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Alliance Art Gallery welcomes Kate Gray, ‘Silent Treasures’

The Alliance Art Gallery in Hannibal, Mo., will present the watercolor works of Columbia, Mo., artist Kate Gray during July.

Gray’s paintings are saturated with a light that captures the “moments in our lives that change us forever. My paintings and poetry are about my moments — moments that have touched my soul with silent words that teach, heal and nourish,” she said.

Her work features a subdued palette and organic lines, and both architectural and human figure subjects. She will be showing five new pieces that reflect the “silent treasures” of Hannibal’s architectural details.

Gray, born and raised in Texas, has been painting since age 8. She has a degree in advertising art and has worked in that field since 1984. She is an assistant professor and the coordinator of graphic design at Stephens College in Columbia. Gray has exhibited in the Columbia area and her work has won numerous awards, including the Holbrein award for painting excellence at the 2011 Missouri Watercolor National Members Invitational.

The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. during Second Saturday Gallery Night on July 14. Gray, as well as the member artists of the gallery, will be on hand to meet patrons and discuss the works. A drawing for pottery by gallery member Josh McCurdy will be held at 6 p.m.