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Painting Missouri
September 24, 2009

Missouri artist Billyo O'Donnell talks with Gov. Jay Nixon about his painting of a scene from Lewis County, on display at the Art and Design Gallery of Missouri State University in Springfield on Sept. 24. The artwork is one of 115 oil paintings that are part of O'Donnell's "Painting Missouri" project. The artist spent seven years painting scenes on location in each of Missouri's 114 counties and the city of St. Louis. After the exhibit leaves Springfield, it will be on display from Oct. 5 - Oct. 30 at the Mildred Cox Gallery at William Woods University in Fulton. O'Donnell also has compiled the paintings into a book, "Painting Missouri - The Counties en Plein Air".download

Painting Missouri