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Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air

Text by:
Karen Glines


Artwork by:
Billyo O' Donnell


Publish Date:
June 4, 2009


Presentation Length:
57 minutes 41 seconds (57:41)


Description:
In Painting Missouri, award-winning artist Billyo O'Donnell captures the state of Missouri by creating an outdoor painting on location—en plein air—for each of Missouri's 114 counties, plus the city of St. Louis. Accompanying the paintings are essays by Karen Glines, who provides essential historical information about the counties, from interesting facts about their names to the stories behind their courthouses. Drawing on her extensive research in local historical societies, Glines shares the early histories of the state's diverse regions, including local anecdotes, Civil War stories, and insights into the roles of Native Americans in regional history. Through a unique combination of words and art, the paintings and essays combine to create a rich portrait of the Show-Me state.


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