​​​​Studio 55's monthly programs are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO.

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The guild was organized in 1996 and is a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council. We welcome visual artists 18 years and older, of all media and levels of expertise, including art professionals, emerging artists, and those who appreciate art. The Guild meets monthly for programs, sponsors workshops, organizes exhibitions and facilitates the interchange of ideas, information, and motivation for their members and the arts community. 

John Whytock

Studio 55 Arts Guild

February 13, 2019 

2nd Wednesday Program

1:00 p.m.

Studio 55 Featured Speaker

John Whytock

Award Winning Artist and Teacher

"Painting the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium" 

National Avenue Christian Church Gallery

1515 South National Ave.Springfield

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John Whytock will give a brief discussion about the joys and sorrows, successes and trials of creating original artwork for the dioramas and displays, using Power Point slide, video (regular speed and time-lapse) and anecdotal illustrations, He will explore the various techniques, tools and taboos involved in being one of three of the museum's principal artists for almost six years. John will display several samples of his work.

Whytock said: "Beauty, like truth, exists. And we, as human beings, have an almost divine capacity to recognize it. Art, for me, is an expression in paint of what my heart feels when my eyes are opened to the vast and amazing splendor of creation. In spite of the myriad struggles and changes on the path of a career artist, this one unchanging fact remains: I paint because if I didn't, my heart might explode. When a kindred spirit is touched while viewing my painting and feels that same infilling, that same indescribable longing and appreciation for our marvelous world, I consider that work a success." 

Please see John Whytock's website here  Also learn how to enroll in the John's painting classes here

Members and visitors are encouraged to bring a piece of their art  to "show and share" for the meeting. This could be a finished piece or a work in progress you want some feedback on from other artists.