Allison Norfleet Bruenger and Larry Page will be the Guest Artists for December at the Alliance Art Gallery in Hannibal, Missouri. Bruenger and Page share a philosophy of expression that allows each to explore their art with a variety of mediums to create their vibrant mixed media pieces.
Bruenger, a resident of St Louis, is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design in Retail Advertising with a Fashion Illustration emphasis. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Maryville University in St. Louis and is a juried member of Best of the Missouri Hands, a member of the Society of Midwest Metalsmiths and a member of the Greater St. Louis Art Association.
Throughout her life she has participated in a variety of art shows and exhibitions featuring a variety of wearable fiber art, home accessories and jewelry, sculptural ceramics and mixed media. Bruenger is the recipient of numerous awards including the Midsummer Art Fair Merit Awards in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 she received the Hannibal Art Fair 1st Place in 3-D. Her current work features mixed media jewelry that she believes lifts the human spirit and focuses on the beauty of the female image. She feels this exploration has opened up a whole new area of creativity to her work and allows her clients a wide variety of choices.
Page, of Ballwin, Missouri, has been interested in art his entire life. Encouraged by mentors in both high school and college, Page graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Art Education. Retiring in 2011 from the Freeburg, Illinois High School, Page creates visual work that reflects his interest in life and his travels. Page has always been interested in 3-dimensional work as well as painting and photography. His work over the past 40 years has involved the use of clay, wood, plaster, wire, reed, string, rope, beads, dyes, acrylic paint, found objects, graphite and 3-D computer modeling.
Page not only creates art, he is an avid collector of art, cameras and old toys. He has exhibited his work extensively over the past five decades throughout the Midwest and is the recipient of numerous awards. He has shared his vision and creativity by conducting workshops in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.
An exhibit of both artists work will open Saturday, December 13, with a reception beginning at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will run through January 4.