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Art + Kids is one of the projects created by sixteen artist participating in the Convergence show in the St.Louis Community College -Meramec Gallery .
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Below are two statements by children that were below the worry dolls.

“I’m scared to be alone and that no one looks after me.” – age 8

“I’m scared of shouting,there is lots of shouting at home and my mom’s
always arguing with the neighbors.” – age 9

The gallery located in the Humanities East building room 133
11333 Big Bend Road 63122-5720. The gallery phone is 314 984 7632

 

 

 

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Scott Roy was one of the sixteen artist participating in the Convergence show in the St.Louis Community College -Meramec Gallery . He was a student at STLCC for seven years. He was homeless twice during that time. His photo project was created to let others know that the homeless are people too.

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The gallery located in the Humanities East building room 133
11333 Big Bend Road 63122-5720. The gallery phone is 314 984 7632

My wife Carolyn and I are part of show called “Convergence” at the art gallery at St.Louis Community College -Meramec. This show had an opening on November 10 and will continue until December 10,2016.
I have taught Illustration and Drawing for Graphics  as an adjunct professor at St.Louis Community College Since 1997.My wife taught Graphic Design for several Years as an adjunct professor. I will be posting images of designs of the sixteen designers participating in this show. Below is a photo I took of the show statement of purpose, and the artists participating.
John Dyess
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i-votedI voted yesterday. I live in Eureka, Missouri,and all of the candidates I voted for lost.
There was 61 million dollars of combined spending for the Senate race,which the insider Senator Roy Blunt won,in a year a majority of Missouri voters  voted for Donald Trump, because he was the outsider.
One and a half billion dollars was spent on the presidential race.
That money could have helped a lot of people that are living below the poverty level.
John Dyess

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Steve Scherrer February 9, 1960 – November 6,2014.

I only knew Steve for a short time, about five years, but we became friends and shared conversations about art ,family and politics.

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pastel drawing of Greer by Steve Scherrer

Steve and I  got to know each other when we started going to a drawing and painting  group at the St.Louis Artists’ Guild, about five years ago. This is a drawing Steve did of a model during one of the drawing and painting sessions. We started a drawing and painting group ,about three years ago, at Webster Groves Christian Church, which continues. I miss the conversations we had while driving to these drawing and painting sessions

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“Armistice” by Steve Scherrer

Several Years before he died Steve started creating  a series of sculpture constructions called Curiosities & Consciousness. The Armistice sculpture was in a show, I curated, titled “Ode to Peace” at the Gallery Within Webster Groves Christian Church.

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I will have two small paintings at the OA gallery. Many other St.Louis artists will be showing their small art.

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mixed media painting of a Smallmouth Bass for sale at OA gallery

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Sea Shell squared mixed media painting for sale at OA gallery

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This is a painting of a model I painted with other artists, mostly illustrators from the St.Louis area during the 1980’s. This 16″ x 20 ” oil on canvas painting is for sale for $85 plus shipping. If interested contact me at john@studiodyess.com

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I painted this oil on paper painting of a model, in the 1980’s, at a painting session with other artists, mostly illustrators. This 17″ wide x 18″ high painting is for sale for $50 plus shipping.

 

 

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This painting from life was painted in 1989.It was painted in oil on canvas.It is 16″wide x 19.5″ high. I am selling this painting for $80.00, plus shipping. Contact me at john@studiodyess.com

 

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detail of oil painting of model with ear rings

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This portrait of a man named Fritz was painted during the early 1990’s during a painting session at the St.Louis Artist Guild. This was painted from life during about a three hour period and finished in my studio using a photo I took of Fritz.           John Dyess

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This is a detail from the painting of Fritz.

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Yesterday,I showed my illustrations students, paintings from life ,that I have created while attending painting groups, in the St.Louis region. I teach these students at St.Louis Community College at Meramec.I will share these paintings ,that I showed my students yesterday and paintings I show them in the future. This painting is oil on Plyex canvas board and is 13.5″x13.5″ These paintings are for sale.  This one is $300.00 plus shipping cost.        John Dyess

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This is a detail of the painting.