The August exhibit features paintings by Joplin artist Nancy Erwin. Many of the paintings depict historic landmarks of the area, including some on Route 66.
Even as a child, Erwin loved to put her dreams in drawings on paper. Some of her earliest drawings were the latest women’s fashions. She focused on design and color. After raising three children, she enrolled in art classes at Missouri Southern State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in graphic art.
Erwin says, “I love to paint the past, and Joplin has culture and character that distinguishes it as a unique studio for my paintings. Watercolor seems to work best as I visualize the buildings and scenery surrounding the Joplin area, and my mind captures on canvas the place I love. Being born and raised in Joplin, I see the past change before my eyes, and my dreams of being an artist have now become reality.”
On August 21, 2012, Brad Douglas featured Erwin’s work on the KSN evening news. Click this link to watch it.