A community artist’s work is being featured at the State Fair Community College Library during the 2011-2012 school year. Click to hear KMZU’s Bob Allen talk with Communications Director Dana Kelchner.

Dana Kelchner

Press Release from State Fair Community College:

SEDALIA—Area artist and teacher Linda Hoover will be the featured community artist for the 2011-2012 academic year at the Proctor Library at State Fair Community College.

An exhibition of her watercolors, portraits and caricatures will open Aug. 15 and remain through spring semester. About a dozen pieces will be rotated throughout the year.

Hoover has been a working artist in the Sedalia area for more than 30 years. She teaches art two days a week at Northwest Elementary School in Houstonia and also works in her studio or on location.

Her favorite medium is watercolor, but she also is a portrait artist and has created caricatures at parties, fairs and on mission trips to China, Russia, Israel, and the country of Georgia. She also paints large-scale wall murals, often of school mascots or scenes at schools or churches. She had a sign painting business for 10 years in the Cole Camp area.

Hoover graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education in 1997 from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. In 2003 she received a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Art from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has received commissions for numerous portraits, paintings, drawings, and murals.

One of Hoover’s watercolors, “Bike Shop,” is included in this year’s juried “Missouri 50 Exhibition,” a joint project of the Missouri Arts Council and the Missouri State Fair, which showcases top Missouri artists.

For more information, visit Hoover’s Web site at www.lindahooverart.com.

The Proctor Library is located in the Yeater Learning Center on the Sedalia campus. Hours through Aug. 19 are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning Aug. 22, hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.