learning outcomes with Missouri communities. 

The exhibit is made available through a strategic partnership between MU School of Visual Studies, University of Missouri Extension, the Crossroads Arts Council, and the Friendship Brewing Company. Image attached; flyer with photographs by Madessyn Zahn.