Posted: May 25, 2014 7:27 PM by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: May 26, 2014 8:10 PM
COLUMBIA - This is the last week to view pieces from some Columbia artists. The PS Gallery wraps up its spring exhibit on May 31 to prepare for a new summer show.
"We're switching out shows every two months. So it's a little more frequently," said event coordinator and sponsorship director Amy Wittman. "It kind of gives us an opportunity to feature more artists and get more people in the door."
The current exhibit features three local artists, including work PS Gallery owner and curator Joel Sager, and two other mid-western artists. This summer, the gallery will include art across five different mediums by artists from five states.
"We definitely have artists from all over the country as well," said Wittman. "They submit work, we consider it and then decide who's going to be in the show."
As far as customers she sees in the summer, Wittman said gallery business fluctuates "as Columbia businesses do." There are fewer students in town but more foot traffic throughout downtown. Wittman said the gallery wants to be available for the public to view art but reminds gallery-goers that everything is for sale.
"Some people walk in and think it's a museum, but of course we're a functioning business," Wittman said. "We also have corporate sponsors to help us sustain our business."
The summer exhibit runs June 3 through July 26. A public reception is scheduled for June 14 at the gallery on East Walnut Street. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the exhibit and meet some of the artists.